GUIDELINES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT - REVISED DEPARTMENTAL GUIDANCE

This document encourages the use of formal risk assessments as part of a proactive approach to environment protection. The guidelines that it presents provide a common framework for risk assessment, as a key part of the process of appraising environmental decision making in the UK. They build on guidelines formulated in 1995, and state some basic principles normally used by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) and the Environment Agency (EA). They provide decision makers, practitioners, and the general public with a consistent language and approach to environmental risk assessment and management. The document's chapters cover: (1) an introduction to the guidelines; (2) a framework for environmental risk assessment and management; (3) the social aspects of risk, including risk perception, responses to risk and the role of the media; (4) problem formulation, including developing a conceptual model; (5) reasons, key criteria, and methods for risk screening and prioritisation; (6) quantification and handling uncertainty; (7) evaluating the probability and significance of a risk; (8) appraising options, trade-off analysis, and methods for decision making; and (9) designing a monitoring programme and handling monitoring data. Three case studies are also presented.

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  • Publication Date: 2000

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 88 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00802783
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-11-753551-6
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 8 2000 12:00AM