NEW ENVIRONMENTAL UNIT MAY FREE OREGON'S BACKLOG OF 88 PRO- JECTS

THE 28-MAN, MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM WILL APPREHEND MANY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS BEING DEVELOPED BY FEDERAL AND STATE AGENCIES. THE UNIT WILL WORK ON HIGHWAY PROJECTS AWAITING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS AND HELP SPEED UP ROAD CONSTRUCTION. THE FOUR MAJOR GOALS (WHICH INDICATE THE FRAME OF REFERENCE OF PLANS USED IN INVESTIGATIONS) ARE: TO ENSURE THAT ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ARE CONSIDERED DURING ALL PHASES OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT; PROMOTE PUBLIC AWARENESS AND PARTICIPATION IN ALL PHASES; PROMOTE PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES; AND ADVOCATE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH IN UNRESOLVED ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS. A MATRIX FORM TO BE USED AS A TOOL WITHIN THE UNIT AND WITH OTHER AGENCIES AND WHICH CROSS-REFERENCES SOCIAL ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AGAINST FACTORS INVOLVING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION HAS BEEN DESIGNED. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT IT WILL TAKE 2 YEARS TO CLEAR UP THE BACKLOG OF 88 PROJECTS BEFORE THE TEAM CAN TACKLE NEW PROJECTS. THIRTY OR MORE STUDIES MAY BE HANDLED IN A YEAR. A MONITORING SYSTEM OF THE OPERATING FACILITY TO ASSURE THE ACCURACY OF PREVIOUS ANALYSIS IS BEING PLANNED. THIS WILL INCLUDE STUDIES ON AIR, WATER AND NOISE VOLUMES.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dun Donnelley Publishing Corporation

    222 South Riverside Plaza
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 24-5
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200620
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 11 1974 12:00AM