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Environmental Clearance
Environmental Clearance Process

The Department of the Environment issues Environmental Clearance to projects and activities though an environmental screening process.  These projects are placed into two main categories: those projects which are not required to carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) or Limited Level Environmental Study (LLES) and those that are required to do so.  In both instances, however, environmental clearances are issued on the basis of an Environmental Compliance Plan (ECP), which outlines specific terms and conditions upon which environmental clearance is being granted.  The Department institutes a non-reimbursable processing fee for the screening of both categories of projects. The Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 1995 states: “Any persons, agencies, institutions (whether public or private), unless exempted pursuant to these Regulations, shall, before embarking on a propose project or activity, apply to the Department for a determination whether such project or activity would require an environmental impact assessment” In addition, Regulation 22A (2) of the Environmental Impact Assessment (Amendment) Regulations, 2007 emphasize that: “The Developer shall, notwithstanding any other legal obligation, not proceed with the undertaking, project, programme or activity until and unless the Developer has signed an environmental compliance plan and received environmental clearance from the Department” Furthermore, Section 9 of the Environmental Protection (Amendment) Act, 2009 states that: “Every person who fails to carry out an environmental impact assessment or any conditions imposed by the Department or fails to execute its Environmental Compliance Plan as required under this Act or any regulations made thereunder, commits an offense and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than fifty thousand dollars and not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both such fine and imprisonment”

Environmental Clearance Process Overview

Environmental Checklists (purpose and activities of projects)

Screening of Projects (EIA/LLES/No Study)

Projects not requiring studies – site inspection (scoping) – ECP – monitoring

Projects requiring EIA/LLES – site inspection (scoping) – TOR – Preparation of study – Public Consultation – NEAC site inspection – NEAC Meeting – ECP –monitoring

Environmental Impact Assessments

An Environmental Impact Assessment, otherwise called an EIA, is a planning tool that promotes environmentally sound development practices. It examines both the adverse and beneficial environmental consequences of a project design on human health and the natural and cultural environment, and ensures the development of mitigative measures to address these consequences during project development.

An EIA uses the preventative approach versus the reactive approach and also considers alternative project designs; that is why it is so important for project developers to contact the Department of the Environment to begin the process before carrying out any construction activities.

The environmental legislation of Belize requires that any project or activity which may have significant impact on the environment may be required to carry out an EIA and following the rules as set out in the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations and its Amendment of 2007.

Below are the EIAs that have been submitted to the Department of the Environment since 2010 and either have gone through or are going through the Environmental Impact Assessment Process.

