(Pertaining to Rule 3)
Proposals Requiring Initial environmental examination
A. Forest Sector
(1) Plantation of indigenous plants of a single species in a single block of 50 to 100 hectares in the Terai and 25 to 50 hectares in the Hills.
2) Plantation of such imported species of plants as are deemed suit for the purpose, following their test in the concerned place, on a single block of 10 to 50 hectares in the Terai and 5 to25 hectares in the Hills.
(3) Handover of forests with an area ranging between 25 to 100 hectares in the Terai and 5 to 25 hectares in the Hills as leasehold forests.
(4) Clear feeling or rehabilitation of national forests with an area of not more than 5 hectares.
(5) Establishment of saw-mills which could to process 5000 to 50,000 cubic feet of timber per year.
(6) Collection of 5 to 50 tons of forest products other than timer per year.
(7) Establishment or expansion of national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and conservation areas or environmental conservation Zones.
(8) …….of the foots of trees which have been failed removal of leaves (in such a manner as to turn trees into stumps), extraction of seeds of lichens or orchids from trees and collection of Salk (shores robust) seeds.
(9) Formulation of watershed management plans.
(10) Construction of new botanical gardens or zoos outside the forest areas by the public or private Sector.
(11) Recruitment of import who ……… of different species.
(12) Preparation of management plans of national parks, wild life sanctuaries, conservation Ares and their buffer zones or launching of development and construction activities specified in such plans.
(13) Establishment of medicinal herbs centers for the commercial production of medicinal herbs and aromatic plants in public scrublands.
(14) Commercial collection or industrial processing of non-polluting medicinal herbs and aromatic plants.
(15) Construction of forest paths up to Five Kilometer long and of fire protection lines up to Ten Kilometers long.
(16) Collection of boulders, gravel and sand and extraction of coal and other minerals from forest areas.
* B . Industrial Sector:
1. Production of alcohol by the process of blending and establishment of distilleries equipped with boiling and fermentation facilities with a production capacity of 5,00,000 liters per day.
2. Establishment of acid, alkali and primary chemical industries with a production capacity of 5, 00,000/- liters per day.
3. Establishment of acid, alkali and primary chemical industries with a production capacity of 100 metric ton per day.
4. Processing of leather not more than5000 sq. ft. per day.
5. Establishment of electroplating and galvanizing industries.
6. Establishment of cooking natural gas refilling, filling, production and distribution industries.
7. Establishment of boulder crushing industries.
8. Establishment of paints industries.
9. Establishment of dairy processing industries.
10. Establishment of industries producing lubricant by the process of blending, reprocessing or reclamation.
11. Establishment of industries manufacturing foam.
12. Establishment of industries manufacturing dry or wet cell (battery).
13. Establishment of crude sugar or sugar industries with a production capacity of 3000 metric tons per day.
14. Establishment of thread and clothes dyeing, printing and laundry industries (including carpets) except traditional cottage industries.
15. Establishment of pulp and paper industries, except traditional cottage industries, with a production capacity of 100 metric tons per day.
16. Establishment of bricks and tiles industries with a production capacity of 10 million units per year.
17. Establishment of cement industries with a production capacity of 30 metric ton per hour based on lime-stone and with a production capacity of 50 metric tons per hour based on clinker.
18. Establishment of quick/slaked lime industry producing 50 metric tons per day.
19. Establishment of pharmaceutical industries.
20. Establishment of industries manufacturing chemical fertilizers (blending) and pesticides (blending).
21. Establishment of plastic industries (based on waste plastic as raw materials)
. 22. Establishment of matches industries.
23. Establishment of industries relating to auto workshop (except 2 Wheelers).
24. Establishment of industries producing and processing coke and briquette from coal.”
(b) Establishment of the following industries having investment of total fixed capital exceeding Rs. One million.
1. Plastic processing (except processing waste materials).
2. Processing and production of tires, tubes and rubber.
3. Soap (including detergents and cleaning shampoos).
4. Photo processing.
6. Production of cigarettes, bidi (tobacco rolled in leaf) tobacco , betel Rules.
7. Slaughter house.
8. Glass (plane glass)
9. Food processing.
10. Relating to metal (including remelting, reenrolling and fabrication).
11. Bitumen and bitumen emulsion.
12. Cold storage.
14. Vegetable ghee, oil.
15. Herbal processing.
16 Productions of different items from bone, horn and foot root .
17. Rosin turpentine, veneer and catechu.
18. Fish and meat processing.
19. Production of packaging materials.
20. Plotter feeds.
21. Machine soap.
•C. Mining Sector:
(a) Excavation of mines through relocation and resettlement of permuted
residence up to more than 100 people.
(b) Relating to Open Mine and Under Ground Mined: –
(1) Excavation of metallic minerals in small scale.
(2) Excavation of the other industrial minerals in small scale except
precious stones semiprecious stones and abrasive minerals from
among the classified industrial minerals for the industrial purpose.
(3) Excavation of non-moralistic metalic in small scale.
(4) Excavation of industrial precious and semiprecious stones and
abrasive minerals with a production capacity of 50 to 100 grams per
(5) Establishment of coal mines in small scale.
(6) Excavation of construction oriented minerals in small scale,
•Amended by first amendment.
(7) Excavation of highly precious valuable stone and semi-valuable
stone minerals with a production capacity of 50 to100 grams per
(8) Production of naturals gases in very small and small scale.
