Tunisia - NEPA

National Agency for the Protection of the Environment - Tunisia

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The National Environment Protection Agency, l'Agence nationale de protection de l'environnement (NEPA), is created by the Law N° 88-91 (Aug 2, 1988), this Agency constitutes the main structure for the conception and implementation of general policies concerning the fight against pollution and environmental protection.  

Its main responsibility is to: 

1) Participate in the development of the general policy of the Government in the fight against pollution and environmental protection, and its implementation through specific actions and sectoral and global actions in the context the National Development Plan,  

2) Provide competent authorities with any measure of a general nature or specific and designed to ensure the implementation of state policy in the fight against pollution and environmental protection, including measures to ensure preservation of the environment and to strengthen mechanisms that lead to, and generally to provide preventive measures and risk of natural disasters or industrial, 

3) Fight against all sources of pollution and nuisance and against all forms of environmental degradation, 

4) Process of applications for approval of investment in any project to contribute to the fight against pollution and environmental protection, 

5) Control of pollutants and waste treatment facilities of such discharges, 

6) Monitor in collaboration with other departments of the evolution of scientific technical or economic research that interests to the environment, 

7) Promote of any training, education, study and research in the fight against pollution and environmental protection, 

8) Manage of the Anti-pollution Investment (FODEP),  

9) Grant of technical agreement to antipollution projects as well as the necessary actions to ensure that they benefit from the financial and fiscal advantages foreseen by the law,  

10) Watch air quality and its impact on the environment, and establishing a national network for air quality follow-up, 

11) Prepare air quality preservation plans for urban built-up areas, and  

12) The ANPE is also responsible for following-up the implementation of Basel, Montreal and Barcelona Conventions. 


Useful links

Website: http://www.anpe.nat.tn/Fr/ 


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