Reviewing Environmental Impact Assessments (eBook)

Reviewing Environmental Impact Assessments (eBook)

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FORMAT: eBOOK

An indispensable guide in assisting environmental assessment practitioners, reviewing authorities and the general public in reviewing EIA reports. This book shows you how to engage and comment on EIA processes, by reviewing EIA reports.

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Reviewing Environmental Impact Assessments: A guide for communities, authorities and practitioners

FORMAT: eBOOK

An indispensable guide in assisting environmental assessment practitioners, reviewing authorities and the general public in reviewing EIA reports. This book shows you how to engage and comment on EIA processes, by reviewing EIA reports.

If you are involved in Environmental Management or you’ve just graduated and looking to brush up on your EIA reviewing skills, this book could be a valuable asset to you.

It shows you how to read, understand and critically review environmental impact assessments as well as what to consider when drafting comments on an EIA report.

Here’s what you will learn :

  1. The legislative context of EIA REVIEW
  2. The relationship between the quality of the EIA process followed, the quality of the REPORT and the DECISION by the environmental authorities.
  3. The role of the EAP, Interested & Affected Parties, and the Competent Authority
  4. How to prepare for the review
  5. Ascertaining legal compliance of the EIA Report
  6. How to conduct site inspections
  7. Importance of the project / activity description
  8. How to combat “stonewalling” by the project proponent
  9. Scrutinizing the public participation process
  10. Reviewing the Scoping and EIA Report
  11. How to draft your comments after reviewing the EIA Report

 

About the author

Kuben Samie is an environmental activist from Durban, South Africa. He has over 20 years experience in the environmental field, having worked as an environmental practitioner tasked with reviewing EIAs at national, provincial and local government levels.
He holds a degree in Zoology from the University of Durban-Westville, and a Law degree from the University of South Africa. He is an advocate of the High Court of South Africa. He currently practises as a Trust Account Advocate.
He has extensive experience in evaluating and reviewing EIA reports, environmental compliance monitoring and environmental policy drafting. He is a registered natural science professional (environmental science) with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP).
He has undergone both national and international training in environmental enforcement (University of Pretoria); EIA (International Association for Impact Assessment); and EIA Review (United States Environmental Protection Agency).
He participates in various environmental forums and assists communities to exercise and defend their environmental rights. He is currently campaigning to save the historic Cato Manor Indian Cemetery in Durban.
He is the author of Something is Rotten in Durban Combatting the Scourge of Illegal Dumping in South Africa.

2 reviews for Reviewing Environmental Impact Assessments (eBook)

  1. Sheldon, Pr.Sci.Nat

    I will definitely recommend this book. Very insightful…loved the resources that were also offered in the book. A must read…great tool…

  2. Kozette

    Thank you for a great publication!

    I just bought it and read it in just over an hour.

    As an EAP I can relate to every aspect of it.

    I thank you for including the various perspectives which makes for a good source of how to conduct a good EIA.

    It will also assist me in training junior EAPs, as the writing style is simple, effective and understandable – like the way an EIA report should be written.

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