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The Rational Threshold Value (RTV) Technique for the Evaluation of Regional Economic Impacts.
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CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN ILL
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This report presents the results of a study undertaken to develop a practical technique for evaluating the significance of predicted socioeconomic impacts. A review of important socioeconomic elements was undertaken, a list of indicator parameters was developed, and a technique for evaluating temporal change for establishing significance of the elements was developed. The result was the rational threshold value RTV technique, which can easily be used by DA planners and decision-makers involved in producing Environmental Impact Statements EISs and Environmental Impact Assessments EIAs. Several hypothetical case studies were investigated to ascertain the practicality and usefulness of the technique. Results of these studies indicate that the RTV technique can be used as a screening device to establish the significance of economic and related social impacts resulting from Army military activities. Author
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