The EME Office supports government agencies in monitoring environmental issues. We do this by monitoring the implementation of management and monitoring plans of approved EIAs (Category A and B projects) and other economic activities that are not subject to EIA (Category C activities).
For Category A and B projects, an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) is submitted as an crucial part of the EIA report. This plan indicates how the environmental effects will be mitigated and monitored. The project owner (often a company) is responsible for implementing the EMP and the associated monitoring of environmental aspects. They are also responsible for recording and reporting the monitoring results. The monitoring reports must be submitted to NIMOS regularly. The EME Office evaluates these reports and performs visual inspections during monitoring visits. If the visual inspections are not considered sufficient, other mechanisms can also be used to verify the reported monitoring results.
For Category C projects, companies must adhere to the relevant environmental guidelines and conditions that are provided by NIMOS. The company is responsible for the regular monitoring of the environmental aspects associated with their activities. The EME Office does ad hoc monitoring visits to check whether the company complies with the environmental conditions.