ERIC Number: ED438695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Assessment and FONSI for the Bison School District Heating Plant Project (Institutional Conservation Program [ICP]).
Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
This paper examines the environmental impacts of replacing the Bison, South Dakota School District's elementary and high school heating system consisting of oil-fired boilers, and supporting electrical components with a new coal-fired boiler and supporting control system piping. Various alternative systems are also examined, including purchasing a newer, high efficiency oil-fired boiler; and using natural gas, propane, or electric heating. A description of the affected environment is provided followed by a discussion of the environmental effects of the proposed action. Environmental areas examined include air and water quality, waste management, land use, visual and recreational resources, socioeconomics, noise, safety and health, and transportation. An appendix provides various maps, letters from South Dakota environmental agencies, and data on air emissions from the school's present and proposed boilers. (GR)
Descriptors: Community Schools, Decision Making, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Schools, Heating, High Schools, Purchasing, Rural Schools, Small Schools
For full text: http://nepa.eh.doe.gov/ea/ea1084/ea_1084.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Support Staff
Authoring Institution: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.