Environmental Activities Qualification And Follow up Department

Tasks and specializations:

  • Determine the mechanism of work between the authority and the licensing authority represented by the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Municipality of Kuwait to approve those offices and companies, with the updating of that mechanism periodically, and coordination with the relevant authorities.
  • Follow-up on the work of a committee (accrediting and qualifying laboratories and consulting firms working in the field of environmental consulting, or preparing environmental impact studies, environmental auditing or environmental services).
  • Granting offices, consulting firms, environmental laboratories and multiple activities operating in the environmental field a certificate accredited by the authority and listing it in the list of offices and consulting firms approved by the Environmental Public Authority.
  • Setting the basis for the evaluation and classification of offices and environmental consulting firms to work in the areas of environmental consulting, studies of environmental impact assessment, assessment of the current environmental situation and environmental audit in coordination with the competent authorities.
  • Update the accreditation booklet in accordance with the emerging requirements, provide it in a CD and sell it to those who wish.
  • Study the data of applicants for accreditation or renewal, and make field visits to verify the validity of the submitted data, in coordination with the concerned authorities.
  • Submit the data of the applicants for accreditation, renewal or update to the competent authority, with a recommendation to this effect attached.
  • Approving, renewing and updating the data of the relevant consultative offices, environmental laboratories, and multiple bodies working in the field of environmental consulting or preparing environmental impact assessment studies.
  • Follow-up of collection of fees for the approval and renewal of environmental consulting offices, environmental laboratories and multi-activity bodies.
  • Issuing a list of advisory offices and multi-agency activities operating in the field of environmental consulting, preparing environmental impact assessment studies, assessing the current environmental situation, or environmental auditing and environmental laboratories that are approved by the authority periodically.
  • Qualification and classification of companies, offices, laboratories, centers and institutions engaged in any environmental activity.
  • Follow-up offices, companies, institutions, centers, environmental advisory laboratories, or any bodies practicing any activity, services or consultations in the environmental field, and coordinate with the departments of the General Environment Authority concerned with reviewing environmental impact assessment studies in order to evaluate the performance of those offices and companies.
  • Preparing guidelines for environmental impact assessment studies for various projects, in coordination with the competent authorities, to assist consultative bodies when conducting studies.
  • Reviewing and following up on the updating of the environmental consultancy offices approved in the list of advisory offices on a semi-annual basis.
  • Renewing environmental certificates for consulting offices or multi-activity bodies according to the required and specific conditions.
  • Preparing studies and plans on the qualification and follow-up of offices, companies, institutions, centers and laboratories engaged in any activity, services or consultations in the environmental field.
  • Preparing the department's annual work plan and budget and submitting it to the Deputy Director General for Environmental Control Affairs.
  • Preparing periodic reports of the activities and achievements of the department and submitting them to the deputy director general for Environmental Control Affairs.

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