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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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.
Those comments will then be incorporated into a final environmental impact statement (FEIS), which will then be published.
Late last spring, after holding several public hearings, the NMFS put the permits on hold until ATOC completed federal environmental impact statements.
Thus, to an agency person writing an environmental impact statement today, what NEPA said 20 years ago is almost beside the point.
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In July 1989, a small group of citizens petitioned the state Environmental Quality Board (EQB) to prepare a generic environmental impact statement (GEIS) on the potential effects of the unprecedented timber harvesting.
Continued work with state and federal agencies to provide technical information for the environmental impact statement process.
Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Final Request for Proposals (RFP) for the West Valley Demonstration Project Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (WVDP-SEIS) procurement that will provide support to the U.
The City prepared an environmental impact statement for the Croton treatment plant in 1999 and a supplemental environmental impact statement 2004.
District Court Judge Bernard Zimmerman ordered the FAA to prepare and adopt a full Environmental Impact Statement before construction of the airport expansion can begin.
When the Draft Environmental Impact Statement was released to the public in July of 1988, the Forest Service chose to ignore our recommendation and proposed paving the entire length of the road.
Finally, three weeks ago the Navy issued its final environmental impact statement for EMPRESS-II -- the first such assessment completed for any of DOD's EMP simulators.
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