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environmental impact assessment

an assessment of the environmental impact of a proposed INVESTMENT project such as a new road or by-pass to determine the extent of any POLLUTION effects and destruction of natural habitats. Government authorities in the European Union are now required to undertake an environmental impact assessment of a proposed public investment project. See COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS.
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1995 Application of GIS for GIS was used to develop natural environmental impact analysis and cultural resource inventory, in a traffic relief study.
Nikiforos Diamandouros, has not found any proof of a review, by the European Investment Bank (EIB), of the environmental impact analysis relating to the section of the planned Madrid-France high-speed railway line going through Barcelona.
At the same time, we read that for the "coming soon" Limassol Marina, no environmental impact analysis was carried out (imperative), and as the first blueprints are presented, fearsome question marks are raised regarding the exposure of the entrance to Limassol's Old Port to the roaring waves of the winter Easterlies, not to mention littoral drift and accretion which will follow and other classic marina project effects.
August: Public comment and review of "preferred alternative" and environmental impact analysis.
Some of the topics addressed include water rights and policy; evaluation of surface and groundwater sources; hydrologic modeling; environmental impact analysis; and watershed management.
He was instrumental is formulating the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which required, among other things, that every proposed major federal action "significantly affecting the quality of the environment" had to be subject to an environmental impact analysis. Train also oversaw the passage and implementation of the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, and the creation of the Cancer Advisory Committee and National Pollution Discharge Elimination Permits.
(9) Much of the existing interaction comes through the National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA") mandate for environmental impact analysis, which calls for a detailed review of "actions significantly affecting the quality of the human environment." (10) But even then, the mandate only calls for analysis with no clear goals outside the sectoral goals, not for management.
In China, in the environmental impact analysis process, there are many loopholes,'' he said.
This is because of the ever-growing importance of collecting and managing geospatial data associated with pipeline integrity management, high-consequence areas and environmental impact analysis.
Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis, says that groups or individuals displeased with a NEPA environmental impact analysis can challenge it in court indefinitely.
Nor have plaintiffs stated a valid claim that EPA violated any regulations by not objecting to an environmental impact analysis performed by the PDEP.

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