ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Construction projects embody environmental effects which lead to significant changes in the economical and social life, although undesirable. These effects, generally being adverse, are determined through environmental analyses performed within the scope of “Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)” study. Environmental analyses, being similar and closely related to social, economical, financial and technical analyses, constitute an integral and important part of Project Planning and Preparation phase (feasibility study). Findings of EIA study are very effective especially during the selection of project area and technology as well as during the process design. Additionally, the benefits and losses (costs) caused by environmental effects are determined in monetary terms (economical prices) as far as possible and included in the cost - benefit analysis.

EMAY provides the below listed services within the context of environmental impact assessment services, with its expert employees, its consultants / partners / sub-contractors :

  • Determination of existing environmental conditions, protected areas and sensitive ecosystems in the project area,

  • Determination of methods and tools for identification of environmental impacts,

  • Determination of potential environmental impacts (direct and indirect) with the help of field / laboratory surveys and studies,

  • Determination of standards and legislation related to environmental impacts and necessary permits,

  • Determination of periodic distribution (investment and operation periods) of effects,

  • Determination of analysis criteria quantitatively and qualitatively,

  • Comparison of alternative project, corridor, alignment, location, technology and designs in terms of environmental impacts, costs and other conditions,

  • Determination of preventive or reductive measures against damage to the environment,

  • Determination of environmental monitoring method,

  • Preparation of programme for monitoring the measures, which are determined in the environmental management plan,

  • Determination of alternative investment and operational costs related to preventive or reductive measures, employment and training of staff for environmental management, and monitoring activities,

  • Determination of benefits and costs of environmental impacts and preventive measures in monetary terms (shadow prices) and integration of these to the cost-benefit analysis,

  • Informing the project stakeholders and the public about the project and its environmental impacts and receiving their opinions,

  • Taking the necessary permits for the project related to environment in accordance with relevant legislation.

EMAY performs its services in accordance with the ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems standard and has initiated necessary actions in order to document this situation by receiving the related certificate.

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