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This figure shows the main stages of the EIA process as a flow chart. ‘Proposal identification’ runs to ‘Screening’, which runs to ‘Initial environmental examination’. This splits into two: on the right, ‘No EIA’ required; on the left, ‘EIA required’. ‘EIA required’ runs to ‘Scoping’, which runs to ‘Impact analysis’, which runs to ‘Mitigation and impact management’, which runs to ‘EIA report’, which runs to ‘Review’, which runs to ‘Decision making’. This splits into two: on the right, ‘Approved’, which runs to ‘Implementation and follow up’, which runs to ‘Information from this process contributes to effective future EIA’; on the left, ‘Not approved’, which runs to ‘Redesign’, which runs to ‘Resubmit’.

The diagram also shows that public involvement typically occurs at the ‘Scoping’ and ‘Review’ stages, although it may occur at any other stages in the EIA process.

 2.9 EIA process