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Study on the assessment of impact interactions within the environmental impact assessment process

The European Commission, DG XI, has launched an open call for tender for a study on the assessment of impact interactions within the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process. The purpose of the study is to investigate the assessment of indirect and cumulative impacts, as...

The European Commission, DG XI, has launched an open call for tender for a study on the assessment of impact interactions within the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process. The purpose of the study is to investigate the assessment of indirect and cumulative impacts, as well as interactions between impacts in EIA, as provided for by Directive 85/337/EEC. The overall aim is to assist those involved in EIA practice or training activities to address adequately these types of impacts. The objectives of the study are as follows: - To review and evaluate methods, techniques and methodological tools used for the assessment of indirect and cumulative impacts and of interactions between environmental factors; - To suggest guidelines, on the basis of identified best practice, towards the assessment of impacts useful to those carrying out and managing EIAs. Tenders will be accepted from individuals or legal entities. Tenderers must show they have the competence and the experience required in the field of EIA for a variety of projects and environmental contexts. Tenderers should also demonstrate that they have the necessary network to cover the Member States, and access the necessary information sources. The study must be completed within six months from the date of signature of the contract. Full tender specifications may be obtained from the European Commission. Requests for tender specifications should be sent to: European Commission DG XI - Environment, nuclear safety and civil protection Mr. B. Sinnott Division A-2 200 rue de la Loi (TRMF 4/87) B-1049 Brussels Fax +32-2-2994449 Completed tenders should be sent to the same address.