Mission

In collaboration with all stakeholders effectively protect, sustainably manage the environment and natural resources to ensure a quality of environment adequate for human health and well-being of all in Sierra Leone.

Mandate

To implement government’s environment policies, plans and programmes and to coordinate, monitor, regulate, supervise and advice on all issues of the environment in Sierra Leone and serve as focal point for all international environmental matters.

Vision

To be a vibrant environmental management agency at the core of a sustainably developing middle level income Sierra Leone fulfilling its international environmental obligations and serving its people.
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The Environment Protection Agency Sierra Leone (EPA-SL) was established by an act of Parliament in 2008 and amended in 2010. The main mandate of the EPA-SL
Mission And Vision

“We believe in the right collaboration to save Sierra Leone- For the People”

Applications received

300

+

Licenses issued

300

+

Active licenses

53

Awaiting Licenses

100

Executive Chariman

Dr. Bondi Gevao

Welcome to and thank you for visiting the official website of the Environment Protection Agency, Sierra Leone (EPASL). This website gives you an in-depth look into the activities and programmes of the Agency including its mandate, vision, and mission. As an Agency responsible for the effective protection and management of the country’s environment, its primary focus is to strive to maintain an environment that promotes the safety of human health and ecosystems and to secure a conducive atmosphere for sustainable investment

Sierra Leone is immensely endowed with natural beauty and an abundance of natural resources. The harnessing of these natural resources, however, comes with responsibility and care for the environment. No matter our place in society, we all have to demonstrate a profound commitment to environmental safety. Our relationship with the environment is so germane that we are left with no option but to protect it.

Executive Chariman

Dr. Bondi Gevao

Welcome to and thank you for visiting the official website of the Environment Protection Agency, Sierra Leone (EPASL). This website gives you an in-depth look into the activities and programmes of the Agency including its mandate, vision, and mission. As an Agency responsible for the effective protection and management of the country’s environment, its primary focus is to strive to maintain an environment that promotes the safety of human health and ecosystems and to secure a conducive atmosphere for sustainable investment

Sierra Leone is immensely endowed with natural beauty and an abundance of natural resources. The harnessing of these natural resources, however, comes with responsibility and care for the environment. No matter our place in society, we all have to demonstrate a profound commitment to environmental safety. Our relationship with the environment is so germane that we are left with no option but to protect it.

Core Functions

The main functions of the Agency as described in Section 12 of
Part Three of the EPA Act of 2008 as amended in July 2010

Environmental
Impact Licensing

The Agency reviews and approves environmental impact assessments and environmental impact statements submitted following the EPA Act of 2008 or any other sector law.

Enforcement
and Compliance

The Agency ensures compliance with laid down environmental impact assessment procedures in the planning and execution of development projects, including compliance in respect of existing projects.

Education and Awareness raising on the Environment

The Agency is responsible for the creation of public awareness of the environment and its importance to the economic and social life of Sierra Leoneans

Pollution
Control

The Agency prescribes standards and guidelines relating to ambient air, water, and soil quality, the pollution of air, water, land, and other forms of environmental pollution including the discharge of wastes and the control of toxic substances.

Environmental
Research

The Agency undertakes such studies and submits such reports and recommendations concerning the environment as the Government or Board
may consider necessary

Environmental
Integration

The Agency ensures the integration of environmental and climate change concerns in overall national planning by developing modalities and maintaining linkages or partnerships with relevant Government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies.

Environmental policy-making and Legislation

The Agency initiates legislative regulatory proposals, standards, and guidelines on the environment following the EPA Act of 2008.

Mobilize, expedite and monitor resources for environmental management

The Agency develops plans and programs with environment management issues that can be funded from multiple funding sources.

Strengthen private sector involvement in Environmental Management

Liaise with
the private sector, non-governmental agencies, Community Based Organizations on
issues relating to the environment.

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