A critical analysis of the quality of EIA reports for filling stations in South Africa / Kruger R.

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dc.contributor.author Kruger, Reneé en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-10T16:26:47Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-10T16:26:47Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/7375
dc.description Thesis (M. Environmental Management)--North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2012.
dc.description.abstract In order to make decisions to approve filling stations, an environmental impact assessment (EIA) needs to be conducted and evaluated by the competent authority. Although numerous filling stations have been authorised for operation, the quality of the EIA reports that form the basis for decision making has never been evaluated. The evaluation of the quality of EIA reports on filling station developments by means of an adapted Lee–Colley review package formed the basis of this research. The main conclusion was that the quality of the EIA reports for filling station developments, as reviewed by the adapted review package, is generally of a poor standard. This means that a decision to approve a new filling station is generally based on just enough information to the competent authority. The main deficiencies in the EIA reports related to site description, cumulative impacts and mitigation measures, while the environment description, identification of impacts, scoping of impacts, assessment of impact significance and emphasis (impacts) in the reports were of good quality. The results from the reviewed EIA’s correspond mostly with the literature on the review of EIA reports. en_US
dc.publisher North-West University
dc.subject Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) en_US
dc.subject Environmental Impact Report (EIR) en_US
dc.subject Quality en_US
dc.subject Filling station en_US
dc.subject Review package en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Omgewingsinvloedbepaling (OIB) en_US
dc.subject Omgewingsimpakverslag (OIV) en_US
dc.subject Kwaliteit en_US
dc.subject Vulstasie en_US
dc.subject Hersieningpakket en_US
dc.subject Suid-Afrika en_US
dc.title A critical analysis of the quality of EIA reports for filling stations in South Africa / Kruger R. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.thesistype Masters en_US

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