OPR Practice Note PN02: Environmental Impact Assessment Screening

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) comes from EU environmental policy, the initial Directive of 1985 and its three amendments have been codified by Directive 2011/92/EU of 13 December 2011. Directive 2011/92/EU has been amended in 2014 by Directive 2014/52/EU. Together these comprise the EIA Directive. The EIA Directive aims to ensure a high level of protection for environment and human health.

MacCabe Durney Barnes provided advice to the Office of the Planning Regulator on the preparation of the Practice Note. It provides information and guidance on screening for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) by planning authorities. The Practice Note includes useful templates and addresses issues that commonly arise.

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