(i) For instance, the report on Management of Drilling Waste (2014) was used as a compliance tool by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), leading to better compliance by IOCs with submission of quarterly self-monitoring reports. This was noted in the report on regulation and monitoring of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) published in 2015; drilling waste was removed from the Waste Consolidation Areas (WCAs), treated and disposed of. Additionally, the National Content report pushed government to finalize formulation of Local Content policies. Lastly, in the course of conducting the audit on Compensation of PAPs, the Ministry stepped up resolution of grievances and led to increased acceptance of rates offered.
(ii) The method of licensing has improved. Companies now submit applications for licenses that are reviewed by a committee. They are obliged to submit audited financial statements that are reviewed by the ministry. The directorate of geological surveys and mines is currently formulating a policy on exports of minerals, artisanal mining and on the use of the laboratory.
(iii) The audits are -Regulation and Monitoring of Drilling Waste Management in the Albertine Graben by NEMA (Published in March 2014), -National Content in the Oil and Gas Sector (Published in March 2015), -Regulation and Monitoring of EIAs in the Petroleum Sector (Published in December 2015), -Regulation, Monitoring and Promotion of the Mining Sector (Published in December 2015), -Management of Petroleum Data (Published in December 2016) and -Compensation of Project Affected Persons under the Refinery Project (Published in December 2017).
(iv) Only 18 out of 97 VfM reports (by 31st Dec 2017) have been discussed by the Parliament.