Vietnam: Amending regulation on application for environmental approval

This content is detailed in Decree No. 40/2019/ND-CP of Vietnam’s Government on amendments to Decrees on guidelines for the Law on Environment Protection.

According to new regulations of Decree No. 40/2019/NĐ-CP of Vietnam’s Government, an application for environmental approval includes:

- An application for change requested by the project owner;

- Reports on changes; environmental impacts, waste arising out of changes; impact minimizing and waste treatment solutions accompanied by changes in environmental management and supervision.

Also according to Decree No. 40/2019/NĐ-CP of Vietnam’s Government, the time limit for considering granting environmental approval is as follows:

- Within 15 working days from the date on which the satisfactory application is received regarding projects under assessment of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment;

- Within 10 working days from the date on which the satisfactory application is received regarding projects not falling under assessment of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment;

- If the application is unsatisfactory or needs further modification, the EIA report approval authority shall request such modification within 5 working days.

View more details at Decree No. 40/2019/NĐ-CP of Vietnam’s Government, effective from July 01, 2019.

- Thanh Lam -

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