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Egypt

General

Updated to: 27 August 2013

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Distinguishing features of the EIA/SEA system

EIA has been firmly in place in Egypt since the late nineties. Institutional, administrative and regulatory details for EIA are comprehensive, and a range of sectoral EIA guidelines is available. The Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) oversees the EIA system,  but sectoral ministries and governing bodies are the competent administrative authorities for EIA. There are no formal provisions for SEA.

ECA, 2005, Review of the Application of Environmental Impact Assessment in Selected African Countries