Please note that the content of an EIA report may vary with respect to the Country and approving institution. This is only a guide for information purpose.
Key Element of an EIA Report- Chapter One
Chapter One of an Environmental Impact Assessment Report is titled Introduction. The following sections can be found in Chapter One of an EIA report
1.1 Background Information:
This is a brief background of the project stating how and why the project was conceived.
- This section can also introduce the Project Objectives, Project Proponent and the Environmental Consultancy Firm that conducted the study.
1.2 EIA Objectives:
This section highlights the intentions or aim of the Environmental Impact Assessment study.
1.4 EIA Terms of Reference:
This section describes the Terms of Reference approved for the study so it would guide readers on the scope of the EIA study.
1.4 Legal and Administrative Framework:
This section discuss all relevant Laws, Regulations, Agreements or International Protocols that affects the Environmental Impact Assessment Study.
- The legal framework cuts across the National Laws, State and Local Government By-Laws (if any) and International Conventions and Protocols as applicable.
1.5 Structure of Report:
This section describes the structure of the entire report from the preliminary pages to the appendix giving brief description of the content of each Chapter.
- The EIA Process Flowchart can also be included in this section to describe the stages involved in the approval process.
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