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ASH ENV 333 Week 5 Final Paper
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The creation of an Environmental Impact Statement can take two to three years to
complete, depending on the complexity of the proposed project. There are numerous
individuals and technical experts involved. For the Final Paper, you will develop an
abbreviated form of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement by selecting one of the
You are attempting to build a wastewater treatment plant in a newly developed
urban area. The site is located in an attainment area. There is a local waterway that
runs through the site. The area is heavily populated.
You are proposing to build a power plant in an industrialized area. The site is located
in an attainment area but local regulations require offsets be incorporated into the
plan. The closest waterway is 1.5 miles away. The gradient of the land slopes towards
the water. There is a small population of people that surrounds the industrial area.
You are proposing to build a recycling center in a rural area. The area consists of
numerous waterways. There are many farms in the area. The population is medium
in size and spread throughout the area. The area is in a nonattainment area.
You are proposing to build a shopping mall in a heavily populated rural area. The
area adjacent to the site consists of a nature preserve. The main road into and out of
the site is a single lane road in each direction. The area of the site is in an attainment
Develop a scoping plan for the scenario of your choice. Include a minimum of three
(3) alternatives as well as the no build alternative.
Discuss a minimum of three (3) important criteria from each chapter regarding your
proposed site (i.e. discuss land-use and development, social and neighborhood
effects, economic factors, relocations, traffic and transportation, energy, historic and
archaeological resources, visual resources, air quality, noise, geology and soils,
water resources, floodplains and coastal areas, wetlands, and vegetation and
wildlife). It is understandable that every category may not be affected by your
proposed project. However, you must indicate the category and include a brief
statement as to why certain criteria do not apply. Since the scenarios provided may
not address every situation that could arise, you may extrapolate and be creative
regarding the surrounding area. Make sure that you support any decision that you
make by explaining its importance in regards to the site and the community. Provide
evidence throughout your paper to support your statements
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