OCE351 Syllabus - Environmental And Social Impact Assessment - 2021 Regulation - Open Elective | Anna University

OCE351 Syllabus - Environmental And Social Impact Assessment - 2021 Regulation - Open Elective | Anna University

OCE351

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

 L T P C

3003

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
• To impart the knowledge and skills to identify, assess and mitigate the environmental and social impacts of developmental projects

UNIT I

INTRODUCTION

9

Impacts of Development on Environment – Rio Principles of Sustainable Development- Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) – Objectives – Historical development – EIA Types – EIA in project cycle –EIA Notification and Legal Framework–Stakeholders and their Role in EIA– Selection & Registration Criteria for EIA Consultants

UNIT II

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

9

Screening and Scoping in EIA – Drafting of Terms of Reference,Baseline monitoring, Prediction and Assessment of Impact on land, water, air, noise and energy, flora and fauna - Matrices – Networks – Checklist Methods - Mathematical models for Impact prediction – Analysis of alternatives


UNIT III

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLAN

9

Plan for mitigation of adverse impact on water, air and land, water, energy, flora and fauna – Environmental Monitoring Plan – EIA Report Preparation – Review of EIA Reports – Public Hearing- Environmental Clearance Post Project Monitoring

UNIT IV

SOCIO ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT

9

Baseline monitoring of Socio economic environment – Identification of Project Affected Personal – Rehabilitation and Resettlement Plan- Economic valuation of Environmental impacts – Cost benefit Analysis-

UNIT V

CASE STUDIES

9

EIA case studies pertaining to Infrastructure Projects – Real Estate Development - Roads and Bridges – Mass Rapid Transport Systems - Ports and Harbor – Airports - Dams and Irrigation projects - Power plants – CETPs- Waste Processing and Disposal facilities – Mining Projects.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

COURSE OUTCOMES: The students completing the course will have ability to
CO1:carry out scoping and screening of developmental projects for environmental and social assessments
CO2:explain different methodologies for environmental impact prediction and assessment
CO3:plan environmental impact assessments and environmental management plans
CO4:evaluate environmental impact assessment reports

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Canter, R.L, “Environmental impact Assessment “, 2nd Edition, McGraw Hill Inc, New Delhi,1995.
2. Lohani, B., J.W. Evans, H. Ludwig, R.R. Everitt, Richard A. Carpenter, and S.L. Tu, “Environmental Impact Assessment for Developing Countries in Asia”, Volume 1 – Overview, Asian Development Bank,1997.
3. Peter Morris, Riki Therivel “Methods of Environmental Impact Assessment”, Routledge Publishers,2009.

REFERENCES:
1. Becker H. A., Frank Vanclay,“The International handbook of social impact assessment” conceptual and methodological advances, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2003.
2. Barry Sadler and Mary McCabe, “Environmental Impact Assessment Training Resource Manual”, United Nations Environment Programme, 2002. 3. Judith Petts, “Handbook of Environmental Impact Assessment Vol. I and II”, Blackwell Science New York, 1998.
4. Ministry of Environment and Forests EIA Notification and Sectoral Guides, Government of India, New Delhi, 2010.

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