Statements & Assessments

Environmental Impact

EIS’s and EIA’s are a specialty service provided by All-Phase Environmental Consultants. EIA’s and EIS’s are detailed studies of how development may affect the specific flora and fauna located in a region, as well as socio-economic impacts, recreational and long-term agendas. EIA’s are usually a more detailed description of the benefits and consequences of speculated developments, whereas the EIS is a statement of the current conditions at the property.

Whenever projects or programs are planned, there are potential impacts upon the environment. When these proposed projects are federally funded, such impacts become relevant to the public. What these impacts may be and the magnitude of their effect are reported in Environmental Impact Statements.

Environmental impact statements are required by Section 102(2) (C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (PL91-190)(NEPA) which requires federal agencies to consider the probable environmental effects of projects and programs under their control. The statements included the following:

  • The environmental impact of the proposed action
  • Any adverse environmental effects which cannot be avoided should the proposal be implemented
  • Alternatives to the proposed action
  • The relationship between local short-term uses of man's environment and the maintenance and enhancement of long-term productivity
  • Any irreversible and irretrievable commitments of resources which would be involved in the proposed action should it be implemented

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a tool used to identify the environmental, social and economic impacts of a project prior to decision-making. It aims to predict environmental impacts at an early stage in project planning and design, find ways and means to reduce adverse impacts, shape projects to suit the local environment and present the predictions and options to decision-makers.


  • Scoping: identify key issues and concerns of interested parties
  • Screening: decide whether an EIA is required based on information collected
  • Identifying and evaluating alternatives: list alternative sites and techniques and the impacts of each
  • Mitigating measures dealing with uncertainty: review proposed action to prevent or minimize the potential adverse effects of the project
  • Issuing environmental statements: report the findings of the EIA.