What is an environmental impact assessment for?
As specialists in environmental management, in ProCycla we perform estudios de impacto ambiental (EIA) in all types of projects, works and companies in order to analyze, anticipate and mitigate the effects of their productive activity on the environment, in addition to checking the level of the most significant environmental indicators.
Public administrations set certain conditions for the proper management of waste generated, emissions into the atmosphere and the use of energy and resources.
In Spain, the Declaración de Impacto Ambiental is mandatory for most companies in the energy, agriculture and livestock, extractive and steel industries, as well as the chemical, petrochemical, textile and paper industries.
Food product companies, infrastructure, hydraulic engineering and water management projects, and waste treatment and management projects must also undergo an environmental impact assessment.
Therefore, in order to apply for environmental licenses or authorizations that allow them to carry out their activity, it is essential to carry out a study that certifies compliance with current legislation and the requirements in each case (Law 20/2009, of December 4, on the prevention and environmental control of activities) or, failing that, to propose corrective actions.
On the other hand, any company, regardless of its size, can carry out environmental impact studies as part of its corporate social responsibility.
How is an environmental impact report done?
The environmental impact study is a technical document that must always be prepared by a specialized professional capable of evaluating the technical, economic and social feasibility of a project taking into account environmental criteria.
At ProCycla we have a group of engineers with more than 10 years of experience and fully qualified to perform this type of evaluations. In general, the contents of an environmental impact study usually include:
- The description of the project and actions to be carried out.
- An analysis of the technically feasible alternatives with justification of the solutions adopted.
- List and description of the project’s interactions with the environment.
- Identification and assessment of the ecological impact
- Proposed corrective measures and actions
- Definition of a monitoring program for environmental indicators
- Final synthesis document
As part of our services, our team is also in charge of preparing the application forms, submitting the file to the administration and following up on the process.