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Tool Summary Tool Characteristics Tool Application Source of Tools Opinion of Tools

Source of tools

Name of the tool
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental statement (ES)

Where is tool available from
A copy of the legislation can be obtained from the European Unions website: http://europa.eu.int

When was the tool produced
The original EIA legislation, Directive 85/337/EEC, was passed in 1985 and since reinforced by amendments in 1997 and 2003, and the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (the ┬┤Espoo (EIA) Convention┬┤.

Is support provided
Information on how to complete an EIA is available from many sources, however many EIAs are completed by specialist EIA consultants.

Organisation/s that developed the tool and country of origin
Directives (the original 85/337/EEC, and the following amendments including 97/11/EC) on EIA comes from the European Union, and then have to be enforced through legislation in each member state.

Is the tool newly developed or based on an exisiting tool
This is a generic tool.

Cost of the full tool
The directive is available for free for use.