Reviewing Environmental Impact Assessments (Paperback)

Reviewing Environmental Impact Assessments (Paperback)

R180.00

FORMAT: Paperback

NO. OF PAGES: 120

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: Paperback

NO. OF PAGES: 120

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 :

The legislative context of EIA REVIEW
The relationship between the quality of the EIA process followed, the quality of the REPORT and the DECISION by the environmental authorities.
The role of the EAP, Interested & Affected Parties, and the Competent Authority
How to prepare for the review
Ascertaining legal compliance of the EIA Report
How to conduct site inspections
Importance of the project / activity description
How to combat “stonewalling” by the project proponent
Scrutinizing the public participation process
Reviewing the Scoping and EIA Report
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.

Additional information

Weight 0.159 kg
Dimensions 21.5 × 14 × 1 cm

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