CW-CELDS User Manual.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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In May 1979, the Federal Office of Management and Budget began requiring all Federal agencies performing water resources activities to certify compliance with 15 environmental statutes for each proposed or ongoing project in the planning or construction stage. The Office of the Chief of Engineers tasked the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory CERL with developing a computerized system which will help Division and District environmental planners determine compliance with these 15 statutes, In response, CERL developed the Civil Works CW-CELDS system, which takes the user through a series of questions based on the tasks required by the statutes. Based on answers supplied by the user, the system will identify most cases where a project does not comply with a particular statute. The system will then give the user a chart of the logic path taken in each session. This chart can be used to certify compliance with a particular law. CW-CELDS is an effective means for project managers to certify compliance and to help with project planning. The system is a component of the Environmental Technical Information System.
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