Nghị định 18/2015/ND-CP

Decree No. 18/2015/ND-CP dated February 14, 2015, on environmental protection planning, strategic environmental assessment, environmental impact assessment and environmental protection plans

Nội dung toàn văn Decree No. 18/2015/ND-CP environmental protection planning strategic environmental assessment


THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No. 18/2015/ND-CP

Hanoi, February 14, 2015

 

DECREE

ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PLANNING, STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PLANS

Pursuant to the Law on Government organization dated December 25;

Pursuant to the Law on Environment protection dated June 23, 2014;

At the request of the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment,

The Government issues a Decree on environmental protection assessment, strategic environmental assessment, environmental impact assessment and environmental protection plans

Chapter I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1. Scope

This Decree promulgates environmental protection planning (EPP), strategic environmental assessment (SEA), environmental impact assessment (EIA) and/or environmental protection plans of the Law on Environment protection.

Article 2. Regulated entities

This Decree shall apply to agencies, organizations, or individuals involved in EPP, SEA, EIA, and/or environmental protection plans in the territories of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Chapter II

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PLANNING

Article 3. Formulation of EPP

1. The EPP shall be formulated in conformity with socio-economic development planning in the 2021 - 2030 period, oriented to 2040 including national EPP and provincial EPP.

2. The national EPP shall contain:

a) Development and objectives of management of forest environment, biodiversity conservation;

b) Practical condition of marine, island, or basin environment; objectives and solutions for conservation of natural resources and marine, island, or basin environment;

c) Practical condition of emissions and ambient air quality; objectives and solutions for the development activities with large emission sources;

d) Practical condition of soil degradation or pollution; objectives and solutions for prevention of soil degradation or pollution, restoration of polluted or degraded areas;

dd) Practical condition of water pollution; objectives and solutions for management of sewage and water environment protection;

e) Practical condition of collection, processing and objectives and solutions for management of domestic solid waste, industrial solid waste, hazardous waste;

g) Practical condition of monitoring networks and environmental monitoring; objectives and planning for monitoring networks and environmental monitoring;

h) Environmental zoning according to objectives of development, protection, conservation and responses to climate change;

i) Priority programs or projects for environment protection and environmental parameters;

k) Maps or diagrams of the planning areas;

l) Resources used for EPP; inspection and observation of implementation of EPP.

3. Provincial EPP shall be formulated in the form of separate reports or combined with the master planning for socio-economic development and contain following contents:

a) The provincial EPP in the form of separate reports must contain information as prescribed in Clause 2 of this Article and specific information about geographic location, natural environmental condition, economic - social characteristics of the local government where the planning is formulated;

b) The EPP in the form of combination with the provincial master planning for socio-economic development must contain the information prescribed in Clause 2 of this Article and additional information about geographic location, natural environmental condition, economic - social characteristics of the local government where the planning is formulated; the information about resources used for implementation of EPP, implementation and inspection, observation of implementation of EPP shall be combined with equivalent information of the planning for socio-economic development.

4. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment shall provide guidance on process of draft formulation and approval for EPP.

5. The agency in charge of formulation of EPP must study and acquire opinions of agencies or organizations; send the application for EPP assessment prescribed in Clause 1 Article 4 of this Decree to the competent agencies prescribed in Clause 2 Article 11 of the Law on Environment protection for assessment.

Article 4. Assessment of EPP

1. The assessment of EPP:

a) The national and provincial EPP in the form of separate reports shall be assessed by the EPP assessment council established by the Heads of the agency in charge of EPP assessment prescribed in Clause 2 Article 11 of the Law on environmental protection.

Members of the EPP assessment council shall consist of: 01 President, 01 Vice President where necessary, 02 Opponent members, 01 Secretary member and a number of members including representatives of the agencies at the same levels with the planning, Natural Resources and Environment; Industry and Trade; Construction; Agriculture and Rural Development; Transport; Culture, Sports and Tourisms; Planning and Investment and relevant fields;

b) The EPP in the form of combination with the general planning for socio-economic development: The People’s Committee of provinces and central-affiliated cities (hereinafter referred to as the People’s Committee of provinces) shall conduct the assessment concurrently with assessment of general planning for provincial socio-economic development.

2. Application for national and provincial EPP assessment in the form of separate reports:

a) The national EPP shall contain an application for EPP assessment filed by the agency in charge of the planning and a draft of national EPP;

b) The provincial EPP in the form of separate reports shall contain an application for EPP assessment filed by the agency in charge of the planning and a draft of provincial EPP in the form of separate reports;

3. The EPP assessment council must assess the content of EPP and give the assessment results; the operation of EPP assessment council shall comply with regulations of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

4. The agency in charge of EPP assessment shall follow procedures below to support the EPP assessment council:

a) Collect independent critical opinions from socio-political organizations, social organizations, socio-professional organizations and experts in the environmental field;

b) Hold meetings, seminars related to EPP.

5. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment shall provide guidance on forms of application for assessment; organization and operation of EPP assessment council; formulation and issuance of technical guidelines for EPP.

Article 5. Approval for national EPP

1. The agency in charge of formulation of national EPP shall complete the content of national EPP, and then send it to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment together with the written explanation for acquirement of assessment of suggestions.

2. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment shall file an application for national EPP approval, including:

a) A report on formulation and assessment of national EPP of the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment sent to the Prime Minister:

b) A draft of national EPP which is amended according to the research and acquirement of assessment and suggestions;

c) A draft of Approval for national EPP issued by the Prime Minister, which represents objectives of national EPP, priority programs or projects for environment protection, environmental parameters, resources, responsibility of the organization implementing and inspecting and observing the national EPP.

Article 6. Approval for provincial EPP

1. With regard to provincial EPP in the form of separate reports, an application for EPP approval shall include:

a) A report on formulation, assessment and acquirement of the agency in charge of provincial EPP sent to the People’s Committee of the province;

b) A draft of provincial EPP;

c) Assessment comments of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on content of provincial EPP;

d) A draft of Approval for provincial EPP issued by the President of the People’s Committee of the province, which represent objectives of provincial EPP, priority programs or projects for environment protection, environmental parameters, resources, responsibility of the organization implementing and inspecting and observing the provincial EPP.

