Flashcards in Impact mitigation and Management Deck (14):
What is mitigation?
Aims to identify ways to avoid, minimize, and otherwise resolve impacts associated with developments
What does the success of a mitigation program rely on?
-Proper training and application
What are some objectives of mitigation?
-ID best Practices for project
-Enhance Enviro and social benefits from the project
-avoid, minimize, or resolve/compensate adverse impacts
- ensure residual adverse impacts are kept to an acceptable level
What does a mitigation program identify?
-Means by which mitigation is implemented
-The system and procedures established to achieve implementation
-Monitorin to evaluate mitigation effectiveness
-Provisions to act upon any unforeseen impacts
Who is responsible for the Environmental cost of development projects?
What is the "no net loss" concept?
under the Polluter pays pronciple, the proponent may be faced with paying for the unavoidable impacts of the project, must pay to compensate the equivalent of habitat lost.
What are the 3 goals of DFO's Net Gain of Habitat for Canadian fisheries?
1. Fish Habitat Conservation
2. " " Restoration
3. " " Development
How has harper changed mitigation procedures
Proponents do not need auth. if:
- no impact to fish or fish habitat that support commercial recreational or aboriginal fisheries
- impacts will be mitigated
-Impacts will not result in serious harm to fish
What components make up the mitigation Hierarchy?
What 3 criteria must mitigation measures have to be successful?
What 2 ways can mitigation be implemented?
1. Structural Measures
2. Non-structural measures (economic incentives, legal or insitutional or policy instruments)
What are 4 approaches to impact mitigation
1. Developing alternatives
2. Improving Project planning and design
3. Implementing impact omnitoring and management
4. Providing compensation
What does an EMP outline?
Recommended mitigation and management measures to be carried out by the proponent