environmental impact statement


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environmental impact statement

A written report containing an analysis of the ecology and general environment of an area, together with projections regarding how that will change during construction of the project and after completion and public usage.These statements were originally required by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, but only for federal projects. Today, most state and local governments require these statements for all large projects and selected smaller ones.The vast collection of federal environmental impact statements, for projects ranging from Alaska to Antarctica, may be accessed online at the Web site for the Transportation Library of Northwestern University,nucat.library.northwestern.edu.

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The Tonto National Forest (part of the US Forest Service) is the lead federal agency for the federal review of the Resolution mine plan and land exchange and is responsible for preparation of the environmental impact statement (EIS) under the NEPA.
In cases where the DENR-EMB finds that an ECC is not applicable, a Certificate of Non-Coverage (CNC) shall be issued confirming that the proposed project is not part of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and poses no environmental threat.
In cases where DENR-EMB finds that an ECC is not applicable, a Certificate of Noncoverage (CNC) shall be issued confirming that the proposed project is not part of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and poses no environmental threat.
In Washington, the Department of Ecology has clearly stated that "decisions about permits cannot be made by local, state and federal agencies until after the final environmental impact statement is issued."
to midnight (both Eastern Time), to explain the staff's progress in developing the scope of the environmental impact statement and to accept public comments.
Testimony and other comment about the US National Environmental Policy Act and the environmental impact statements it requires tends toward advocacy, for or against, says Greenberg (environmental policy, Rutgers, U.), so he decided that if he wanted actual evaluation, he would have to do it himself.
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Attached (see link below) are the "Public notice(s) of draft Terms of Reference for an environmental impact statement (EIS)" which contain a description of the project(s), where the TOR can be viewed and how and when to lodge submissions.
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Following an overview of the NEPA process and its basic requirements, chapters cover tools and techniques for streamlining NEPA, performing a systematic and integrated planning and analysis process, exemptions and categorical exclusions, the threshold for environmental impact statement requirements, preparing environmental assessments and environmental impact statements, planning and mitigating effects of natural disasters and terrorist attacks, emergency planning for continuity of business operations, international environmental impact assessment, and environmental policy and economics.
After the Port of Bellingham acquired the Georgia-Pacific site and announced its redevelopment plans, the port's recently released Draft Environmental Impact Statement is the first major step in that direction.
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