Environmental impact of forestry

Table of contents



Guidelines for its assessment in development countries

by Robert C. Zimmermann

Forest Resources Division

FAO Forestry Department

Reprinted 1992

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Note for users

1. Introduction

1.1 General
1.2 Scope, purpose and use of the guidelines
1.3 Nature and purpose of environmental impact assessment (EIA)

1.3.1 EIA vs. routine environmental protection
1.3.2 Difficulties of EIA in developing countries

2. Screening of projects, preliminary assessment of environmental impact and other regulatory options

2.1 Screening of the project
2.2 Preliminary assessment of environmental impact

2.2.1 Data base and familiarization with the project area
2.2.2 Preparation of the Checklist
2.2.3 Administrative follow-up

2.3 Design revision and phased environmental analysis

2.3.1 Design revision
2.3.2 Phased environmental analysis

3. Detailed assessment of environmental impact

3.1 Procedural context
3.2 Authorship of EIRs
3.3 Contents of EIRs and standards of adequacy

3.3.1 Description of the forestry project
3.3.2 Evaluation of alternatives
3.3.3 Mitigation, phased analysis and monitoring
3.3.4 Agencies, individual and literature consulted
3.3.5 Relevant legislation, regulations and licensing
3.3.6 General editorial requirements

3.4 Timing of detailed assessment

4. Review of environmental impact reports

Appendix I

Appendix II

Appendix III

Appendix IV

Appendix V

Appendix VI

Annex A

Annex B

Annex C

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