The payment of all fees or other moneys payable under the Act must be effected -
by affixing a revenue stamp to the document or
by affixing a revenue franking machine impression on the document concerned.
Application for environmental clearance certificate
Application for ammendment of environmental clearance certificate
Application for transfer of environmental clearance certificate.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Below is a list of our most feequently asked questions and answers to these.
What is an environmental clearance?
It is an authorisation to undertake a listed activity. The Environmental Commissioner is mandated by the EMA to issue environmental clearances in Namibia.
How are environmental clearances issued?
The environmental commissioner can issue the environmental clearance upon receipt of an application for environmental clearance in the form of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) or for classified small scale projects through receipt of baseline information on the likely environmental impacts of the proposed project.
What are Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs)?
- A process of identifying and assessing the impacts of a planned activity on the environment – physical, social and economic, providing decision makers with an indication of the likely consequences of intended development.
- EIA enables potentially negative impacts to be mitigated and positive impacts to be maximised early in the design stage, (SAIEA, 2002).
- As a decision making instrument to decide upon acceptability of a project based on its environmental costs and,
- As a planning tool to minimise adverse impacts likely to be caused by a project.
When is the Environmental impact assessment to be undertaken?
EIA is to be undertaken for listed activities.
Who is allowed to conduct EIA?
It is the responsibility of the proponent to appoint the Environmental Assessment Practitioner to manage the assessment process.
Who bears the cost for EIAs?
The proponent has to pay for the costs of conducting environmental assessment..
What are Listed activities?
These are activities that are listed in the Environmental Management Act, No. 7 of 2007 and its regulations. These activities cannot be undertaken without an environmental clearance. Click here for list of activities.
Responsibilities of the proponent:
- To appoint at own cost, the Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) to manage the Assessment process;
- To ensure that environmental assessment procedure are followed as outlined in the EMA and its regulations;
- To Provide the EAP with all relevant information about the proposed project
What is an Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP)?
Qualified private persons who undertakes / conducts EIA. An EAP is a knowledgeable and experienced person in conducting the environmental assessment which also includes the understanding of different legislations including the EMA and its regulations.
Responsibilities of the EAP?
To manage the assessment process.
Interested and Affected Parties (IAP)?
People who are interested or are likely to be affected by the proposed activity in one way or the other..
What is the role of the MET in the environmental assessment process?
EA Administrator: Review and facilitation of EA review. (MET do not conduct EA).