Environmental impact assessment

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to offer a scientific, technical and regulatory overview on the issue of environmental permits, offering participants the most up-to-date knowledge in the sector. Professional practice cannot be limited to a mere execution of normative precepts, but must be supported by a scientific knowledge of observed and measured phenomena; the technical-scientific aspect underlying the legislative aspects will be treated with particular attention. The topics dealt with, although still neglected by some Public Administrations, are now the subject of current legislation and need to be respected. Target of the course is the development of knowledge to train a figure specialized in environmental authorizations, which appears to be a high social value support for both companies and programs to safeguard natural ecosystems and human health from air pollution phenomena, water and acoustic. Supporting small and medium-sized businesses, which need qualified help to effectively meet the requirements of the new environmental protection regulations, as environmental permits are a highly relevant scientific-technical area.
Expected learning outcomes
The target is to train professional figures able to interact with consolidated and emerging needs of companies regarding environmental certifications and authorizations.
The issue of environment protection is becoming increasingly important in professional practice based on new national and European regulations. It is therefore necessary to train new figures capable of interacting with the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and with the evolution of the procedures and obligations of productive activities towards the Public Administration, in terms of pollution reduction and environmental protection.
Many of the newest environmental standards, to which SMEs must comply, need professionals to support companies, guide them and guide them correctly. Today there is no training course able to train specialists with specific and operational skills in this field. The Environmental Impact Study and Procedure Course aims to fill this gap.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
online lectures on skype platform
Course syllabus
Study program:

- general definitions
- definition of pollution
- environmental safety
- aquifers
- surface waters
- eutrophication
- surface water pollution
- groundwater pollution
- rocks
- permeability

- atmosphere
- main pollutants
- acid rain
- greenhouse effect
- capture of diffuse emissions
- flue gas purification: types of plants
- national legislation
- regional legislation
- basic definitions
- skills
- sampling mode
- dust collection
- smoke analysis
- photoionization VOC meter
- chromatography
- diffuse emissions
- ordinary authorization procedure
- simplified authorization procedure
- procedure for insignificant emissions
- unhealthy working
- olfactory harassment

national legislation dlgs 152/06 smi
- discharge authorization

- subjects required to control
- drains on the ground
- underground drains
- surface water discharges
- sewer drains
- regional regulation no. 6/19
- identification of agglomerations
- domestic wastewater
- assimilated wastewater
- Attachment A
- Attachment B
- evaluation of assimilability
- delivery in the sewerage system of the discharges
- connection of domestic and assimilated wastewater discharges to the network
- application for authorization
- domestic and assimilated wastewater discharges from isolated settlements
- application for authorization
- regional regulation n. 4/06
- definitions
- First rain and wash waters subject to regulation
- systems for collecting and conveying first rain water
- delivery and emission limit values of first rainwater and washing water
- application for authorization
- special provisions for low-pollution draining surfaces
- samplings and verifications
- second rain waters subject to the provisions of regulation DGR 21.6.06 n. 8/2772
- hints on the regional regulation n. 2/06
- the main domestic wastewater treatment systems
- septic tanks
- phytopurification
- biological treatment
- dispersion in the ground by sub-irrigation (all. 5 resolution of the Committee of
Ministers 4.2.77)
- Circular of the Lombardy Region 16.4.2009 n. 5 adaptation of the existing discharges of isolated settlements.
- waste water treatment
- hints of primary, secondary and tertiary treatments
- water purification
- sludge treatment and disposal
- hints of remediation of polluted aquifers
- Surfactants and biodegradation

- Definition of remediation
- CSR and CSC
- Remediation procedures: characterization,risk analysis,remediation
- Notes on the main methods of risk analysis
- Drilling and sampling from the water table
- Notes on remediation techniques

- definition of waste
- municipal solid waste
- special waste
- special hazardous waste
- pollution generated by uncontrolled waste disposal
- waste conservation mode
- disposal
- treatment plants
- types of separation
- incineration
- types of landfill
- composting and biostabilization
- inertization treatments
- asbestos
- hints about asbestos legislation
- evaluation algorithm
- asbestos removal
- asbestos disposal
- behavioral norms in waste management
- waste regulations
- Sistri
- earth and rocks from excavation

- Definitions
- Sound Level Meter
- national legislation
- Lombardy region legislation
- detection techniques
- controls and supervision
- outside noise
- emission limits
- foreseen input limits
- municipal acoustic classification
- acoustical classes of the territory
- Acoustic classification approval procedures
- acoustic remediation plans of companies
- competent technician in room acoustics
- noise impact prediction
- acoustic climate forecast
- acoustic requirements of sound sources in places of dancing entertainment and public entertainment and public exercises
- passive acoustic requirements of buildings
- guidelines for the presentation of noise impact prediction documentation
- self-certification
- internal noise
- methodologies and materials for noise abatement
- urban compatibility
- classification of unhealthiness
- forms
Prerequisites for admission
Teaching methods
frontal lesson - discussion-case study-problem solving-simulation
Teaching Resources
Assessment methods and Criteria
final oral exam
Lessons: 32 hours
Professor: Paggi Franco