National Environmental Policy Act, Joint Hearings Before ..., and the Committee on Interior Affairs, 92-2, March 1, 7, 8, 9, 1972

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1972 - 604 pages
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Page 3 - ... v. any irreversible and irretrievable commitments of resources which would be involved in the proposed action should it be implemented.
Page 579 - 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 362 - ... 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 2 - The Congress, recognizing the profound impact of Poiioiea and man's activity on the interrelations of all components of the natural goals. environment, particularlv the profound influences of population growth, high-density urbanization, industrial expansion, resource exploitation, and new and expanding technological advances and recognizing further the critical importance of restoring and maintaining environmental quality to the overall welfare and development of man...
Page 5 - To gather timely and authoritative information concerning the conditions and trends in the quality of the environment...
Page 3 - ... include in every recommendation or report on proposals for legislation and other major 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...
Page 4 - All agencies of the Federal Government shall review their present statutory authority, administrative regulations, and current policies and procedures for the purpose of determining whether there are any deficiencies or Inconsistencies therein which prohibit full compliance...
Page 405 - 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 3 - 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. Copies of such statement and the comments and views of the appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies, which are authorized to develop and enforce environmental standards...
Page 77 - 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...

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