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Key parameters in EIA decision making

Key parameters to be taken into account in impact prediction and decision-making in the EIA process

• nature (positive, negative, direct, indirect, cumulative);
• magnitude (severe, moderate, low);
• extent/location (area/volume covered, distribution);
• timing (during construction, operation, decommissioning, immediate, delayed, rate of change);
• duration (short term, long term, intermittent, continuous);
• reversibility/irreversibility;
• likelihood (probability, uncertainty or confidence in the prediction); and
• significance (local, regional, global). Question

    Explain the parameters that should be considered in decision making regarding EIA reports for named projects your locality.