2. With regard to the provincial EPP in the combination with the general planning for socio-economic development, President of the People’s Committee of the province shall approve the content of EPP after receiving the assessment comments in writing on content of EPP of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

Article 7. Disclosure of EPP

1. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment shall send the Approval for national EPP to relevant Ministries or agencies and the People’s Committee of the provinces within 05 working days from the date of issue;

2. The People’s Committee of the province shall send the Approval for provincial EPP to relevant Services or agencies and the People’s Committee of the districts and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment within 05 working days from the date of issue;

3. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment shall post the Approval and major content of the national EPP on their website and other means within 30 working days from the date of issue.

4. The People’s Committee of the province shall post the Approval and major content of the provincial EPP on their website and other means within 30 working days from the date of issue.

Chapter III

STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Article 8. Implementation of SEA

1. The entities prescribed in Appendix I of this Decree must conduct SEA.

2. The agency formulating of strategies, planning, or plans (hereinafter referred to as formulating agency) prescribed in Clause 1 of this Article must:

a) Conduct themselves or hire an advisory organization to conduct SEA as prescribed in Article 14 and Article 15 of the Law on Environment protection;

b) Send an application for assessment of SEA report to the SEA report assessment authority (according to their competence in approval for strategies, planning, or plans) as prescribed in Clause 1 Article 16 of the Law on Environment protection.

3. The advisory organization conducting SEA shall take responsibility to the formulating agency and take legal responsibility for results of SEA, information, figures in their SEA report.

4. If the aforesaid strategies, planning, or plans are amended according to the approval of the SEA report assessment authority in order to avoid increase or considerable increase in negative impact on the environment, the agency in charge shall file an amended application and a written request to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment for consideration instead of the application for Assessment of SEA report.

5. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment shall provide guidance on forms of application for Assessment of SEA report; formulation and issuance of SEA technical guidelines.

Article 9. Requirements pertaining to SEA agencies

1. Any agency in charge of formulation of strategies, planning, or plans, or consultancy services when conducting SEA must meet all requirements below:

a) There are staff members in charge of SEA meeting requirements prescribed in Clause 2 of this Article;

b) There are laboratories, inspection and calibration devices eligible for performing measurement, sampling, processing and analysis of environmental samples serving the SEA; if there is not any laboratory with decent equipment for inspection and calibration, it is required to have a contract with a unit capable of carrying out inspection and calibration.

2. The staff members in charge of SEA must obtain at least Bachelor’s degrees and Certificate in SEA consultancy.

3. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment shall manage the training and issuance of Certificates in consultancy of SEA.

Article 10. Assessment of SEA reports

1. The assessment of SEA report shall be conducted by a SEA report assessment council established by the Heads of the SEA report assessment authority with at least 09 members.

Members of SEA report assessment council shall consist of President, 01 Vice President where necessary, 01 Secretary member, 02 Opponent members and other members, which at least 30 percent of the Assessment council members having at least 05 years' experience in the SEA.

2. The SEA report assessment council shall consider the content of SEA report and offer their opinions. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment shall provide guidance on operation of the SEA report assessment council

3. The SEA report assessment authority may:

a) Conduct a survey on areas or adjacent areas where the project is carried out;

b) Verify and evaluate information, data, analysis results, evaluation, or forecast in the SEA report;

c) Collect opinions of relevant socio-political organizations, social organizations, socio-professional organizations, or experts;

d) Hold thematic meetings between experts.

4. The SEA report assessment authority must conduct the assessment and send the results to the SEA report assessment applicant by the deadlines as follows:

a) Within 45 working days from the date on which the valid SEA report regarding entities prescribed in Section 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.1 and 6 Appendix I of this Decree;

b) Within 30 working days from the date on which the valid SEA reports on regarding entities prescribed in Section 5.2 Appendix I of this Decree.

Article 11. Results of assessment of SEA reports

1. The SEA report assessment authority shall send the results of assessment of SEA report to the approving authority within 15 working days from the receipt of the completed SEA, which is revised by the agency requesting the assessment according to the opinions offered by the assessment council.

2. The approving authority must comprehensively and objectively consider opinions or requests of the SEA report assessment authority.

3. The SEA results must contain assessment procedures, outcomes and shortcomings, suggestions of the agency in charge in order for the SEA report assessment authority to consider approving the strategies, planning or plans.

4. The approving authority shall consider approving the strategies, planning or plans according to SEA reports.

Chapter IV

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Article 12. Implementation of EIA

1. Entities required to conduct EIA are mentioned in Appendix II of this Decree.

2. The project owner of entities prescribed in Clause 1 of this Article shall conduct EIA himself or hire an advisory organization to conduct EIA as prescribed in Article 19 of the Law on Environment protection; and take legal responsibility for EIA results and information or figures used in the EIA report.

3. The advisory organization in charge of EIA shall take responsibility to the project owner and take legal responsibility for the EIA results and information or figures in the EIA report.

4. The project owner shall consult with the People’s Committee of communes, wards and towns (hereinafter referred to as communes) where the project is carried out, with organizations or community under the direct impact of the project; research and receive objective opinions and reasonable requests of relevant entities in order to minimize the negative effects of the project on the natural environment, biodiversity and community health.

5. The People’s Committee of the commune where the project is carried out and the organizations under direct impact of the project shall be consulted according to procedures below:

The project owner shall send EIA reports to the People’s Committee of the commune where the project is carried out and organizations under the direct impact of the project together with the written requests for opinions.

b) Within 15 working days, from the date on which the EIA reports are received, the People’s Committee of the commune and organizations under the direct impact of the project shall send their responses if they do not approve the project.

6. The consultation with the community under the direct impact of the project shall be carried out in the form of community meeting co-chaired by project owner and the People’s Committee of the commune where the project is carried out together with the participation of representatives of Vietnamese Fatherland Front of communes, socio-political organizations, socio-professional organizations, neighborhoods, villages convened by the People’s Committee of the commune. All opinions of delegates attending the meeting must be sufficiently and honestly stated in the meeting minutes.

7. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment shall provide guidance on forms of application for EIA report assessment; formulation and issuance of EIA technical guidance.

