All the emirates in the UAE, especially Dubai, are protecting the environment by banning private ownership of dangerous animals and sea dumping, implementing policies and legislations, making efforts towards sustainability, and more. In Dubai, one of the essential protocols to pursue when registering your company is to get a valid permit if you decide to start any business. A business license is a ticket to legally establishing a company. Aside from the license, if the commercial operation is such that you require external permits, then you will need to acquire those as well. Without any of these approvals, you can’t start your business.
In this blog post, we will address one of the important external approvals needed by the Municipality of Dubai for Small, Light and Heavy Industrial Commercial focused business operations in Dubai.
Environmental Permit in Dubai
Environmental Permit means any permit, registration, license, notice, approval, consent, exemption, variance, or other authorization required under or issued pursuant to applicable Environmental Laws.
Environmental authorization for all manufacturing, business, and technical practices that may have environmental implications will be acquired on the basis of the submission of an EIA report/checklist in order to ensure that the organization complies with environmental regulations and requirements in Dubai. This service is supported by the Department of Environment within the municipality.
Given below is the list of documents that are submitted with the environmental permit application:
- Registration and Licensing Application
- Trade name reservation certificate
- Initial approval inquiry or DED follow-up receipt
- Details of business site location from DE and stamped by DM- Planning Department
- Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for industrial activities based on the type of activities
- The industrial activities based on the type of activities
- Tenancy Contract (Initial Contract)
- Site affection Plan
- Ministry of Economy initial approval
- Activities working permit for all the activities related to the Waste Management Department
Requirements for EIA Report
Another important document is the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report. This report should include the required information below:
- General Information: General Information of the proposed Industrial Business such as Approved Name, Email address, Business Activity, Contact person, Designation of the authorized person, and type of activity.
- Business Description: A description of what your proposed business will be exactly conducing.
- Information About the Location: Some essential information about the location you would like to have your industrial facility at such as Land/Warehouse facility status ‘Owned or leased’, classification, Boundaries East, West, North, and south.
- Brief Description of The Processes or Services Involved: You should provide a brief description of how your manufacturing process will be.
- List of Material to Be Used: You should List all materials used in the manufacturing activities without excluding any minimal materials that will be used during the manufacturing process.
- List of Machines & Equipment: All machines that will be used in the manufacturing process should be clearly mentioned and listed one by one.
- Number of Employees: Expected number of employees that will be recruited to run the b
- Operation Time: The daily operation time and the number of working hours.
- Daily Production: The projected number of daily productions.
- List of Chemicals/Dangerous Goods Used & Storage Details: A list of any chemicals and Dangerous goods should be provided along with the Storage detail and Quantity/Consumption rate.
- Waste and Pollution Sources: Waste and Pollution Sources for Liquid, Solid and Gaseous Wastes.
Requirements for Obtaining Clearance
After completing all information required to submit your report, you should certify that all information on the report is true & correct, and any discrepancies during the actual operation of the facilities shall be the responsibility of the Company Owner; and you do hereby commit to:
- Local Order No. 61/1991.
- Federal Order No. (24)/1999.
- Applicable Administrative Orders, Technical Guidelines, Circulars, and Codes of Practice of Dubai Municipality.
- Strictly implement an Emergency Response and Safety Management Program.
- Secure necessary permits from other DM sections/departments and other implementing agencies as required.
- Construct, operate, and maintain adequate air and/or water pollution control facilities.
- Implement the adequate Environmental Management Plan to mitigate the negative impacts resulting from the project operation.
When you do not know the rules and regulations in the UAE, the process can be lengthy and complicated. Therefore, we recommend taking the help of a company formation consultant who is well versed with the Emirates’ legalities. You may hand the whole process over to the professional and concentrate on your company. Our expert advisors at Riz and Mona Consultancy can help you in obtaining the permit as well as setting up your company. Contact us today to book an appointment.