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Author Canterb, Larry ♦ Rossc, Bill
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Good Practice Principle ♦ Bad Uglya ♦ Cumulative Effect ♦ Specific Vecs ♦ Appropriate Attention ♦ Ugly Lesson ♦ Generic Ceam Framework ♦ Professional Practice ♦ Ceam Relies ♦ Strategic Spatial Area ♦ Public Scoping ♦ Environmental Sustainability ♦ Cumulative Effect Practice ♦ Step Generic Process ♦ Agency Context Scoping ♦ Bad Lesson ♦ Project Effect ♦ Good Lesson ♦ Foundational Element ♦ Cumulative Effect Assessment ♦ Many Situation ♦ Useful Basis ♦ State-of-practice Paper Concludes ♦ Anticipated Future International Practice ♦ Vec-based Perspective ♦ Eia Method ♦ International Basis ♦ Eia Practice ♦ Numerous Uncertainty ♦ Policy Issue ♦ Ceam Study
Abstract The historical, current, and anticipated future international practice of cumulative effects assessment and management (CEAM) is addressed. The “context ” of CEAM is explained and challenges from scientific and policy issues and numerous uncertainties are described. A six step generic process for carrying out CEAM is provided. Opportunities for mitigation and management are highlighted, with emphasis given to “collaboration ” as a foundational element for dealing with cumulative effects. This state-of-practice paper concludes by noting six “ugly lessons ” (lack of appropriate attention), eight “bad lessons ” which reflect cumulative effects practices that need improvement, and 12 “good lessons”, which can be used articulate good practice principles related to CEAM. Examples of these good practice principles include: a VEC-based perspective is used in planning and conducting CEAM studies; both proponent and agency context scoping, and public scoping, is conducted; generic CEAM frameworks are applied to specific VECs, and their application and findings are carefully documented and explained; cumulative effects on specific VECs or their indicators are used as integrators of project effects at local, regional, and strategic spatial areas; CEAM is employed as a useful basis for addressing environmental sustainability; and CEAM relies on principles, methods, and tools from EIA practice. In many situations; some modification of EIA methods and tools is effectively carried out for use in CEAM. In summary, the practice of CEAM is growing out of its infancy. As experience is accrued, it is anticipated that good practice principles will be further articulated and utilized on an international basis to improve the professional practice of CEAM.
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Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study