CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN ILL
This manual and the associated information provided by the Environmental Impact Computer System EICS were prepared for proponents of Army industrial, procurement, and research, development, test, and evaluation activities to prepare adequate, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary environmental impact assessments and statements for their ongoing and proposed projects and programs. These procedures will enable the Army to meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act NEPA and subsequent Army Regulations AR 200-1. This manual discusses the philosophy behind the environmental impact assessment process presents an overview of the Environmental Technical Information System ETIS discusses the criteria and general approach for using the EICS defines the EICS components provides instructions for accessing the EICS functions listed above and provides detailed procedures necessary to use the EICS output in the environmental impact assessment process and in preparing a formal Environmental Impact Assessment EIA or Environmental Impact Statement EIS. Instructions and procedures herein that are related to the use of EICS replace those provided in the earlier user manuals of this series.