NEPA, Terrorism, and Environmental Planning: Tools and Techniques for Environmental Professionals

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Overview

“… the most comprehensive book on NEPA and impact assessment to date….provides practical guidance for navigating the complexities of NEPA, environmental planning; readers are provided with a single guide describing modern tools, techniques, and approaches for streamlining project implementation.”

Dr. Lynton K. Caldwell, “The Father of NEPA”

(Endorsement prepared for draft text, before he passed away)

The U.S. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 established the world’s first modern national environmental policy. All federal agencies must comply with NEPA’s sweeping mandate to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) evaluating impacts and alternatives of significant federal actions. More than 100 countries have now enacted similar policies emulating NEPA.

Written by a leading NEPA expert, this all-inclusive handbook:

· Incorporates a step-by-by step approach, advancing the reader from NEPA’s basic principles through advanced topics of interest to seasoned professionals

· Describes environmental planning and EIA from both American and international perspectives

· Integrates best professional practices from hundreds of sources, papers, and guidance directives

· Demonstrates state-of-the-art tools, techniques, and approaches for solving problems that have hindered NEPA and environmental planning practices.

NEPA and Environmental Planning: Tools, Techniques, and Approaches for Practitioners is an indispensable resource for professionals in government, consulting, planning, science and engineering, as well as students in undergraduate and graduate programs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849375590
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 3/18/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 691,441
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Overview of the NEPA Process and Its Basic Requirements
Tools, Techniques, and Approaches for Improving and Streamlining NEPA
NEPA Streamlining Provisions
Performing a Systematic and Integrated Planning and Analysis Process
Exemptions and Categorical Exclusions
The Threshold Question
Preparing Environmental Assessments
Preparing Environmental Impact Statements
The Scope of Analysis
Planning and Mitigating Effects of Natural Disasters and Terrorist Attacks
Emergency Planning For Continuity of Business Operations
International Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental Policy, Decision-Making, and Economics
Appendices A & B

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    I am a NEPA manager. I have purchased a copy of this book for ea

    I am a NEPA manager. I have purchased a copy of this book for each or our staff members. My staff routinely encounters compliance problems in we must determine how to address complex scientific and regulatory issues in NEPA documents. This book usually provides the direction on how to deal with complex regulatory and analysis problems. This text is the most well written and authoritative book on the market in terms of providing thorough and dependable guidance regarding the intricacies of NEPA.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2011

    Excellent NEPA book

    Barnes & Nobel go the title wrong, my copy shows: NEPA and Environmental Planning: Tools, Techniques, and Approaches for Practitioners. Having corrected the title, I can only add that this is a "most needed" book for anyone involved in NEPA practice. The book starts out with the basics and in a step-by-step process, advances the reader into advanced material that it took me 20 years to learn. Unlike most NEPA books that begin and end with a description of the NEPA planning process, this book provides tools and techniques for solving NEPA analysis and environmental planning problems. The book is suitable for both NEPA consultants as well as a text for use in university environmental courses.

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