National Environmental Policy Act: Joint Hearings Before the Committee on Public Works and the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-second Congress, Second Session ...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1972 - Environmental law - 604 pages
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Page 413 - 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 fulfill the social, economic, and other requirements of present and future generations of Americans.
Page 82 - ... i. the environmental impact of the proposed action, ii. any adverse environmental effects which cannot be avoided should the proposal be implemented, iii. alternatives to the proposed action, iv. the relationship between local short-term uses of man's environment and the maintenance and enhancement of long-term productivity, and v. any irreversible and irretrievable commitments of resources which would be involved in the proposed action should it be implemented.
Page 6 - Americans safe, healthful, productive, and esthetically and culturally pleasing surroundings; (3) attain the widest range of beneficial uses of the environment without degradation, risk to health or safety, or other undesirable and unintended consequences ; (4) preserve important historic, cultural, and natural aspects of our national heritage, and maintain, wherever possible, an environment which supports diversity and variety of individual choice...
Page 364 - ... identify and develop methods and procedures, in consultation with the Council on Environmental Quality established by title II of this Act, which will insure that presently unquantified environmental amenities and values may be given appropriate consideration in decisionmaking along with economic and technical considerations...
Page 8 - ... to appraise programs and activities of the Federal Government in the light of the policy...
Page 82 - Nothing in Section 102 or 103 shall in any way affect the specific statutory obligations of any Federal agency (1) to comply with criteria or standards of environmental quality, (2) to coordinate or consult with any other Federal or State agency...
Page 8 - ... make available to States, counties, municipalities, institutions, and individuals, advice and information useful in restoring, maintaining, and enhancing the quality of the environment ; (G) initiate and utilize ecological information in the planning and development of resource-oriented projects; and (H) assist the Council on Environmental Quality established by title II of this Act.
Page 9 - Report required by section 201 of this title; (2) to gather timely and authoritative information concerning the conditions and trends in the quality of the environment...
Page 81 - The Congress authorizes and directs that, to the fullest extent possible: (1) the policies, regulations, and public laws of the United States shall be interpreted and administered in accordance with the policies set forth in this chapter, and (2) all agencies of the Federal Government shall...
Page 63 - To the maximum extent practicable no administrative action subject to section 102(2) (C) is to be taken sooner than ninety (90) days after a draft environmental statement has been circulated for comment, furnished to the Council and, except where advance public disclosure will result in significantly increased costs of procurement to the Government, made available to the public pursuant to these guidelines ; neither should such administrative action be taken sooner than thirty (30) days after the...

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