environmental assessment Articles

  • 5 Processes Where Quality and EHS Convergence Makes Complete Sense

    There are also many overlaps between the quality standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and EHS standards such as OHSAS 18001. As businesses look to find greater efficiencies by streamlining and integrating business processes, as well as get a better return on their IT investments, quality and EHS convergence makes sense.  Forward-looking businesses are already finding areas ...


    By EtQ, LLC

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA EPA Extends Comment Period For Draft Guidance For Pesticide Registrants On Notifications, Non-notifications, And Minor Formulation Amendments: On October 5, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of extension of the comment period for the draft guidance  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • What are the main indicators of water quality?

    “Water is the driving force of all nature;” so said Leonardo da Vinci. The survival of our planet depends on the availability of water and the condition that it is in. It is therefore vital to make sure that it is able to provide a hospitable environment for those that live in it, and is free from harmful levels of substances for those that drink it. Not ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Fuel preparation technology – the latest safety considerations

    The specifications for new fuel preparation technologies are becoming increasingly sophisticated, as industry innovation continues apace. But when it comes to investing in waste shredders that help manufacture cement fuels, which criteria should top the procurement wish-list in 2018? With more than 25 years’ experience in this sector, Peter Streinik, head of UNTHA’s waste shredding ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Environmental impact assessment in Thailand

    Developers in Thailand often regard EIA as a necessary evil but this does not do the process justice as it also makes sound economic sense. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) refers to the formal process used to predict the environmental consequences of a proposed project such as a new condominium or resort development. The primary objective of an EIA is to ensure that the potential impacts, ...

  • Environmental Assessment Brownfield Study

    In late 2011, Global was contracted by the Genesee County Land Bank and City of Flint to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with guidelines set for by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 24 CFR Part 58 for the Smith Village Project. Global utilized the HUD recommended format during the preparation of the EA including completion of the Statutory Checklist ...

  • Scope Of A Environmental Site Assessment

    Environmental remediation can be a grueling process for commercial propery owenrs, especialliy if it's unexpected. Environmental remediation is often prompted by the results of an ESA (Environmental Site Assessment).  An ESA has become a standard component of many actions related to commerical property, such as purchasing the site, applying for a land-use permit, and more. ...


    By Grand Slam Construction

  • The Environmental Assessment Process

    The Pollution Prevention and Abatement Handbook is intended to be used principally as input to the World Bank Group’s Environmental Assessment (EA) processes. This note outlines the key features of the EA procedure for World Bank projects. The IFC and MIGA follow the same overall policies but have somewhat different environmental analyses and review procedures (for details contact IFC’s or MIGA’s ...


    By The World Bank

  • Environmental Assessment: A Business Perspective

    Environmental assessments can assist companies in their quest for continuous improvements by identifying ways of maximizing profits through reducing waste and liabilities, raising productivity and demonstrating a company's sense of duty towards its customers and neighbors. ...

  • The Phase 1 Environmental Assessment

    In today’s world where every property is subject to potential environmental risks a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment or ESA is an appropriate action to take. An ESA can help determine if the property has been contaminated by previous or current activities. The ESA can help protect the purchaser of a property from environmental risks prior to the closing on a property.  Lenders ...

  • Scenarios as Tools for International Environmental Assessments

    Scenarios can be useful tools in international environmental assessments for evaluating future environmental problems, and this report is intended to contribute to improving scenario-building and analysis for decision-makers. It proposes a step-wise approach to scenario development and draws on some relevant scenario-building exercises, including recent activities of the Intergovernmental Panel ...

  • OECD workshop on the environmental assessment of metals

    I recently contributed to a workshop organised by the OECD which was aimed at raising awareness of the various approaches that have been developed (mostly in Europe and North America) for performing hazard assessments for metals. The workshop covered a broad variety of issues such as how to deal with the very large datasets that are available for some metals, ensuring that data are both reliable ...


    By WCA Environment Ltd.

  • Maldives: Post-Tsunami Environmental Assessment

    Untitled Document In the immediate aftermath of the enormous devastation and suffering caused by the 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, ...


  • The logistics of public participation in environmental assessment

    This paper starts by investigating the rationales for public participation in environmental assessment. It is contended that access to participation may refer both to means as well as ends; thus, some advocates of citizen participation favour involvement for social and or political reasons (i.e. the participation is the end in itself). However, the value of that participation may also, as we ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A contextual approach to environmental impact assessment

    This paper presents an environmental impact assessment method implemented in a computational tool for the environmental evaluation of building designs. The method is an extension of a traditional material-focused life cycle analysis (LCA), and is based on a spatial allocation for emissions and resource usage. The implementation described here uses a model of an evaluative environment, which ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental impact assessment of bathroom products

    It has been recognised worldwide that previous patterns of industrial production have been causing resource depletion and waste accumulation. To address the issue, not only the selection of materials, but also the cycle of stages in the life of a product, are subject to scrutiny. These stages may include resource extraction, manufacturing, packaging and shipping, use and refurbishment. This paper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment - Afghanistan

    In the capital of Afghanistan there is a saying: May Kabul be without gold rather than without snow. For most of the country’s people the land, its biological resources and its ecological processes are the source of their livelihood and the foundation for their existence. Apart from the country’s most arid deserts and frozen mountains, virtually the entire land surface of Afghanistan has been ...


  • Environmental assessments and audits at aviation facilities

    Environmentalists are all about “green”, but there is another type of green that is associated with being environmentally compliant – money. There are primarily two types of environmental assessments that are performed at aviation facilities that can affect a company’s bottom line: Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) and General Facility Audits. The ESAs are also referred to as due ...


    By DES, Inc.

  • Assessment of Environmental ‘Hot Spots’ in Iraq

    Untitled Document Executive summary Introduction In July 2004, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was awarded a ...


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