Title
Port of Magical Belize EIA Supplementary Information
 1 file(s)  2 downloads
EIAs
Port of Magical Belize Annexes
 1 file(s)  29 downloads
EIAs
Port of Belize Cruise Terminal ESIA Annexes
 1 file(s)  90 downloads
EIAs
Port of Belize Cruise Terminal ESIA
 1 file(s)  129 downloads
EIAs
Philip Goldson Highway Upgrade MIs 24.5-92 ESIA
 1 file(s)  60 downloads
EIAs
Corozal-Sarteneja Road Upgrade Annexes
 1 file(s)  97 downloads
EIAs
Corozal-Sarteneja Road Upgrade EIA
 1 file(s)  92 downloads
EIAs
BECOL Democracia EIA
 1 file(s)  31 downloads
EIAs
EIA Port of Magical Belize Ltd.
 1 file(s)  233 downloads
EIAs
BEL- Caye Caulker Submarine Cable Project
 1 file(s)  27 downloads
EIAs
Coastal Road Upgrade ESIA
 1 file(s)  34 downloads
EIAs
Coastal Road Upgrade Appendices I Upgrade Appendices I
 1 file(s)  22 downloads
EIAs
Coastal Road Upgrade Appendices II
 1 file(s)  12 downloads
EIAs
Updated EIA Mountain Pine Ridge Granite Quarry
 1 file(s)  23 downloads
EIAs
ESIA- Rehabilitation of Caracol Road
 1 file(s)  15 downloads
EIAs
Annexes- Rehabilitation of Caracol Road
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
EIAs
Boiton Minerals Ltd.
 1 file(s)  15 downloads
EIAs
Boiton Minerals Ltd. Annexes
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
EIAs
South Water Caye-Twin Cayes EIA
 1 file(s)  22 downloads
EIAs
Caye Chapel ESIA
 1 file(s)  19 downloads
EIAs
Caye Chapel ESIA Appendices
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
EIAs
ESIA for Phillip Goldson Highway
 1 file(s)  22 downloads
EIAs
Annexes for Phillip Goldson Highway ESIA
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
EIAs
UK Military Training in Belize EIA
 1 file(s)  16 downloads
EIAs
Appendix 3.1 Belize Sustainability Report
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
EIAs
Non-Technical Summary of the EIA Report
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
EIAs
Je’lal Properties EIA
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
EIAs
Je’lal Addendum
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
EIAs
Turneffe Flats EIA
 1 file(s)  16 downloads
EIAs
Cayo Rosario EIA
 1 file(s)  23 downloads
EIAs
Cayo Rosario Annexes
 1 file(s)  8 downloads
EIAs
Cayo Rosario Supplemental Information I
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
EIAs
Cayo Rosario Supplemental Information II
 1 file(s)  8 downloads
EIAs
Hummingbird Highway Rehabilitation
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
EIAs
Ara Macao EIA
 1 file(s)  12 downloads
EIAs
Valley of Peace Farms EIA
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
EIAs
Caribbean Castaway Retreat EIA
 1 file(s)  14 downloads
EIAs
GSR Advance Biofuels EIA
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
EIAs
Flood Mitigation Infrastructure Project Dredging EIA
 1 file(s)  14 downloads
EIAs
Dredging of the Mouth of the Belize River and Haulover Creek
 1 file(s)  14 downloads
EIAs
Addendum to EIA Report
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
EIAs
Smith’s Family Vacation Home EIA
 1 file(s)  18 downloads
EIAs
Smith’s Family Vacation Home EIA Appendix
 1 file(s)  8 downloads
EIAs
North Ambergris Caye Water System & Sewage Collection & Treatment Project EIA
 1 file(s)  12 downloads
EIAs
Blackadore Caye EIA Revised
 1 file(s)  14 downloads
EIAs
Airport Link Road EIA
 1 file(s)  13 downloads
EIAs
ESIA for George Price Highway
 1 file(s)  12 downloads
EIAs
East Block Volume I EIA
 1 file(s)  728 downloads
EIAs
East Block Volume II EIA
 1 file(s)  142 downloads
EIAs
Green Hills and South Block Volume I EIA
 1 file(s)  616 downloads
EIAs
Green Hills and South Block Volume II EIA
 1 file(s)  411 downloads
EIAs
Mango Springs Limited EIA
 1 file(s)  139 downloads
EIAs
Mango Springs Limited Annex
 1 file(s)  172 downloads
EIAs
Sapodilla Springs Limited EIA
 1 file(s)  191 downloads
EIAs
Sapodilla Springs Limited Annex
 1 file(s)  153 downloads
EIAs
BCH International Inc. EIA
 1 file(s)  205 downloads
EIAs
BCH International Inc. Appendices
 1 file(s)  373 downloads
EIAs
Harvest Caye Supplemental
 1 file(s)  410 downloads
EIAs
TexBel EIA
 1 file(s)  2199 downloads
EIAs
Blue Water International EIA
 1 file(s)  2122 downloads
EIAs
Harvest Caye Island EIA (Part 1)
 1 file(s)  453 downloads
EIAs
Harvest Caye Island EIA (Part 2)
 1 file(s)  294 downloads
EIAs
Harvest Caye Island EIA (Part 3)
 1 file(s)  627 downloads
EIAs
Harvest Caye Island Annex (Part 1)
 1 file(s)  879 downloads
EIAs
Harvest Caye Island Annex (Part 2)
 1 file(s)  192 downloads
EIAs
Santander Group (formerly Green Tropics) EIA
 1 file(s)  1192 downloads
EIAs
Santander Group EIA Appendices
 1 file(s)  384 downloads
EIAs
Ocean View Grand Development Addendum 2013
 1 file(s)  250 downloads
EIAs
Ocean View Grand Development Addenda 16
 1 file(s)  288 downloads
EIAs
Ocean View Grand Development
 1 file(s)  241 downloads
EIAs
Stake Bank Addendum 2013
 1 file(s)  302 downloads
EIAs
Stake Bank Addendum III
 1 file(s)  292 downloads
EIAs
Stake Bank Addendum II
 1 file(s)  267 downloads
EIAs
Stake Bank
 1 file(s)  801 downloads
EIAs
Belize Sustainable Agriculture Limited
 1 file(s)  768 downloads
EIAs
BSAL Anexes
 1 file(s)  250 downloads
EIAs
US Capital Energy Belize Ltd US Capital Drilling Appendices
 1 file(s)  268 downloads
EIAs
Boiton Minierals EIA
 1 file(s)  250 downloads
EIAs
Maranco Belize Energy Limited EIA
 1 file(s)  690 downloads
EIAs
Maranco Appendices
 1 file(s)  2070 downloads
EIAs
Sunny City EIA
 1 file(s)  2330 downloads
EIAs
Saca Chispas EIA
 1 file(s)  210 downloads
EIAs
Improvement of Port of Big Creek Access Channel
 1 file(s)  1038 downloads
EIAs
Billy Barquedier National Park Road Upgrade
 1 file(s)  408 downloads
EIAs
San Ignacio/Santa Elena By-Pass
 1 file(s)  419 downloads
EIAs
MRSC Appendix
 1 file(s)  140 downloads
EIAs
SouthernHwy to Jalacte_EIAupdate_body
 1 file(s)  763 downloads
EIAs
MOW Southern Highway to Jalacte EIA 2002
 1 file(s)  237 downloads
EIAs
MOW Southern Highway to Jalacte Annexes 2002
 1 file(s)  116 downloads
EIAs
BNE Never Delay
 1 file(s)  234 downloads
EIAs

Environmental Compliance Plans

Title
Golden Palm Enterprises LLC 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  13 downloads
593.00 KB Corozal ECP
Consejo Landings Subdivision 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  18 downloads
475.26 KB Corozal ECP
Belgeo Limited 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  15 downloads
1.96 MB Corozal ECP
Title
Steward Farm Limited 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
3.63 MB Orange Walk ECP
Spanish Lookout Community Corporation Limited 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  8 downloads
573.00 KB Orange Walk ECP
San Estevan Multi Service Station 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
563.70 KB Orange Walk ECP
Belize Premium Spirits Liquors Limited 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  9 downloads
4.67 MB Orange Walk ECP
Title
MoW_Airport Link Road
 1 file(s)  9 downloads
664.39 KB Belize ECP
Blue Water International Belize Ltd 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  13 downloads
896.43 KB Belize ECP
Recondev 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  11 downloads
613.68 KB Belize ECP
Caye Colony Limited 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  11 downloads
725.04 KB Belize ECP
Django Limited
 1 file(s)  11 downloads
917.81 KB Belize ECP
Stake Bank Enterprise Limited
 1 file(s)  20 downloads
918.78 KB Belize ECP
Twinkling Assets Limited
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
1.03 MB Belize ECP
El Secreto Limited 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
5.55 MB Belize ECP
Guoquin Chen 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
2.61 MB Belize ECP
David Medina Sr 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  3 downloads
337.93 KB Belize ECP
Renmac Limited 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  3 downloads
568.61 KB Belize ECP
High Tech Assets 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  3 downloads
603.97 KB Belize ECP
Nape BLU ZEN Limited 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
443.81 KB Belize ECP
Fishermens Rest Condominiuim 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
400.89 KB Belize ECP
San Pedro House Limited 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
3.43 MB Belize ECP
Backabush Adventure Tours Ltd 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
583.69 KB Belize ECP
Belize Dive Haven Resort Ltd 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
775.75 KB Belize ECP
SMVNF Investments Ltd 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  8 downloads
613.02 KB Belize ECP
El Diamante Ltd 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  3 downloads
441.63 KB Belize ECP
Fein Catch Limited 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  3 downloads
735.75 KB Belize ECP
Emerald Pointe Ltd 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
520.85 KB Belize ECP
Abrazos II Ltd 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
491.63 KB Belize ECP
Boca Chica Resorts Ltd 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
633.00 KB Belize ECP
Mayan Dreams limited 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  3 downloads
512.33 KB Belize ECP
Sea Charters Ltd 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
269.58 KB Belize ECP
High Adventures Tours Limited 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  3 downloads
702.19 KB Belize ECP
Belize Electicity Ltd. 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
4.83 MB Belize ECP
Renmar Belize Ltd 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  3 downloads
4.18 MB Belize ECP
Sun-Bay Development Company 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
642.79 KB Belize ECP
BCH International Limited 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  3 downloads
553.77 KB Belize ECP
Dabrovia Holdings Ltd 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
543.01 KB Belize ECP
James Michael Jones 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  3 downloads
1.45 MB Belize ECP
Mr. Timothy Smith and Mrs. Anna Smith 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  3 downloads
581.64 KB Belize ECP
Old River Estate Ltd. 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  3 downloads
390.26 KB Belize ECP
Cayo Frances Ltd 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
683.68 KB Belize ECP
Mahogany bay Management Limited 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
1.48 MB Belize ECP
Mayan Cable Tubing Ltd. 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  3 downloads
398.89 KB Belize ECP
Michael Sanchez Subdivision 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  3 downloads
503.01 KB Belize ECP
Independent Land Development Corporation 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
1.62 MB Belize ECP
Express Fuel Service 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
654.36 KB Belize ECP
Savannah Caye Development Ltd 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
655.14 KB Belize ECP
