environmental assessment News

  • TSCA: EPA releases proposed chemical risk evaluation process under new TSCA

    On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a process for conducting risk evaluations to determine whether a chemical substance presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment, including an unreasonable risk to a potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulation, under the conditions of use. 82 Fed, Reg. 7562. The process would not consider ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • GRC 2017 Annual Meeting Announced - Call for Papers Issued

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has issued a call for papers for the world’s biggest geothermal conference of the year taking place October 1-4, 2017, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA at the Salt Palace Convention Center.  Themed “Geothermal Energy - Power to do More” the 41st GRC Annual Meeting will reflect the world-wide availability of a clean, dependable renewable ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • WEBINAR - Chemical Substance Regulation in Central and South America: A Deeper Dive

    The Central and South American chemical regulatory environment continues to be one that is challenging to understand, navigate, and manage from a business perspective.  These challenges most often stem from one of three aspects:  a lack of knowledge concerning the regulatory and governmental authority structure; a challenge in determining which regulations (local, national, and/or trade ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Toronto launches environmental assessment of gardiner expressway options

    Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto (City), the project co-proponents, are jointly undertaking an environmental assessment to determine the future of the eastern portion of the elevated Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard from approximately Lower Jarvis Street to just east of the Don Valley Parkway (DVP) at Logan Avenue. The environmental assessment is being completed under the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Hawaii Superferry Cannot Sail During Environmental Assessment

    HONOLULU, Hawaii, October 9, 2007 (ENS) - A Maui judge today ruled that the brand new the $85 million Hawaii Superferry cannot operate while the state prepares an environmental assessment. The state waived an environmental assessment back in 2005 at the request of the Superferry management, who feared that their funding might evaporate if they had to wait for a study of changes ...

  • Greening the global economy-the role of environmental impact assessments

    More than 600 experts from 75 countries gather in Geneva today to consider the social and environmental impacts of transitioning to a green economy. Delegates to the 30th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), will look at the five sectors that have been identified as key green investment ...

  • Strategic environmental assessments - saving money and the environment

    In a recent report, the BC Auditor General stated "major projects such as mines or power plants must be reviewed not only to gauge their potential environmental impacts, but also their potential economic, social, heritage and health effects as well". Based on a review of the province's Environmental Assessment Office (EAO), the Auditor General concluded that "Adequate monitoring and enforcement ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Assessing environmental health impacts in a complex world

    A recent study suggests that a more inclusive and integrated approach to assessing environmental health risks and policies is needed to deal with the increased complexity and systemic nature of the risks. Two EU-funded projects, INTARESE1 and HEIMTSA2, have developed new methods for integrated environmental health impact assessment. Integrated assessment takes into account the interconnected ...

  • Why the environmental assessment process needs an overhaul

    A controversial mining project in British Columbia raises questions about the need for a single environmental assessment process throughout Canada. The Prosperity Gold Copper Mine, a project of Vancouver-based Taseko Mines Ltd., is a proposed open-pit mine located 125 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake, B.C. In addition to the mine itself, the project would involve 125 kilometres of new ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The Importance of Visual Assessments during Indoor Environmental Projects

    In the November issue of Indoor Environment Connections, an article about the importance of visual inspections during indoor environmental projects has caught the eye of many in the industry.  “What Glasses Do You Wear?” details the experiences of renowned building sciences expert Ed Chambers, President of EC2, Inc.  EC2, based in the Chicago area, provides indoor air ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Myanmar (Burma): Environmental Assessment, Resource & Management Services

    SLP Environmental is pleased to announce that we now offer a comprehensive range of environmental assessment and management services throughout the fourteen states and regions that constitute the Union of Myanmar (Burma). After 50 years of isolation Myanmar is now opening up to foreign direct investment and SLP can provide specialist environmental and socio-economic services to support our ...

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