National Environment And Planning Agency (NEPA)
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is an Executive Agency that became operational on April 1, 2001. It falls directly under the purview of the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM). NEPA represents a merger between the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA), the Town Planning Department (TPD) and the Land Development and Utilization Commission (LDUC) which was, originally, part of the Government of Jamaica’s Public Sector Modernization Programme (PSMP). The aim of which was to effectively integrate environmental, planning and sustainable development policies and programmes, as well as to improve customer service.
NEPA’s mission is to promote Sustainable Development by ensuring protection of the environment and orderly development in Jamaica
The Agency is also responsible for the management and protection of Jamaica’s biodiversity (microorganisms, plants, animals and their habitats). NEPA also processes and approves permits for the export and transit of hazardous wastes.
In addition, NEPA prepares town and parish development plans, development orders, national environment planning and development strategies and action plans. It enforces planning approvals in areas covered by development orders. The Agency actively develops environment and land use database systems and extensively engages in continuous public education programmes and activities.
Contact PersonChief Executive Officer or the Manager of Public Education and Corporate Communications
Ministers + Key Civil Servants
An Agency of the Ministry of Land, Environment and Climate Change
Opening HoursMonday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Board Of Directors
NRCA - Natural Resources Conservation Authority Board
Mr. John Junor - Chairman;
Mr. John Junor - Chairman
Dr. Carol Archer
Ms Kari Douglas
Mr. Christopher Powell
Ms Sophia Lowe
Mr. Clive Fletcher
Mr. Clive Fletcher
Ms Racheal Allen
Reverend Dr. Arthur Reid
Ms Elaine Cadagon
Ms Rose Perrin-Greenwood