DESIGN OF A SYSTEM FOR EVALUATING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF HIGHWAYS IN GEORGIA

This report summarizes the research results developed by Battelle Columbus during development of a system for evaluating the environmental impacts of highways in Georgia. The system itself is outlined in detail in a separate User's Manual, therefore only highlights of the system are discussed in this report. The objectives of the research project were as follows: 1) to provide a scheme for anticipating, evaluating, and rating environmental impacts of highway projects that are specifically designed for use in the State of Georgia by its Transportation Department in their regular planning, design, construction, and maintenance operations; 2) to describe the skills or capabilities required to utilize the environmental impact evaluation scheme and to suggest recommendations for required organizational changes that would support the system; 3) to describe the monitoring and measurement activities required to support or refine the rating scheme, including a discussion of the data base requirements. The objectives were achieved through the development of three major dimensions. The first was the overall planning process. The second was the methodology for assessing impacts of specific projects while the third was the policy and organizational framework that would be required to implement the process effectively.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201
  • Authors:
    • Drobny, N L
    • Kessler, R R
    • Willeke, G E
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 174

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00260154
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res Proj No 7202 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 11 1974 12:00AM