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environmental impact assessment

an assessment of the environmental impact of a proposed INVESTMENT project such as a new road or by-pass to determine the extent of any POLLUTION effects and destruction of natural habitats. Government authorities in the European Union are now required to undertake an environmental impact assessment of a proposed public investment project. See COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS.
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[11] Therefore, the EU and other world countries have begun creating the laws in order to regulate environmental protection by bring a number of legal acts related to the environmental impact assessment of certain projects.
The most important environmental impacts mainly include altered flooding and hydrology patterns, sedimentation and siltation, seismic activity and land sliding and variation in biodiversity (affecting flora and fauna)[1,2,3,4].
This approach is able to identify where the biggest environmental impacts lie and to devise strategies on how best to mitigate these impacts.
"By publishing the IW EPD and industry baselines for concrete we are helping producers accelerate their progress toward reducing their environmental impacts and supporting the drive toward product optimization through disclosure," adds NRMCA President Robert Garbini.
They found that the majority of predicted environmental impacts would be caused by materials production and manufacturing processes.
Fortunately, there are a number of tools that can be used to better understand and address environmental impacts, including carbon foot printing, risk assessment, and life cycle assessment.
Both proposals are in the beginning stages of the development of a draft environmental impact statement by a federal agency ultimately responsible for issuing a permit.
Part 2 of the study, Life-Cycle Assessment of Energy and Environmental Impacts of LED Lighting Products: LED Manufacturing and Performance, compared the environmental impacts of the three types of lamps from the beginning to the end of their lifecycles--including manufacturing, shipping, operation and disposal.
It states that the competent authorities may make approval conditional on the adoption of measures to prevent, reduce or compensate for environmental impacts. The directive also imposes public participation (consultation) from the early stages of decision-making, when all options are still open, i.e.
Upon receipt of the Study Brief, AAHK and its consultants are expected to begin conducting a series of comprehensive studies designed to assess potential environmental impacts and launch a series of stakeholder engagement activities to solicit public views.

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