J Prince Island Ltd 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
562.33 KB Belize ECP
Bob Harry Halkidis 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  3 downloads
581.64 KB Belize ECP
Title
Travellers Liquor Limited 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
276.93 KB Cayo ECP
Spanish Lookout Community Corp. South Block 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
5.31 MB Cayo ECP
Spanish Lookout Community Corp. East Block2015-Final
 1 file(s)  9 downloads
5.73 MB Cayo ECP
Someplace Else Limited 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
4.68 MB Cayo ECP
Shanghai Service Station 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
591.97 KB Cayo ECP
Santa Cruz Lodge 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
3.73 MB Cayo ECP
Point Alegre Dev Ltd 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
926.43 KB Cayo ECP
Perenco Belize Ltd. Valley of Peace 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
4.62 MB Cayo ECP
MOW GPH Rehabilitation from Miles 47.9 to 79.4 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
714.88 KB Cayo ECP
Mopan Gas Station 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
414.93 KB Cayo ECP
Mike Reyes Angel Falls Extreme Zipline and Repelling 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
530.27 KB Cayo ECP
Mayan Sunset Holdings Limited 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
6.67 MB Cayo ECP
Gringos Autobody Workshop 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
3.22 MB Cayo ECP
Garbutts Service Station Company Limited 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
3.82 MB Cayo ECP
Francisco Gongora LPG 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
400.94 KB Cayo ECP
Dream Valley Ltd Juntos Ltd 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
4.18 MB Cayo ECP
Discoverseis Geophysical Services Ltd 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
623.69 KB Cayo ECP
Daylight and Darknight Cave Adventures Ltd 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  3 downloads
502.32 KB Cayo ECP
CSW Gas 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  8 downloads
441.62 KB Cayo ECP
Cayo Grain Agro Supply Ltd. 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
1.23 MB Cayo ECP
Caribbean Premier Products 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
431.63 KB Cayo ECP
Buena Vista Development Ltd 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  8 downloads
531.63 KB Cayo ECP
Black Rock Expeditions Limited 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
653.35 KB Cayo ECP
Belizean Bus Association 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
791.53 KB Cayo ECP
Belize Natural Energy Ltd Exploration 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
399.25 KB Cayo ECP
Banana Bank AGCO Ltd 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
400.94 KB Cayo ECP
Title
Richard Allen Rasmussen Julie Lyn Rasmussen 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
1.42 MB Stann Creek ECP
Kyrstalsea Limited and Belize Holdings Ltd NCL-Harvest Caye
 1 file(s)  13 downloads
1.89 MB Stann Creek ECP
Africa to America Park 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  9 downloads
3.91 MB Stann Creek ECP
Back Nine Enterprise Limited 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
3.74 MB Stann Creek ECP
Tex Mar Too Limited 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  12 downloads
6.54 MB Stann Creek ECP
Tackle Shop Station 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  3 downloads
4.36 MB Stann Creek ECP
Cardelli Farms Limited 2016-Final
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
489.35 KB Stann Creek ECP
Jungle Sea Ventures Ltd 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
4.37 MB Stann Creek ECP
Rio Sittee Holdings Ltd 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
613.01 KB Stann Creek ECP
Brian Gene Yearwood 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
581.64 KB Stann Creek ECP
Mayan World Destinations Ltd 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
2.09 MB Stann Creek ECP
Flying Monkey Limited 2015-final
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
1.55 MB Stann Creek ECP
Mayan World Estate 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
1.87 MB Stann Creek ECP
Royale International Ltd. 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
4.15 MB Stann Creek ECP
TreeRem Consultingand Investment Ltd 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  3 downloads
492.32 KB Stann Creek ECP
Title
Tex Mar Ltd. 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  13 downloads
4.83 MB Toledo ECP
Mountain View Farms Ltd. 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  8 downloads
3.47 MB Toledo ECP
Hezmar Company Ltd. 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
3.50 MB Toledo ECP
Belize National Coast Guard 2014-Final
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
511.62 KB Toledo ECP
Belcampo Belize Ltd Noble Spirit Belize Land Ltd 2015-Final
 1 file(s)  9 downloads
897.23 KB Toledo ECP