ERIC Number: ED119955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Environmental Impact Handbook.
Burchell, Robert W.; Listokin, David
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 requires an environmental impact statement for any major federal action affecting the human environment. Now many state and local governments require impact statements from state agencies or private agencies. This handbook presents a standardized approach to the development and implementation of policy. Reviewed are requirements and proposals by states and other political subdivisions. Discussed is the content, format, and interpretation of impact statements. Recommended guidelines for preparing impact statements are outlined. Included are descriptions of projects and the existing environment, impacts of/on the environment, alternative strategies, unavoidable adverse impacts, impacts over time, and irreversible/irretrievable commitments. The appendices contain addresses for available guidelines, annotated and selected bibliographies, manuals, and newsletters, a listing of public and private organizations, and a review of interpretation of impact statements in the courts. (MR)
Descriptors: Environment, Environmental Education, Environmental Standards, Guidelines, Legislation, Quality Control, State Legislation, State Standards
The Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers University, Building 4051 - Kilmer Campus, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903 ($8.95)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Center for Urban Policy Research.