Online Application for Environment Clearance



How to obtain Environmental Clearance

  1. The concerned Sectors & Gewog/Dungkhag seeking Environment Clearance (EC) shall submit application addressing to Dasho Dzongdag, Chairman of District Environment Committee(DEC) along with following required documents (Annexure list).

  2. Private applicants/individual shall route their application through concerned Gup/Dungkhag along with required documents (Annexure list). The concerned Gup/Dungkhag shall forward the application with complete set of required documents to Dasho Dzongda, Chairman of DEC.

  3. The concerned applicant/proponent/promoter shall pay the application fee as per the applicable fee schedule to Dzongkhag Revenue Section/Dungkhag Revenue office.

  4. DEC shall review the application and check for required documents, seek additional documents/information and process for EC.

  5. Coordinate site visit program in collaboration relevant stakeholders.

  6. DEC may deliberate the report and either endorse for issuance of EC or reject the proposal or provide further directives such as re-verification/joint field visit or seek additional documents/halt for pending.

  7. EC issued/rejected decision will be conveyed to applicant/promoter ;


Annexure (document requirement):

  1. Forwarding letter to Dasho Dzongda- Mandatory

  2. IEE form as per  activity-Mandatory

  3. NOC/Public consultation record endorsed by Gewog Administration

  4. Application fee-Mandatory

  5. Google Kmz file

2. How to renew Environmental Clearance (EC):

  1. The concerned applicant/Promoter shall submit an application for renewal before 3 months of it’s EC expiry date with the following required documents:

  2. A copy of the Environmental Clearance;

  3. State the reasons for seeking extension or renewal of the EC; Mention for how long the extension is required;

  4. Brief report on how the environmental terms and conditions were implemented;

3. What type of forms needs to fill up (IEE forms/guidelines):

-Following IEE forms are uploaded in Samtse Dzongkhag web site and can be downloaded from web page.

You can choose following form as per your activity.


Types of forms/IEE forms


IEE form for road constructions(access road/farm road/highway)


IEE Form for Forestry Activities


IEE Form for Industries


IEE form for transmission lines


IEE form for tourism activities


IEE form for other General Activities (other than above activities such as construction of School/BHU/Gewog centre/Tower/Others etc.