COMPUTER-AIDED ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ANALYSIS FOR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES: USER MANUAL

The federal government has asked its agencies to incorporate environmental considerations when planning new projects and activities. Environmental impact assessments and statements (EIA and EIS) provide a basis for review and analysis of a proposed project's environmental consequences. The Environmental Impact Computer System (EICS), which the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory has developed, helps planners efficiently identify the primary and secondary impacts of their proposed projects or activities and suggests ways to mitigate these impacts. This manual assists Army personnel in accessing EICS for activities associated with construction, one of the nine functional categories of Army activity. The manual begins with definitions of new terminology and an overview of the system's philosophy, purpose, and components. Included in the step-by-step instructions for accessing the system are designation of construction activity categories and detailed construction activity descriptions. An input form, necessary for obtaining EICS output, and instructions for its completion are provided. This form includes filter questions which help the user reduce output to more site- and project-specific information. The manual discusses in detail procedures necessary for using EICS output for environmental impact assessment, and outlines the steps for preparing a proper and complete EIA/EIS. The EICS will save its users time and money by eliminating unnecessary library and field research.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

    Army Corps of Engineers, P.O. Box 4005
    Champaign, IL  United States  61820
  • Authors:
    • Urban, L V
    • Balbach, H E
    • JAIN, R K
    • Novak, E W
    • Riggins, R E
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 84 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097000
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Technical Repr. E-50
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM