321-i. Comments: draft environmental laws
The NCEA commented on Georgia's draft laws on environmental permits and on state ecological expertise (EIA review).
Advisory reports and other documents
|Memorandum by the NCEA|
The Georgian Minister of Environment requested the NCEA to review two draft environmental laws:
- The Law of Georgia on Environmental Permit;
- The Law of Georgia on State Ecological Expertise.
The NCEA reviewed completeness and consistency of both laws, using the EU EIA directive and international good practice as a review framework. It issued an advice of the secretariat in which some of the main comments are:
- The laws do not fully comply with the EU EIA directive on a number of issues, including the list of activities requiring EIA and the obligation to study reasonable alternatives;
- The laws do not prescribe scoping, which is considered goog practice in EIA;
- Aims of the laws seem rather ambitious;
- No provisions are included on SEA;
- No provisions are included for transboundary impacts.
In addition to these general comments, a number of detailed comments for specific articles were provided.
Members of the working group
Technical secretary: Arend Kolhoff
Last modified: 10 Jul 2018