Environment

Important Note:

  • A fine/penalty equivalent to ten times of the application fees shall be imposed for establishing, commencing or carrying out a project without the required Environmental Clearance (EC).
  • Late renewal penalty shall be imposed. Therefore, please ensure to renew EC before its expiry date.
  • Activities requiring state land leasing to be routed via Land Record Section.

How to obtain Environmental Clearance

  1. The concerned Sectors & Gewog/Dungkhag seeking Environment Clearance (EC) shall submit application addressing to Dasho Dzongdag ,Chairman of District Environment Committee (DEC) along with following required documents (Annexure list).
  2. Private applicants/individual shall route their application through concerned Gup/Dungkhag along with required documents (Annexure list). The concerned Gup/Dungkhag shall forward the application with complete set of required documents to Dasho Dzongda, Chairman of DEC after proper review & verification.
  3. The concerned applicant/proponent/promoter shall pay the application fee personally as per the applicable fee schedule to Dzongkhag Revenue Section/Dungkhag Revenue office.
  4. As per the applicable time frame given in EA Act 2000, Environment Officer (EO) shall review the application and check for required documents, seek additional documents/information and process for EC.
  5. EO to coordinate site visit program in collaboration relevant stakeholders upon approval from Dasho Dzongda/Dzongrab if deemed necessary.
  6. Visiting team to compile the field verification report for endorsement or initiate deliberations in DEC meeting base on sensitivity of the project/activity.
  7. DEC may deliberate the report and either endorse or reject or provide further directives such as re-verification/joint field visit or seek additional documents/halt for pending.
  8. EC issued/rejected decision will be conveyed to applicant/promoter accordingly;
  9. EC shall be issued as per timeframe of EA Act 2000 and it’s regulation 2016.    

  Annexure (document requirement):

  1. Forwarding letter to Dasho Dzongda- Mandatory
  2. IEE form as per  activity-Mandatory (down load form from http://www.samtse.gov.bt/index.php/sector/environment  and click download)
  3. Public consultation record form endorsed by Gewog Administration (Can be download from above link/samtse Dzongkhag web site)-Mandatory.
  4. Application fee-Mandatory
  5. Google Kmz file
  6. Others as per advice such as map/layout plan

 

2. How to renew Environmental Clearance (EC):

  1. The concerned applicant/Promoter shall submit an application for renewal before 3 months of it’s EC expiry date with the following required documents:
  2. Details of the company/applicant/Promoter;
  3. A copy of the Environmental Clearance;
  4. State the reasons for seeking extension or renewal of the EC;
  5. Mention for how long the extension is required;
  6. Brief report on how the environmental terms and conditions were implemented;
  7. Any other relevant documents such as receipts of fines paid etc;

 

3. What type of forms need to fill up (IEE forms/guidelines):

-Following IEE forms are uploaded in Samtse Dzongkhag web site and can be downloaded from web page. http://www.samtse.gov.bt/index.php/sector/environment . You can choose following form as per your activity.

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Types of forms/IEE forms

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IEE form for road constructions(access road/farm road/highway)

2

IEE Form for Forestry Activities

3

IEE Form for Industries

4

IEE form for transmission lines

5

IEE form for tourism activities

6

IEE form for other General Activities (other than above activities such as construction of School/BHU/Gewog centre/Tower etc.)