Accession Number : ADA319532

Title :   Significance in Environmental Project Planning: Resource Document.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Doll, Amy ; Rubin, Kenneth I.

PDF Url : ADA319532

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to provide guidance for identifying and describing resource significance in environmental project planning within the Corps of Engineers' Civil Works Program. The concept of resource significance is taking on a new meaning. In flood control and navigation projects, the environmental concerns were to avoid negative impacts on significant resources. If and when negative impacts did occur, they had to be mitigated. As a result, often the minimum was offered as mitigation for detrimental impacts. In today's planning environment, with environmental resources becoming the project purpose, the emphasis is shifting towards identifying all of the significant environmental resources in the study area and planning to enhance or restore those resources to some self-sustainable state. Given that some resources are more significant than others, and that there will never be adequate funding to address all environmental resource problems and opportunities, we are faced with developing a selection process for identifying the most significant environmental resources so that those can be addressed with available funding. This work unit within the Evaluation of Environmental Investments Research Program, attempts to define a method for identifying and prioritizing significant environmental resources.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, INVESTMENTS, NAVIGATION, PLANNING, DOCUMENTS, RESOURCES, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, SELECTION, FLOOD CONTROL.

Subject Categories : Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE