The governmental agencies responsible for Health, Safety and Environmental Management in Iceland are:
The role of the Administration of Occupational Safety and Health (AOSH) is to prevent accidents and health damage in the workplace. Their function is complimentary to that of the Icelandic Maritime Administration as regards health and safety issues outside the Icelandic mainland.
The Maritime Administration (IMA), handles numerous activities in the field of maritime administration and supervision, such as operation of lighthouses and navigational systems, vessel registration, maritime safety and supervision of ship surveys, manning and certification. The IMA administers issues concerning the prevention of marine pollution to the extent that they concern ships and their equipment. The IMA also conducts research into ship stability and ship and harbour security and harbour development, coastal changes and coastal protection.
The Icelandic National Planning Agency is a state authority responsible for the administration, monitoring and implementation of the Planning and Building Act (in Icelandic), the Environmental Impact Assessment Act (EIA) and the Strategic Environmental Assessment Act (SEA) in Icelandic. The Agency determines whether a project is subject to environmental impact assessment. Regarding projects that are always subject to an EIA, the Agency makes a decision on the scoping document proposal of the developer and finally gives an opinion on the proposed project and resulting activities, based on the environmental impact statement of the developer.
Environment Agency of Iceland
The role of the Environment Agency is to promote the protection as well as sustainable use of the natural resources of Iceland, as well as public welfare by helping to ensure a healthy environment, and safe consumer goods. The areas of operation of the Agency include the evaluation of environmental impact assessment and development plans, the protection of the marine environment, and the coordination of pollution emergency response.