(c) Relating to other Mines
(1) Extraction of 10 to 50 cubic meters of sand, gravel and soil from
river beds per day.
(2) Extraction of 50 to 100 grams of precious value and semi-value
stone minerals per day through placer or dredging techniques.
D. Road Sector:
1. Construction of the following roads:
(a) District roads
(b) Urban roads
(c) Rural roads
(d) Small feeder roads
2. Construction of One to Five Kilometer long ropeway.
3. Construction of One to Five kilometers long cable car routes
4. Construction of major bridges
5. Constructions of tunnels
6. Improvement, up grading and reconstruction of national highways and
E. water resources and energy sector:
1. Supply of electricity though the constructions of transmission lines of from
33 to 66 KV capacity.
2. Operation of rural electrification projects of One to Six MW.
3. Operation of electricity generation projects from 5MW capacity.
4. Under the new systems of irrigation :
(a) Irrigating Twenty Five to Two Thousand hectares in the Terai,
(b) Irrigating Fifteen to Five Hundred hectares in the Hill Valley,
(c) Irrigating Ten to Two Hundred hectares in the Hilly and
mountainous areas a steep gradient.
5. Under the rehabilitated systems of irrigation:
(a) Irrigating more than Five Hundred hectares in the Terai
(b) Irrigating more than Two Hundred hectares in the hill valleys.
(c) Irrigating more than Hundred hectares in the hilly a steep gradient
6. Any water resources development activity which displaces ∗
Five to Hundred persons from permanent residence.
7. Control of floods through dams in the Terai.
8. Control of river of more than one Kilometer length.
Note: – Any rehabilitation project which includes additional irrigated areas, new sources
of water, watershed management or changed channel lines shall be considered to be a
F. Tourism Sector:
1. Establishment and operation of hotel with Fifty to Hundred beds.
2. Extension of the areas of the existing airports.
3. Opening of new areas for the promotion of tourism.
4. Operation of rafting activities on any river having fish or other aquatic life.
5. Operation of new golf courses and organized form of water sports.
6. Promotion of tourism in a number exceeding Ten Thousand per year at an altitude above Five Thousand meters.
7. Disposal and management of waste emitted from trekking points.
G. Drinking Water:
1. Collection of rain-water in an area of not more than 200 hectares, and use
of water sources (spring and wet-lands) located within the same area.
2. Surface water source with not more than 4 cubic ft. safe yield and supply of
not more than Fifty present of the water during the dry season.
inserted by First Amendment
3 Processing of water at the rate of Ten to Twenty Five liters per second.
4. Recharging upto Fifty present of the total aquifer for the development of underground water sources.
5. Construction of not more than one kilometer long tunnels for carrying water.
6. Displacement of not more than One Hundred persons for operating a water supply scheme.
7. Settlement of no more than Five Hundred persons on the upper reaches of water sources.
8. Supply of drinking water to a population ranging between Two Thousand to Twenty Thousand.
9. Supply of drinking water to a population ranging between Ten Thousand and Hundred Thousand upon connecting new sources.
10. Installation of more than 20 Km. long electricity transmission lines for pumping or processing water and consumption of more than one mw of electricity.
11. River training and diversion activities over an area of more than one Kilometer.
H. Waste Management:
1. Waste Management activities to be undertaken with the objective of providing services to a population ranging between Two Thousand and Ten Thousand.
2. Following activities relating to waste emitted from houses and residential areas:
(a) Filling of land with One Hundred to One Thousand tons of waste a year.
(b) Activities relating to transfer stations and resource recovery areas spread over upto Three hectares.
(c) Selecting, picking, disposing, and recycling waste through chemical, mechanical or biological techniques in an area upto Two hectors.
(d) Activities relating to compost plants in an area ranging between One to Five hectares.
(e) Operations of sewerage schemes.
I. Agricultural Sector:
1. Clearing of national forests covering upto One hectare in the Hills and Five hectares in the Terai, and using then for agricultural purposes.
2. Following Construction activities.
(b) Construction of 1 to 5 Kilometers long agricultural road.
(c) Construction activities for farming Two Thousand to Five Thousand domestic fowls.
(d) Construction activities for farming big cattle numbering between One Hundred and Five Hundred.
(e) Construction activities for farming small cattle (sheep and goats) numbering between One Thousand and Five Thousand.
(f) Establishment of agricultural wholesale markets in urban areas.
3. Following activities relating to toxic Substances (only those which are listed) :
(a) Import of One to Ten tons of toxic Substances.
(b) Sale, supply storage and disposal of 100 kg. to One ton of toxic Substances.
(c) Uses of One Hundred kg. to One ton of toxic Substances in a single area.
4. Establishment of the following agro based industries to dispose of polluted Substances
mixed with dangerous toxins:
(a) Milk-processing industries with a capacity upto Twenty Six Thousand liters a
(b) Such, agro based industries as those producing jam, jelly, squash and juice.
(c) Cheese industries.
Deleted by first Amendment
(d) Bady food indstries.
6.Commercial fish-farming in an area of more than One hectare.
J. Operation of any plan, project or programme of any development work physical activity or land use
Except the proposals mentioned in Clause (A) to Clause (I) and those below the standard of such proposals as well as the proposals below the standards of those mentioned in Schedule -2 with a cost of Rs. Ten millions to hundred millions.
Inserted by First Amendment.
Inserted by the notification published in Nepal Gazette on Aug .23 ,1999