According to GoN regulations environmental assessments were required for RAP3 implementation. Each new construction and improvement sub-project was screened as per Schedule - 1 and -2 of the Environmental Protection Rules (EPR, 1997, as amended from time to time). The results of environmental screening were categorized for i) IEE study, ii) EIA study, and iii) none of i) and ii) requirements. All RAP3 LRN new construction sub-projects were subjected to IEE study. DFID policy also refers to screening and compliance with recipient country legislation.