A methodology for post-EIS (environmental impact statement) monitoring

Circular 782



A methodology for monitoring the impacts predicted in environmental impact statements (EIS's) was developed using the EIS on phosphate development in southeastern Idaho as a case study. A monitoring system based on this methodology: (1) coordinates a comprehensive, intergovernmental monitoring effort; (2) documents the major impacts that result, thereby improving the accuracy of impact predictions in future EIS's; (3) helps agencies control impacts by warning them when critical impact levels are reached and by providing feedback on the success of mitigating measures; and (4) limits monitoring data to the essential information that agencies need to carry out their regulatory and environmental protection responsibilities. The methodology is presented as flow charts accompanied by tables that describe the objectives, tasks, and products for each work element in the flow chart.
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title A methodology for post-EIS (environmental impact statement) monitoring
Series title Circular
Series number 782
DOI 10.3133/cir782
Year Published 1979
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description iv, 41 p.
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