The Environmental Protection Agency is urging all environmental consultants to fill out their registration forms so that they can be recognised for works done within these shores for the period 2019-2020.
According to the EPA, this activity is in keeping with its functions which are outlined in Part II of the Environmental Protection Act. The agency said that qualified persons must complete and submit an application with supporting documents with payment of an administrative processing fee of US$20. The EPA stressed that it reserves the right to review and/or amend the registration fee in consideration of any changes in its fee structure as determined by its board.
Following the submission of the registration forms, the EPA said it will review and determine those applicants suitably qualified and experienced in conducting Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs). An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a process of evaluating the likely environmental impacts of a proposed project or development, taking into account inter-related socio-economic, cultural and human-health impacts, both beneficial and adverse.
Furthermore, it was noted that application forms may be obtained from the Agency’s website or uplifted at its Sophia headquarters. The EPA also emphasized that applications must be submitted to Ms. Candacie Brower-Thompson, the Senior Environmental Officer.