Environmental Impact Identification (ENVID) is to identify potential environmental problems ensuring from a planned development / scope and acceptable practice measures to make sure that throughout the generation of the event it ends up in negligible damage to the environment.
- To identify the potential environmental risks involved within the proposed scope.
- To assess the environmental effects and it impacts within the understanding of the causes, consequences and significance of environmental impacts.
- To identify effective management & mitigation to eliminate / cut back impact from environmental aspects.
- The ENVID guide words are consistently applied to each of the study nodes to identify hazards that have the potential to give rise to safety, health, or environmental consequences of concern.
- The proposed prevention, control and associated mitigation measures were explored for every hazard that has the potential to grant rise to consequences of concern. Alternative measures were planned wherever the team were of the opinion that the proposed prevention, control or mitigation measures don't seem to be enough to reduce the associated risks to as low as is reasonably practicable levels.
- The proposed project will be mentioned comprehensively during the ENVID Workshop with the following objectives:
- Confirm or reject each entry as a possible environmental/occupational health issue.
- Add environmental problems based on expert judgment and knowledge by the multi-disciplinary team of workshop attendants.
- Discuss required/planned mitigation measures to reduce potential environmental impacts.
- Agree on significance (in terms of consequence and duration) of every residual impact (i.e. impact following the implementation of mitigation measures).
- Following the workshops, ENVID reports will be ready. Every report can list the key environmental and occupational health impacts related to the activities during the implementation of the proposed project.
- The known and assessed potential environmental impacts of the decommissioning project activities shall be graded based on the severity of risks.
Potential Environmental Risks and Significance
|Severity||Environmental Risk||Potential Impact Significance|
|Very High||Very High Risk (intolerable risk), where the level of risk is not acceptable and control measures are required to move the risk to the lower risk categories||Considered Significant|
|High||High Risk (intolerable risk), where the level of risk is not acceptable and control measures are required to move the risk to the lower risk categories||Considered Significant|
|Medium||Medium Risk – requires additional control measures where possible or management / communication to maintain risk at less than significant levels. Where risk cannot be reduced to low, control measures must be applied to reduce the risk as far as reasonably practicable||Considered Significant|
|Low||Low Risk, where the level of risk is broadly acceptable and generic control measures are already assumed in the design process but require continuous improvement||Not Significant|
The final report of ENVID, lists all the potential impact of the proposed scope / project on the environment and the risks mitigation measure will be given for control / eliminate / prevent the environmental risks associated with the identified risks.