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Description of the tool
The key elements of an EIA are: Scoping (identifying key issues and concerns of interested parties); screening (decide whether an EIA is required based on information collected); Identifying and evaluating alternatives (list alternative sites and techniques and the impacts of each); Mitigating measures dealing with uncertainty (review proposed action to prevent or minimise the potential adverse effects of the project) and Issuing environmental statements (report the findings of the EIA).
Within Europe certain sizes and types of developments statutorily require an EIA to be completed as a result of Directive 85/337/EEC, passed in 1985 and since reinforced by amendments in 1997 and 2003.
The Environmental Statement (ES) is the report of the findings of the assessment. A well-prepared ES will show that any potentially significant impacts associated with a proposal have been considered in depth. ES´s are usually made available to the public.
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M - main sector, 1 - sub sector and 0 - n/a
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