The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, signed into law on January 1, 1973 by the President, requires that all Federal agencies prepare a detailed Environmental Impact Statement for every Federal action that could affect the natural or human environment. Section 102 (2) (c) of the Act requires, in part, that the statement define: (1) The environmental impact of the proposed action; (2) adverse environmental effects that cannot be avoided should the action be taken; (3) alternatives considered; (4) the relationship between short-term uses of man's environment and the maintenance and enhancement of long-term productivity; and (5) any irreversible or irretrievable commitments of resources that would be involved. The review herein also identifies certain measures that may be considered in the design of a transportation facility to ameliorate adverse environmental impact of the facility.

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  • Accession Number: 00050073
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 9949 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 24 1974 12:00AM