The purpose of this Statement is to communicate how, for the purposes of environmental impact assessment, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA):
- considers the object and principles of the Environmental Protection Act 1986
- uses environmental factors and objectives to organise and systemise environmental impact assessment and reporting
- takes a holistic view of the environment and a proposal or scheme’s potential impact on the environment
- considers significance when determining whether or not to assess a proposal or scheme and recommend whether or not an assessed proposal or scheme may be implemented.
13 December 2016