environmental impact assessment consulting Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • Lao PDR: SLP Environmental Consultants appointed to undertake Environmental & Social Impact Assessment, Southern Lao PDR

    SLP Environmental was appointed to provide Environmental & Social Impact Assessment services for a 1,000 hectare project site located in Southern Lao. The client was considering leasing the site and as part of their internal due diligence and corporate social responsibility process commissioned SLP Environmental to assess the likely environmental and socio-economic cultural impacts of the ...

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Canarina DISPER software · environmental impact assessment · commands 8

    All the points of the XY-plane will be to a zr height. The zr value is chosen by the user before the calculation. We will be able to make many calculations considering different plane heights. The different plane heights will be determined by the user (zr values). In this way, the physical form of the pollutant plume can be studied. Example: Calculation in the XY-plane, ...

  • Environmental and sustainability impact assessment in small islands: the case of Azores and Madeira

    This paper compares Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) practices and effectiveness in the Portuguese islands of the Azores and Madeira. This was accomplished by qualitative appraisal and evaluation of the contents of EIA statements and the characterisation of the EIA practices. Data was collected from the islands' regional environmental agencies and from the Environmental Portuguese Agency ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Impact Assessment: Mapping the Interface between Agriculture, Development and the Natural Environment?

    Abstract: Maintaining a balance between promoting agriculture and food production, and controlling or minimising its environmental impacts, has always been problematic. Since 1947, changes in agricultural land use have largely remained outside the scope of the planning system, whatever their negative environmental implications. The assumption that agricultural development should remain beyond ...


  • Can Resource Depletion Be Omitted from Environmental Impact Assessments?

    INTRODUCTION: The Nature of the Resource Problem The main problem involved in valuing resource depletion is that the effect or damage occurs in the future and therefore our assessment depends on our assumptions on how this future looks like. Resource depletion may not in itself be a problem if there is adequate time for humanity to develop technologies to deal with an imminent depletion, i.e.: ...


    By 2.-0 LCA consultants

  • Cumulative Air Quality Impact Assessments - A Case Study

    Introduction Deregulation across the country has resulted in the proposal of hundreds of new power plants within the last several years.  Each power plant, individually, is required to demonstrate conformance with state and federal air quality regulations.  However, there is still a great deal of public concern over the combined or cumulative impact that all of these proposed ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Assessing the Impacts of the Iran Nuclear Deal on Climate Change

    Introduction On July 14, 2015, the international economic boycott levied against Iran was scheduled to conclude. In concert with the European Union and the P5+1, the Islamic Republic agreed to a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) whereby its capacity for nuclear development would be dramatically curtailed. Among other requirements, Iran is mandated, for a period of 15 years, to ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Physical Impacts of Land Use in Product Life Cycle Assessment

    Untitled Document Introduction This is the final report from the sub-project “Quantitative environmental assessment of land use in relation to the ...


    By 2.-0 LCA consultants

  • Assessment of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Environmental Pressure at European Scale

    In surface water bodies, the increase in nutrient concentration above the natural background levels enhances the productivity, causing the phenomenon of eutrophication (Nixon, 1995). The euthrophication has been identified as a major cause of impaired water quality of rivers, lakes and estuaries (EEA, 2001; EEA, 1999; Carpenter et al. 1998; Meybeck, 1982). Agriculture is considered the main ...


  • Environmental Health & Safety Liability Assessment Systems

    An excerpt from the book, "Information Technology Solutions for EHS Professionals," by Thomas J. Morahan, Vice President of EHS Technology at InteGreyted, International ...


  • Development of a management tool to indicate the environmental impact of organic viticulture

    Received for publication April 19, 2008. Organic viticulture is an important part of the European Union organic farming sector, and, according to the most recent surveys, 1.5% of European Union wine originates from organic farms, with an upward trend. This paper describes an environmental impact of an organic viticulture indicator (EIOVI) that can be reliably used in the management of organic ...

  • Air Force Welcomes Comments On Red Rock Biofuels Facility Environmental Assessment

    The U.S. Air Force (USAF) Research Laboratory has developed a Draft Environmental Assessment and a Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the development of the Red Rock Biofuels facility in Lake County, Oregon. The proposed facility is one of three projects awarded a contract under the U.S. Department of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Comparative Risk Assessment

    ' Comparative risk assessment provides a systematic way to compare environmental problems that pose different types and degrees of health risk. It combines information on the inherent hazards of pollutants, exposure levels and population characteristics to predict the resulting health effects. Using data from available sources, rapid, inexpensive comparative risk assessments can identify the most ...


    By The World Bank

  • SOER 2010 — assessment of global megatrends

    What is the SOER 2010? This ‘thematic assessment’ is part of The European environment — state and outlook 2010 (SOER 2010), the flagship report of the European Environment Agency (EEA). Its main goal is to provide information on the state of, trends in and prospects for Europe’s environment, including causes, impacts and potential responses. It is aimed primarily at policy ...

  • BS4142 Noise Impact Guidelines Are Beefed Up

    There has been an interesting update come across my desk this week relating to the BS4142 noise impact guidelines. Now, that may not sound the most exciting update in the world but for anyone who works in environmental noise, planning or development they need to sit up and take note. The British Standard (BS) 4142 guidelines currently determines the potential noise impact on residential ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • ECHA Consults PEGs on Nanomaterial Guidance Documents

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently submitted several draft guidance documents concerning nanomaterials to Partner Expert Groups (PEG) for consultation. Following consultation with PEGs, ECHA will consult its committees and/or Forum, where relevant. The final consultation will be with the European Commission (EC) and the relevant Competent Authorities. To ensure that the guidance ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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