ENVR09025 2019 Environmental Policy, Planning and EIA

General Details

Full Title
Environmental Policy, Planning and EIA
Transcript Title
Environmental Policy, Planning
Code
ENVR09025
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
09 - NFQ Level 9
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Steve Tonry, Noel Connaughton
Programme Membership
SG_SPROJ_M09 201900 Master of Science in Science in Project Management SG_SWATE_M09 201900 Master of Science in Water Services Management SG_SWATE_O09 201900 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Water Services Management SG_SWATE_A09 201900 Certificate in Water Services Management SG_SPROJ_O09 201900 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Project Management SG_SSTRA_S09 201900 Certificate in Strategic Construction Management
Description

This Module explores the origin and development of environmental policy at European and National level, how the Irish Planning system is used to protect the environment and the requirements of European and National legislation in relation to the environmental assessment of projects (Environmental Impact Assessment) and programmes (Strategic Environmental Assessment).

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Critically review the development and implementation of environmental policy at Local, National and European level.

2.

Explain the legislative framework of the Irish Planning system and how it can help to protect the environment.

3.

Explain the legislative framework for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) at European and National level.

4.

Explain the requirements of the EPA Guidelines for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIAR).

5.

Carry out a detailed review of an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR).

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered part-time.

This will include online lectures, augmented by workshops, independent learning and directed learning.

This approach is expected to address student learning needs. Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 50% Continuous Assessment and 50%, Final Exam.

Regular assessments will be undertaken via Moodle and assignments uploaded via Moodle. Assignments may be designed across modules delivered in the same semester.

Students may be assessed individually or in group environments, with a strong emphasis on continual improvement and skill building.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Critically review the development and implementation of environmental policy at Local, National and European level.

  • Critically review selected environmental policies
  • Devise an appropriate environmental policy relating to a selected environmental issue 

Explain the legislative framework of the Irish Planning system and how it can help to protect the environment.

  • Overview of Irish Planning Legislation and Administrative Structures
  • Review of a City or County Development Plan
  • Planning Case Studies

Explain the legislative framework for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) at European and National level.

  • Overview of the EU and Irish EIA and SEA legislation

Explain the requirements of the EPA Guidelines for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIAR).

  • Requirements of the Irish EPA guidance documents on EIA

Carry out a detailed review of an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR).

  • Detailed review of part of an EIAR

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 Review of an EIAR or Development Plan or Case Study. Continuous Assessment Assignment 20 % Week 11 1,2,5
2 Two separate MCQs (each worth 15%) Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 30 % OnGoing 2,3,4
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final theory exam. Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Workshop Not Specified Online Lectures 7.5 Once Per Semester 0.50
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning - Online 4.5 Weekly 4.50
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
Guidelines on the Information to be contained in Environmental Impact Assessment Reports. Environmental Protection Agency, Johnstown Castle, Ireland

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Irish Planning Acts and Regulations.

City/County Development Plans.

Department of Environment, Community & Local Government (2012) A Guide to Planning Enforcement in Ireland.

Irish EPA (2017), Guidelines on the Information to be contained in Environmental Impact Assessment Reports. 

Irish EPA (2015) Draft Advice Notes for preparing an EIS.

Council Directive 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment, including three amendments (EIA Directive).

Directive 2014/52/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 amending Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment.

Codified Version of the EIA Directive (2014).

DIRECTIVE 2001/42/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 June 2001 on the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment.

Draft Guidelines for Planning Authorities and An Bord Pleanála on carrying out Environmental Impact Assessment - Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, July 2012.

Recent Irish Environmental Impact Assessment Reports

        

Journal Resources

None

URL Resources

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014L0052

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eia/pdf/EIA_Directive_informal.pdf

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32001L0042&from=EN

https://www.epa.ie/pubs/advice/ea/EPA%20EIAR%20Guidelines.pdf

https://www.epa.ie/pubs/consultation/reviewofdrafteisguidelinesadvicenotes/Draft%20Advice%20Notes%20for%20preparing%20an%20EIS.pdf

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eia/eia-legalcontext.htm

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:02011L0092-20140515&from=EN

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None