1. Introduction -- 2. Summary of the National environmental policy act and implementing regulations -- 3. NEPA process and specific requirements -- 4. Overview and initiating the environmental impact analysis and assessment -- 5. Conducting the environmental impact analysis and assessment -- 6. Multilevel environmental impact analysis -- 7. Environmental analysis tools -- 8. International and individual state environmental impact analysis programs -- 9. Coordinating and managing the environmental impact analysis processes -- 10. Background on case studies.
This book provides a comprehensive description of the environmental analysis and approval process. It describes the methods and tools available to successfully accomplish the analysis and includes a step-by-step description of how to prepare an environmental analysis document that meets technical, regulatory, and stakeholder expectations and requirements. Case studies drawn from author’s long experience with preparation and review of environmental analyses illustrate each step. The text details the regulatory mandates and identifies approaches for prediction of impacts, interaction with stakeholders, comparison of alternatives, and obtaining regulatory approval and public acceptance.-- Provided by publisher..