Special Economic Zones Regulations 2016 (L.N. No. 147 of 2016). | Land Portal

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These Regulations implement provisions of the Special Economic Zones Act and concern the designation and administration of special economic zones. They also provide with respect to environmental impact assessment, land use planning, sustainable development and prohibition and monitoring of activities within designated zone that have an impact on the environment. A proposal for the designation of an area as a special economic zone may be submitted by any person to the Special Economic Zones Authority. it must include strategic environmental and social-impact assessment in made accordance with these Regulations. The Authority shall monitor or prohibit certain activities affecting the environment. Also the National Environment Management Authority is involved in permits, waivers, monitoring, inspections, audits and enforcement. The National Environment Management Authority or the Authority shall issue environmental permits to authorize certain activities under the Act and may publish a list of activities that do not require special economic zone environmental permits. The National Environment Management Authority, in consultation with the Authority, shall have the power to designate protected areas within special economic zones to protect water supplies, bio diversity or other environmental resources.

Implements: Special Economic Zones Act (No. 16 of 2015). (2016)

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