Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment

ISBN-10: 0415664705

ISBN-13: 9780415664707

Edition: 4th 2012 (Revised)

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A comprehensive, clearly structured and readable overview of the subject, and a forth edition of the book that has established itself as the leading introduction to EIA.  This edition has comprehensive appendices, with a wealth of important reference material, including key websites. It is also presented in a new and innovative format, including use of colour illustrations, and chapter questions for discussion. Written by three authors with extensive research, training and practical experience of EIA, this book brings together the most up-to-date information from many sources.
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 2/9/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Preface to the first edition
Preface to the fourth edition
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and acronyms
Principles and procedures
Introduction and principles
Introduction
The nature of EIA
The purposes of EIA
Projects, environment and impacts
Changing perspectives on EIA
Current issues in EIA
An outline of subsequent parts and chapters
Some questions
Notes
References
Origins and development
Introduction
The National Environmental Policy Act and subsequent US systems
The worldwide spread of EIA
Development in the UK
EC Directive 85/337
EC Directive 85/337, as amended by Directive 97/11/EC
An overview of EIA systems in the EU: divergent practice in a converging system?
Continuing issues, review and refinement of the EIA Directive in EU-27
Summary
Some questions
Notes
Some questions
Notes
References
UK agency and legislative context
Introduction
The principal actors
EIA regulations: an overview
The Town and Country Planning (EIA) Regulations 2011
Other EIA regulations
Summary and conclusions on changing legislation
Some questions
Notes
References
Process
Starting up: early stages
Introduction
Managing the EIA process
Project screening: is an EIA needed?
Scoping: which impacts and issues to consider?
The consideration of alternatives
Understanding the project/development action
Establishing the environmental baseline
Impact identification
Summary
Some questions
Notes
References
Impact prediction, evaluation, mitigation and enhancement
Introduction
Prediction
Evaluation
Mitigation and enhancement
Summary
Some questions
References
Participation, presentation and review
Introduction
Public consultation and participation
Consultation with statutory consultees and other countries
EIA presentation
Review of EISs
Decisions on projects
Summary
Some questions
Notes
References
Monitoring and auditing: after the decision
Introduction
The importance of monitoring and auditing in the EIA process
Monitoring in practice
Auditing in practice
A UK case study: monitoring and auditing the local socio-economic impacts of the Sizewell B PWR construction project
A UK case study: monitoring the local impacts of the London 2012 Olympics project
Summary
Some questions
Note
References
Practice
An overview of UK practice to date
Introduction
Number and type of EISs and projects
The pre-submission EIA process
EIS quality
The post-submission EIA process
Legal challenges
Costs and benefits of EIA
Summary
Some questions
Notes
References
Case studies of EIA in practice
Introduction
Wilton power station case study: project definition in EIA
N21 link road, Republic of Ireland: EIA and European protected habitats
Portsmouth incinerator: public participation in EIA
Humber Estuary development: cumulative effects assessment
Stansted airport second runway: health impact assessment
Cairngorm mountain railway: mitigation in EIA
SEA of UK offshore wind energy development
SEA of Tyne and Wear local transport plan
Summary
Some questions
References
Comparative practice
Introduction
EIA status worldwide
Benin
Peru
China
Poland
Canada
Australia and Western Australia
International bodies
Summary
Some questions
References
Prospects
Widening the scope: strategic environmental assessment
Introduction
Strategic environmental assessment (SEA)
SEA worldwide
SEA in the UK
Summary
Some questions
Note
References
Improving the effectiveness of project assessment
Introduction
Perspectives on change
Possible changes in the EIA process: overviews of the future agenda
Possible changes in the EIA process: more specific examples
Extending EIA to project implementation: environmental management systems, audits and plans
Summary
Some questions
Notes
References
Appendices
Full text of EC EIA Directive
Town and Country Planning (EIA) Regulations 2011 - Schedule 2
Full text of EC's SEA Directive
The Lee and Colley review package
Environmental impact statement review package (IAU, Oxford Brookes University)
Selected EIA journals and websites
Index
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