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EEAA Mission

For the Agency to realize its aims it has to undertake the following tasks:

  • Prepare draft laws and decrees related to the fulfillment of its objects and express its opinion on proposed legislation related to the protection of the environment.
  • Prepare studies on the state of the environment, formulate the national plan with the projects included for the protection of the environment, prepare the estimated budgets for each as well as environmental maps of urban areas and areas to be developed and lay down the criteria to be observed when planning and developing new areas as well as the criteria targeted for old areas.
  • Lay down the criteria and conditions which owners of projects and establishments must observe before the start of construction and during the operation of these projects.
  • Draw up a comprehensive list of national institutions and organizations as well as of qualified individuals who could contribute in the preparation and execution of environmental protection programmes and could be made use of in preparing and implementing the projects and studies undertaken by the Agency.
  • Conduct field follow-up of compliance with the criteria and conditions that are binding to agencies and establishments and take the procedures prescribed by law against those who violate such criteria and conditions.
  • Determining and ensuring abidance by standards, percentages and pollutants loads.
  • Gather national and international information on the environmental situation and the changes affecting it on a periodical basis in cooperation with the information centers of other agencies, publish such information and evaluate and utilize it in environmental management and planning.
  • Lay down the principles and procedures for assessing the environmental effects of projects.
  • Prepare an environmental contingency plan in the manner stated in article 25 of the Law and coordinate with the competent bodies in the preparation of programs to face environmental disasters.
  • Lay down a plan for environmental training and supervise its implementation.
  • Participate in the preparation and implementation of the national program for environmental monitoring and make use of the data provided thereby.
  • Compile and publish periodic reports on the main environmental indicators.
  • Prepare programs for the environmental education of the public and assist in their implementation.
  • Coordinate with other competent authorities in connection with regulating and setting safety standards for the conveyance of hazardous materials.
  • Administer and supervise natural protectorates.
  • Prepare the draft budgets required for the protection and promotion of the environment.
  • Follow up the implementation of international and regional conventions related to the environment.
  • Propose economic mechanisms to encourage different activities and procedures for the prevention of pollution.
  • Implement pilot projects for the preservation of natural resources and the protection of the environment from pollution.
  • Coordinate with the Ministry for International Cooperation to ensure that projects funded by donor organizations and countries are in line with environmental safety considerations.
  • Participate in laying down a plan to protect the country from leakages of hazardous substances and waste causing environmental pollution.
  • Drafting a strategy for integrated environmental management for coastal zones.
  • Participate with the Ministry of Education in the preparation of training programs for the protection of the environment within the scope of the various curricula in the basic education stage.
  • Prepare an annual report on the environmental situation to be submitted to the President of the Republic and the Cabinet, a copy of which shall be deposited at the People's Assembly.

 

The Administrative Council of the Agency is in accordance with the Environment Act composed of the Minister of Environmental Affairs as Chairman and the following as members:

  • The Chief Executive Officer of the Agency, who also acts as Vice Chairman.
  • Representatives from the ministries concerned with environmental experts, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), the State Council, the Public Business Sector, the Universities and Scientific Research Centers.

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