ENVR07047 2013 SECTORAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

General Details

Full Title
SECTORAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Transcript Title
Sectoral Env Issues
Code
ENVR07047
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Billy Fitzgerald, Noel Connaughton
Programme Membership
SG_SENER_B07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Energy, Sustainability SG_SENVI_J07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Science in Environmental Protection SG_SSCIE_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Description

This module focuses on identifying and assessing a range of environmental impacts (water, air, land, visual, nuisance) associated with a number of economic sectors such as as agriculture, forestry, mining, quarrying, construction, infrastructure, energy production, manufacturing, transport, services, retailing and tourism.

The module also includes the planning and carrying out a detailed inspection of a site, organisation or activity; the legal and technical requirements in relation to the storage, containment (bunding) and proper management of hazardous materials; the assessment of the likely regulatory and environmental impacts associated with emergency situations;and the preparation of nutrient management plans (NMPs) for the sustainable recycling of waste sludges (biosolids) to land.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Identify and assess the most significant environmental impacts (i.e. on humans, air, water, soil, ecology, landscape etc.) associated with a range of economic sectors such as agriculture, forestry, mining, quarrying, construction, infrastructure, energy production, manufacturing, transport, services, retailing and tourism.

2.

Explain how to plan and carry out a detailed inspection of a site, organisation or activity to identify and assess the environmental impacts of past, current or planned activities using a risk-based approach, identify the specialist skills required, co-ordinate a range of specialists and prepare professional reports.

3.

Explain the legal and technical requirements in relation to the storage, containment (bunding) and proper management of hazardous materials such as oil and chemicals

4.

Assess the likely regulatory and environmental impacts associated with emergency situations such as flooding, power outage, fire, vandalism, process interruptions, quality failures, spillage, leaks etc. and the development of appropriate emergency responses

5.

Explain how to prepare a nutrient management plan (NMP) for the sustainable recycling of waste sludges (biosolids) to land to ensure regulatory compliance and consideration of environmental, economic and other factors

Module Assessment Strategies

Participants must complete two separate continuous assessment assignments (worth a total of 40% of module marks) that involves applying the theory to "real world" situations.

Examples include review of the environmental impacts caused by typical activities in a specific sector or identifying and assessing examples of best international practice in relation to common environmental issues across many sectors such as bunding, management of hazardous materials, procedures, training, documentation control etc.

In addition, short theory question assessments (worth a total of 10%) will assist in providing ongoing feedback to learners.

Indicative Syllabus

Identification and assessment of the most significant environmental impacts (i.e. on humans, air, water, soil, ecology, landscape etc.) associated with a range of economic sectors such as agriculture, forestry, mining, quarrying, construction, infrastructure, energy production, manufacturing, transport, services, retailing and tourism.

How to plan and carry out detailed inspections of sites, organisations or activities to identify and assess the
environmental impacts of past, current or planned activities using a risk−based approach.

The legal and technical requirements in relation to the storage, containment (bunding) and proper management
of hazardous materials such as oil and chemicals.

Emergency planning to prevent damage to humans, environment or property associaed with a range of issues such as flooding, power outage, fire, vandalism, process interruptions, quality failures, spillage, leaks etc. and the development of appropriate emergency responses.

Preparation of nutrient management plans (NMPs) for the sustainable recycling of waste sludges (biosolids) to
land to ensure regulatory compliance and consideration of environmental, economic and other factors.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Assignment 1 Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 6 1,2,3,4,5
2 Short Theory Questions Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
3 Continuous Assessment Assignment 2 Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 12 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Theory Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lectures, presentations, group work and group discussions 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self-study, research, reading and reflection 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Directed reading material provided on dedicated Moodle page

UK Environment Agency Pollution Prevention Guidelines (PPGs)

IPPC Licences issued by Irish EPA or equivalent

Conditions on Planning Permissions, Permits or other Licences

European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice for the Protection of Waters) Regulations 2010 - SI N0. 610 of 2010.

 

 

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

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