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Contact & history
Country contact on SEA
Direction Nationale de l'Assainissement, du Contrôle des Pollutions et des Nuisances (DNACPN). ACI2000, BP E3114; Hamdallaye ACI 2000, Rue 394 / Porte 1201, BP E3114, Bamako – Mali. Tél.: +223 – 229 24 10. Fax: +223 – 229 50 90. E-mail: email@example.com
History of SEA
Decree No. 08-346 / P-RM of 26 June 2008 already defined SEA. A procedure was created by decree in December 2018.
Legal framework for SEA
Law No. 91-47 / AN-RM Relative to the Protection of the Environment and Living Environment.
Year of introduction of enabling law
First national detailed SEA regulation
Decree N ° 2018-0992 / P-Rm Of 31 December 2018 Fixing Rules And Modalities Relating To Strategic Environmental Assessment
Year of introduction of first national detailed SEA regulation
Approving authority of first detailed SEA regulation
Direction Nationale de l'Assainissement, du Contrôle des Pollutions et des Nuisances (DNACPN).
Ensure a high level of protection of the environment, and contribute to the integration of climate change including:
- mitigation and adaptation, in the elaboration and
adoption of policies, plans, plans and programs to promote sustainable development and,
- submit to an Environmental Assessment
policies, plans, plans and programs that could have significant impacts on the environment.
Article 2 of Decree N ° 2018-0992
Scope of SEA application
Strategic Environmental Assessment is carried out for policies, plans, plans and programs of development
Art. 4 of Decree N ° 2018-0992
Exemptions from SEA application
For policies, plans, plans and programs, the Minister in charge of the environment may grant exemptions whose criteria are defined by order of the Minister for the Environment.
Art 4 of Decree N ° 2018-0992
EIA-based: application of the EIA procedure to planning
Articles 4 - 14 og Decree N ° 2018-0992
Institutional setting for SEA
Central SEA authority
The Minister of the Environment authorizes plans, policies, plans and programs "in an environmental manner" on the basis of SEAs. An inter-ministerial steering committee, set up and chaired by the same minister, first ensures that all the elements contained in the terms of reference are treated in a comprehensive and precise manner and to verify the reliability of the data presented in the study. Terms of references are also approved by the same committee.
(De)centralisation of SEA mandates
Decision-making always takes place at the national level.
Initiator of the SEA
Owner or petitioner: any physical or moral authority to develop and then implement policies, plans or programs.
Art 3 of Decree N ° 2018-0992
Overview SEA procedure
Screening, scoping (Tor), evaluation, analysis (review), decision (environmental clearance). The Minister in charge of the Environment creates a steering committee for the Strategic Environmental Assessment of policy, plan, plan and program by decision. This committee is chaired by the Minister for the Environment or his representative.
Screening requirement and authority
Oral communication by the environment ministry.
Any developer who undertakes the Strategic Environmental Assessment of a policy, plan, plan or program is obliged to send to the competent technical service a folder comprising:
- a stamped application;
- the terms of reference for the policy, the scheme director, plan or program.
The file is filed, against acknowledgment of receipt, to the relevant technical service.
no maximum time specified
Identification of stakeholders
Art 7 of Decree N ° 2018-0992
Implementing the SEA
The relevant technical department shall provide the developer with the guidelines and guides necessary for the development of the terms of reference of the Strategic Environmental Assessment. On this basis, it develops the draft terms of reference for the Strategic Environmental Assessment to be carried out in accordance with the guidelines provided. Steering Committee approves ToRs
Outcome of scoping
The outcome is called terms of reference.
In this report, the likely significant impacts of the implementation of the policy, plan, plan or program and the reasonable alternatives that take into account the objectives and geographic scope of the policy, plan, plan or program, are identified, described and evaluated.
Assessment/mitigation of effects
(g) the measures envisaged to avoid, reduce and, to the extent possible,
h) compensate for any significant negative impact of the implementation of the plan, scheme, policy or program on the Environment;
(i) the adaptation measures or the impact of the policy,
plan, plan or program for climate change;
(j) a statement summarizing the reasons for the alternatives considered and a description of how the assessment was carried out, including any difficulties encountered in collecting the required information;
Art 15 du Décret N°2018-0992.
Experts from other governmental agencies involved in review
No maximum time specified
Informing and influencing decision-making
SEA and planning decision-making
The Minister has 2 months after the review and receipt of the enhanced EES to make his decision.
Justification of decision
No decision-making justification required
(k) a description of the follow-up measures envisaged by the texts in force.
Year of first SEA
Pilot cases according to different non-Malian legal references are known
Other relevant links on SEA
SEA information on website of Ministry for Environment and Sanitation