Accession Number : ADA637085


Title :   Environmental Methods Review: Retooling Impact Assessment for the New Century


Corporate Author : ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY INST CHAMPAIGN IL


Personal Author(s) : Porter, Alan L ; Fittipaldi, John J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a637085.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1998


Pagination or Media Count : 313


Abstract : During the 1960s, there was an upsurge of concern among advanced industrialized nations over Unforeseen adverse effects of technological innovation. The concern led to adoption of methods for estimating and forecasting the impacts of technology and development on public health and safety, social and economic stability, and the environment. Among these were technology assessment, risk assessment, cost benefit analysis, and environmental impact assessment. In the United States, the assessment of the effects of public projects or proposals having a major foreseeable impact on the environment became statutory law under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. This statute, and the methods it stimulated, has possibly had the greatest international impact of any American legislation.


Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , ARMY , AUDITING , CLIMATE , COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS , DECISION MAKING , ECOLOGY , ECONOMICS , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS , HEALTH , LEGISLATION , MILITARY FACILITIES , MODELS , MONITORING , NATIONAL GUARD , PLANNING , POLICIES , PUBLIC HEALTH , RISK ANALYSIS , STANDARDS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE