environmental assessment News

  • Optimising local air quality models using sensor data - DMUG 2017

    Amy Stidworthy from CERC recently presented preliminary results from an ongoing project to optimise ADMS-Urban modelling using data from a network of low cost pollution sensors at IAQM's annual conference for dispersion modellers, DMUG 2017. This work is part of a wider collaboration between ...

  • Environmental Site Assessment

    A revision of ASTM E1527, Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process, has been issued; it clarifies language and strengthens the report that results from following the standard. E1527 guides those assessing the environmental condition of commercial real estate and identifies ...


    By ASTM International

  • Environmental assessment of industrial clusters

    Critically polluted industrial areas are not just an environmental challenge, but they are a public health challenges. 85% of big industrial clusters in India are health hazards as air, water and land pollution levels are not fit for human habitants.  The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) released a study Criteria for Comprehensive Environmental Assessment of Industrial Clusters ranking the ...

  • Agreement on environmental impact assessment directive

    The Permanent Representatives Committee1 today (on December 20) approved a compromise agreed with the European Parliament on a draft directive amending directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment. It thereby endorsed the agreement reached between the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and representatives ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Streamlined environmental assessments Australia wide

    Bilateral agreements for environmental assessments are now in place between the Commonwealth and all Australian states and territories with Victoria and the ACT both signing agreements in the past month. The agreements are in accordance with national environment law, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). 'This is a great step forward and I am very pleased ...


    By Australian Government

  • The Environmental Risk Assessment and the Law on Environmental Liability

    Directive 2004/35/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage has been transposed in the Spanish legal order by means of Law 26/2007 of 23 October on Environmental Liability. The purpose of Law 26/2007 is to establish aframework of environmental liability based on the ...

  • Environmental assessments for Sierra Leone help sustainable development

    The vital role of environmental assessments in supporting the sustainable use of Sierra Leone's rich natural heritage has won high level support at a seminar entitled 'Environmental Assessment: A Tool for Sustainable Development', which took place last week in the country's capital of Freetown. Speaking at the seminar, organized by the Sierra Leone Environmental Protection Agency (SLEPA) with ...

  • New tool to assess the environmental impact of landfill sites

    A fast and reliable method to measure the environmental impact of landfill sites has been developed by researchers. Analysis of the chemical composition of gas emissions and water leaching from sites provides a detailed picture of the extent of environmental pollution around landfill sites. Such monitoring is essential in order to manage risks to human health and natural resources. Despite the ...

  • Environmental assessment of urban development at Molonglo and North Weston

    In a landmark agreement, the Australian and ACT Governments will conduct the first strategic environmental assessment in Australia for urban development. ACT Minister for Planning, Andrew Barr said urban development in the Molonglo Valley is a key part of the Government’s strategy to develop Canberra on an environmentally sustainable basis. The strategic assessment will ensure that development in ...


    By Australian Government

  • Council Approves Environmental Impact Assessment Directive

    The Council today (April 14, 2014) adopted a directive amending directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (PE-CO S 15/14, 7927/14 ADD 1). The final adoption of the legislation by the Council follows an agreement reached at first reading with the European Parliament. The European Parliament voted at its plenary session of 12 ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • EU Directive: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

    The European Commission has brought together all existing EU legislation governing environmental impact assessments. The original Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive and its three subsequent revisions have been combined to create a more compact, clearly translated and user-friendly ...


    By Lohmeyer GmbH & Co. KG

  • Spatial Assessment and Ranking Of Relevant Environmental Contaminants

    A risk-based tool built using multi-criteria decision analysis has been developed to rank environmental contaminants, giving each a level of concern. It can be used by decisionmakers to prioritise areas for further assessments, based on expected human health impacts.  The range of toxic substances and the types of diseases they could lead to presents a significant challenge to decisionmakers ...

  • Environmental Impact Assessment of Projects Now Simplified

    New legislation simplifying the rules for assessing the potential effects of projects on the environment enters into force today (May 15, 2014). The newly amended Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive will offer better protection for the environment while reducing administrative burdens stemming from EU law, in line with the European Commission's drive for ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Canada`s new environmental assessment and aboriginal consultation

    The federal government has proposed a complete overhaul of federal environmental assessment in Canada as part of the federal budget. The repeal and re-enactment of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act ("CEAA") and amendments to other federal environmental legislation amounts to the most ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Canadian environmental assessment act review report

    On March 13, 2012, the federal Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development released its Report in the statutory review of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA). This Report recommends a variety of meaningful changes to the CEAA that would have significant implications for resource developers in Canada. Given the federal government's express ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Parliament passes amendments to environmental assessment act

    Last night Canada"s Senate passed the omnibus federal government budget bill (Bill C-9), with previously deleted sections reinstated that some environmental groups fear will weaken the federal environmental assessment review process.  The Senate"s National Finance Committee, responding to requests by various environmental groups, last week cut out provisions relating to the environmental ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Parliament passes controversial amendments to environmental assessment act

    Last night Canada"s Senate passed the omnibus federal government budget bill (Bill C-9), with previously deleted sections reinstated that some environmental groups fear will weaken the federal environmental assessment review process.  The Senate"s National Finance Committee, responding to requests by various environmental groups, last week cut out provisions relating to the environmental ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Environmental assessment for lower churchill hydroelectric project submitted

    The environmental assessment of the Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation Project has been submitted to the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. The report follows a review of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prepared by the proponent, Nalcor Energy, and a 30-day public hearing held from March 3, 2011 to April 15, 2011. Nalcor Energy proposes to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Improved oversight needed by B.C. environmental assessment office

    B.C.'s Auditor General John Doyle has released his latest report, An Audit of the Environmental Assessment Office's Oversight of Certified Projects. Major projects such as mines or power plants must be considered for an environmental assessment prior to their development. This assessment weighs not only the potential environmental effects of the project, but its potential economic, social, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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