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What is the preferred alternative in an EIS?

What is the preferred alternative in an EIS?

A. The “agency’s preferred alternative” is the alternative which the agency believes would fulfill its statutory mission and responsibilities, giving consideration to economic, environmental, technical and other factors.

What are the 4 requirements for an EIS?

An EIS typically has four sections:

  • An Introduction including a statement of the Purpose and Need of the Proposed Action.
  • A description of the Affected Environment.
  • A Range of Alternatives to the proposed action.
  • An analysis of the environmental impacts of each of the possible alternatives.

What is alternative range?

1505.1(e)? A. The phrase “range of alternatives” refers to the alternatives discussed in environmental documents.

What is a no action alternative in an environmental impact statement?

In simple terms, a No Action alternative for an existing or ongoing federal project considers what would happen if the federal agency continued to operate and maintain the authorized project with no changes. The detailed analysis of the No Action alternative will be available in the Draft EIS.

Why are the evaluations of project alternatives important in the scoping process?

One key opportunity for enhancing the quality of the alternatives assessment lies in the scoping opinion process, which provides an early opportunity for engagement by the project proponent with not only the regulatory authority and statutory consultees, but also with other expert bodies and the public.

What is the EIS process?

An EIS is prepared in a series of steps: gathering government and public comments to define the issues that should be analyzed in the EIS (a process known as “scoping”); preparing the draft EIS; receiving and responding to public comments on the draft EIS; and preparing the final EIS.

What is EIS in the Philippines?

In the Philippines, we have Environmental Impact Statement System under Presidential Decree 1586 which was ratified on June 11, 1978. It covers the monitoring program for different environmental media such as air, water, soil and development program for the existing community.

What is EIA and EIS?

EIA may be divided into two broad components: the procedures which must be followed and the methods which may be used. The environmental impact statement (EIS) is the most common name given to the printed report which documents the results of the EIA process for consideration by decisionmakers.

What is a no go or zero alternative and how is it important in the evaluation of the project impacts?

The ‘no-go’ alternative provides the means to compare the impacts of project alternatives with the scenario of a project not going ahead. In evaluating the ‘no-go’ alternative it is important to take into account the implications of foregoing the benefits of the proposed project (World Bank, 1996).

Does an EIS expire?

There is no expiration period for an EIS.

What is alternative analysis in project?

Alternative analysis is an examination of other ways the project activities may be accomplished. For instance different resources may be substituted. These substitutions may have an impact on other project constraints. Staff with lower skill levels could be used rather than experts.

Which is the best definition of a no-action alternative?

The definition of the no-action alternative for newly proposed actions seems clear (i.e., the agency will not implement the proposed action or alternative actions). However, for continuing actions, the meaning of the no-action alternative is ambiguous (i.e., continue the activity without modification or discontinue the activity).

What does no action alternative mean in NEPA?

Therefore, the “no action” alternative may be thought of in terms of continuing with the present course of action until that action is changed. Consequently, projected impacts of alternative management schemes would be compared in the EIS to those impacts projected for the existing plan.

Which is exempt from threshold determination and EIS preparation?

A: Certain types of proposals are automatically exempt from the threshold determination and EIS preparation because they are a size or type unlikely to cause a significant adverse environmental impact. Examples include minor new construction of residential, commercial or storage structures and minor road and street improvements.