Public consultation and participation aim to ensure the quality

Public consultation and participation aim to ensure

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Public consultation and participation aim to ensure the quality, comprehensiveness and effectiveness of the EIA, and that the pu blic’s views are adequately taken into consideration in the decision -making process. EIS presentation is a vital step in the process. If done badly, much good work in the EIA may be negated. Review involves a systematic appraisal of the quality of the EIS, as a contribution to the decision- making process. Decision-making on the project involves a consideration by the relevant authority of the EIS (including consultation responses) together with other material considerations. Post-decision monitoring involves the recording of outcomes associated with development impacts, after a decision to proceed. It can contribute to effective project management. Auditing follows from monitoring. It can involve comparing actual outcomes with predicted outcomes, and can be used to assess the quality of predictions and the effectiveness of mitigation. It provides a vital step in the EIA learning process.
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Generalized EIA Process Flow-Chart ( The nature of impacts The environmental impacts of a project are those resultant changes in environmental parameters, in space and time, compared with what would have happened had the project not been undertaken. The parameters may be any of the type of environmental receptors noted previously: air quality, water quality, noise, levels of local unemployment and crime.
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The nature of an environmental impact Type of impacts Physical and social economic Direct and indirect Short-run and long-run Local and strategic Adverse and beneficial Reversible and irreversible Qualitative and quantitative Distribution by group or area Actual and perceived Relative to other developments Environmental impact assessment of tannery industry The tanning industry poses many dangers to both the environment and those that work within it. The primary environmental threat involves the dumping of solid and liquid waste that contains leftover chromium and other hazardous compounds. Work within the tannery itself is fraught with dangers often the result of inadequate or non-existent worker protections. These includes slips and falls on improperly drained floors; exposure to lime, tanning liquor, acids, bases, solvents, disinfectants, and other noxious chemicals; injury from heavy machinery or flaying knives; drowning, being boiled alive, or buried in lime, are all terrifyingly real hazards. The tanning industry has been classified as having serious environmental impacts mainly because of: The heavy use of polluting chemicals in the tanning processes Air pollution due to the transformation processes (hydrogen sulfide during dehairing and ammonia during deliming).
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