1. How many years have you worked with Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)?

  1. 0-5
  2. 6-10
  3. 10+

2. Approximately what proportion of your time is devoted to EIA?

  1. 0-25%
  2. 26-50%
  3. 51-75%
  4. 76-100%

3. Approximately what proportion of your working time is devoted to the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)?

  1. 0-25%
  2. 26-50%
  3. 51-75%
  4. 76-100%

4. How many EIA documentations have you been involved in the last three years?

  1. 0-5
  2. 6-10
  3. 11-15
  4. 16+

5. How many SEA documentations have you been involved in the last three years?

  1. 0-5
  2. 6-10
  3. 11-15
  4. 16+

6. Have you been participated in the assessment of transboundary effects?

  1. Yes, please specify, the kind of activities and neighboring country
  2. No

7. Which stages of the EIA process are you predominantly involved with?

  1. Report
  2. Screening
  3. Scoping
  4. Impact assessment
  5. Environmental statement
  6. Mitigation and monitoring
  7. Other, please specify:

8. When undertaking EIA which of the following environmental components do you specialise in?

  1. Population - (health risks, social and economic consequences)
  2. Geology, geodynamic phenomena and geomorphological conditions
  3. Climatic conditions
  4. Atmosphere (e.g. emissions and air pollution)
  5. Water (e.g. quality, quantity)
  6. Soil (e.g. contamination, soil erosion)
  7. Fauna, flora and their habitats (e.g. protected, rare, endangered species and their habitats, migration corridors, etc.)
  8. Landscape - the structure and land use
  9. Protected areas and their buffer zones (e.g. Natura 2000, national parks, protected landscape area, protected areas of water resources)
  10. Territorial system of ecological stability
  11. Complex urban and land use
  12. Cultural and historical monuments
  13. Archaeological deposits
  14. Paleontological sites and important geological sites
  15. Intangible cultural values (e.g. local traditions)
  16. Other, please specify:

9. Which of the following stressors in the implementation of the EIA process do you specialize in?

  1. Air pollution - the main source of air pollution (stationary, mobile), qualitative and quantitative characterization of emissions, carbon capture method, the method of measuring emissions
  2. Water pollution - the total amount, type and quality indicators of discharges, discharge location (recipient, public sewer, wastewater treatment), the source of waste water disposal method
  3. Waste - the total amount (t/year), the method of waste management
  4. Noise and vibration (source strength)
  5. Radiation and other physical fields (thermal, magnetic, and others)
  6. Landslides
  7. Other, please specify:

10. In which sectors (of industry) do you have experience of EIA preparation?

  1. Mining industry
  2. Energy industry
  3. Metallurgical industry
  4. Chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industry
  5. Wood, pulp and paper industry
  6. Industry of building materials
  7. Mechanical and electrical engineering
  8. Other industries
  9. Infrastructure
  10. Water
  11. Agricultural and forest production
  12. Food industry
  13. Transport and telecommunications
  14. Purpose-built facilities for sport, recreation and tourism
  15. Military construction
  16. Strategy documents (draft policy, development policy, plan and program, including strategy documents, financed by the European Union)
  17. Planning documentation
  18. Other, please specify:

11. Which methodology procedures do you used most often?

12. Which methodology procedures do you use in transboudary environmental impact assessment (e.g. for impact prediction or alternatives comparison)?

13. Approximately what proportion of your working time is devoted to the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Partly

14. In your opinion, what is the main purpose of EIA?

  1. Comply with the area development
  2. Reducing the environmental impacts
  3. Support for decision making
  4. Tool for sustainable development
  5. Assistance for investors
  6. Contribution to the proposed decision
  7. Reduce future costs
  8. The basis for obtaining a building permit
  9. Other, please specify:

15. What are the strengths of current practice in EIA for the country? Tick, please, a maximum of 3 answers.

  1. A good foundation in law
  2. Many instructions, guidance and teaching guides
  3. Sophisticated methods of prediction impacts - impacts on the environment
  4. Scientific contribution
  5. Other, please specify:

16. What are the weaknesses of the current practice in EIA for the country? Tick, please, a maximum of 3 answers.

  1. Insufficient assessment of alternatives
  2. Limited consideration of cumulative impacts
  3. Insufficient involvement of public
  4. Subjectivity in predicting the environmental impacts
  5. Insufficient monitoring
  6. Limited quality control of EIA documentation
  7. Change after the submission of the draft
  8. Inadequate screening
  9. Poor coordination with land - planning documentation
  10. Limited impact in decision
  11. Missing advisory department for the EIA process
  12. Other, please specify:

17. Do you think the public is well informed on the steps of the EIA process?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Partly

18. Are the input data in processing documentation in EIA procedure easily accessible and of the required quality?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Partly

19. What procedures and methods do you use for identification and assessment of impacts?

  1. Ad hoc methods
  2. Checklists
  3. Matrix
  4. Sectoral guidelines
  5. The systematic sequential approach (SSA)
  6. Networks
  7. Simulation modeling workshops
  8. Spatial analysis methods
  9. Rapid assessment techniques
  10. Multicriteria assessment
  11. Indicators of environmental quality (environmental indicators)
  12. Risk analysis
  13. Mapping overlay
  14. Geographic Information Systems
  15. Life Cycle Assessment
  16. Best Available Technologies - BAT
  17. Economic analysis - cost-effectiveness analysis
  18. Expert opinion
  19. Consultations
  20. Other, please specify:

20. Do you use for environmental impact assessment any specialized software and which in particular?

  1. GIS
  3. ENSIS
  5. IRAS
  6. Other, please specify:

21. In your opinion, is current EIA satisfactory? What should be modified/amended in the existing EIA process with a view to improving its effectiveness?

22. Your comments, recommendation note regarding EIA:

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