ERIC Number: ED053006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
A Procedure for Evaluating Environmental Impact.
Leopold, Luna B.; And Others
This report contains one of the first procedures available to environmental impact statements. The heart of the system is a matrix which is general enough to be used as a reference checklist or a reminder of the full range of actions and impacts on the environment that may relate to any proposed action. This comparatively simple system is intended as a guide for the many people who are faced with the preparation of reports. The matrix is composed of two axes: 1) Existing Characteristics and Conditions of the Environment; and, 2) Proposed Actions which May Cause Environmental Impact. The first has the following major divisions: Physical and Chemical Characteristics, Biological Conditions, Cultural Factors, and, Ecological Relationships. The second has the following: Modification of Regime, Land Transformation and Construction, Resource Extraction, Processing, Land Alteration, Resource Renewal, Change in Traffic, Waster Emplacement and Treatment, Chemical Treatment, and Accidents. (Author/AWW)
Descriptors: Environmental Influences, Environmental Research, Environmental Standards, Guidelines, Models, Physical Environment, Research Criteria, Social Influences, Standards
U.S. Geological Survey, Washington, D.C. 20242 (No Charge)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Geological Survey (Dept. of Interior), Reston, VA.
Note: Geological Survey Circular 645