Environment Permit Application (EPA)
Quality Registrar System offers the consultancy services for submission of Environmental Permit Application. The EPA along with the attached documents will be reviewed by the permitting agency to recommend the facility for a preliminary environmental permit. The Environmental Permit application involves the scope of environmental impact assessment or related studies.
Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP)
The Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) Contains project-specific information about the ways in which a project’s environmental impact will be managed during the construction phase. This information should include best management practices and the roles and responsibilities of key personnel. The aim is to minimize pollution, waste generation and other potential environmental impacts of the project
Environmental Action Plan (EAP)
QRS is proud to offer its consultancy services for Environmental Action Plan (EAP). The EAP is a site-specific plan developed to ensure that appropriate corrective and preventive action measures are taken to resolve problems identified during internal and/or external inspections and audits. A written EAP, with a description of the corrective actions, is developed to assist in site or project managementimplementation of the corrective actions.
The preparation of an EAP helps to ensure that the operation of various establishments does not directly or indirectly cause pollution of the land, water, and air environments in accordance with the requirements outlined in Federal Law No. 24 of 1999 for the Protection and Development of the Environment and the Abu Dhabi Emirate Environment, Health and Safety Management System (EHSMS) Regulatory Framework (Decree 42 of 2009).
Preliminary Environmental Review (PER)
The Preliminary Environmental Review (PER) provides the initial environmental evaluation of a project. The permitting agency may require the preparation and submission of a PER when the applicable environmental baseline data have been collected and are available for the project area. A PER clearly states the current environmental conditions, proposed development and also an assessment of the
environmental impacts associated with the development.
Terms of Reference (TOR)
A TOR is a document that, within the context of the federal laws of Abu Dhabi Emirate and the jurisdiction of EAD (Environmental Agency – Abu Dhabi), serves as a planning tool to guide the assessment and evaluation of the baseline condition of the environment, environmental impacts, and potential mitigation efforts associated with a proposed project within Abu Dhabi Emirate. The main objective of a TOR is to determine the data collection and assessment needs of the EIA that will follow the TOR. This includes outlining and characterizing existing baseline data, identifying data needs, anddetailing the methods that will be used for data collection.
To be effective, a TOR should, at a minimum, also identify the probable environmental impacts of the proposed project and define the elements required to fully assess these impacts. A TOR supports the goals of environmental protection and sustainable development; integrates environmental protection and economic decisions at the earliest stages of planning an activity; predicts environmental, social, and economic consequences of a proposed activity and assesses plans to mitigate any adverse impacts resulting from the proposed activity; and provides for the involvement of government and other agencies in the review of proposed activities.
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
EIA is the appraisal process used to identify, predict, evaluate and justify the environmental, social, and related biophysical effects of a proposed policy, program or project on the surrounding environment. It enables an organization to identify:
• The most environmentally suitable option for their project at an early stage
• The best possible environmental option
• Alternative processes or options
In accordance with Federal Law No. (24) of 1999 and various Technical Guideline issued by Environment Agency- Abu Dhabi (EAD), all new Developments, Infrastructure, commercial and Industrial projects require NOC from EAD. Both national and international laws require environmental impact assessments
(EIA) prior to the commencement of a building or restructuring of a project.
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is a systematic decision support process, aiming to ensure that environmental and possibly other sustainability aspects are considered effectively in policy, plan and program making.
Operation Environmental Management Plan (OEMP)
Operation Environmental management plan (OEMP) is a site, project, or industry-specific plan developed to ensure that appropriate environmental management practices are followed during the operation of a project or industry. The OEMP also ensures that the environmental studies that have been previously submitted have been properly implemented.
Decommissioning Environmental Management Plan (DEMP)
When a facility plans to decommission a portion of or its entire facility, the proponent should submit a Decommissioning Environmental Management Plan (DEMP) to notify the permitting agency prior to the schedule commencement of decommissioning. DEMP should include descriptions of the environmental conditions of the area to be decommissioned, including any monitoring data and
previous remediation activities performed.
Indoor & Outdoor Air Quality Monitoring
• Air pollution is the introduction of air pollutants, chemicals, particulate matter, or biological matters into the environment that pollutes the environment by causing dangerous diseases, discomfort or death to humans and damages other living organisms such as crops or the natural environment.
• Qrs is having expertise & capabilities to monitor the ambient air quality at different locations of the said project premises, for different outdoor and indoor pollutant gases.This will be carried out by taking static gas samples at different locations for air quality monitoring using Air Quality Analyzer (IQM 60). Depending upon the nature of environment and client requirements the equipment is employed over different time periods.
Dust Monitoring (Estimation of Particulate Matter)
• Dust is fine particles which may affect health and environment. They pollute the environment with various particles which can cause dangerous diseases. The major contribution of emission of these particles can come from Industrial, Construction, Agricultural, Transport industries and also through other natural sources.
• For the estimation of these particles, TECORA (PM sampler) shall be used. Samples will be collected and filtered and the filters are weighed in Electronic Analytical Balance (CX220). After sampling of air, filters are re-weighed to find out the initial and final weight of the dust particles. As per UAE Federal Law Number 24 & EHSMS Version 2.0, dust monitoring is to be done for ensuring the Indoor and Outdoor air quality.
• We are well equipped for carrying out the monitoring of listed Parameters. Most common monitored Parameters are PM10, PM2.5 and PM1.
Gaseous Emission Monitoring
• Gas emissions are any gaseous material released, either naturally or artificially, into the atmosphere. The standard Gas emissions monitoring system consists of a sample probe, filter, sample line (umbilical), gas conditioning system, calibration gas system, and gas analyzers which reflect the parameters being monitored.
• Typical monitored emissions include: sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen chloride, airborne particulate matter, mercury, volatile organic compounds, and oxygen. Gaseous Emissions Monitoring systems can also measure air flow, flue gas opacity and moisture.
• Emissions Measurement is the science of characterizing and measuring air pollutants emissions.The measurement of both type and quantity of these contaminants is an important part of obtaining the data needed to implement a meaningful control program. The process of monitoring particulate and gaseous emissions from a stationary source is often referred to as source sampling or source testing.
• Noise is defined as the presence of unwanted sound. Environmental noise is a major issue in most countries, especially in areas of high population, and the sources of noise and their adverse effects on our wellbeing are varied. In terms of assessing the impact of these issues, we need to be able to make suitable noise measurements, or in some cases, monitor the noise levels for longer periods.
• Noise Level is measured by Digital Sound Level Meter such as EXTECH Sound Level Meter or SOLO Sound Level Meter (Black Edition). The unit of Sound Pressure Level (SPL) is dB.The followed Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is in accordance to (European Class 1 Standard) complying with standards EU 93/68/EEC and IEC651 TYPE 2 ANSI S1.4 Type 2.
• Noise monitoring performed using a SOLO Sound Level Meter (Black Edition) conform to IEC 61672-1 (2002) and ANSI 1.11/ANSI 1.4 standards. The noise level monitoring can be conducted for different time periods (e.g. 01 h, 08 hrs. and 24 hrs.)
• A body is said to vibrate when it describes an oscillating motion about a reference position. The number of times a complete motion cycle takes place during the period of one second is called the Frequency and is measured in hertz (Hz).
• Mostly vibration monitoring is performed to comply with local, state or federal regulations and often requires the monitoring of three ground and one air-overpressure channel. These regulations require vibration monitoring in order to reduce or eliminate the potential impact to surrounding structures and services and people working around construction, manufacturing and fabrication activities. Extech (407860) Vibration Meter measure vibration levels for all industrial and construction activities.
Light Intensity Measurement
A light meter is used to measure visible light in units of lux or foot-candles. The light intensity measurement is carried out by using two portable instruments that are Digital Light Meter and Digital Luxmeter.
• Estidama is a building design methodology for constructing and operating buildings and communities more sustainably. This is a holistic framework to assure that sustainability is continually addressed through four key pillars: environmental, economic, social and cultural.
• The Estidama program is mandatory in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates i.e all buildings must achieve a minimum 1 Pearl Rating, and all government-funded buildings must achieve a minimum 2 Pearl Rating.
• Green Building is the practice of creating a built environment that is resource efficient in terms of energy, water, and materials whilst reducing building-related impacts on human health and the environment throughout the building’s lifecycle, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, change of use and deconstruction.
• Dubai’s green building regulations and specifications encourages all developers to build towards a greener tomorrow, safeguarding future generations and at the same time not having a negative impact on the occupant’s health. It addresses different aspects of green building design like:
Ecology and planning
Recourses effectiveness: Energy
Recourses effectiveness: Water
Recourses effectiveness: Materials and Waste
OSHAD THIRD PARTY AUDIT (Reg.No: 1000150)
• Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHAD) was established to ensure the implementation of a comprehensive and integrated management system for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) and to oversee all OSH issues at Abu Dhabi Emirate level, to ensure reduction of accidents, injuries and illnesses and provision of safe and healthy workplaces.
• It is formally known as AD-EHSMS / OHSMS. OHSMS Annual Compliance Audits are established with the aim to include positive points to clarify compliance expectations and ensure effective implementation of an OHSMS with in any organization
• Quality Registrar Systems (QRS) is an OHSAD approved auditing firm. Our Lead Auditors are registered with Abu Dhabi Occupational safety and Health Centre (OSHAD) who are authorized to conduct third party compliance audit.