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Environmental Assessment: The Regulation of Decision Making

Jane Holder


Environmental Assessment is an inherently interdisciplinary and increasingly important legal mechanism that is concerned with the input and quality of information about the likely effects of development upon the environment. It is a useful tool for examining aspects of the relationship between law, governance, and the regulation of decision-making, which have been central to the development of environmental law. In this book, the procedural mechanism of environmental assessment is analyzed theoretically and historically. The book argues that, notwithstanding its procedural nature, environmenta ... More

Keywords: environmental assessment, development, law, governance, decision-making, environmental law, global port, offshore windfarm, flood defence strategy, recreation centre

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Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199207589
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207589.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane Holder, author
Senior lecturer, Faculty of Laws, University College London

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Appendix I The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended

Appendix II Council Directive 97/11/EC of 3 March 1997 amending Directive 85/337/EEC of 27 June 1985 on the Assessment of the Effects of Certain Public and Private Projects on the Environment (Consolidated Version)

Appendix III Directive 2001/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Assessment of the Effects of Certain Plans and Programmes on the Environment

Appendix IV UN/ECE Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention)

Appendix V United Nations/Economic Commission for Europe Draft Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment (Kiev Protocol)

Appendix VI United Nations/Economic Commission for Europe Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention)

Appendix VII Town and Country Planning (Assessment of Environmental Effects) Regulations 1999 (SI 1999, No. 293), Schedules 2, 3 and 4

Appendix VIII Directive 2003/35/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 Providing for Public Participation in respect of the Drawing Up of Certain Plans and Programmes relating to the Environment and Amending with regard to Public Participation and Access to Justice Council Directives 85/337/EEC and 96/61/EC

Appendix IX Directive 92/43/EC on the Conservation of Natural Habitats and of Wild Fauna and Flora, OJ 1992 L 206, p. 7, Art. 6

Appendix X Regulations in Force in the United Kingdom and Gibraltar