STATE-OF-THE-ART OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS IN TRANSPORTATION

The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is a direct outgrowth of the significance Congress has attached to environmental impacts of government actions and policies. The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has written guidelines for Federal agencies to follow when establishing policies concerning the environment. These guidelines also instruct agencies as to the content of impact statements, which may have a wide variation of content. In order to determine how well transportation impact statements conform to NEPA, forty statements were randomly selected, reviewed and summarized in this report. Sites chosen were both urban and rural, magnitudes ranged from statewide to local, modes included highway and mass transit, and report sizes were from a few pages to a few hundred.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Oklahoma, Norman

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Norman, OK  United States  73069

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Johanning, J
    • Talvitie, A
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 75 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092419
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-OK-11-0016-74-2
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1981 12:00AM