To reflect the cost of environmental impact assessment (EIA) reviews, to examine and adjust the fees for the review of the first-phase environmental impact statements of development activities that are listed or are willing to enter second-phase EIAs voluntarily, and to clearly define the categories of development activities, the EPA revised the Regulations Governing Environmental Impact Assessment Document Review Fees (環境影響評估書件審查收費辦法).
The major revisions to the Regulations Governing Environmental Impact Assessment Document Review Fees are as follows:
- For development activities required to go through second-phase EIAs due to the circumstances listed in Article 19, paragraph 1, subparagraphs 1 and 2 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Enforcement Rules (環境影響評估法施行細則), although the review procedure of the first-phase environmental impact statements submitted by the developers are simplified by competent authorities, they still incur related administrative costs. Therefore, the reviewing fees were revised.
- The category of super large-scale development activities such as industrial parks and the categories of large-scale development activities such as industrial parks, roads, airports, and environmental protection projects were clearly defined.
Excerpt from Major Environmental Policies, July 2022
- Ministry of Environment