3.1 IntroductionThe structure of an EIA process as it is practiced today has evolved from
and is dictated primarily by the need to accommodate all the key issues
discussed in the preceding chapters. Prior to describing the process of
EIA, however, it is necessary to understand the basic principles in the
management of EIA that ensure its effectiveness.3.2 Principles in managing EIAImportant principles in managing an EIA may be summarized as:
|1. ||focus on the main issues;|
|2. ||involve the appropriate persons and groups;|
|3. ||link information to decisions about the project;|
|4. ||present clear options for the mitigation of impacts and for sound environmental management;|
|5. ||provide information in a form useful to the decision makers.|
3.2.1 Principle 1: Focus on the main issues
It is important that an EIA should not try to cover too many topics in
too much detail. At the outset, the scope of the EIA should be focused
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Book title: Conducting Environmental Impact Assessment in Developing Countries.
Contributors: Prasad Modak - Author, Asit K. Biswas - Author.
Publisher: United Nations University Press.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1999.
Page number: 21.
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