Industrial hazardous waste (IHW) management national plan in a Balkan country

We were appointed by a consulting company to prepare the national plan of the industrial hazardous waste (IHW) management in a Balkan country. This assignment includes: a) the inventory of IHW being generated and managed in the country; b) gap analysis of the national in comparison with the EU legislation, c) determination of the Best Available Techniques (BAT) for IHW management; d) IHW assessment in line with the EU classifications and the most suitable treatment options; e) assessment of currently available disposal and treatment options; f) prognosis for future IHW treatment and disposal demand; and g) identification of the different possible management and operational structures.

Data acquisition was accomplished in four steps: a) review of reports, surveys of existing data and legislation; b) multi-phase questionnaire survey with the key industrial companies and the waste management companies; c) interview with administration executives; and d) data acquisition from international industrial companies demonstrating specific relevance the companies of the country. Based on the demographical and financial data of the country the prognosis for future IHW treatment and disposal demand were made.


Preliminary environmental impact assessment (PEIA) of a 114 km highway in Albania

The objective of the assignment was to conduct the Preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment (PEIA) of the construction, rehabilitation and the operation and maintenance phases of a 114 km highway in Albania. This assignment also included an extensive soil sampling campaign to identify potentially contaminated sites along the highway.

During this assignment a methodology was constructed in order to prepare the appropriate PEIA study. In particular, this methodology consisted of the following stages: a) desktop study during which all available data were reviewed, b) site visit during which the main environmental related areas were visited and soil sampling campaign carried out, c) identification of the main environmental and social impacts, d) determination of the mitigation measures, e) preparation of the PESIA study, where a Stockholder Engagement Plan (SEP) was also included.

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