At SOAVE Engineering we are equipped with a diverse staff of professionals who carry out specific studies to analyze and assess the environmental impact of a project.
An environmental impact assessment aims to prevent adverse effects when building a structure instead of subsequently combating them. The different assessments depend on the features of the project itself and can be articulated as follows:
- Verification of need for Environmental Impact Assessment – (pursuant to Legislative Decree 152/2006 and subsequent modifications and additions as amended by Legislative Decree 4/2008)
- Environmental Impact Assessment –
EIA (pursuant to Legislative Decree 152/2006 and subsequent modifications and additions as amended by Legislative Decree 4/2008)
- Environmental Incidence Assessment (pursuant to Presidential Decree 357/1997 and subsequent modifications and additions)
- Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment LVIA (pursuant to Legislative Decree 42/2004 and Prime Ministerial Decree 12.12.2005)
An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is the process of identifying, describing and evaluating a proposed project’s direct and indirect effects on human health, and the beneficial and adverse impact on the environment, inlcuding: fauna, flora, land, water, air, climate, landscape and cultural heritage.
The goal of an EIA is , contribute to quality of life through a better environment see to species conservation and preserve the capacity of the ecosystem to reproduce as an essential resource for life.
There are different procedures for Environmental impact assessments and Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments.
Verification of need for Environmental Impact Assessment
(Governed by Article 20 of Legislative Decree 152/2006 and the structures that fall under the procedure are listed in Annex IV of Legislative Decree 152/2006)
This is a procedure which assess, where appropriate, whether certain building projects or installations may have a negative impact on the environment and will therefore need an
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
(Governed by articles 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 of Legislative Decree 152/2006. The structures covered by the procedure are listed in Annex III to the decree Legislative Decree 4/2008 or Article 6, paragraphs 6 and 8 of Legislative Decree 152/2006 as amended by Legislative Decree 4 / 2008.)
Environmental Incidence Assessment
This assessment is intended to determine in advance whether certain projects may have a significant impact on Sites of Community Importance, Special Conservation Zones and on Protected Zones. Introduced by Art. Article 6, paragraph 3, of the Habitats Directive 92/43 / EEC, its aim is to safeguard the integrity of the sites by examining how the plans and projects not directly related to habitat and species conservation will interfere with the environmental equilibrium.
- Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment
Regulated by Art. 146 of the Code of Cultural Heritage (Legislative Decree No. 42/2004 and subsequent modifications and additions), it is required for all interventions which are in areas bound by law or identified through regional landscape planning, and requires approval from the Cultural Heritage Authorities.