Frequently Asked Question

What type of projects need an Environmental Authorisation?

The Environmental Protection Act, No. 11 of 1996, Part IV requires that developers of proposed projects which are deemed by the Agency to have potentially significant impacts on the environmental or listed in the Fourth Schedule must apply to the Agency for Environmental Authorisation (EPA-Environmental Guidance for the Development, Implementation and Operations of Projects, 2006). These projects fall under the following categories:

•    Industries;

•    Service Industries;

•    Processing Plants;

•    Mining/Mineral Processing;

•    Agriculture

•    Wood Processing;

•    Waste Handling; and

•    Any other project that may have a significant impact on the environment.

 

Attachment # 1


Checklist of Requirements

Documents to be submitted to the EPA with an Application for Environmental Authorisation

(for New Projects)


•    Identification of the Permit Applicant (National ID Card, Passport).


•    Proof of Land Ownership (Transport, Lease or other Agreement with the land owner or occupier, or acknowledgement of Application for Lease of State Lands from the Guyana Lands & Surveys Commission).


•    A ‘No-Objection’ Letter for the operation from the relevant Local Authority – NDC/RDC/Town Council. Note the Approved Site Plan by the NDC/RDC/Town Council would be accepted as “no-objection”.


•    ‘No Objection’ from the Village Council and Ministry of Amerindian Affairs if project falls within Amerindian titled lands.


•    Land use suitability letter/Outline Planning Permission from the Central Planning & Housing Authority


•    Map showing surrounding land uses, identification of receiving water(s) and the location of any existing or proposed intake and discharge structures and the location of any discharge.


•    Draft Site Plan (approved by the NDC/RDC/Town Council, as applicable to project site) showing the layout of the Operation (submit a final version after all necessary adjustments have been made).


•    Project Description (summary).


•    Business Registration/Certificate of Incorporation (if applicable).


•    Indication whether or not a Permit or Licence from any other Government entity is required or have been obtained. Submit Permit, Licence, or Proof of Application from relevant sector Agency – GFC, GGMC, GEA, GFS, Maritime Administration, Sea Defence Board, etc.


•    Any other information which the Agency may require under the Environmental Protection Act, 1996 or the Environmental Protection (Authorisation) Regulations, 2000.


* Note in some cases the Site Plan and Map may be accepted as one document, providing that all the required information is stated.


* Please note that ALL requested documents must be submitted at the time of Application before your application can be processed.

 

Documents to be submitted to the EPA with an Application for Environmental Authorisation

(for Existing Operations)


•    Identification of the Permit Applicant (National ID Card, Passport).


•    Proof of Land Ownership (Transport, Lease or other Agreement with the land owner or occupier, or acknowledgement of Application for Lease of State Lands from the Guyana Lands & Surveys Commission).


•    A ‘No-Objection’ Letter for the operation from the relevant Local Authority – NDC/RDC/Town Council. Note the Approved Site Plan by the NDC/RDC/Town Council would be accepted as “no-objection”.


•    Map showing surrounding land uses, identification of receiving water(s) and the location of any existing discharge structures and the location of any discharge.


•    Site Plan showing the layout of the Operation.


•    Project Description (summary).


•    Business Registration/Certificate of Incorporation (if applicable).


•    Indication whether or not a Permit or Licence from any other Government entity is required or have been obtained. Submit Permit, Licence, or Proof of Application from relevant sector Agency – GFC, GGMC, GEA, CH&PA, Maritime Administration, Sea Defence Board, etc.


•    Any other information which the Agency may require under the Environmental Protection Act, 1996 or the Environmental Protection (Authorisation) Regulations, 2000.

 

* Note in some cases the Map Site and Plan may be accepted as one document, providing that all the required information is stated.


* Please note that ALL requested documents must be submitted at the time of Application before your application can be processed.