Building capacity among environmental and customs officials for detecting illegal transboundary shipments of hazardous and electronic wastes was the focus of the Second International Hazardous Waste Inspection Project. 11 countries participated in the Project, which was convened by the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) Seaport Environmental Security Network (SESN).
The Environment Impact Assessment is ideally an integral component of a project's planning process. It identifies potential risks given the present scenario and the perceived impact of the project's activities. Given this, the EIA gives recommendations given the set of information available during the time of the assessment. However, once the project takes place, a review of the EIA is seldom made. There is a need to revisit the EIA especially if perceived environment conditions change.
The main objective is to drive out of business unscrupulous Toxic and Hazardous Wastes (THW) transporters with fake or expired licenses.
The transport sector is identified to be one of the contributors of air pollution in Dhaka. In particular, two-stroke auto rickshaws or baby taxis were identified as one of the strongest contributor. It was also found out that this vehicle emits a hydrocarbon; volatile organic compound; and particulate matters. The program to achieve better air quality was kicked-off by conversion to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and the startup of fueling stations in October 2001. In December 2002, the Ministry of Communications issued a ban on two stroke baby taxies.
The practice is an on-going and continuous process to stream line and simplify the conduct of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedures.
The practice aims to provide cost-effective air monitoring program, especially in the scenario of budget and resource constraint.
A number of persistent organic chemicals are used in industries. However, laboratories in developing countries normally do not have the facilities to analyze the pollutants created by these organic chemicals.
An on-line application process facilitates the evaluation and issuance of Certificate of Non-Coverage (CNC) from the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) System. A considerable amount of resources are saved, both by the applicant and the concerned agency.
The aim of the practice is to provide transparency, consistency and predictability of the conditions imposed on the Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC).