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Compensatory mitigation and screening rules in environmental impact assessment

Macintosh, Andrew; Waugh, Lauren


Concerns about the effectiveness of environmental impact assessment (EIA) have prompted proposals to improve its performance by limiting the discretion of decision-makers in screening. To investigate whether such proposals are likely to generate the desired results, we conducted an evaluation of the screening process under the Australian government's EIA regime from its introduction on 16 July 2000 to 30 June 2013 (study period). Almost 1 in 5 'particular manner' decisions-a type of screening...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Impact Assessment Review
DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2014.06.002


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