Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) / Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) directorate play major role in implementing the Pakistan Environment Protection Agency (PEPA) -1997 specifically Sec-12 dealing with EIA/IEE regulation 2000. This directorate comprises of two sections namely EIA/Mont. And Environment Engineering And Technology Transfer. All developmental projects from public and private sector that fall under any of the Schedules of Regulations have to obtain environmental approval in respect of IEE/EIA reports. In addition to evaluation of reports issuance of environmental approvals, the EIA/MONT. Section also conduct post environmental approval Monitoring to ascertain the compliance status of the Environment Management plan (EMP).
The environmental monitoring team, which carries out the field activities, submits its report after ascertaining the ground situation and non-compliance by the proponents is liable to invite legal action by the concerned section.