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National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA)

Reporting entity
Managing entity
Government of Jamaica
Managing entity type
KSS Operational Coverage
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Website's languages

English

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KSS HQ Address

10-11 Caledonia Ave
Kingston
Kingston
Jamaica

Description

Overview

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) was established in April 2001 as an Executive Agency under the Executive Agencies Act. NEPA was founded to carry out the technical (functional) and administrative mandate of three statutory bodies "the Natural Resources & Conservation, Authority (NRCA), the Town & Country Planning Authority (TCPA), and the Land Development & Utilisation Commission (LDUC)".

  • Conservation & Protection (Natural Resources Management)
  • Environmental Management
  • Spatial Planning
  • Compliance & Enforcement
  • Applications Management
  • Public Education
  • Policy and Research
  • Legal Services & Standards Management

NEPA's operations are financed by recurrent budget allocations from the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) Consolidated Fund through the Ministry of Finance; and Appropriation-in-Aid through (50% of) Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA) fees derived from permits and licences. Projects are financed by budget allocations from the GoJ Consolidated Fund Capital "A" and "B" and from technical assistance grants and project financing from NRCA funds, and various international donor organisations.

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