The book examines the function of environmental impact statements as an aspect of policy implementation, and explores a variety of analytical and decision-making techniques that are applicable to their preparation. The outline of topics and the contents of the majority of chapters are the product of a conference sponsored by the Engineering Foundation. Each chapter addresses the role of impact statements in assessing environmental quality: Chapter 1 examines the impact statement as a means of forecasting alternative actions; Chapters 2 and 3 deal with legal questions; Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 focus on selected aspects of implementation; Chapters 9, 10, and 11 examine analytical techniques as they apply to environmental impact statements; and Chapters 12 and 13 cover the role of public intervention in impact assessment. Chapter 14 takes a close look at the impact statement as an instrument of land use planning.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    LBJ School of Public Affairs, 2315 Red River Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78712-1536

    National Science Foundation

    1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Authors:
    • Blissett, M
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 268 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166254
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSF/RA-760500
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-GI-38068
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM