Environmental Impact/Audit Assessment (EIA/EA)

The purpose of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is to identify and evaluate the potential impacts (beneficial and adverse) of development and projects on the environmental system. It is an useful aid for decision making based on understanding of the environment implications including social, cultural and aesthetic concerns which could be integrated with the analysis of the project costs and benefits. This exercise should be undertaken early enough in the planning stage of projects for selection of environmentally compatible sites, process technologies and such other environmental safeguards.

Environmental Audit (EA) is the systematic documented, periodic and objective evaluation of how activities and processes of an ongoing project to determine how far these activities and programs conform with the approved environmental management plan of that specific project and sound environmental management practices.  A comprehensive EA promotes safe and healthy environment at all stages of a project operations, as well as decommissioning. The goal of EA is to establish if proponents of projects are complying with environmental requirements and enforcing legislation. NEMA reviews annual environmental audit (EA) reports submitted by businesses and other listed facilities under the Environmental Impact Assessment/Audit regulations, 2003.

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