Environmental impact assessment notification 2009

The draft EIA notification issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forests provides for the project proponent to compulsorily make public at their cost the terms of the environmental clearances obtained by them by advertising in two local newspapers of the district/state where the project is located.
Whereas by notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment and Forests vide number S.I.1533(E), dated 14th September, 2006 issued under sub-section (1) and clause (v) of sub-section (2) of section (3)of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 read with clause (d) of sub-rule (3) of rule 5 of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, the Central Government directed that on and from the date of its publication, the required construction of new projects or activities or the expansion or modernization of existing projects or activities listed in the Scheduled to the aid notification entailing the capacity addition with change in process or technology and or product mix shall be undertaken in part of India only after prior environmental clearance from the Central Government or as the case may be, by the State level Environment Impact Assessment Authority, duly constituted by the Central Government under sub-section (3) of section 3 of the said Act, in accordance with the procedure specified therein.

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