State, Country or Provincesort icon Public Scoping Public Review of TOR Public Participation Opportunities Public Meetings Public Input at Meeting Criteria to Hold Public Meeting Days for Public to Review Draft EIA Public Comments on Draft EIA Days for Public to Review Final EIA Public Comments on Final EIA Response to Public Comments Facilitation of Public Participation
Afghanistan Yes
Scoping
Public meetings and/or public hearings
Review of final EIA
Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required Variable Yes Yes No
Australia - NSW No Yes No No
Belize No No
Public meetings and/or public hearings
Review of final EIA
Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required No Variable Yes Yes No
Bolivia No No
Scoping
Review of draft EIA
Public meetings and/or public hearings
Review of final EIA
Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required Not specified Yes Not specified Yes Yes No
Botswana Yes No
Scoping
Public meetings and/or public hearings
Review of final EIA
Sometimes Yes
The proposed project is controversial
Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing
28 days Yes Yes Yes
Brazil Yes Yes
Scoping
Terms of reference
Review of draft EIA
Public meetings and/or public hearings
Review of final EIA
Sometimes Yes
Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing
Other
Yes Yes Yes No
British Columbia, Canada Yes Yes
Scoping
Terms of reference
Public meetings and/or public hearings
Review of final EIA
Yes Yes
Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required
Other
No 30-75 Yes No Yes
China No
Review of draft EIA
Public meetings and/or public hearings
Sometimes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required Not specified Yes No Sometimes No
Colombia Yes Yes
Scoping
Terms of reference
Public meetings and/or public hearings
Review of final EIA
Yes Yes
Members of the public must request a meeting and/or hearing
The proposed project exceeds a certain size and or cost
Not specified Yes Not specified Yes Yes Yes
Costa Rica No No
Review of draft EIA
Public meetings and/or public hearings
Review of final EIA
Yes Yes
Members of the public must request a meeting and/or hearing
Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing
Variable Yes Variable Yes Yes No
Egypt Yes
Scoping
Review of draft EIA
Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required 15 days Yes No Yes
England and Wales Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Estonia Yes Yes
Scoping
Terms of reference
Review of draft EIA
Public meetings and/or public hearings
Yes At least 14 days Yes Yes No
Fiji Sometimes Yes
Scoping
Terms of reference
Public meetings and/or public hearings
Review of final EIA
Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required No 21 days Yes No No
Ghana Yes No
Scoping
Public meetings and/or public hearings
Review of final EIA
Sometimes Yes The proposed project is controversial No unspecified Yes Yes No
Guatemala Yes No
Scoping
Review of draft EIA
Public meetings and/or public hearings
Review of final EIA
Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required 20 days Yes No Yes Yes
Guyana Yes No
Scoping
Public meetings and/or public hearings
Review of final EIA
Sometimes Yes Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing 60 days Yes Yes No
Israel No No Review of final EIA No Other No No No No
Japan Yes
Scoping
Review of draft EIA
Public meetings and/or public hearings
Review of final EIA
Yes No Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required 30 Yes 30 Yes Yes No
Kenya Yes No
Scoping
Public meetings and/or public hearings
Review of final EIA
Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required No 90 Yes Yes Yes
Korea Yes No
Scoping
Review of draft EIA
Public meetings and/or public hearings
Yes Yes Members of the public must request a meeting and/or hearing 20-60 days Yes No Yes No
Laos
Liberia Yes No
Scoping
Terms of reference
Public meetings and/or public hearings
Review of final EIA
Sometimes Yes
Members of the public must request a meeting and/or hearing
The proposed project is controversial
No 30 Yes Yes Yes
Malaysia Yes Review of final EIA Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting or hearing Yes No No
Malta Yes No
Scoping
Terms of reference
Review of draft EIA
Public meetings and/or public hearings
Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required 22-37 days Yes No Yes No
Mexico No
Public meetings and/or public hearings
Review of final EIA
Sometimes Yes
Members of the public must request a meeting and/or hearing
Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing
20 days (plus 10 days to view abstract) Yes No No
Myanmar Yes No
Scoping
Public meetings and/or public hearings
Review of final EIA
Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required No Variable Yes Yes No
Namibia Yes No
Scoping
Public meetings and/or public hearings
Review of final EIA
Sometimes Yes Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing 21 days Yes No No
Nepal Yes No
Scoping
Public meetings and/or public hearings
Review of final EIA
Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required 30 Yes Yes No