This discusses the organization problems encountered in implementing Federal environmental legislation. The major problem identified is time delay, the present bad time to move a project from authorization to letting is 6'1/2 years; in 1961 it was 3 years 8 months and 1954 the same project would have required 2 years and 10 months. The most frustrating aspect is Section 4 (F) of the DOT Act of 1969. The author goes on to discuss filing environmental impact statements and methods of dealing with air and noise pollution. One remedial step discussed is the multidsciplinary planning team which aids in freeway design.
- Conference held 23-24 March 1972.
New Mexico State University, Las CrucesEngineering Experiment Station
Las Cruces, NM USA 88001
- Wilson, P
- Publication Date: 1972-6
- Pagination: p. 73-81
- TRT Terms: Administration; Administrative procedures; Air pollution; Environmental impact statements; Environmental impacts; Freeways; Highway design; Laws; Multidisciplinary teams; Noise
- Identifier Terms: National Environmental Policy Act of 1969
- Old TRIS Terms: Environmental policy act; Freeway design
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Environment; Highways; Law;
- Accession Number: 00260104
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: NMSU-EES-45-72
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 5 1974 12:00AM