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Guidelines for the assessment of indirect and cumulative impacts as well as impact interactions

L. J. Walker

Guidelines for the assessment of indirect and cumulative impacts as well as impact interactions

by L. J. Walker

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Published by Hyder in [S.l.] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Study commissioned by the European Commission: Directorate-General XI (Environment, Nuclear Safety and Civil Protection).

Statementauthors, L.J. Walker, J. Johnston.
ContributionsJohnston, J., Commission of the European Communities. Directorate-General for Environment, Nuclear Safety and Civil Protection.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings) ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18693740M

European Commission (). Guidelines for the Assessment of Indirect and Cumulative Impacts as well as Impact Interactions. Brussels. Google Scholar; J. Firestone and W. Kempton, Energy Pol (). Crossref, Google Scholar. Guidelines for the Assessment of Indirect and Cumulative Impacts as well as Impact Interactions. Draft Guidelines on how to avoid or mitigate impact of electricity power The Irish Red Data Book. 1 Vascular Plants. The Stationery Office, Dublin. Curtis, T.G.F., and Thompson, R. ().

Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) processes has been expanded to include Priority should be given to the development of guidelines to facilitate the incorporation of cumulative effects into Principles of cumulative effects assessment (adapted from the Council on Environmental Quality, ).   Examples of these guides include: the “Cumulative Effects Practitioners Guide” issued by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (), the “Guidelines for the Assessment of Indirect and Cumulative Impacts as well as Impact Interactions” issued by the European Commission (), and the USA Council on Environmental Quality document “Considering Cumulative Effects Under the National Environmental Policy Act” (). The latter two documents also provide guidance .

et al. ). Cumulative impacts are calculated based on estimations of single- project effects, first-order interactions among projects, shared project features, and an estimation of the impacts of existing projects. This methodology can assess cumulative impacts using quantitative as well .   In this context, the assessment of cumulative impacts using an ecosystem-based risk assessment was deemed the most suitable option for the SMSP. By introducing a more location-specific method, this would be a move away from the generic, single sector analysis approach of the interactions matrix and would utilise existing knowledge on the.


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Guidelines for the assessment of indirect and cumulative impacts as well as impact interactions by L. J. Walker Download PDF EPUB FB2

Although these guidelines are primarily addressing the EIA at the project level, the reader interested in the assessment of indirect and cumulative impacts as well as impact interactions at the more strategic level of plans, programmes or policies will find these guidelines useful and to a.

These Guidelines consider the Assessment of Indirect and Cumulative Impacts as well as Impact Interactions within the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process.

It presents the results of research and consultations conducted by Hyder, commissioned by the European Commission: Directorate-General.

The assessment of indirect and cumulative impacts and impact interactions is, if undertaken at all, generally performed on a selective and site specific basis.

There is much confusion amongst EIA practitioners within the EU, with respect to the requirements for the assessment of such impacts. of the assessment of indirect and cumulative impacts and impact interactions, and are no means mutually exclusive.

This highlights an important issue. The difficulties encountered in the assessment of indirect and cumulative impacts and impact interactions are of two types, technical and institutional, both being of equal importance. While. These Guidelines consider the Assessment of Indirect and Cumulative Impacts as well as Impact Interactions within the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process.

It presents the results of research and consultations conducted by Hyder, commissioned by the European Commission: Directorate-General XI (Environment, Nuclear Safety and Civil Protection).File Size: 1MB.

Cumulative Impact Assessment Guidelines 3. Adapted from: Guidelines for the Assessment of Indirect and Cumulative Impacts as well as Impact Interactions (EC ).

7 EU Legislative Background and the interactions between them. The Directive requires an assessment of the likely significant effects of the proposed project on the. Guidelines for the Assessment of Indirect and Cumulative. Impacts as well as Impact Interactions.

A cumulative impact assessment of tidal stream developments in the Irish Sea has been. Potential cumulative impacts should be considered as early as possible in the NEPA process.

