Application of the National Environmental Policy Act to U.S. Participation in Actions of International Financial Institutions: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Hazardous Wastes and Toxic Substances of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundredth Congress, Second Session, June 16, 1988, Volume 4
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Hazardous Wastes and Toxic Substances
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1988 - Developing countries - 252 pages
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Page 74 - State and local governments, and other concerned public and private organizations, to use all practicable means and measures, including financial and technical assistance, in a manner calculated to foster and promote the general welfare, to create and maintain conditions under which man and nature can exist in productive harmony, and fulfil the social, economic, and other requirements of present and future generations of Americans.
Page 99 - ... recognize the worldwide and longrange character of environmental problems, and, where consistent with the foreign policy of the United States, lend appropriate support to initiatives, resolutions, and programs designed to maximize international cooperation in anticipating and preventing a decline in the quality of mankind's world environment...
Page 133 - ... export licenses or permits or export approvals, and actions relating to nuclear activities except actions providing to a foreign nation a nuclear production or utilization facility as defined in the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, or a nuclear waste management facility; (vi) votes and other actions in international conferences and organizations; (vii) disaster and emergency relief action.
Page 145 - Now, therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, and as President of the United States and Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows: 1.
Page 131 - States, and represents the United States government's exclusive and complete determination of the procedural and other actions to be taken by Federal agencies to further the purpose of the National Environmental Policy Act* with respect to the environment outside the United States, its territories and possessions.
Page 152 - When information provided as part of an EIA indicates that the environment within another State is likely to be significantly affected by a proposed activity, the State in which the activity is being planned should, to the extent possible: (a) Notify the potentially affected State of the proposed activity; (b) Transmit to the potentially affected State any relevant information from the EIA...
Page 145 - SECTION 1. 1-1. Purpose and Scope. The purpose of this Executive Order is to enable responsible officials of Federal agencies having ultimate responsibility for authorizing and approving actions encompassed by this Order to be informed of pertinent environmental considerations and to take such considerations into account, with other pertinent considerations of national policy, in making decisions regarding such actions.
Page 132 - Federal actions significantly affecting the environment of a foreign nation which provide to that nation: (1) a product, or physical project producing a principal product or an emission or effluent, which is prohibited or strictly regulated by Federal law in the United States because its toxic effects on the. environment create a serious public health risk; or...
Page 131 - Section 2-4(a): (a) major Federal actions significantly affecting the environment of the global commons outside the jurisdiction of any nation (eg, the oceans or Antarctica...
Page 113 - Assessment (1) The Contracting Parties undertake that proposals for any activity which may significantly affect the natural environment shall as far as possible be subjected to an assessment of their consequences before they are adopted, and they shall take into consideration the results of this assessment in their decision-making process. (2) In those cases where any such activities are undertaken, the Contracting Parties shall plan and carry them out so as to overcome or minimize any assessed adverse...