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Enhancement and Conservation of National Environmental Quality Act, B.E. 2535.

Country/Territory
Thailand
Document type
Legislation
Date
1992
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Water, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Framework law Basic legislation Erosion Protected area Environmental planning Pollution control EIA Special fund Access-to-information Subsidy/incentive Inspection Offences/penalties Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution Basin/catchment/watershed Management/conservation
Geographical area
Asia, ASIA AND THE PACIFIC, East Asian Seas, Indian Ocean, South-Eastern Asia
Entry into force notes
This Act shall come into effect after the elapse of a period of sixty days from the date following its publication in the Government Gazette.
Abstract

Sections 6, 7, and 8 make provision for participation of the public in the management of matters affecting the environment and lay down the framework for collaboration between the government and NGO's. There is established a National Environment Board consisting of cabinet members and government officials. The Board shall submit a policy and plan for enhancement and conservation of the environment to the Cabinet for its approval, prescribe environmental quality standards and carry out other functions outlined in section 13. There shall be established a fund called the "Environmental Fund" in the Ministry of Finance managed by a Fund Committee the powers of which are specified in section 25.

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