Accession Number : ADA316929

Title :   Civil Works Environmental Desk Reference,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER INST FOR WATER RESOURCES FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Martin, Lynn R.

PDF Url : ADA316929

Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 306

Abstract : Numerous environmental laws and executive orders influence and guide water resources planning, development and management within the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Many of these laws identify compliance requirements, and several establish regulatory programs that the Corps of Engineers implements in support of National environmental objectives. These directives also support Federal responsibility for environmental quality and Corps involvement in the restoration of ecological resources. The Environmental Desk Reference IS a document intended to serve as a desk top reference on environmental statutes and executive policy for Corps of Engineers personnel. It contains summary profiles of environmental laws applicable to the Civil Works program. Included in these profiles are legal citations, common names and summaries of the statutes and the Corps implementation guidance. Each profile also identifies the general requirements for environmental compliance. Appendices. Appendix A contains full text copies of a number of executive orders relevant to the environment and environmental resources. Users should check with HQUSACE regarding implementation policy and guidance on these orders. Appendix B is a cross reference table to help users find citations for laws using common names. This table uses the most 'popular' names and Public Law citations for the environmental laws, however users should note that these popular names often differ from the legislative titles of the parent laws, or the amendments. It is critical to note that new legislation frequently amends existing environmental laws, and that often these amendments are included in laws that are not typically or intuitively related to the original legislation. Users should also be aware that most environmental legislation must be implemented in conjunction with other laws. Appendix C provi

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *WATER RESOURCES, REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES, ENVIRONMENTS, PROFILES, QUALITY, RESOURCES, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, PERSONNEL, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, LEGISLATION, ECOLOGY, EXECUTIVE ROUTINES, OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES.

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE