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Author Wood, Christopher, 1944-

Title Environmental impact assessment : a comparative review / Christopher Wood.

Published Harlow, Essex, England : Longman Scientific & Technical ; New York, NY : Wiley, 1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  333.714 WOOD    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-330) and index.
Contents Abbreviations and national EIA terms -- Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. EIA in the United States of America -- Ch. 3. The European Directive on EIA -- Ch. 4. EIA in the United Kingdom -- Ch. 5. EIA in The Netherlands, Canada, the Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand -- Ch. 6. Legal basis of EIA systems -- Ch. 7. Coverage of EIA systems -- Ch. 8. Consideration of alternatives in EIA systems -- Ch. 9. Screening of actions -- Ch. 10. Scoping of impacts -- Ch. 11. EIA report preparation -- Ch. 12. EIA report review -- Ch. 13. Decision making -- Ch. 14. Monitoring and auditing of actions -- Ch. 15. Mitigation of impacts -- Ch. 16. Consultation and participation -- Ch. 17. Monitoring of EIA systems -- Ch. 18. Costs and benefits of EIA systems -- Ch. 19. Strategic environmental assessment -- Ch. 20. Conclusions -- Appendix: EIA in developing countries.
Summary Environmental impact assessment (EIA) has become a vital management tool worldwide. EIA is a means of evaluating the likely consequences of a proposed major action which will significantly affect the environment, before that action is taken. This key new text provides an authoritative, international review of environmental impact assessment, comparing systems used in the UK, USA, California, the Netherlands, Canada, the Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand. Successive chapters discuss each step of the EIA process, each chapter comprising an introductory discussion of appropriate evaluation criteria, a brief examination of methods for the relevant step in the process, and an analysis of its treatment in each of the eight systems under consideration. There is also a discussion of EIA in developing countries. With set criteria and summary tables provided allowing the reader to evaluate further EIA systems within the framework, Environmental Impact Assessment is a core text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students of environmental impact assessment with environmental science, environmental studies, geography, planning, law and engineering courses. It will also be of key importance to government officials and planning consultancies.
Subject Environmental impact analysis.
ISBN 0582236967 $26.89