Article 13. Requirements pertaining to EIA agencies

1. The project owner or the advisory organization conducting EIA must meet all requirements below:

a) There are staff members in charge of EIA meeting requirements prescribed in Clause 2 of this Article;

b) There is specialist staff members related to the project obtaining at least Bachelor’s degrees;

c) There are laboratories, inspection and calibration devices eligible for performing measurement, sampling, processing and analysis of environmental samples serving the EIA of the project; if there is not any laboratory with decent equipment for inspection and calibration, it is required to have a contract with a unit capable of carrying out inspection and calibration.

2. The staff members in charge of EIA must obtain at least Bachelor’s degrees and Certificate in EIA consultancy.

3. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment shall manage the training and issuance of Certificates in consultancy of EIA.

Article 14. Assessment and approval for EIA reports

1. The competence of the EIA report assessment authorities:

a) The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment shall assess and approve the EIA reports on projects prescribed in Appendix III of this Decree, except for projects subject to national defense and security secrets.

b) Ministries, ministerial agencies shall assess and approve the EIA reports on projects under their competence in approval for investment, except for projects in Appendix III of this Decree;

c) The Ministry of National Defense and the Ministry of Public Security shall assess and approve EIA reports on projects subject to national defense and security secrets and projects under their competence in approval for investment, except for projects prescribed in Appendix III of this Decree;

d) The People’s Committee of the province shall assess and approve EIA reports on projects in the province, except for projects prescribed in Point a, b and c of this Clause.

2. Deadlines for assessment of EIA reports:

a) Within 45 working days from the date on which the satisfactory application is received regarding projects under assessment of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment;

b) Within 30 working days from the date on which the satisfactory application is received regarding projects not prescribed in Point a of this Clause;

c) By the deadlines prescribed in Point a, b of this Clause, the EIA report assessment authority must notify the project owner in writing of the results of assessment. The period in which the project owner completes the EIA report at the request of EIA report assessment authority shall not be included in the assessment period.

3. The assessment of EIA report shall be conducted by the EIA report assessment council established by the Heads of the EIA report assessment authority with at least 07 members.

Members of EIA report assessment council shall consist of 01 President, 01 Vice President where necessary, 01 Secretary member, 02 Opponent members and other members, which at least 30 percent of the Assessment council members having at least 06 years' experience in the EIA field.

4. The EIA report assessment council shall consider the content of EIA report and give their opinions in order for the EIA report assessment authority to consider approving the EIA report. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment shall provide guidance on operation of the EIA report assessment council.

5. The assessment of EIA report for prompt response to natural disasters or communicable diseases may be conducted by collecting opinions from relevant organizations or agencies, and skip the approval of EIA report assessment council.

6. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment shall guide the People’s Committee of the province to authorize the management board of industrial parks to assess the EIA report at the request of the People’s Committee of the province and evaluation of competence of every management board of industrial park; guidance on forms of relevant documents related to assessment or approval for EIA.

Article 15. Re-compilation of EIA reports

1. If a project whose EIA report is approved has one of following changes during their implementation, its EIA report shall be re-compiled:

a) There are changes prescribed in Point a and b Clause 1 of Article 20 of the Law on Environment protection;

b) Supplement the portfolios whose size and capacity are equivalent to entities prescribed in Appendix II of this Decree;

c) There are changes in size, capacity, technology or other changes that make the environmental protection works unable to solve new environmental problems;

d) At the request of the project owner.

2. The project owner may only apply changes prescribed in Point a, b, c and Clause 1 of this Article after the competent agency approves the re-compilation of EIA report.

3. The re-compilation of EIA report, re-assessment and re-approval for EIA report shall comply with regulations in Article 12, Article 13 and Article 14 of this Decree.

Article 16. Responsibility of project owners pertaining to the approved EIA reports

1. Adjust the investment project to ensure measures or environment protection works based on the approval for EIA report where necessary.

2. Make a plan for management of environment of project on the basis of program for management and observation of environment suggested in the EIA report and posted at the premises of the People’s Committee of the commune where the consultation is taken place when implementing EIA according to guidance of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

3. Strictly satisfy requirements prescribed in Article 26 and Article 27 of the Law on Environment protection.

4. Send plans for testing operation of waste treatment works serving the operation phase (every phase or the entire project) before conducting the testing operation to organizations where the consultation is taken place or EIA report-approving authority (hereinafter referred to as approving authority) for at least ten (10) working days. The testing operation shall last up to 06 months; the extension of testing operation period must be approved by the approving authority.

5. File, approve and implement the plan for hydroelectric reservoir cleaning before filling if the project has construction work of storage ponds or reservoirs; the reservoirs shall be filled after the approving authority carries out an inspection and grant a written approval.

6. With regard to cases prescribed in column 4 Appendix II of this Decree, the project owner must send a report on results of environment protection works serving the operation phase on the basis of approved EIA report and approval for amendment (if any) sent to the approving authority for verification and confirmation of finished project before putting the project into official operation. With regard to project of investment having multiple phases, the results of environment protection works serving the operation phase shall be reported according to every phase of the project.

7. Send a report on amendments and only implement amendments related to scope, scale, capacity, production technology, environment protection works and measures of projects after receiving the written approval issued by the approving authority.

Article 17. Inspection and confirmation of environment protection works serving the operation phase of projects

1. The inspection of environment protection works serving the operation phase of a project shall be carried out by an Inspectorate which is established by the Head of the approving authority or by their authorized agency.

2. Deadlines for issuance of confirmation of finished environment protection works:

a) Within 15 working days from the date on which the report on operation of environment protection works serving the operation phase of the project is received if it is not required to collect samples or analyze environmental parameters for verification;

b) Within 30 working days from the date on which the report on operation of environment protection works serving the operation phase of the project is received if it is required to collect samples or analyze environmental parameters for verification;

3. By the deadlines mentioned in Clause 2 of this Article, the approving authority or authorized agency must issue a confirmation of finished environment protection works serving the operation phase of the project; in case the application is rejected, they must provide explanation in writing.

4. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment shall provide guidance on reports on operation of environment protection works; organization and operation of the inspectorate; forms of documents on inspection or confirmation of finished environment protection works.

Chapter V

ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION PLANS

Article 18. Registration of environment protection plans

1. Entities required to register the environment protection plans:

a) New investment projects, project for extension of scope or capacity of business facilities other than entities prescribed in Appendix II of this Decree;

b) Plans for business investment, projects for extension of scope or capacity of business facilities other than entities prescribed in Clause 4 of this Article and not included in Appendix II of this Decree.

