State Expert Appraisal Committee

Govt to allow accredited consultants to prepare EIA/EMP report

Date of Release: 
Mar 20 2016

The Centre has notified that only accredited consultants will be allowed to prepare environment impact assessment reports and environment management plan for the projects seeking green clearances.

The directive has come after the Environment Ministry barred UP-based Mantec Consultants for one year for preparing impact assessment and management plan reports for 10 projects of state-owned Kandla Port Trust without any permission.

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New norms for environmental clearance

Date of Release: 
Feb 17 2016

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has recently reconstituted the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) and State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) for the Union Territory of Puducherry.

The project proponents seeking environmental clearance either from the MoEF&CC for Category ‘A’ projects or from the SEIAA of Puducherry for Category ‘B’ projects covered under Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 need to apply online only.

With effect from March 1, 2016, no manual application will be entertained.

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