State, Country or Provincesort icon EIA law Law Link EIA Regulations Regulations Link EIA Guidelines or Other Guidance Guidance Link
Zambia Environmental Management Act No. 12 of 2011 Environmental Protection and Pollution Control (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations, 1997
Vietnam Law on Environmental Protection (2005) Decree No. 29/2011/ND-CP
Venezuela Ley Orgánica del Ambiente Decree No. 1.257 (Normas sobre Evaluación Ambiental de Actividades Susceptibles de Degradar el Ambiente)
United States National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 42 U.S.C. 4321-4347 Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (CEQ Regulations), 40 C.F.R. Part 1500 Council on Environmental Quality, Forty Most Asked Questions
Uganda National Environment Act, Cap 153 Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, S.I. No. 13/1998 Various sectoral guidelines available from the National Environmental Management Authority (not available on the internet)
Trinidad & Tobago Environmental Management Act, 2000 Certificate of Environmental Clearance Rules, 2001; Certificate of Environmental Clearance (Designated Activities) Order, 2001 & 2008 and amendments (2007 & 2008) CEC Is Law (Summary and Guidance)
Tanzania Environmental Management Act, 2004 Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit Regulations, 2005
Taiwan Environmental Impact Assessment Act, 1994 Environmental Impact Assessment Enforcement Rules
Swaziland The Environment Management Act, 2002 The Environmental Audit, Assessment and Review Regulations, 2000 Swaziland Environment Authority: Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines
Sri Lanka National Environmental Act, No. 47 of 1980 (as amended 1988 & 2000) National Environmental (Procedure for approval of projects) Regulations No. 1 of 1993 (as amended) General and Sectoral Guidelines (Agricultural, Road & Rail Development) (not available online)
Spain Royal Legislative Decree 1/2008 (as modified by Law 6/2010); Law of Environmental Impact Assessment of Projects 9/2006;
South Africa National Environmental Management Act of 1998 (NEMA) & Amendments 2008 Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations (Government Notice No. R.543 of June 18, 2010 – corrected by Government Notice No. R.660 of July 30, 2010 and Government Notice No. R.1159 of December 10, 2010) Western Cape Government "EIA Guideline and Information Document Series" (March 2013)
Saudi Arabia General Environmental Law, 2001 General Environmental Law Rules for Implementation Environmental Protection Standards (read in conjunction with regulations)
Rwanda Organic Law No. 04/2005, Determining Modalities of Protection, Conservation, and Promotion of Environment in Rwanda Ministerial Order Nos. 003/2008 & 004/2008 Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines, 2006
Philippines Presidential Decrees Nos. 1151 (1977) & 1586 (1978) Department Administrative Orders 2003-30 & 96-37 MC 2007-02 (Revised Procedural Manual); MC 2007-0001 (Environmental Impact Assessment Review Manual); MC 2010-14 (Standardization of Requirements and Enhancement of Public Participation in the Streamlined Implementation of the Philippine EIA System)
Peru National Environmental Impact Assessment Law, No. 27446 (2001) (as modified by Legislative Decree No. 1078 (2008); General Environmental Law, No. 28611 (2005) Regulations of Law No. 27446 - Supreme Decree No. 019-2009-MINAM (2009) Numerous sectoral guidelines - energy, industrial hydrocarbons, fishing, transportation
Pakistan-Balochistan Province Balochistan Environment Protection Act, 2012 Regulations have not yet been adopted (June 2014)
Pakistan Pakistan Environmental Protection Act, 1997 Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Review of IEE and EIA) Regulations, 2000 Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency guidelines (sectoral guidelines available on the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency website)
Nigeria Environmental Impact Assessment Decree, No. 86 of 1992 Environmental Impact Assessment Procedural Guidelines (FEPA, 1995)
New Zealand Resource Management Act, 1991 Resource Management Act Series (published by Ministry of the Environment)
Nepal Environment Protection Act, 2053 (1997) (English translation) Environment Protection Rules, 2054 (1997) (English translation)
Namibia Environmental Management Act - No. 7 of 2007 Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2012 Procedures and Guidelines for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Management Plan (EMP) - Draft (2008)
Myanmar Environmental Conservation Law, No. 9/2012 Environmental Conservation Rules, Notification No. 50/2014 Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure, Notification No. 616 / 2015
Mexico Ley General del Equilibrio Ecológico y Protección al Ambiente (LGEEPA) Reglamento de la Ley General del Equilibrio Ecológico y Protección al Ambiente en Materia de Impacto Ambiental
Malta Environment and Development Planning Act, Cap. 504 Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2007 (S.L. 504.79)
Malaysia Environmental Quality Act 1974 (EQA) (as amended)
Liberia Environmental Protection and Management Law of Liberia Environmental Impact Assessment Procedural Guideline 2006
Laos Environmental Protection Law Decree on Environmental Impact Assessment
Korea Environmental Impact Assessment Act (English translation) Presidential Decree No. 22702: Enforcement Decree of the Environmental Impact Assessment Act Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Environmental Impact Assessment
Kenya Environmental Management and Co-Ordination Act, 1999 ("EMCA") The Environmental (Impact Assessment and Audit) Regulations, 2003