2. The project owner or facility owner of entities prescribed in Clause 1 of this Article shall register the environment protection plan at the competent agency prescribed in Clause 1 Article 19 of this Decree.

3. If the project or plan for business investment is located in the administrative divisions of two provinces or more, the environment protection plan shall be registered at the one of People’s Committees of the provinces at the request of the project owner or facility owner.

4. Entities prescribed in Appendix IV of this Decree are exempt from registration of environment protection plan.

Article 19. Approval for environment protection plans

1. Responsibility pertaining to approval for environment protection plans:

a) The environment protection authority of province shall approve the environment protection plans related to entities prescribed in Clause 1 Article 32 of the Law on Environment protection;

b) The People’s Committees of district shall approve environment protection plans related to entities prescribed in Clause 1 Article 18 of this Decree, except for entities prescribed in Point a of this Clause;

c) The People’s Committee of commune shall approve environment protection plans with household-scale authorized by the People’s Committees of district in writing;

d) Management boards of industrial parks, export-processing zones, or economic zones shall approve environment protection plans related to projects/plans for business investment in industrial parks, export-processing zones, or economic zones authorized by the competent agency.

2. Deadlines for approval for registration of environment protection plans shall comply with Clause 3 Article 32 of the Law on Environment protection.

3. The entities prescribed in Clause 1 Article 18 of this Decree shall be implemented after the competent agency approves the environment protection plan.

4. Responsibility of project owner, facility owner and regulatory agency after the environment protection plan is approved shall comply with Article 33 and Article 34 of the Law on Environment protection.

5. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment shall provide guidance on forms of application for registration of environment protection plans and the authorization of management boards of industrial parks, export-processing zones, or economic zones.

Chapter VI

IMPLEMENTATION

Article 20. Financial regime related to EPP, SEA, EIA, environment protection plan and environment protection projects

1. Expenditures on formulation, assessment and announcement of environment protection planning shall be allocated by environmental public funding or other capital resources (if any).

2. Financial regime related to SEA:

a) Expenditures on SEA included in funding for formulation of strategies, planning, or plans shall be allocated by the economic public funding or other capital resources (if any);

b) Expenditures on assessment of report on SEA shall be allocated by the environmental public funding.

3. Financial regime related to EIA:

a) Expenditures on EIA shall be allocated by the project-investment capital resources;

b) Expenditures on assessment of EIA report shall be allocated by the collection of fees for assessment of EIA report;

c) Expenditures on inspection of environment protection works serving operation phase of the project shall be allocated by the environmental public funding.

4. Financial regime related to formulation and approval for environment protection plans:

a) Expenditures on formulation of environment protection plans shall be allocated by the project-investment capital resources, plans for business;

b) Expenditures on the approval for environment protection plans shall be allocated by the environmental public funding.

5. Financial regime related to the formulation, assessment, approval and inspection of completion of specific environment protection projects; formulation and inspection of the implementation of simple environment protection project:

a) Expenditures on formulation of specific environment protection project and simple environment protection project shall be allocated by the capital resources from project owner or facility owner

b) The project owner or facility owner has not pay the charges for assessment of EIA report must pay the charges for assessment of specific environment protection project equivalent to the charges for aforesaid assessment to the agency in charge of assessment of specific environment protection strategy; collection, payment and management of charges for assessment of specific environment protection project shall comply with the charges for assessment of EIA report;

c) Expenditures on inspection of completion of environment protection project shall be allocated by the environmental public funding.

6. Responsibility for guidelines:

a) The Ministry of Finance shall take charge and cooperate with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in guidelines for Clause 1, Clause 2, Point b and Point c Clause 3, Point b Clause 4, Point b and Point c Clause 5 of this Article;

b) The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment shall take charge and cooperate with the Ministry of Planning and Investment in guidelines for Point a Clause 3 and Point a Clause 4 of this Article related to investment projects using government budget.

Article 21. Reporting

1. The People’s Committees of district shall send a report on registration and implementation of environment protection plans in the district of previous year to the People’s Committee of province before every January 1.

2. The People’s Committee of the province shall send a report on assessment of reports on SEA; assessment and approval for EIA report; registration and inspection of specific environment protection plans; inspection and approval for environment protection works in the province of the previous year to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment before every January 15.

3. Ministries, ministerial agencies shall send reports on assessment of reports on SEA; assessment and approval for EIA report; specific environment protection projects; inspection and approval for environment protection works of the previous year related to project under their management to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment before every January 16.

4. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment shall provide guidelines for content and forms of reports as prescribed in Clause 1, Clause 2 and Clause 3 of this Article.

Chapter VII

EFFECT

Article 22. Transitional provisions

1. The SEA, EIA reports, reports on results of environment protection works serving operation phase of the project; registration for commitment to environment protection; environment protection projects which are approved before the effective date of this Decree shall be processed as prescribed in regulations of law on the date on which they are received.

2. If the entities are put into operation without any approval for EIA report; or any certification of registration for commitment to environment protection as prescribed in regulations of law before the effective date of this Decree, one of two solutions to violations below must be carried out within 36 months from the effective date of this Decree:

a) Formulate specific environment protection project for facilities whose scope or characteristics are equivalent to entities subject to EIA report as prescribed in this Decree, then send it to the competent agency prescribed in Clause 1 Article 14 of this Decree for assessment and approval;

b) Formulate simple environment protection project for facilities whose scope or characteristics are equivalent to entities subject to commitment to environment protection as prescribed in Clause 1 Article 18 of this Decree, then send it to the competent agency prescribed in Clause 1 Article 19 of this Decree for registration.

3. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment shall provide guidelines for formulation, assessment, and approval of specific environment protection project and simple environment protection project.

Article 23. Effect

1. This Decree shall take effect from April 1, 2015.

2. The Decree No. 29/2011/ND-CP dated April 18, 2011 of the Government on SEA, EIA, commitment to environment protection and the Decree No.35/2014/ND-CP dated April 29, 2014 of the Government on amendments to the Decree No. 29/2011/ND-CP shall be annulled from the effective date of this Decree.

Article 24. Implementation

1. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment shall provide guidelines for implementation of this Decree.

