Introduction

Updated to: 13 August 2013

The system of EIA legislation is based on the following legislation: the Law of Environment (Law Nº 1333), Regulation of Prevention and Environmental Control (DS No. 24176 from 1995, amended in 2006), the regulation of environmental management (DS No. 24176 from 1995) and the sector environmental regulations. The EIA system is implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Water, sector environmental units for each corresponding Ministry, and environmental units of the local governments in the nine departments. The SEA implementation is awaiting the approval of the Strategic Environmental Assessment Regulation (not yet approved in 2013).