II. NATIONAL INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR INTEGRATING ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS INTO THE POLICY DECISION PROCESS
B. The evolution and existing structure of institutional arrangements for the tea sector in the various ministries and agencies
Under the present system of decentralized administration, a Provincial Council can enact its own environmental Act and create its own Provincial Environmental Authority and other institutional structures, with approval of Parliament. In such instances, CEA does not play a role. However, until now, only one Provincial Council has resorted to such a measure. A Provincial Council which does not opt for its own institutional structures could still enact its own environmental regulations in respect of that province. However, any measures adopted may only enhance, and not dilute, the national standards set by CEA. At the provincial level, the local authorities may have specific functions delegated to them by CEA. The granting of EPLs to low-polluting processing activities is one example of that situation..