OCE751 Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Syllabus:

OCE751 Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Syllabus – Anna University Regulation 2017

UNIT I Introduction

Impacts of Development on Environment – Rio Principles of Sustainable Development Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) – Objectives – Historical development – EIA Types – EIA in project cycle –EIA Notification and Legal Framework.

UNIT II Environmental Assessment

Screening and Scoping in EIA – Drafting of Terms of Reference, Baseline monitoring, Prediction and Assessment of Impact on land, water, air, noise, flora and fauna – Matrices – Networks – Checklist Methods – Mathematical models for Impact prediction.

UNIT III Environmental Management Plan

Plan for mitigation of adverse impact on water, air and land, water, energy, flora and fauna – Environmental Monitoring Plan – EIA Report Preparation – Public Hearing-Environmental Clearance.

UNIT IV Socio Economic Assessment

Baseline monitoring of Socio economic environment – Identification of Project Affected Personal – Rehabilitation and Resettlement Plan- Economic valuation of Environmental impacts – Cost benefit Analysis.

UNIT V Case Studies

EIA case studies pertaining to Infrastructure Projects – Roads and Bridges – Mass Rapid Transport Systems – Airports – Dams and Irrigation projects – Power plants.