FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION. S ustainable and C leaner Production in the Manufacturing I ndustries of Pak istan SCI-Pak Mar 2009- Feb 2012. Environmental Impact Assessment For Development Projects. WHAT IS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT.
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THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Sustainable and Cleaner Production in the Manufacturing Industries of Pakistan
Mar 2009- Feb 2012
Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental Assessment is a planning tool and its main purpose is to give the environment its due place in the decision making process by evaluating the environmental consequences of the proposed activity.
Environmental Assessment for development projects
EIA or IEE in accordance with the EIA/IEE Regulations
WHY NEED EIA?
Pakistan Environmental Protection Ordinance 1983
Pakistan Environmental Protection Act 1997
PEPA (Review of IEE and EIA Regulations,2000
Pakistan Environmental Assessment Procedures, 1997
NEQS (Self Monitoring and SMART Rules, 2001)
Other Environmental Laws
(Responsible for implementing the PEPA-1997)
Environmental Assessment for Development Projects
Public, Scientific Community and Decision Makers Participate
Identification of Impacts & Appropriate Mitigation Measures
Public Informed & Consulted
Implementation & Follow-up
Review of Report by Regulatory Authority and Public
Redesign & Resubmit
“Process of judgment to decide, whether or not to conduct Environmental Impact Assessment for the proposed activity”.
Report Preparation and Steps
Covering purpose of the report including identification of the project & proponent, description of size, nature and location of the project, objective & scope of the study
Type and category of the project, objective of the project, alternatives considered, Maps and drawings, size and magnitude of operation, restoration plan, Government approvals.
Description of Environment
Sufficient information on existing environmental resources including physical resources, ecological resources and socioeconomic conditions of the area.
Identification and Prediction of Potential Environmental Impacts
Identification and prediction of environmental impacts during design, construction and operational phase of the project. Checklist and Matrix are commonly employed techniques.
Characteristics of the impacts: Nature, magnitude, duration, reversibility
Suggest appropriate measures to minimize or eliminate the impacts
Environmental Management Plan
TOC of an EIA Report is attached
IEE and EIA Applications Received by Federal and Provincial EPAs