Environmental impact


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Environmental impact

Any change to the environment, whether adverse or beneficial, wholly or partially resulting from human activity, industry, or natural disasters. Includes all the social and physical effects of a development or government policy on the natural and built environment.
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Environmental Impact Reduction through Business Activities
The dialogue doesn't end with the completion of the environmental impact report.
Either the agencies put on a performance without genuinely considering environmental impacts and involving the public, or the process itself has become too slow and expensive without clear guidelines on how agencies should produce the documents and how courts should review them.
The CEQ reports annually to the administration on the state of the environment and oversees implementation of the environmental impact assessment process.
Breakthrough technologies in development of revolutionary wood structural systems will substantially improve durability, performance, and disaster resistance; increase energy efficiency and occupant health; reduce construction time and labor; and reduce the environmental impact of wood and wood-based products.
Even if Welsh can get Optiflex included in the next version of the UPC, the state can't allow expanded use of plastic pipes until the 1982 environmental impact report is completed.
The Project involves revision of several sections of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the County of Humboldt General Plan Update (GPU): *Updated traffic modeling and transportation impact analysis.
The project's environmental impact report and subdivision maps were approved 5-0 by commissioners at a meeting Tuesday night.
In both cases, the judges found that the City Department of Environmental Protection adequately identified and reviewed all potential environmental impacts of the plant.
Environmental Protection Agency's Region 9 offices, says there are both manufacturing and end-of-life issues to be considered: "You have the issue of the consumption of copper and petroleum products to begin with, and anytime you're dealing with the extraction and use of virgin resources, you have the potential for incredible environmental impact," he says.
Late last spring, after holding several public hearings, the NMFS put the permits on hold until ATOC completed federal environmental impact statements.
In July 1989, a small group of citizens petitioned the state Environmental Quality Board (EQB) to prepare a generic environmental impact statement (GEIS) on the potential effects of the unprecedented timber harvesting.

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