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Environmental impact assessment in Australia : theory and practice

Author: Ian Thomas
Publisher: Leichhardt, NSW : Federation Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Thomas
ISBN: 186287283X 9781862872837
OCLC Number: 38833114
Description: xiv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: 1 The Background of EIA I --
1.1 A Historical Perspective1 --
1.2 The Need for EIA 4 --
1.3 Before EIA 5 --
1.4 Evolving Assessment Practices 7 --
2 EIA: Context and Content 9 --
2.1 Initial Intentions of Impact Assessment 9 --
2.2 Current Directions in EIA 11 --
2.3 EIA as Practised 17 --
2.4 Issues for EIA 20 --
2.5 Overview 29 --
3 The Many Faces of Impact Assessment 30 --
3.1 Economic Impact Assessment (EcIA) 30 --
3.2 Energy Analysis 31 --
3.3 Health Impact Assessment (HIA) 31 --
3.4 Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) 34 --
3.5 Risk Analysis (RA) 35 --
3.6 Social Impact Assessment (SIA) 38 --
3.7 Species Impact Assessment 44 --
3.8 Technology Assessment (TA) 45 --
3.9 Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) 47 --
3.10 Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA) 50 --
4 The Public Face of EIA 52 --
4.1 Background 52 --
4.2 Value of Public Participation 53 --
4.3 Disadvantages of Public Participation 54 --
4.4 Public Participation 55 --
4.5 Public Participation in EIA 63 --
4.6 Techniques for Obtaining Public Participation 69 --
4.7 Evaluation of Public Participation 72 --
4.8 A Final Word 75 --
5 EIA Worldwide 76 --
5.1 Introduction 76 --
5.2 United States National Environmental Policy Act 1970 77 --
5.3 Canada 79 --
5.4 United Kingdom 80 --
5.5 New Zealand 81 --
5.6 Europe 82 --
5.7 Other Countries 84 --
5.8 EIA on the Internet 87 --
5.9 Final Comments 87 --
6 EIA Procedures in Australia 88 --
6.1 Introduction 88 --
6.2 A National Approach to EIA 89 --
6.3 Commonwealth of Australia 92 --
6.4 Australian Capital Territory 98 --
6.5 New South Wales 100 --
6.6 Northern Territory 104 --
6.7 Queensland 105 --
6.8 South Australia 108 --
6.9 Tasmania 112 --
6.10 Victoria 115 --
6.11 Western Australia 121 --
6.12 Comparison of Procedures 124 --
7 Contents of the EIS 125 --
7.1 Establishing the Need for an EIA: Screening 125 --
7.2 Form of an EIS 130 --
7.3 Concepts and Definitions 131 --
7.4 Content of an EIS 132 --
7.5 Comments on Contents 137 --
7.6 Building in Bias 146 --
7.7 Monitoring, Surveillance and Auditing --
Checks on the --
EIS and EIA Process 148 --
7.8 Final Comments 15C --
8 Determining Impacts for the EIS 152 --
8.1 Role of Impacts 152 --
8.2 Quantifying Effects 153 --
8.3 Evaluation Techniques 160 --
8.4 Economic Evaluations and EIA 183 --
8.5 Winding Up 184 --
9 Stepping Through EIA 187 --
9.1 Environmental Attitudes 187 --
9.2 Technology 188 --
9.3 Background to EIA Procedures 188 --
9.4 Issues for EIA 188 --
9.5 Features of EIA 188 --
9.6 Contributions to EIA 189 --
9.7 Options for Impact Assessment 190 --
9.8 Public Participation 191 --
9.9 Environmental Impact Legislation 194 --
9.10 EIA Procedures in Australia 194 --
9.11 Determining the Need for an EIS 196 --
9.12 Purpose of an EIS 196 --
9.13 Content of the EIS 196 --
9.14 Comments on Contents 197 --
9.15 Quantifying Environmental Effects 198 --
9.16 Evaluation Techniques 199 --
9.17 Assessment of the EIS 200 --
9.18 Finally, What Hasn't Been Said 200 --
10 The Future of EIA 202 --
10.1 Technical Issues 203 --
10.2 Administration 205 --
10.3 Assessment within Industry 206 --
10.4 EIA's Role in Environmental Management Systems 208 --
10.5 The Strategic Level of EIA 212 --
10.6 Revisiting the Philosophy of EIA 215 --
10.7 Sustaining EIA 218 --
Appendix A: Australian and New Zealand Environment and --
Conservation Council Guidelines and Criteria for Deter- --
mining the Need for and Level of Environmental Impact in --
Australia 220 --
Appendix B: InterGovernmental Agreement on the Environment 233.
Responsibility: Ian Thomas.
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