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Overview of Environmental Impact Assessments

Jan 16th 2015 at 8:47 PM

Environmental impact assessment is very important, when going to buy a property for commercial purposes.  These days, environmental issues like global warming, soil contamination, air pollution and water pollution is a major concern all around the world.  The development of industries and manufacturing companies undoubtedly helps in increasing the social, political and economic well being of the country. However, they are also the main reason of environmental degradation, loss of species, pollution and several hazardous health issues.  In the quest to control the    environmental issues, the UNEP (United Nations Environment Program) establish a legislation to keep watch on the impact of human activities on the Mother Nature.

Nowadays, most of the companies prefer to conduct an environmental impact assessment study to ensure that their business processes are handled as per the local and state legislation.  Read on the article, if you do not have any idea about what is EIA and why it is mandatory for any industry and manufacturing companies.

What is Environmental Assessments?

Environmental Impact assessment is a study which is conducted to study the effects of a proposed action on the environment. It evaluates what are the impacts on the environment for handling a particular project. The study also suggests the alternatives of handling the project with least harm to the environment. Environmental impact assessment is a multidisciplinary tool where decisions are based on assumptions and predictions.

A complete environmental assessment report is made by following the five steps.

Step 1

The first step involves understanding the basic site characteristics and the environmental risks and sensitivities associated with the project.  It comprises proper planning how to address the issues, while handling the manufacturing process proficiently.

Step 2

In the second step, the professionals make lists of all the alternatives of handling the manufacturing processes in an economical way and without providing large impact on the environment.

Step 3

The professional consultants carefully analyze all the listed alternatives in order to help clients in understanding the impact of different alternatives on the environment and mankind. The professional auditors give meticulous attention to every little detail as every little detail helps in decision making.

Step 4

This step is intended to evaluate how this project affects the future and present of the population.

Step 5

This is the most important steps of EIA. It comprises of complete analysis of the project, their impact on the environment and the cost-effective and safe alternative of handling any project.

Preparing an EIA report is definitely a time consuming task. It requires comprehensive knowledge of the EIA rules and regulations and extensive experience. Hiring a professional waste management consulting company is one of the best options for getting accurate and comprehensive EIA report.

About the author:

Eric McCormick has 10 years of experience in content writing for numerous online businesses. Currently he is writing for, which is specialize in Waste Management Solutions. For more details please visit


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