The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources has introduced a new Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Register to business and the public.
More than 500 entrepreneurs and ordinary citizens have been trained on how to work with the updated register, the Ministry of Environment reports on Facebook.
"Now there are no more papers, business entities can submit materials on environmental impact assessment electronically," the statement said.
It is noted that the updated procedure allowed to reduce the EIA timeframe and change the ways of informing the public about the planned activities. The Ministry of Environment will continue to improve the functionality of the register.
The press service emphasized that the participants of the trainings proposed a number of changes to improve the work of the register, namely:
- possibilities to indicate several territorial and technical alternatives;
- requirements for determining the location of activities under martial law;
- technical capabilities for downloading documentation from the ATS;
- registration on the EcoSystem platform.
Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that in September, the Cabinet of Ministers approved changes to the Procedure for conducting public hearings in the process of carrying out an environmental impact assessment to conduct them in a video conference mode.
As EcoPolitic reviously reported, the president of the Association of Environmental Professionals (PAEW) Lyudmila Tsyganok named 5 critical gaps in the environmental impact assessment procedure in Ukraine, which do not meet European standards and complicate the work of investors.