How have changes to EIA rules affected environmental consultancies’ work?

The environmental impact assessment regime changed almost two years ago to include human health in a social context, competency checks and major disasters. James Agyepong-Parsons speaks to the experts about how it has affected their practice

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New regulations have changed the way EIA consultants are working

Changes to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) regulations, which entered force in 2017, have had a major impact on the way consultancies work.

The new regulations have given practitioners a formal definition of their practice and added a number of new requirements which have changed the focus of consultancies’ practice.

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