Accession Number : ADA262307


Title :   Environmental Impact Assessments: Congressional Intent Versus Application


Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 1991-Apr 1992,


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Sprankle, Kenneth A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262307.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : In 1969, Congress passed the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The law directs Federal agencies to establish a Deliberate process to consider the environmental effects of proposed Federal actions. The law also allows the public to play as partners, early and throughout the decisionmaking process, in determining the best decision that balances environmental considerations. So, what does that have to do with defense? The 1990s will require the government to consolidate defense facilities. There will be base closures, realignments of operations, and development of new technologies in new locations. Each major action will have some impact on the environment. And the public will be a key player in the process. Future managers can play ball by the rules and succeed or they can follow their own agenda with the probability of litigation and costly delay. Managing those actions responsibility--up front--will be the measure of success for future managers.


Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING , *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT , MILITARY FACILITIES , SAFETY , FEDERAL LAW , LABOR UNIONS , LEGISLATION , SITE SELECTION , STATE OF THE ART , POLICIES


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE