About the course:
Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) reports are prepared to identify and assess the probable impacts, positive or negative, on the various facets of environment from proposed developmental and industrial projects. Along with the EIA, an Environment Management Plan (EMP) is also prepared which details out the mitigation measures to minimize the negative impacts of the project on the environment. EIA together with EMP completes the report. EIA-EMP reports are required for obtaining environmental clearance for most of the projects in our country as per the EIA Notification of 2006 under the Environment (Protection) Act 1986.
Preparation of EIAs requires knowledge about the concerned Sector of the Industry/ Developmental project and its environmental, ecological and social ramifications. These reports require multi-disciplinary inputs related to land use, air pollution, water pollution, noise and vibration, geology, hydrogeology, ecology, socio-economy etc. Thus, for preparation of EIAs, experts in 12 areas of expertise called Functional Area Experts (FAEs) are required. The person coordinating the study is called the EIA Coordinator (EC).
QCI-NABET being the national accreditation body, developed an accreditation Scheme for EIA Consultant Organizations. The Scheme details out the expertise and facilities required by a consultancy organization wishing to conduct an EIA-EMP study and define the criteria of assessment. The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) mandated, first by an Office Memorandum on Dec 2, 2009 and then through a Notification dated March 3, 2015 that only consultants accredited under the QCI- NABET Scheme can prepare and present EIA-EMPs to the regulatory authorities for obtaining environmental clearances.
As a part of QCI-NABET initiative for capacity building of the EIA Consultant Organizations in the country, On-line training programs are being launched.
What you will learn?
The Modules while explaining the basic theoretical aspects emphasize on the applied Bio-medical waste areas. The various issues are explained with example which will help you to understand how the actual field becomes applied.
The broad coverage of the two modules is as under.
Module 1: Introduction to Biomedical Wastes
Types and identification of various Hazardous and Non-hazardous Bio-medical waste, broad range, disposal and Environmental Implications of BMW
Module 2: Disposal Methods for Biomedical Wastes
Types of Infections caused by unmanaged infected hypodermic needles and syringes Implications of Poor Management of Biomedical waste, Advantages and Disadvantages of various technologies for Bio-medical waste disposal and the WHOs recommendation on BMW
Qualification Criteria -
The course can be taken by any student or professional. But those aiming to be eligible for the QCI-NABET Accreditation Scheme, should meet the qualification requirements specified in the Scheme which are as follows:
Engineering in Environmental, Chemical, Civil, Mining, Chemical Technology, Master’s degree in science subjects, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Bio-waste Management, Industrial Pollution Control, Chemical Technology, Physics, Chemistry
Benefits of Certification –
Going through the Bio-medical Waste modules will –
- Equip the student to appreciate the applied aspects of Bio-medical Waste improving his/her chances of employment in the environment profession
- Experienced experts may refresh their knowledge and skill helping them in their professional work even as a freelancer
- Improve his/her chances to be approved as FAE in Solid Waste Management especially Bio-medical Waste under the QCI-NABET Scheme.