Environmental Decisions and Procedures

Services in the Field of Environmental Decisions and Procedures

A report on the impact of a project on the environment (colloquially: EIA report, environmental report) is an inseparable element of the environmental impact assessment procedure for projects that may affect the environment, for which it is necessary to obtain an environmental consent decision.

Environmental survey consists in determination of the species composition and, in most cases, also the number and distribution of found taxa from the studied group. Environmental survey concerns animate nature (flora, fauna, vegetation) as well as selected elements of inanimate nature (rocks, viewpoints, river beds, waterfalls, etc.).

Assessment of the impact on a Natura 2000 site consists in analysing whether a given project may significantly deteriorate the condition of the natural habitats and/or species for the protection of which the site was established, adversely affect the integrity of the site and the coherence of the entire Natura 2000 network.

Acoustic analysis is a specialized mathematical model that, based on given parameters, calculates noise intensity in given locations or a grid of receptors throughout the analyzed area. The result of the analysis are noise levels in the receptors, graphic attachments with results in the form of isophones, a discussion of these results and proposals for minimizing actions.

Environmental consent decision for a project is a document that is obtained in the course of administrative proceedings under the provisions of the Act of 3 October 2008 on the provision of information on the environment and its protection, public participation in environmental protection and on environmental impact assessments (consolidated text, Journal of Laws of 2016, item 353, as amended), commonly referred to as the EIA Act.

Environmental consulting is an expert and legal support at various stages of investment implementation, obtaining financing or investment planning. Before commencing the investment, it is recommended to perform environmental and natural screening for a new undertaking or environmental due diligence for a project that has already started.

As-built monitoring is a planned series of natural or environmental studies aimed at verifying the actual impact of the investment after its creation or aimed at assessing the functionality and effectiveness of planned minimizing and compensatory actions.

Assessment of the impact of an investment on the landscape is an indication of the impact of new facilities appearing on the existing natural or cultural landscape. Landscape valuation is an assessment of a given landscape or viewing interior (visible elements of the environment) in terms of aesthetic values.

Assessment of the compliance of investments with the Water Framework Directive (WFD), assessment of the impact of investments on Body of Surface Water (BSW) and Body of Groundwater (BGW) requires identification of environmental objectives on the basis of ichthyological, chemo-physical and habitat studies.

Ecophysiographic study is a document that is developed before starting work on draft spatial development plans or studies of conditions and directions of spatial development of municipalities or voivodships.

Environmental optimization is a series of consulting activities, based on the analysis of existing documents, as well as research and analysis proposed by our specialists, aimed at reducing the costs of creating an investment, enabling its creation or submitting a competitive offer in a tender procedure.

Environmental impact forecasting is an element of strategic environmental impact assessment. Its detail must be matched to the detail of the document to be evaluated.

Strategic environmental impact assessment is a procedure that is carried out for certain types of documents developed or adopted by administrative bodies or other entities performing public functions.