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Title: Introducing environmental risk assessment
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
This leaflet is aimed at people encountering environmental risk assessment for the first time. It is possible that new legislation or internal procedures mean that you should consider risk in a more formal way You may be asked to do a risk assessment, or asking others to do so to support a regulatory decision or to help decide how to manage risk. Typically, this will involve answering the following questions: What is at risk, and what is it at risk from?; What, and how, might it happen?; How large will the consequences be and how probable are they?; What criteria will be used to judge their significance?; How significant are the probabilities and consequences?; How certain are you about the assessment of probability and consequence?. This leaflet aims to help you structure your thinking about risk assessment in a more explicit way. It explains the principles of assessing and managing risk with a minimum of jargon. We cannot give you all the answers here, however, and further information is available from the sources listed at the end of this leaflet.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Environmental impact assessmentRisk assessmentGuidelines
Extent: 11
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