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Environmental Impact Assessment as a tool for decision making has been formally initiated in late sixty’s at USA through National Environmental Protection Act, 1969 (Glasson et al., 2012, p.50) which has been now adopted by majority of countries of the world (Sadler, 1996, p.25; Petts, 2009; NCEA, 2013).
To monitor the quality of Environmental Statements (on which the overall success of the process depends most) review packages or criteria’s has been first developed in 1987 by Ross for Canadian ESs (Lee and Colley, 1992). Following several initiatives in this arena, Lee and Colley developed their review package in 1990, which has been amended at 1999 lastly (Lee et al., 1999), and it is being used widely for assessing ESs. European commission guideline on EIS review is another precise guideline to evaluate (EC, 2001). Both process has been criticized for the inadequacies to address all the issues (Põder and Lukki, 2011) and variability of scrutiny by reviewers depending on their personal skills and competencies (Peterson, 2010).