To plan and control the environmental impacts, one must know what kind of impacts these are and come from where.
Aspects = the interaction with the environment
Impact = A Change to the Environment, Positive or Negative
JIC identifies and evaluates the actual potential aspects and impacts to the environment, whether adverse or beneficial, from its activities, services and facilities. During the evaluation process the significant impacts to the environment are determined.
JIC considered the below points to make an effective environmental aspect analysis
Use of Oil, Absorbent
Recycling of Oil
Degrade Air Quality
Consumption of Natural Resources
Criteria Evaluation to be defined
Magnitude – (volume, size, or amount of the Impact)
Severity – (measure of the intensity of the Impact; impact, damage, or deterioration)
Probability – (measure of how likely it is that the Impact will occur)
Scoring System Can be Numerical or Descriptive, the simple the better.
1 to 5 or 1 to 10
Low, Medium, High
LOW MED HIGH
Procedure for effective Environment Aspect Analysis
- Document the Process in Determining Activities, Impacts, and Significance
- The Responsibilities and Frequency of Updating Activities, Impacts and Significance should be mentioned
- Consider “Management of Change” How the process to be Reviewed and Incorporate Changes in Activities.
- Engage Staff Across the Organization to Develop Activities List
- Identify EAR Team to Identify Significant Impacts and give inputs.
It is essential to identify each possible environmental aspect and impact of it on our surroundings. We must do our part to preserve the resources for our future generations.