NEMA reviews annual environmental audit (EA) reports submitted by businesses and other listed facilities under the Environmental Impact Assessment/Audit regulations, 2003. We issue improvement orders to proponents who have not met specific environmental requirements. Initially, facilities are required to submit an initial audit undertaken by a NEMA authorized environmental expert. Thereafter, facilities may conduct self audits.
Standard of Service
Audit reports are acknowledged within one week of submission to NEMA. The reports are reviewed and communicated to the customer within three months.
Cost of Service
There is no lodgment fee for environmental audits. However, the cost of offering this service is under review.
Facilities are required to submit an annual environmental audit report by 31st December. Customers who opt to undertake self audits should provide accurate information. In addition, facilities are required to comply with previous improvement orders issued by NEMA.