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Guidance on human health risk assessment for environmental impact assessment in Alberta

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Environmental assessment is a key element of Alberta’s process for the review and approval of new major industrial projects. The environmental assessment process in Alberta requires the preparation of an EIA report, which provides information on the potential environmental, health, social, economic and cultural impacts of the proposed project or activity. Alberta Health and Wellness (AHW) takes part in this review process, providing advice to Alberta Environment regarding a proponent’s assessment of potential human health impacts related to the proposed project as presented in the EIA report. The primary objective of this document is to provide general guidance for the completion of a Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) as part of an EIA, with the overall goal of ensuring quality, consistency and completeness of risk assessments conducted in Alberta. The guidance is not intended to be a prescriptive technical protocol for the quantitative assessment of health risks. Instead, the present guidance outlines the general requirements for HHRA conducted as part of an EIA, to ensure that the scope of the assessment is appropriate, that the applicable receptors and exposure scenarios and appropriate data sources have been considered, and that acceptable methods have been used in the estimation of risks.

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environmental health environmental impact assessment health risks risk management

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Type
Guide
Extent

45 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Health and Wellness (1999-2013)

Contributor

Hopkins, Debra

Contributor

Williams, Dave

Place of Publication

Edmonton

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Spatial Coverage

Alberta

Resource Dates

Date Created

2011-08-01

Date Added

2016-10-21T18:05:18.101537

Date Modified

2011-08-01

Date Issued

2011-08-01

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