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How to get Waste Treatment License in Kenya
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|How to get Waste Treatment License in Kenya by Kenyans247(1): Mon 16, March, 2020 02:42pm|
Apply and attach all required documents as per checklist issued by NEMA
Provide information on site layout
Payment of prescribed fees
Written confirmation of compliance with approval conditions within a month
In addition, you can apply online though NEMA Licensing Portal
Decision to issue license, reject application or request for more information is made within 45 days.
Attach application fee receipt/bank slip
Certificate of registration
PIN number and attach the PIN certificate
Survey of Kenya grid reference A4 site plan
Approval of town/country planning authority
Executive summary of the environmental impact assessment (EIA)
A copy of EIA licence/copy of NEMA EA acknowledgement letter
Application form to have company stamp
Proposed methods of nuisance control
Evidence of proposed controls of handling emissions
Detailed measures to control fire
Accident and emergency procedure and include training, first aid and signage
List of equipment to be used on site showing their maintenance programme
Environmental maintenance plan
Office Locations & Contacts
National Environment Management Authority,
Popo Road, South C, off Mombasa Road
P.O. Box 67839-00200,
Fax :+( 254)-020-6008997
Tel: 020-2101370, 020-2183718, 020-2307281, 020-2103696
Mobile: 0724 253398, 0735 013046
Incident line: 0786-101100, 0704 846019
NEMA Fields Offices
Any person who owns or operates a waste treatment site, plant, or generated hazardous waste
Application fees - Kshs. 3,000
Annual License fees Kshs. 40,000
Documents to Use
Maximum Processing Time: 45 days
Any person intending to operate a wastes treatment site or plant or to generate hazardous waste, shall prior to transporting the wastes, commencing with the operation of a wastes treatment site or plant or generating hazardous wastes, as the case may be, apply to the Authority in writing for the grant of an appropriate licence.
A licence to operate a waste disposal site or plant may only be granted subject to the payment of the appropriate fee and any other licence that may be required by the relevant Local Authority.
Name and address of applicant
Location and district of plant/site
Approval of Town/Country Planning Authority
Types of waste to be disposed of at plant/site
Quantity being disposed off/per annum (tonnes/kg)
Type of facilities/treatment to be carried on at plant/site
Estimated life span of plant/site
Proposed hectarage/area of plant/site (including plan or designs)
Executive summary of environmental impact statement
Previous License Number
E.I.A. License Number
Any other information
Need for the Document
Any operator of a treatment site or plant should apply the relevant provisions on waste treatment under the Local Government Act and Regulations to ensure that such waste does not present any imminent and substantial danger to public health, the environment and natural resources and issued with Waste Treatment License.
No owner or operator of a trade or industrial undertaking should discharge or dispose of any waste in any state into the environment, unless the waste has been treated in a treatment facility and in a manner prescribed by the Authority in consultation with the relevant lead agency.
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Any operator of a disposal site or plant should apply the relevant provisions on waste treatment under the Local Government Act and Regulations thereunder to ensure that such waste does not present any imminent and substantial danger to public health, the environment and natural resources.
A licence to operate a waste disposal site or plant shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of issue and may be renewed for a further similar period on such terms and conditions as the Authority may deem necessary or impose for purposes of insuring public health and sound environmental management.
Other uses of the Document/Certificate
The purpose of the license is to regulate waste treatment facilities
The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), is mandated by the Environment Management and Co-ordination Act (EMCA) 1999, to exercise general supervision and co-ordination over all matters relating to the environment. It is further mandated to be the principal instrument of government in the implementation of all policies relating to the environment.
The Authority serves various stakeholders and clients;
Private Sector (Investors, Developers, Industry etc),
Government Ministries and departments (Lead Agencies)
Environment Management & Coordination Act Institutions (Public Complaints Committee, National Environment Tribunal, National Environment Council, National Environment Trust Fund)
Provincial and County Environment Committees (PECs & CECs)
Parliamentary Committee on Lands and Natural resources
Office of the Government Spokesman
Civil Society Organizations (Non-Governmental Organizations and Community Based Organizations)
Development Partners/ Donors.
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