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Title: Introducing environmental risk assessment
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
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
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:1788
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