The law requires any person intending to commence or carry out  any type of specified projects under the Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act, 1999 to (1) undertake a full environmental impact assessment study and (2) submit an environmental impact assessment study report to NEMA, in order to be licensed. The projects in respect of which a study is required include local roads and facility access roads, business premises including shops, stores, and urban market sheds, establishment of multi-dwelling housing developments, water supply and distribution infrastructure projects, processing and manufacturing industries, power and infrastructure projects, LPG filling plants, waste disposal and treatment plants or onsite wastewater treatment plants among others.

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