Law No 21/1995 Kuwait Environment Public Authority. Further amended: Law No 16/1996
This is the main environmental law. It established the Kuwait Environment Public Authority and mandated it with jurisdiction and the powers to regulate practices that pollute the environment. KEPA can follow up on or evaluate impact assessment studies of projects, implement the polluter pays principle, promote the optimal use of oil resources, demand consumption reductions and energy saving technology in project design etc.
The Law 16/1996 amendment clarified KEPA's role in conservation, protection and liability concepts.