2. Ministers, Heads of ministerial agencies, Heads of Governmental agencies, The Presidents of the People’s Committees shall take responsibility for implementation of this Decree.

 

 

 

ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT
MINISTER




Nguyen Tan Dung

 

APPENDIX I

LIST OF ENTITIES SUBJECT TO STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
(Issued together with the Decree No. 18/2015/ND-CP dated February 14, 2015 of the Government)

1

Socio-economic development strategies and master plans of socio-economic areas, key economic areas, economic corridors, economic rims

2

Socio-economic development master plans of provinces, cities, special zones affiliated to central governments and administrative - economic units

3

National strategies for development of system of economic zones, export-processing zones, hi-tech zones, and industrial parks

4

Strategies, planning, or plans for development of industries and fields having dramatic impacts on the environment

4.1

National strategies and planning for development of industries and fields

4.1.1

National strategies for development of industry, agriculture and rural development, transport, construction, tourism, and health

4.1.2

Strategies or planning for development of electricity, hydroelectricity, thermoelectricity, atomic energy and nuclear power; extraction of oil and gas, petrochemistry; paper; chemical industries, fertilizers, plant protection products; rubber; textiles; cement; steel; exploration, mining and mineral processing

4.1.3

Strategies or planning for development of agriculture, forestry, aquaculture, irrigation, or animal husbandry

4.1.4

Strategies or planning for development of infrastructure in road traffic, railway traffic, sea traffic, river traffic, port traffic or air traffic

4.1.5

Strategies or planning for overall urban system; planning for construction materials

4.1.6

Strategies and planning for development of tourism and golf courses

4.1.7

Strategies and planning for development of medical examination and treatment network

4.2

Planning for development of inter-provincial and inter-regional industries and fields

4.2.1

Planning for development of aquatic products

4.2.2

Planning for development of irrigation

4.2.3

Planning for development of hydroelectricity

4.2.4

Planning for development of transport

4.2.5

General planning for urban areas

4.2.6

Planning for extraction and processing of minerals

4.2.7

Land-use planning

4.2.8

Planning for use of marine resources

5

Amendments to strategies, planning, or plans

5.1

Strategies, planning, or plans mentioned in Section 1, 2, 3 and 4 of this Appendix not undergone assessment of SEA reports before the amendments

5.2

Strategies, planning, or plans mentioned in Section 1, 2, 3 and 4 of this Appendix posing risks of negative impact on the environment due to the amendments

6

Strategies, planning, or plans as prescribed by the National Assembly, the Government of the Prime Minister

 

APPENDIX II

LIST OF ENTITIES SUBJECT TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT
(Issued together with the Decree No. 18/2015/ND-CP dated February 14, 2015 of the Government)

No.

Project

Scope

Entity required to report results of environment protection works

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

1.

Projects under competence to decide investment policies of the National Assembly; or competence to decide investment approval of the Government or the Prime Minister

All

According to detailed projects of this List

2.

Projects using land of national parks, wildlife sanctuary, world heritage sites, biosphere reserves; projects using land of historic-cultural sites or national scenic beauties;

All

According to detailed projects of this List

Projects for deforestation; change in forest land uses; change in paddy land uses

 Forest or specialized forest area: at least 5 hectares

 Natural forest area: at least 10 hectares

 Other forest area: at least 50 hectares

 Paddy land changed into non-agricultural land area: at least 5 hectares

Construction projects

3.

Construction projects for technical infrastructure of urban areas or residential areas

 Area: at least 5 hectares

No

4.

Projects for new or renovated drainage system in urban areas or residential areas; dredging of canals, rivers, or lakes

 Length of a project for new or renovated drainage system in urban areas or residential areas: at least 10 km;

 Dredged canals, rivers, or lakes area: at least 5 hectares; Total dredging volume: at least 50,000 m³

No

5.

Construction projects for infrastructure of industrial parks, hi-tech zones, industrial complexes, export-processing zones, commercial zones, craft villages and other concentrated business areas

All

All

6.

Construction projects for supermarkets or shopping malls

 Floor area: at least 10,000 m2

No

7.

Construction projects for class 1 or class 2 markets in the cities or towns

All

No

8.

Construction projects for medical examination and treatment facilities and other health facilities

 Scale: at least 50 beds

All

9.

Construction projects for tourist accommodation establishments or residential areas

 Tourist accommodation establishment scale: at least 50 rooms;

 Residential area: at least 500 inhabitants or 100 households

No

10.

Construction projects for tourist resorts; sports, recreational centers or golf courses

Area: at least 10 hectares

No

11.

Construction projects for cemeteries or crematoria

 Cemetery area: at least 20 hectares;

All, regarding crematoria

No

12.

Construction projects for fighting works, military training centers, shooting ranges and defense ports; military depots; and defense-economic zones

All

No

13.

Construction projects for sea encroachment

Coastal boundary length: at least 1,000 m; or encroachment area: at least 5 hectares

No

Construction material projects

14.

Construction projects for cement or clinker plants

All construction projects for cement plants

 Capacity: at least 100,000 metric tons of clinkers per year

All

15.

All construction projects for brick, roofing tile and fibro-cement sheet plants

 Capacity: at least 100 million standard bricks or roofing tiles per year or 500,000 m2 of roofing fibro-cement sheets per year

All

16.

All construction projects for flooring and walling tiles

 Capacity: at least 500,000 m2 per year

All

17.

Construction projects for construction supplies and materials

 Capacity: at least 50,000 metric tons of products per year

All

18.

Projects for asphalt, commercial concrete and other

 Capacity: at least 100 metric tons of products per day

No

Transport projects

19.

Construction projects for underground or cable car traffic works

All, regarding underground traffic works; length of cable cars: at least 500 m

No

20.

Construction projects for automobile highways and automobile roads from class I to III; mountainous road class IV; railways, overhead railways

All, regarding automobile highways and automobile roads from class I to III; railways, overhead railways;

 Length of class IV mountainous roads: at least 50 km

No

21.

Construction projects for airports (runways, cargo terminals, passenger terminals)

All runways, passenger terminals;

Capacity of cargo terminals: at least 200,000 metric tons of goods per year

No

22.

Construction projects for road bridges or rail bridges

Length: at least 500 m (excluding feeder roads)

No

23.

