Issuing of Environmental licenses and Permits
NEMA issues a wide range of environmental licenses and permits under various environmental regulations.
These include licenses on:
- Environmental Impacts Assessment (EIA).
- Effluent discharge
- Waste Management, transporters, incinerators and recyclers
- Import Export for controlled substances
- Access genetic resources
- trans boundary movement of waste
- Sand Harvesting sale and transportation
Standard of Service
We acknowledge receipt of duly filled applications within seven (7) days). Thereafter, we issue Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) licenses within 45-90 days as stipulated in the Environmental Impact Assessment/Audit (EIA/EA) Regulations, 2003. Other licenses are issued as per the provisions of the specific regulation.
Cost of Service
Payment of a prescribed fee of 0.1% of the total cost of the project to a minimum of KSh.10,000 with no upper capping is required for the processing of an EIA license. Other fees are stipulated in the relevant regulation.
We advise persons intending to undertake development activities to apply for an EIA license at least three months prior to the date they intend to commence the project. This will allow sufficient time for the EIA review process. We also expect proponents to pay the prescribed fees and to secure other relevant government approvals and licenses. We require EIA experts preparing the EIA report to provide accurate information on the proposed project.