The Role of Technical Audit in Environmental Impact Assessment
|Mr. P. D. Hiwase1, Dr. N. S. Raman2, Dr. H. V. Hajare3
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Priyadarshini College of Engineering, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India1
Principal Scientist, E.I.A Division, NEERI, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India2
Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Priyadarshini College of Engineering, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India3
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The paper reviews the initial attempts being made in India to commence the practice of environmental audit. Environmental auditing has been developed for industrial (chemical, manufacturing, fuel consumption) applications or process. Technical audit or fuel audit fall into a category of statutory environmental audits required to be undertaken by the Environment Protection Authority. The paper takes a quick look at how the discipline of fuel audit can be viewed as s vital pragmatic management tool to conserve fuels, to optimize costs, to improve system safety and to enhance operational reliability.