Construction projects for river and sea ports; asylum harbors; projects for dredging of navigable channels, inland waterway jet

River ports and seaports: Capable of receiving 1,000 DWT ships or larger;

 Asylum harbors: capable of receiving 1,000 DWT ships or larger

 Dredging: at least 50,000 m³ per year

No

24.

Construction projects for car terminals or railway stations

Land area: at least 5 hectares

No

 Projects for electronics, power and radioactivity

25.

Construction projects for nuclear reactors; construction projects for nuclear power plants, or thermal power plants

All

All

26.

Construction projects for business facilities using radioactive substances or arising radioactive waste

All cases arising radioactive waste exceed permitted limit

No

27.

Construction projects for wind power plants, photo-electric power plants, hydroelectric plants

 Wind power plant or photo-electric power plant area: at least 100 hectares

 Reservoir capacity: at least 100,000 m³ of water Hydroelectric power plants capacity: at least 10 MW

No

28.

Construction projects for electricity transmission lines and power stations

 Electricity transmission lines: at least 100 kV;

 Power stations capacity: at least 500 kV

No

29.

Projects for manufacture or processing of electrical or electronic equipment and electronic components

 Electronic equipment, electrical or electronic components capacity: at least 500,000 products per year;

 Electrical equipment capacity: at least 500 metric tons of products per year

All projects having plating stage

Projects for irrigation, forest extraction and cultivation

30.

Construction projects for water reservoirs

Reservoir volume: at least 100,000 m³

No

31.

Construction projects for irrigation and water supply and drainage works for agricultural, forestry and fishery production

 Irrigation and water supply and drainage work area: at least 500 hectares

No

32.

Projects for dykes and sea and river embankments

Length: at least 1,000 m

No

33.

Project for forest extraction

 Planted forests which are zoned production forests at least 200 hectares in area

At least 50 hectares in area regarding natural production forests

No

34.

Projects for industrial crop zones; cattle feed crop zones; herbal ingredient crop zones; and consolidated zones for vegetable and flower plantation

Area: at least 50 hectares

No

Projects for mineral exploration, extraction and processing

35.

Projects for extraction of sand, gravel, leveling materials

 Crude sand or gravel: at least 50,000 m³ of per year;

 Crude leveling materials: at least 100,000 m³ of per year;

No

36.

Projects for solid mineral extraction (not using toxic chemicals, industrial explosives)

 Mineral or earth and stone waste: at least 50,000 m³ per year;

 Mineral or earth and stone waste: at least 1,000,000 m³;

All

37.

Projects for exploration of rare earth, radioactive minerals; projects for extraction and processing of solid minerals using harmful chemicals or industrial explosives; projects for processing and refining of non-ferrous metals, radioactive metals, rare earth

All

All, except for projects for exploration

38.

Projects for processing of solid minerals not using harmful chemicals

Capacity: at least 50,000 m³ of products per year;

 Earth and stone waste volume: at least 500,000 m³ of per year

All

39.

Projects for water extraction for business and domestic purposes

 Ground water capacity: at least 3,000 m of water per day and night;

 Surface water capacity: at least 50,000 m³ of water per day and night;

No

40.

Projects for extraction of mineral water, natural hot water (underground or on the surface)

 Bottled water capacity: at least 200 m³ of water per day and night;

 Other water capacity: at least 500 m³ of water per day and night;

No

41.

Projects for sorting and enrichment of rare earth and radioactive minerals

Capacity: at least 500 metric tons of products per year

All

Projects for oil and gas

42.

Project for oil and gas extraction

All

All

43.

Construction projects for oil refineries (except those on LPG filling and lubricant preparation); petrochemical, drilling fluid, or petrochemistry plants; construction projects for oil and gas pipelines; construction projects for oil and gas transit centers

All construction projects for oil refineries plants (except those on LPG filling and lubricant preparation); petrochemical, drilling fluid, or petrochemistry plants: capable of at least 500 metric tons of products per year; or construction projects for oil and gas pipelines: capable of at least 20 km of pipelines;

All construction projects for oil and gas transit centers

All constructions projects for oil refineries or petrochemical plants (except those on LPG filling and lubricant preparation)

44.

Construction projects for petroleum depots and shops

 Storing volume: at least 200 m³

No

Projects for waste treatment

45.

Construction projects for recycling and treating solid waste and/or hazardous waste plants

All regarding hazardous waste;

 Normal solid waste capacity: at least 10 metric tons per day

According to regulations on management of waste and scrap

46.

Construction projects for urban or industrial sewage treatment system

All

No

Projects for engineering and/or metallurgy

47.

Construction projects for metallurgy plants

All, regarding projects using scraps as materials;

 Projects using other material capacity: at least 1.000 metric tons of products per year

All

48.

Construction projects for metal rolling mills

Capacity: at least 2.000 metric tons of products per year

No

49.

Construction projects for shipyards

Capable of receiving 1,000 DWT ships or larger

All

50.

Construction projects for container and trailer manufacturing and repairing plants

Capable for producing at least 500 containers or trailers per year

Capable for repairing at least 2.500 containers or trailers per year

No

51.

Construction projects for locomotives and compartments building, repairing and assembling plants

All

No

52.

Construction projects for motorbike and automobile manufacturing and assembling plants

Capacity: at least 5,000 motorbikes per year;

 Capacity: at least 500 automobiles per year

All projects having plating stage

53.

Construction projects for machinery and tool machinery manufacturing plants

 Capacity: at least 1.000 metric tons of products per year

No

54.

Construction projects for metal plating, coating and polishing plants

 Capacity: at least 500 metric tons of products per year

All

55.

Construction projects for formed aluminum manufacturing plants

 Capacity: at least 2.000 metric tons of products per year

No

56.

Construction projects for weapon, military supplies and technical equipment manufacturing and repairing plants

All

All

Projects on timber processing and glass, ceramic and china manufacture

57.

Construction projects for timber, woodchips of natural timber processing mills

 Capacity: at least 3,000 m³ of products per year;

No

58.

Construction projects for plywood plants

 Capacity: at least 100,000 m2 per year

All

59.

Construction projects for wood product plants

Depot area: at least 10,000 m2

No

60.

Construction projects for glass, ceramic and china plants

 Capacity: at least 1,000 metric tons of products per year or at least 10,000 products per year

All

61.

Construction projects for bulb and thermos plants

 Capacity: at least 1,000,000 products per year

All

Projects for food manufacturing and processing

62.

Construction projects for food pre-processing or processing establishments

 Capacity: at least 500 metric tons of products per year

All

63.

Construction projects for slaughterhouses

 Capacity: at least 200 livestocks per day; 3,000 poultries per day

All

64.

Construction projects for aquatic product, fish paste, aquatic by-product processing establishments

 Capacity: at least 100 metric tons of products per year

All

65.

Construction projects for sugar mills

 Capacity: at least 10.000 metric tons of sugar per year

All

66.

Construction projects for alcohol and spirit breweries

 Capacity: at least 500,000 liters of products per year

All

67.

Construction projects for beer and beverage breweries

 Capacity: at least 10,000,000 liters of products per year

All construction projects for beer breweries

68.

Construction projects for monosodium glutamate plants

 Capacity: at least 5.000 metric tons of products per year

All

69.

Construction projects for milk manufacturing and processing plants

 Capacity: at least 10.000 metric tons of products per year

All

70.

Construction projects for oil manufacturing and processing plants

 Capacity: at least 10.000 metric tons of products per year

All

71.

Construction projects for confectionary makers

 Capacity: at least 5.000 metric tons of products per year

All

72.

Construction projects for refined water and bottled refined water plants

 Capacity: at least 2.000 m³ of water per year

No

Projects for farm product processing

73.

Construction projects for cigarette plants or tobacco ingredients processing plants

 Capacity: at least 100.000.000 cigarettes per year;

 Capacity: at least 1.000 metric tons of tobacco ingredients per year

All, regarding construction projects for cigarette plants

74.

Construction projects for farm product or starch manufacturing and processing establishments

 Manufacturing and processing of dried products : at least 10.000 metric tons of products per year

 Manufacturing and processing of fresh products: at least 1.000 metric tons of products per year

All

75.

Construction project for tea, cashew nut, cocoa, coffee, and/or peppercorn processing establishments

 Dry manufacturing and processing Capacity: at least 5.000 metric tons of products per year

 Wet manufacturing and processing capacity: at least 1.000 metric tons of products per year

 All projects using wet manufacturing and processing technology having capacity of at least 1.000 metric tons of products per year

Groups of projects for animal husbandry and animal feed processing

76.

Construction projects for animal feed processing establishments

 Capacity: at least 1.000 metric tons of products per year

All

77.

Construction projects for aquaculture establishments

 Water surface area: at least 10 hectares; extensive farming project area: at least 50 hectares

No

78.

Construction projects for livestock and poultry husbandry establishments; wild animal raising and caring establishments

 Livestock and poultry husbandry area: at least 1,000 m2

Wild animal husbandry area: at least 500 m2

All projects for livestock and poultry husbandry establishments with at least 1,000 m2 in area of breeding facilities

Projects for fertilizer and plant protection product production

79.

Construction projects for fertilizer plants

 Capacity: at least 1.000 metric tons of products per year

All

80.

Projects for fertilizer and plant protection product warehouses

 Plant protection product warehouses capacity: at least 500 metric tons and fertilizer warehouses: at least 5,000 metric tons

No

81.

Projects for plant protection product plants

All

All

82.

Projects for plant protection product bottling or packing establishments

 Capacity: at least 300 metric tons of products per year

No

83.

Construction projects for organic or micro-bio fertilizer plants

 Capacity: at least 10.000 metric tons of products per year

All

Projects for chemicals, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics

84.

Construction projects for pharmaceutical or veterinary drug plants; production projects for medicinal materials (including medicinal chemistry and excipient materials)

All, regarding vaccine production

 Veterinary drugs, medicinal materials capacity (including medicinal chemistry and excipient materials): at least 50 metric tons of products per year

All

85.

Construction projects for comestics plants

 Capacity: at least 50 metric tons of products per year

No

86.

Construction projects for chemical, plastic, plastic-based product or paint-based product plants

 Capacity: at least 100 metric tons of products per year

All

87.

Construction projects for plastic product or plastic bead plants

 Capacity: at least 1.000 metric tons of products per year

All

88.

Construction projects for detergent and additive plants

 Capacity: at least 1.000 metric tons of products per year

All

89.

Projects for plant protection discharge substance, explosive and fire device plants

All

All

90.

Construction projects for industrial explosive plants; fixed explosive warehouses; chemical warehouses

All industrial explosive plants; fixed explosive warehouses capable for storing at least 5 metric tons of products

 Chemical warehouse capacity: at least 500 metric tons

All

91.

Construction projects for salterns

Area: at least 100 hectares

No

Projects for paper and stationery production

92.

Construction projects for paper pulp and paper from raw materials plants

 Capacity: at least 300 metric tons of products per year

All

93.

Construction projects for paper or carton packaging from paper pulp or scrap plants

 Capacity: at least 5.000 metric tons of products per year

All

94.

Construction projects for stationery plants

 Capacity: at least 1.000 metric tons of products per year

All

Projects for textiles, dyeing and garment

95.

Construction projects for weaving or dye- weaving establishments

All

All

96.

Construction projects for non-dye weaving establishments

 Capacity: at least 10,000,000 m2 of fabrics per year

No

97.

Construction projects for textile and garment manufacturing and processing plants

 Capacity: at least 50,000 products per year for those involving the washing and bleaching process

 Capacity: at least 2,000,000 products per year for those not involving the washing and bleaching process

All projects involving the washing and bleaching process

98.

Construction projects for industrial washing and laundering

At least 50,000 products per year

All

99.

Production projects for silk and synthetic fibers

At least 1.000 metric tons of products per year

All

Other projects

100.

Construction projects for old ship demolition or clean-ship plants

All

All

101.

Construction projects for oil rubber and latex processing plants

 Capacity: at least 1.000 metric tons of products per year

All

102.

Construction projects for medical product and equipment from medical plastics and rubber plants

 Capacity: at least 100,000 products per year

All

103.

Construction projects for footwear plants

 Capacity: at least 1.000.000 pairs per year

No

104.

Construction projects for rubber tires and tubes plants

Capacity of rubber tires and tubes of automobiles or tractors: at least 50,000 products per year; capacity of bikes or motorbikes: at least 100,000 products per year

All

105.

