The Environmental Assessment Regulations, L.I. 1652, was promulgated in 1999 to give comprehensive legal cover to the Ghana Environmental Impact Assessement Procedures. The Environmental Assessment Regulation 1999, was amended in 2002.
These Regulations require that all developmental activities likely to impact adversely on the environment must be subject to Environmental Assessment. The objectives of the LI is to ensure that such development activities are carried out in an environmentally sound and sustainable manner.