Administration of the National Environmental Policy Act: Hearings, Ninety-first Congress, Second Session ...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971
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Page 100 - Prior to making any detailed statement, the responsible Federal official shall consult with and obtain the comments of any Federal agency which has jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to any environmental impact involved.
Page 199 - 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 Act...
Page 323 - Commission will be best adapted to a comprehensive plan for improving or developing a waterway or waterways for the use or benefit of interstate or foreign commerce, for the improvement and utilization of water-power development, and for other beneficial public uses, including recreational purposes...
Page 935 - To declare a national policy which will encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment; to promote efforts which will prevent or eliminate damage to the environment and biosphere and stimulate the health and welfare of man; to enrich the understanding of the ecological systems and natural resources important to the Nation; and to establish a Council on Environmental Quality.
Page 53 - ... to appraise programs and activities of the Federal Government in the light of the policy set forth in title I...
Page 86 - Federal actions significantly affecting the quality of the human environment, a detailed statement by the responsible official on 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...
Page 203 - Act, it is the continuing responsibility of the Federal Government to use all practicable means, consistent with other essential considerations of national policy...
Page 200 - Government shall— (A) utilize a systematic, interdisciplinary approach which will insure the integrated use of the natural and social sciences and the environmental design arts in planning and in decisionmaking which may have an impact on man's environment...
Page 100 - ... include in every recommendation or report on proposals for legislation and other major Federal actions significantly affecting the quality of the human environment...
Page 203 - 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...

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