NEPA and Environmental Planning: Tools, Techniques, and Approaches for Practitioners, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

NEPA and Environmental Planning

Tools, Techniques, and Approaches for Practitioners, 1st Edition

Edited by Charles H. Eccleston

CRC Press

448 pages | 37 B/W Illus.

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Description

“… the most comprehensive book on NEPA and impact assessment to date….provides practical guidance for navigating the complexities of NEPA, environmental planning; readers are provided with a single guide describing modern tools, techniques, and approaches for streamlining project implementation.”

Dr. Lynton K. Caldwell, “The Father of NEPA”

(Endorsement prepared for draft text, before he passed away)

The U.S. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 established the world’s first modern national environmental policy. All federal agencies must comply with NEPA’s sweeping mandate to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) evaluating impacts and alternatives of significant federal actions. More than 100 countries have now enacted similar policies emulating NEPA.

Written by a leading NEPA expert, this all-inclusive handbook:

· Incorporates a step-by-by step approach, advancing the reader from NEPA’s basic principles through advanced topics of interest to seasoned professionals

· Describes environmental planning and EIA from both American and international perspectives

· Integrates best professional practices from hundreds of sources, papers, and guidance directives

· Demonstrates state-of-the-art tools, techniques, and approaches for solving problems that have hindered NEPA and environmental planning practices.

NEPA and Environmental Planning: Tools, Techniques, and Approaches for Practitioners is an indispensable resource for professionals in government, consulting, planning, science and engineering, as well as students in undergraduate and graduate programs.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Overview of the NEPA Process and Its Basic Requirements

Tools, Techniques, and Approaches for Improving and Streamlining NEPA

NEPA Streamlining Provisions

Performing a Systematic and Integrated Planning and Analysis Process

Exemptions and Categorical Exclusions

The Threshold Question

Preparing Environmental Assessments

Preparing Environmental Impact Statements

The Scope of Analysis

Planning and Mitigating Effects of Natural Disasters and Terrorist Attacks

Emergency Planning For Continuity of Business Operations

International Environmental Impact Assessment

Environmental Policy, Decision-Making, and Economics

Appendices A & B

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW034000
LAW / Environmental
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General