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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

ASSESSMENT REGULATION IN
TURKEY
Hazal Fidanboy

Environmental Impact Assessment


Regulation
The regulation contains 6 Chapters, 28 Articles and 6

Appendix.
It is enacted on 17.07.2008.
The last regulation before the current one was enacted on
16.12.2003.
It is checked and corrected to compliance with the EU.

Chapters
CHAPTER 1: It talks about purpose, scope, basis, and
definitions. It contains 4 articles.
CHAPTER 2: It gives information about general provisions,
authority, Environmental Impact Assessment Report, and project
portfolio preparation. It contains 2 articles.
CHAPTER 3: It mentions about method of application of the
Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Impact
Assessment process initiation, and the establishment of the
commission. It contains 8 articles.
CHAPTER 4: It talks about method of process of the selection
and elimination criteria. It contains 3 articles.
CHAPTER 5:It mentions about monitoring and controling
practices acting against regulation. It contains 2 articles.
CHAPTER 6: It is about miscellaneous and final provisions. It
contains 9 Articles.

Chapter 1
It talks about purpose, scope, basis, and

definitions. It contains 4 articles.

Chapter 1
ARTICLE 1: The purpose of the Environmental Impact

Assessment process is to regulate the administrative


and technical procedures.
ARTICLE 2: Within the scope of the Environmental
Impact Assessment is monitoring and controlling the
business before, during, and after operations.
The Environmental Impact Assessment system will
contain widespread implementation of effective
environmental management and training activities
which are needed to strengthen the institutional
structure.

Chapter 2
It gives information about general

provisions, authority, Environmental Impact


Assessment Report, and project portfolio
preparation. It contains 2 articles.

Chapter 2
ARTICLE 5: Environmental impact assessment must determine whether the

implementation of a project will have adverse effects on the surrounding environment. The
4 different types of decisions made by the ministry include:
1. Environmental Impact Assessment Positive
2. Environmental Impact Assessment: Negative
3. Environmental Impact Assessment Required
4. Environmental Impact Assessment Not Required
Decision-making authority belongs to the Ministry. However, when deemed necessary by the
Ministry, authority to the decision can be delegated to the Governor with set limitations.
ARTICLE 6: Public institutions, agencies, and project owners will need to provide any
information on the subject, as well as documentation and articles.
1. Environmental Impact Assessment
2. Environmental Impact Assessment Application File
3. Environmental Impact Assessment Report
4. Selection and Screening Criteria

Chapter 3
It mentions about method of application of

the Environmental Impact Assessment,


Environmental Impact Assessment process
initiation, and the establishment of the
commission. It contains 8 articles.

Chapter 3
ARTICLE 8: It outlines the evaluation process of an Environnemental Impact Assessment
Application File.
The ministry will examine the application file for relevant information and documents for
compliance. If incorrectly prepared, the file will be returned to the owner of the project to be
completed again.
If it is decided after review by the Ministry that the application file is complete, a commission of
representative will be organized.
ARTICLE 9: Before the meeting of Determining the scope of the Commission, the public is
informed about of the investment by the project owner, the opinions and suggestions on the
project are received, public consultation meeting organized and will take place on the date
determined by the Ministry at the.
ARTICLE 12: During the examination of Commission
1. Environmental Impact Assessment Report and its annexes whether there is sufficient and
appropriate to
2. The examinations, calculations and assessments adequate level of data, information and
documents whether based or not
3. Whether it is well examined the impact of the project to the environment
4. The necessary measures to remedy adverse effects
5.Public consultation meeting should be effective to eliminate of public`s concerns.
ARTICLE 14: The commission gives a decision about Environmental Impact Assessment is
Positive or Negative in 5 days. If the result is positive, the project must be started in 7 years, or the
result will be invalid.

Chapter 4
It talks about method of process of the
selection and elimination criteria. It contains
3 articles.

Chapter 4
ARTICLE 16: If the report is inadequate, 6 month

is given to recover it.


ARTICLE 17: The ministry finishes its
examinations about the project in 15 work days
and gives a decision about Environmental Impact
Assessment is required or not in 5 days in
accordance with such outlined regulations.

Chapter 5
It mentions about monitoring and controling
practices acting against regulation. It
contains 2 articles.

Chapter 5
ARTICLE 18: A decision on a project that includes

Environment Impact Assessment Positive and


Environment Impact Assessment Not Required will
monitored and controlled by the ministry whether the
Environment Impact Assessment Report is in accordance
with such outlined regulations. When deemed necessary,
the ministry will cooperate with any relevant organizations.
ARTICLE 19: A decision on a project that includes
Environment Impact Assessment Positive and
Environment Impact Assessment not Required have not
followed the commitments of the project by the ministry.
As a result, all investments will be stopped.

Chapter 6
It is about miscellaneous and final
provisions. It contains 9 Articles.

Chapter 6
ARTICLE 20: If the report is inadequate,

the given time to the project owner is not


count in the process of Environmental
Impact Assessment.

THE END
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