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Lesson 13 Environmental Impact Analysis

TermDefinition
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) Resulted in the creation of the Council of Environmental Quality Act Required that are environmental impacts of a project be considered
Environmental Assessment (EA) Required to determine whether there is a significant environmental impact
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) EIS are for federal actions significantly affecting the quality of the human environment If the environmental assessment determines that there is a significant impact, then an EIS is required
Four Sections of EIS (1) 1. Introduction includes a statement of the Purpose and Need of the Proposed Action 2. Description of the Affected Environement
Four Sections of EIS (2) 3. Range of Alternatives to the proposed action, Alternatives are considered the "heart" of the EIS 4. Analysis of the environmental impacts of each of the possible alternatives
EIS must address each of the following... (1) 1. Probable impact of the proposed action 2. Any adverse environmental effects that cannot be avoided 3. Alternatives to the proposed action
EIS must address each of the following... (2) 4. Relationships between local short-term uses of the environment and the maintenance and enhancement of long-term productivity of the land 5. Any irreversible and irretrievable commitments that would be involved in the proposed action
Created by: amshinn18