environmental assessment News

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

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