ERIC Number: ED072960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
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A Manual for Conducting Environmental Impact Studies.
Walton, L. Ellis, Jr.; And Others
This report presents methodologies for measuring the anticipated environmental impact of proposed highways at the conceptual, location, and design planning stages. An interdisciplinary team approach is recommended. The research emphasizes the systematic collection and evaluation of data on various types of impacts, including those related to community facilities (churches, hospitals, and parks), relocation of people and business, employment, noise, air pollution and historic sites. Worksheets, utilizing monetary values and other suggested weights, are presented for evaluating the anticipated impact. The results of the weighting scheme are summarized for each type of impact in an environmental ratio worksheet. The report also provides a suggested list of key individuals and agencies (such as pastors, school principals, planning directors, and employment commissions) which should be interviewed and with whom possible impact results may be discussed. (Author/BL)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Environmental Influences, Environmental Research, Evaluation, Guides, Interdisciplinary Approach, Measurement, Methods, Road Construction, Values
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB-210 222 PC-$4.00 MF-$0.95)
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Authoring Institution: Virginia Highway Research Council, Charlottesville.