Examples of Effective Techniques for Improving the Quality of Environmental Documents

For more than a decade, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has been engaged in an effort to improve the quality of environmental documents prepared under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This effort has included several initiatives undertaken in collaboration with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The purpose of this report is to help practitioners bridge the gap between the theory and practice of producing high-quality NEPA documents by providing examples that illustrate specific techniques. The examples are organized into two broad categories: improving overall document quality and meeting NEPA and related requirements. This report consists of 17 chapters, each addressing a technique for improving the quality of NEPA documents. Each chapter begins with a brief introduction, which provides context and describes the technique. Following the introduction, the chapter includes a series of examples. Each example is an excerpt from a recent environmental impact statement. The examples are annotated to describe the techniques that they are intended to illustrate.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 398p

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  • Accession Number: 01536063
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2014 2:41PM