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1 | Page AKONE SERVICES (INDIA)
Paschim Vihar Colony, Mohan Road, Lucknow India
Phone: +91 94266 61471; +91 7618963255
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SCIENTIFIC PLANET SOCIETY, DEHRADUN
GMS Road, Dehradun India
Phone: +91 9450501471; +91 9909968953
Email
:
editorojer@gmail.com
;
akoneservices3@gmail.com

Offering
3 MONTHS CERTIFICATE COURSE
on
ENVIRONMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT PREAMBLE Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a process of evaluating the likely environmental impacts of a proposed projector development, taking into account interrelated socioeconomic, cultural and human-health impacts, both beneficial and adverse. A decision-making tool, EIA compares various alternatives fora project and seeks to identify the one which represents the best combination of economic and environmental costs and benefits. The Indian experience with Environmental Impact Assessment began over 20 years back. It started in 1976-77 when the Planning Commission asked the Department of Science and Technology to examine the river-valley projects from an environmental angle. This was subsequently extended to cover those projects, which required the approval of the Public Investment Board. Till 1994, environmental clearance from the Central Government was an administrative decision and lacked legislative support. On 27 January 1994, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MEF), Government of India, under the Environmental (Protection) Act 1986, promulgated an EIA notification making Environmental Clearance (EC) mandatory for expansion or modernization of any activity or for setting up new projects listed in Schedule 1 of the notification. Since then, there have been 12 amendments made in the EIA notification of 1994. The MoEF recently notified new EIA legislation in September 2006. The notification makes it mandatory for various projects such as


2 | Page mining, thermal power plants, river valley, infrastructure (road, highway, ports, harbors and airports) and industries including very small electroplating or foundry units to get environment clearance. However, unlike the
EIA Notification of 1994, the new legislation has put the onus of clearing projects on the state government depending on the size/capacity of the project. On 15
th
April, 2019, MoEFCC has issued zero draft EIA notification and on rd March 2020- the new draft EIA notification was issued in compliances with previous all amendments adding some new sectors with new dimensions. Due to public voices, it was not finalized in 2020. Still it is in draft stage to finalize the same. Program Name 3 Month Certificate Course on Environment Impact Assessment Program Type Certificate Course Mode of Delivery Online (Google Meet- Link will be shared 30 minutes before class. The course will start on st week of Every month for new batch. PREREQUISITES
• Familiarity with Environment or graduate/post graduate in Civil/Environment/Chemical/Chemistry/Town
Planning/Architecture/Geology/Sociology/Hydrology/alike subject as mentioned in QCI (NABET) scheme v.
• Basic computer literacy. Program Duration The course's total duration will be 36 hrs. including practical / project work. Considering the schedule of Saturday half-hour and Sunday 2 and a half hour total weeks required to complete the course will be
12 weeks, i.e. approx. 3 Months Duration can be adjusted depending upon weekly hours available.
• Who can Register for this Course
Graduate/Post Graduate of
Civil/Environment/Chemical/Chemistry/Town Planning/Architecture/Geology/Sociology/Hydrology/alike subject as mentioned in QCI (NABET) scheme v, Government officials, Aspirants from Foreign Countries with Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, Marketing/Promotion Executives, Entrepreneurs
(SMEs, MSMEs), Consultants, Academicians, Any other Professionals from the Industry or Environment sector.
Skills Covered
• Basics of EIA
• EIA and Legislation
• EIA Notification 2006 and EIA 2020: An Overview
• Structure of EIA
• Legal Framework for EIA
• Process of Environment Clearance
• Baseline Data Collection for EIA Studies
• Impact Assessment Technologies (Matrix)
• Environment Management Plan
• Preparation of EIA Report
• EDS/ADS/ToR ppt/EC ppt/Case Studies


3 | Page PROGRAM FEES
S.No. Type of Candidature Course Fee Remarks
1 Indian
Nationals/ACO/Govt
Employee/NGO Rs. 7500 Fee can be paid using Google
Pay/Phone
Pe
(+91 9450501471) PayPal
(editorojer@gmail.com)
/NEFT- ask detail on Email akone.info@gmail.com
2 International Candidates
$250 3
Academia/Professors/Teachers/Non- working Personnel Rs. 6000 4 International Academics
$120 5 Students – Indian Rs. 5000 6 Students – Foreign Nationals
$80 Note There will be concession for group registration. More info- Contact to +91 9909968953. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
✓ Fundamentals of EIA
✓ Exposure to the latest open-source software like QGIS, etc.
✓ Hands-on Practice with real-life case studies CAREER OPPORTUNITIES A candidate by undergoing this program shall have the following career opportunities
✓ As a consultant for EIA and EMP
✓ As a trainee in the Environment protection
✓ As an engineer with the latest know-how, for EIA or such government organizations if otherwise eligible
✓ Freelancer as the consultant to multiple small and large organizations
✓ Faculty Expert for conducting workshops, training etc. regarding EIA Program Objectives and Outcomes Program Objectives Program Outcomes Overall understanding of problems of existing EIA practices Demonstrate an understanding regarding the importance of
EIA Understanding and use of various useful open- source tools available for EIA Studies Exposure to the various tools (QGIS, Google Earth etc) of mapping and design sampling network along with know-how of how to integrate the same in the overall preparation of EIA


4 | Page Familiarize participants with Impact Quantification Design the Matrix to conduct a impact assessment in quantitative manner. Case Studies in EIA Analyze the output of EIA studies with some cases/violations and interpretation of the ADS/EDS etc. PROGRAM STRUCTURE Teaching Scheme
(Hrs/Week) Examination Scheme Total LT P External Internal Theory Practical Theory CE. Practical
½
2
½
30 60 20 20 20 150 EXAMINATION PATTERN
The program shall be evaluated fora total of 150 marks as follows. a) Continuous Evaluation (CE) in Theory Courses 20 Marks. This consists of a maximum of 5 marks for attendance calculated as follows. A student shall have a minimum of 75% attendance in a course to be eligible to appear in the external examination, failing which the student shall have to repeat the course. The remaining 20 marks shall be awarded by the course teacher based on the performance of the students in weekly fortnightly class tests, assignments, problem-solving, group discussions, quizzes, project reports, seminar participation, presentations, debates etc. b) Mid Term Examination (ME) in the course 20 marks. The course teacher shall conduct this examination. The maximum duration for the examination shall be one hour. A student to be eligible for appearing in the external examination shall score a minimum of 40% in (ab) together. c) External Examination (EE) in the course 30 marks. The external examination shall be conducted for 30 marks for half-hour and shall be conducted by the course teacher. There will be a practical performance-based examination on the real-life problem for the practical component of 60 Marks, and one and half hours will be given to complete the task. The passing criteria in the external examination are 40%.
PROJECTS
The registrant will have to individually undergo one project within tenure to have hands on understanding with some class exercise based on software (open source. The registrant will be preparing a report based on the project and give practical viva-voce at the end of the allotted duration. The registrant can perform the project


5 | Page work and practical work through study-from-home mode. The total hours student needs to undergo the practical project in the course is 20 hours. GRADING CRITERIA The grades obtained by the students will be finalized as follows
% of marks obtained Description Letter Grade Grade Point
90-100 Outstanding O
10 80-89 Excellent A+
9 70-79 Very Good A
8 60-69 Good B+
7 50-59 Above Average B
6 40-49 Pass P
5
<40
Fail
F
0
COURSE CONTENTS
3 Months Certificate Program in EIA (40 Hours Theory)
Module
Topics
Contact Hours
1
Introduction
• What is Impact Assessment Studies?
• An Overview of EIA Notification 2006 and it’s amendments
• Structure of EIA report
• Environmental Management Plan (EMP)

Additional Studies
02 2
Legal Framework for EIA
• The Water Air (P&CP) Act, 1974 & its Applications
• The Air (P&CP) Act, 1981 & its Applications
• The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986
• Solid/Hazardous Waste Management Rules
• QCI- NABET Accreditation Procedure
• Other Related Rules & Notifications on EIA
04 3
Process of Environment Clearance
• Screening
• Scoping
• Public Consultation
Appraisal
• Terms of Reference (TOR)
• Environmental Clearance
• Committee/s (SEAC/EAC)
04 4
Collection of Baseline Data for EIA studies
12


6 | Page Monitoring, Analysis, Interpretation & Reporting of Environmental Quality parameters on
• Meteorology Site Specific Climate
• Ambient Air Quality and AQI
• Noise levels and NQI
• Water Quality (Surface & Groundwater) and WQI
• Soil Quality & SQI
• Flora, Fauna & Biodiversity studies - BIA
• Geology – Hydrology
• Land Use mapping and QGIS
• Forest and Wildlife Clearance - Eco-sensitive zones
• Socio Economic Survey
• Solid & Hazardous Wastes generation
• Sources of Secondary Data collection
• Statistical Analysis & Interpretation of data
5 Impact Assessment Technologies
• Identification of Environmental Impacts & Prediction on Air, Water, Soil, Noise, Biotic & socioeconomic conditions
• Quantitative Assessment through Matrix Method
• Developing the Matrix for Impact Assessment
• Assigning the Activities and Putting number
• Air Quality Modelling, Meteorology
• Dispersion of Stack and Fugitive Emissions
• Software for Quantification of Impact
• Traffic Impact Assessment (LOS)
• Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment
• Construction and Operation Phase Impact
04 6 Environmental Management Plan
• Preparation of Environmental Monitoring Program
• Preparation of Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for prevention & Mitigation of pollution impacts
• Water Conservation measures
• Energy Conservation measures (ECBC)
• Rain Water Harvesting-Resource Conservation
• Green Belt Development & Its rules
• Corporate Environment Responsibility (CER): Rules & Activities
• Role and Responsibility of EMC
• Budgetary Provision
• Preparation of Sectorial EMP
04 7
EIA Case Studies
06


7 | Page Preparation of EIA & EMP report, Submission to Environmental Appraisal Committee (EAC/SEAC) & Obtaining Environmental Clearance (EC)
• ToR & EC presentation
• EDS and ADS Replying the query
• Case Studies in EIA
Conception MIA, SIA & WIA
• Report Preparation and Issues during Presentation
• Violation Cases ABOUT TRAINER

• Dr. Ashok K. Rathoure is NABET (QCI-NEW DELHI) approved EIA Coordinator (EC) and Functional Area Expert
(FAE) for conducting EIA studies in various sectors.
• Dr. Ashok K. Rathoure is having experience more than 14 years includes Teaching, EIA consultancy and Technical writing.
• He has special expertise in Water Pollution Prevention, Control & Monitoring, Ecology & Biodiversity, EIA, ZLD, SQI, WQI, AQI, QRA, LCA, TIA, MIA, BIA, WIA, CFP, Green Building and allied subjects.
• Dr. Ashok K. Rathoure has served more than 100 companies in India and has delivered many training programs on EIA, AQM, ZLD, Noise Modelling, Career Orientation, Environmental Management Plan, etc. to a multitude of audience across India.
• He has published more than 45 Books on various subjects (Course and Research Book) published across India and abroad. Also, authored more than 100 research & review papers. He has supervised 24 research scholars at UG & PG level.
• His forte is being able to explain the complex concepts in simple and easy to understand language. FOR ENQUIRES Dr. Ashok K. Rathoure Email- editorojer@gmail.com Phone +91 9909968953; +91 9450501471 Dr. Devang Shah Email devjigna@gmail.com Phone +91 83204 40087 Mr. Ajay Rathore Email- akone.lko@gmail.com Phone +91 76189 63255

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