Scoping implementation in National Environmental Policy Act processes in US transportation agencies

Carissa Schively Slotterback

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Abstract

Scoping efforts are conducted at the beginning of National Environmental Policy Act processes and focus on preliminary efforts to engage stakeholders, gather information, and identify issues to focus on during the environmental impact statement. Based on a study of state departments of transportation in the US, a number of challenges in conducting scoping are identified including data availability, public opposition, getting other agencies to participate, and staff and time constraints. At the same time, agencies note important effects of scoping efforts on later steps laid out under the including influencing impact statement content and improving the identification of environmental impacts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-90
Number of pages8
JournalTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2009

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Keywords

  • Environmental impact analysis
  • Implementation
  • National Environmental Policy Act
  • Scoping

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