ERIC Number: ED174376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Managing the Socioeconomic Impacts of Energy Development. A Guide for the Small Community.
Decisions concerning large-scale energy development projects near small communities or in predominantly rural areas are usually complex, requiring cooperation of all levels of government, as well as the general public and the private sector. It is unrealistic to expect the typical small community to develop capabilities to independently evaluate a highly technical development which to them is a one-time occurrence. Thus, local officials must be aware of resources which they may tap for information and assistance at other levels of government. This handbook advises local officials on how they should organize to most effectively participate with developers, government officials, and consultants in assessing, planning, and managing energy development and how to insure that information is collected and analyzed to reflect local priorities and future planning needs. Discussed are the key areas of impact requiring study--employment, personal income, housing, education, transportation, water supply, solid waste collection and disposal, waste water treatment, health care, recreation, and safety. The handbook provides guidance on organizing a capital improvements program to generate revenues to cover the expanded public facilities usually resulting from energy development. Also discussed is the development of the necessary administrative structure to regulate, monitor, and permit public and private development. (NEC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, DC.