State, Country or Provincesort icon Projects Requiring EIA Abridged Assessments Best Practices in Lieu of EIA Who Conducts Screening Criteria for Screening Terms of Reference (TOR) Who Prepares EIA Who Pays for EIA EIA Contractor Qualifications Conflict of Interest Days for Decisionmaker Review Automatic Approval Written Decision Authority to Impose Conditions Expiry of Decision Financial Assurances or Bond
Afghanistan
Government projects
Private projects
Yes No Government
List or appendix of project or activity types
Proposed project or activity may cause significant environmental impact
No Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent No No 45 days No Yes Yes 3 years No
Australia - NSW
Government projects
Private projects
No Yes Yes Yes No
Belize
Government projects
Private projects
Yes No Government
List or appendix of project or activity types
Proposed project or activity may cause significant environmental impact
Yes Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent No No 60 days No Yes Yes Variable Sometimes
Bolivia
Government projects
Private projects
Yes No Government
List or appendix of project or activity types
Proposed project or activity may cause significant environmental impact
Possible impact to, or adjacent to, a protected area
No Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent Yes No 30 days Yes Yes Yes 10 years (generally) No
Botswana
Government projects
Private projects
Yes No Government
List or appendix of project or activity types
Proposed project or activity may cause significant environmental impact
Possible impact to, or adjacent to, a protected area
Yes Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent Yes Yes 60+ No Yes Yes Variable (specified in authorisation) No
Brazil
Government projects
Private projects
Yes No Government
List or appendix of project or activity types
Proposed project or activity may cause significant environmental impact
Yes Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent Yes No 60+ No Yes Yes Variable (depending on type of authorization) No
British Columbia, Canada
Government projects
Private projects
Yes No Government
List or appendix of project or activity types
Proposed project or activity may cause significant environmental impact
Yes Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent No No 180 No Yes Yes 3-5 years No
China
Government projects
Private projects
Yes No Government
List or appendix of project or activity types
Proposed project or activity may cause significant environmental impact
No Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent Yes Yes 60 No Yes Yes 5 years
Colombia
Government projects
Private projects
No No Government
List or appendix of project or activity types
Proposed project or activity may cause significant environmental impact
Financial cost of project exceeds a certain amount
Yes Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent Yes No 90 days No Yes Yes Indefinite Sometimes
Costa Rica
Government projects
Private projects
Yes No Government
List or appendix of project or activity types
Proposed project or activity may cause significant environmental impact
Possible impact to, or adjacent to, a protected area
Yes Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent Yes Yes 10 weeks (and up to 5 months for large-scale... No Yes Yes 2 years Yes
Egypt
Government projects
Private projects
Yes Government List or appendix of project or activity types Yes Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent Not specified Yes Variable (specified in license)
England and Wales
Government projects
Private projects
Yes Government
List or appendix of project or activity types
Proposed project or activity may cause significant environmental impact
Sometimes Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent Yes No Yes Yes No
Estonia
Government projects
Private projects
No No Government
List or appendix of project or activity types
Proposed project or activity may cause significant environmental impact
Possible impact to, or adjacent to, a protected area
Yes Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent Yes Yes 30 days Yes Yes Not specified No
Fiji
Government projects
Private projects
No No Government Proposed project or activity may cause significant environmental impact Yes Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent Yes Yes 35 days No Yes Yes Not specified Sometimes
Ghana
Government projects
Private projects
Yes No Government
List or appendix of project or activity types
Proposed project or activity may cause significant environmental impact
Yes Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent No No 90 No Yes No 18 months Yes
Guatemala
Government projects
Private projects
Yes No Government
List or appendix of project or activity types
Possible impact to, or adjacent to, a protected area
Yes Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent Yes No 30-90 days (depending on project classification) Yes Yes Yes Variable (specified in authorization) Yes
Guyana
Government projects
Private projects
No No Government
List or appendix of project or activity types
Proposed project or activity may cause significant environmental impact
Yes Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent Yes No Variable (at least 60 days) No Yes Yes 5 years Sometimes
Israel
Government projects
Private projects
No No Government
List or appendix of project or activity types
Proposed project or activity may cause significant environmental impact
Yes Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent Yes No 31-60 No Yes Yes Indefinite. No
Japan
Government projects
Private projects
No No Government
List or appendix of project or activity types
Proposed project or activity may cause significant environmental impact
Yes Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent No No 210 No Yes Indefinite No
Kenya
Government projects
Private projects
Yes No Government
List or appendix of project or activity types
Proposed project or activity may cause significant environmental impact
Other
Yes Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent Yes Yes 90 Yes Yes Yes Indefinite Sometimes
Korea
Government projects
Private projects
Yes No Developer
List or appendix of project or activity types
Other
Yes Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent Yes Yes 45 days (may be extended to 60 days No Yes Not specified No
Laos
Government projects
Private projects
Yes No Government
List or appendix of project or activity types
Proposed project or activity may cause significant environmental impact
Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent Yes
Liberia
Government projects
Private projects
Yes No Government
List or appendix of project or activity types
Proposed project or activity may cause significant environmental impact
Yes Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent Yes No 90 No Yes Yes Indefinite Sometimes
Malaysia
Government projects
Private projects
No No Government List or appendix of project or activity types Yes Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent Yes No 90 Yes Yes No
Malta
Government projects
Private projects
Yes No Government
List or appendix of project or activity types
Proposed project or activity may cause significant environmental impact
Yes Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent Yes Yes Not specified No Yes Yes Variable (at discretion of Authority) Sometimes
Mexico
Government projects
Private projects
Yes No Government
List or appendix of project or activity types
Proposed project or activity may cause significant environmental impact
Possible impact to, or adjacent to, a protected area
No Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent No No 60 days (may be extended by 60 days) No Yes Yes Sometimes
Myanmar
Government projects
Private projects
Yes No Government
List or appendix of project or activity types
Proposed project or activity may cause significant environmental impact
Possible impact to, or adjacent to, a protected area
Yes Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent Yes Yes 90 days (may be extended) No Yes Yes 5 years (may be renewed) Sometimes
Namibia
Government projects
Private projects
No No Government
List or appendix of project or activity types
Proposed project or activity may cause significant environmental impact
Yes Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent Yes Yes Variable (at least 14 days) No Yes Yes 3 years No
Nepal
Government projects
Private projects
Yes No Government List or appendix of project or activity types Yes Project Proponent (with or without contractor) Project Proponent No No 60 days (may be extended by 30 days) No Yes Indefinite No