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jbonney Nov 08, 2012 06:37 PM

I am currently doing some research about 'environmental impact assessment' (EIA) and would like to know if you had some information on this topic.
I am aware that there are some regulations in place (both at a country and EU levels) and as such a certain number of projects must go through a mandatory EIA (source:
What I am looking at is basically if there are some numbers available about the following:
- how many projects are concerned on a yearly basis in the EU?
- how many parties are involved in these EIAs?
- how long do these EIAs take on average?
- is there a list about companies that are allowed to run these assessments?

Thank you very much for your help.


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EEA Nov 13, 2012 10:54 AM
Dear Jimmy,

The EEA produces environmental reports and indicators, which assist the European Community in its attempt to improve the environment and move towards sustainability in Europe. EU legislation - including EIA - is beyond the working remit of the EEA.
However, please find below some sources of information you may find interesting:

- The homepage of DG Environment offers a section about environmental assessment at:
- useful contact information can be found at:
- The International association for impact assessment:
- Environmental Impact Assessment: a guide to procedures:[…]/environmentalimpactassessment
- Impact Assessment Tools:

I hope this will help