A cumulative impact analysis builds upon information derived from direct and indirect impacts. This makes it tempting to postpone the identification of cumulative impacts until the direct and indirect impact analyses are well under way.

Purpose of Cumulative Impact Guidelines 1 Table 1. Cumulative Impact Principles 3 Table 2. Most Frequently Asked Questions 6 B. Authority 9 C. Definitions 9 1. Cumulative Impacts 2. Direct and Indirect Impacts 3. Specific Resource 4. Reasonably Foreseeable Future Actions II. CUMULATIVE IMPACT CONCEPTS AND ANALYSIS.

Indirect Effects Indirect effects (effects caused by the project, but occurring later in time or farther removed in distance than direct impacts) include changes in land use attributable to the project (induced growth) and impacts on environmental resources that occur as.

indirect, or cumulative impacts. One possible difference is that cumulative impact assessment entails a more extensive and broader review of possible effects. Reviewers should recognize that while no "cookbook" approach to cumulative impacts analysis exists, a.

This Good Practice Handbook on Cumulative Impact Assessment and Management: Guidance for the Private Sector in Emerging Markets proposes a six-step process to assist private sector companies in emerging markets identify cumulative impacts and guide them in the effective design and implementation of measures to manage such cumulative effects.

more disagreement. But as complex as indirect effects may be, the cumulative effects analysis generates the most complex and contested issues and is easily the most misunderstood.

This guidance attempts to clarify the requirements for cumulative impact analysis. Cumulative impacts are the summation of impacts on a resource resulting from the.

An assessment of cumulative impacts carried out as part of this assignment in line with the Guidelines for the Assessment of Indirect and Cumulative Impacts as well as Impact Interactions (European Commission, ) is given below.

In order to generally assess cumulative impacts of the Project, the Consultant reviewed the available spatial. Cumulative impacts can occur from the collective impacts of individual minor actions over a period of time and can include both direct and indirect impacts.

Approaches to the assessment of impacts Assessment of impacts include:. identifying and assessing the potential impacts associated with a proposed activity and its alternatives.

Cumulative Impact Assessment and Management: Guidance for the Private Sector in Emerging Markets. recognized good practices, such as those in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s Cumulative Effects Assessment Practitioners’ Guide4 or those outlined by the U.S.

checklists when used as an impact assessment method: 1. They are too general or incomplete; 2. They do not illustrate interactions between effects; 3. The number of categories to be reviewed can be immense, thus distracting from the most significant impacts; and 4.

The identification of effects is qualitative and subjective. Walker, L.J. and Johnson, J. () Assessment of indirect and cumulative impacts as well as impact interactions.

Volume 3: Guidelines. [EU Commission - Working Document]. Indirect Effects are reasonably foreseeable effects that occur as a result of an action but occur later in time or are removed from the action location. Cumulative Effects result from the incremental impact of the action when added to other past, present, and reasonably foreseeable future.

Impact Assessment (Stage 6 of 7) 47 Introduction 47 Documenting the Process 48 Descriptions of Effects 48 Impact Assessment Criteria 54 Assessment Methods 55 Interactions Between Impacts on Different Factors 56 Mitigation & Monitoring (Stage 7 of 7) 58 Mitigation 58 Monitoring.

This Handbook focuses primarily on the assessment of indirect effects and cumulative impacts for individual transportation proj-ects. This Handbook also brieflydescribes a range of approaches for using the statewide or metropolitan transportation planning process to address indirect effects and cumulative impacts for a region or corridor.Hyder () Guidelines for the Assessment of Indirect and Cumulative Impacts as well as Impact Interactions.

Report prepared for European Commission DG XI, Brussels Google Scholar João E, Fonseca A () The role of GIS in improving environmental assessment effectiveness: theory. A Cumulative Impact Assessment is a multi-stake – holder process that assesses the cumulative and indirect impacts as well as impact interactions of the proposed dam or set of dams, as well as existing and planned projects from other sectors, on ecosystems, communities, and identified Valuable Ecosystem Components (VECs) within a specific.