With the passage of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, many new projects wil be undertaken which will have some effect on the environment. A host of federal, state, and local environmental laws regulate both these activities and the environmental effects that stem from them. The consequences of failing to comply with the environmental requirements can be severe. The number and complexity of the environmental laws often make it difficult to determine what the obligations are, and how best to meet them. This article offers pointers on how to negotiate the legal maze. Being informed on federal, state, and local requirements is essential. An early start must be made on plans for compliance. A plan must be developed for dealing with the local community. Contracts that are signed must properly allocate responsibility for ensuring compliance. These and other tips offered are discussed.

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    American Road & Transportation Builders Association

    ARTBA Building, 1219 28th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20007-3389
  • Authors:
    • Bulleit, KAN
  • Publication Date: 1992-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 8-9
  • Serial:
    • Transportation Builder
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: American Road & Transportation Builders Association
    • ISSN: 1043-4054

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00620785
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM