Regulation Amending the Regulation on Environmental Impact
("Amendment Regulation") has been
published in the Official Gazette, dated 9 February 2016, numbered
29619 and entered into force on the same date. The Amendment
Regulation amends "The Regulation on Environmental Impact
Assessment" ("Regulation) which was
published in the Official Gazette, dated 25 November 2015 and
numbered 29186 as follows:
In case of detection that the owner of the project has not
complied with the warranties in the final EIA report and in the
Project Presentation Documents, the project owner shall fulfill
these commitments in a time period given by the Ministry of
Environment and Urbanization
("Ministry")/ Governorship. This time
period shall be given only once and shall not be longer than a
The definition of the "Ministry Authorized
Institutions/Organizations" has been changed by the Amendment
Regulation. The Project owner shall inform the Ministry regarding
the start and construction period of the projects which possess an
"EIA Positive Report" approved by said Institutions and
Organizations regarding the developments of the investment process
during the time periods defined by the commission.
Audible announcements regarding the EIA process of the project
shall be made by municipalities or village headmen, in places where
public will be affected or will likely be affected by EIA
A written announcement regarding the EIA process of the project
shall be made in places where public will be affected or will
likely be affected by EIA process. This written announcement shall
be posted on the wall of the Governor's building, District
Governorship's office, Village Headmen's office or Village
Procedures and principles regarding the planned capacity
increase and/or a planned expansion of approved projects regarding
the EIA report as "EIA positive" or "EIA not
required" shall be defined by the communiqués to be
issued by Ministry.
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