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What do you mean by State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority?

What do you mean by State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority?

  • State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority:- A State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) shall be constituted by the Central Government under sub-section (3) of section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 comprising of three Members including a Chairman and a Member – Secretary to be nominated by the State Government or the Union territory Administration concerned.
  • The Member-Secretary shall be a serving officer of the concerned State Government or Union territory administration familiar with environmental laws.
  • The Chairman shall be an expert in terms of the eligibility criteria given in APPENDIX VI to the notification S.O. 1533 (E), dated 14th September 2006 in one of the specified fields, with sufficient experience in environmental policy or management.
  • The other member shall be an expert fulfilling the eligibility criteria given in APPENDIX VI to the notification S.O. 1533(E), dated 14th September 2006 in one of the specified fields.
  • The State Government or Union territory Administration shall forward the names of the Members and the Chairman referred in sub- paragraph 3 to 4 above to the Central Government and the Central Government shall constitute the State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority as an authority for the purposes of this notification within thirty days of the date of receipt of the names.
  • The non-official Member and the Chairman shall have a fixed term of three years (from the date of the publication of the notification by the Central Government constituting the authority).
  • All decisions of the SEIAA shall be taken in a meeting and shall ordinarily be unanimous.
    Provided that, in case a decision is taken by majority, the details of views, for and against it, shall be clearly recorded in the minutes and a copy thereof sent to MoEF.

 


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