PREPARING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS: COMMENTS BASED ON PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

To aid in the preparation of environmental impact statements for power line rights-of-way the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 provides guidelines for description of the proposed action, for description of the project, financing of the project, and for the use of adjacent land and the proposed facilities. After an evaluation of the aforementioned, the study must also include an environmental impact statement of the proposed action. This model statement shall contain information pertaining to impact on soils, flora, fauna, water resources, and aesthetics and impact on wilderness areas, historical areas, aviation corridors, and economics of the study area. The model statement shall include both favorable environmental effects and the unavoidable adverse environmental effects of a project. Alternatives to a proposed action are also considered such as no transmission line, alternate transmission line routes, alternate types of construction, and alternate methods of construction. Methods of dealing with vegetation analysis, soils, water resources, and impact on aesthetics are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Annual Meeting, "Biotic Manage Along Power Transm Rights of Way," Amherst, Massachusetts 21 June 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Biological Science

    3900 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20016
  • Authors:
    • Stalter, R
  • Publication Date: 1973-6-21

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 133-149

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125812
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM