environmental impact assessment regulation Articles

  • An evaluation of the environmental impact assessment system in Turkey

    In Turkey, as a developing country, environmental impact assessment (EIA) is a critical key for environmental protection. EIA is not regulated in Turkey by means of law, but through a decree put into force on the basis of the relevant provision of the Environmental Law. The EIA Regulation that is currently in effect was rearranged to eliminate operational problems and ensure harmony with European ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Regulatory models for environmental impact assessments in Hungary

    This paper describes the methodology and input requirements of environmental impact assessments regulated in Hungary by national standards for more than 10 years. The main characteristics are (a) various models simulate the impact of point, multi-source, line and area sources on local, urban and regional scales, (b) design transmission matrices are readily available for the greater part of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Environmental impact of recycling metals from ships: a life cycle assessment

    New research has examined three different categories of Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA), each with different goals. The researchers find that overlaps between the three assessments could be combined to create a more comprehensive form of ERA, usable by regulators and environmental decision makers. Life cycle assessment (LCA) can measure the environmental impact of the different stages of a ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • Environmental impacts typology: a methodological proposal

    This article suggests an approach to the integration of the environmental dimension in polluting industrial plants based on two genuine cases and on the typology of the significant environmental impacts. It consists of suggesting a methodology for integrating the environmental dimension which is based, first, on setting up some environmental indicators and, then, on deducing the significant ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Regulatory impact assessment and its evolution in Greece and Cyprus

    During the recent years an increasing demand emerged to improve the existing law systems through procedures that support the standards of better regulation. Such processes are the regulatory impact assessment (RIA) systems through which researchers, administrators and decision/policy makers can assess the economic, social and environmental impacts of any given legislation. Every country ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Quarry impact assessment at Cornelly quarry: tarmac

    The planning permissions for the Cornelly Group of Quarries were subject to review under the provisions of the Environment Act 1995 (ROMP).  They were called in by the National Assembly for Wales (NAW) due to the potential impacts of further working of the quarries; the regulators had particular concern about the potential for dewatering to affect Kenfig Pool and Dunes SSSI (a Special Area ...

  • Socioeconomic Impact Assessment in Saudi Arabia: problems and perspectives

    The Socioeconomic Impact Assessment (SIA) specialists face a host of challenges in interpreting the importance of social and economic impacts. Evidence is abundant in the literature about the serious implications resulting from incomplete or prejudiced SIA analyses during execution of the projects and beyond. This paper conceptualises the significance of social and economic impacts, and discusses ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Article: Regulating Long-Term Impacts on the Scottish Landscape: Quarries, Dams and Forestry

    Many projects creating long-term impacts that are visible on the Scottish landscape today were authorised at a time when environmental sensitivities were less well developed. This article examines the development of the regulatory mechanisms for three major landscape impacts: mineral workings, hydro-electric schemes and forestry. Today, the requirement for environmental impact assessment provides ...


  • The lack of clear GMO regulation: its impact on researchers and farmers in Brazil

    This paper discusses the current regulation of genetically modified organisms and derivatives used in Brazil, where GM-plants are on the verge of being approved for commercial use. The paper further uses a simulation model to assess the potential economic benefits resulting from unrestricted commercial approval of herbicide-tolerant soybeans and some other crops on the Brazilian economy. Only ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case Note: Failure to Adequately Transpose The Environmental Impact Assessment Directive 85/337/Eec Into National Law In Ireland

    Keywords: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), environmental impact statement, planning permission, development consent, pollution licensing, demolition works, 'project' INTRODUCTION In Case C-50/09 Commission v Ireland, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that Irish legislation did not adequately transpose Directive 85/337/EEC,1 as amended by Directive ...


  • Assessing the impact of water service regulatory reforms in Italy: a multidimensional approach

    In 1994 the regulatory framework of water services in Italy was radically modified, by transforming a traditional publicly operated system, which relied heavily for investments on fiscal budgets, into a system made up of self-sustaining corporate enterprises regulated at arm's length. After 19 years, the time has come to make an assessment of what has been achieved. This paper develops an ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Weaving ecosystem services into impact assessment: A step-by-step method

    The services provided by ecosystems play a vital role in human well-being. Although some ecosystem services are easily recognized— food, timber, and freshwater, for example— others may be less apparent. Ecosystems control erosion; reduce the damage caused by natural disasters; and regulate our air, water, and soil quality. A reduction or loss of any of these services and the benefits ...

  • Environmental risk assessment of human pharmaceuticals: Regulatory developments

    Concern about the potential environmental impact of pharmaceutical residues in the aquatic environment was first expressed over 30 years ago. It is therefore surprising that there is still so little current regulation requiring environmental risk assessments to be undertaken on human pharmaceuticals. Particularly in view of the rapid development in legislation, that has taken place in many ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Environmental Assessments – An Important Component of CSR Programs

    Companies and industries strongly engaged in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) have taken significant steps in their sourcing policies to reduce unethical and inhuman working conditions by controlling their subcontractors along the supply chain. Until now, the primary focus has been on working conditions, but CSR also encompasses environmental concerns as part of a global sustainability ...


    By SGS

  • 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 ...


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