Construction projects for printing ink and other printing material plants

 Printing ink capacity: at least 500 metric tons of per year and printing material capacity: 1,000 products per year

All

106.

Construction projects for battery and cell factories

 Capacity: at least 50,000 kWh per year or at least 100 metric tons of products per year

All

107.

Construction projects for tanning establishments

All

All

108.

Construction projects for manufacturing CO2 gas, filling and liquefying gases, manufacturing industrial gas

 Capacity: at least 3.000 metric tons of products per year

No

109.

Projects for relocation

At least 300 households

No

110.

Projects for yards for raw materials, scrap

Area: at least 1 hectares

All

111.

Projects not listed from Nos.1 thru 100 at least 500 m³ of industrial wastewater per day and night or at least 200,000 m³ of exhaust per hour or at least 5 metric tons of solid waste per day and night

All

All

112.

Projects for renovation, expansion, upgrading and capacity increase

 Scale and capacity equivalent to the projects from Nos. 1 thru 110

According to detailed projects of this List

113.

Projects having work items with size and capacity up to the level of projects listed from Nos. 1 thru 110 of this Appendix

All

According to detailed projects of this List

 

APPENDIX III

LIST OF PROJECTS UNDER ASSESSMENT AND APPROVAL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REPORTS OF THE MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT
(Issued together with the Decree No.18/2015/ND-CP dated February 14, 2015 of the Government)

1. Projects under competence to decide of the National Assembly, the Government and the Prime Minister.

2. Projects that use land of national parks, wildlife sanctuary; projects that use at least 1 hectares of land of national historical-cultural monument; at least 5 hectares of land of world heritage sites or national scenic beauties; or at least 10 hectares of land of biosphere reserves.

3. Construction projects for nuclear power plants, nuclear fusion power plants, nuclear reactors; construction projects for at least 600 MW power plants; construction projects for hydroelectric power plants, irrigation works with a capacity of at least 100.000.000 m³ of water.

4. Construction projects for sea encroachment at least 20 hectares; project that use at least 20 hectares of protection forests or specialized forests, at least 100 hectares of natural forests; projects using at least 10 hectares of paddy land.

5. Construction projects for oil refineries; construction projects for establishments manufacturing chemicals, plant protection products, detergents, additives, chemical fertilizers or processing rubber at least 10,000 metric tons products per year; projects for cement plants with capacity of at least 1,200,000 metric tons of cement per year; projects for business rising radioactive waste; construction projects for battery plants with capacity of at least 300,000 kWh per year or 600 metric tons of products per year; construction projects for paper pulp mills with capacity of at least 25,000 tons of products per year; construction projects for oil, monosodium glutamate, sugar, milk processing plants with capacity of at least 50,000 metric tons of products per year; construction projects for beer or beverage plants with capacity of 30,000,000 liters of products per year; construction projects for alcohol or spirit breweries with capacity of 2,000,000 liters of products per year; construction projects for dye- weaving establishments with capacity of at least 100,000,000 m2 of fabrics per year; construction projects for aquatic product processing with capacity of 5,000 metric tons of products per year.

6. Projects for oil extraction; projects for extraction of solid mineral, sand, gravel or leveling materials with capacity of at least 500,000 m³ of crude materials per year; projects for dredging of waterway, navigable channels, piers with capacity of at least 500,000 m³ per year or at least 10,000,000 m³ of dredged materials; projects for mineral extraction with mining area of at least 50 hectares or a weight of at least 10,000,000 m³ of mineral or earth and stone waste; projects for rare earth and radioactive mineral extraction exceeding the exemption under the provisions of the law on safety and radiation control; projects for sorting and enrichment of rare earth and radioactive minerals with capacity of at least 50,000 tons of products per year; projects for processing and refining of rare earth, ferrous metals and radioactive minerals with capacity of at least 100,000 tons of refined ores per year; projects for water or minerals under competence to decide of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

7. Construction projects for infrastructure of industrial parks, export-processing zones, hi-tech zones, industrial complexes, tourism, recreational, or urban areas with an area of at least 200 hectares; construction projects for ports or piers for at least 50,000 DWT ships; construction projects for refining of iron or steel with capacity of at least 200,000 products per year.

8. Construction projects for recycling and processing of ordinary solid waste with capacity of at least 250 metric tons per day and night; projects for recycling and processing of hazardous waste; construction projects for medical examination and treatment facilities with scope of at least 500 beds (except for those approved by the Ministry of Health); construction projects for concentrated sewage treatment systems with capacity of at least 5,000 m³ per day and night regarding industrial wastewater, or at least 50,000 m³ per day and night regarding domestic wastewater.

9. Projects for extension, upgrade, or capacity expansion of business facilities up to capacity equivalent to projects listed from Nos.1 thru No.8 of this Appendix.

10. Projects having at least one item in the projects listed from Nos.1 thru No.9 of this Appendix.

11. The projects listed in the Appendix II which are located in the administrative divisions of at least two provinces or on the territorial waters not identifiable under administrative management of the People’s Committee of the provinces or projects which are located in the administrative divisions of at least 2 countries./.

 

APPENDIX IV

LIST OF ENTITIES EXEMPT FROM REGISTRATION OF ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION PLANS
(Issued together with the Decree No. 18/2015/ND-CP dated February 14, 2015 of the Government)

1. Training in human resources; consultancy activities; technology transfers; vocational training, training in technology or management skills; information provider; marketing, investment and trading promotion.

2. Production, presentation and release of television programs, production of films, videos and television programs; television operation; recording activities and music publishing.

3. Commercial services, mobile sales without any fixed sales location.

4. Commercial services, sale of domestic products or household articles.

5. Food and drink services whose restaurant area of under 200 m2.

6. Repair and maintenance of appliances services within scope of individual or household.

7. Photocopy, internet, or video game services

8. Livestock, poultry and wild animal husbandry with breeding facilities of at least 50 m2 in areas; aquaculture with the surface area of at least 5,000 m2.

9. Farming on agricultural land, forestry land within scope of individual or households.

10. Testing cultivation of plant varieties with scope of under 1 hectare in area.

11. Construction of housing for individuals or households.

12. Construction of offices, hostels, hotel, tourist accommodations with scope of under 500 m2 in floor area. 


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