environmental impact statement
environmental im·pact statement n: a technical report that details the effect proposed legislation or action will have on the natural and human environment and that is sometimes required to be furnished esp. by a governmental body (as an administrative agency or a municipality) for official and public review in the regulatory and decision-making process – called also environmental impact report;

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

environmental impact statement
n.
A document that a developer must prepare before receiving approval for a new project, predicting the project’s likely effect on the surrounding environment.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


Environmental Impact Statement
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
USA
A statement that the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires federal agencies to file before taking an action "significantly affecting the quality of the human environment." An EIS describes a proposed agency action's negative and positive effects on the environment and offers alternatives. An EIS's stated purpose is to help collect relevant private and public information in a single place to help decision makers remain fully informed. Several states require their agencies to file an EIS under state-specific "little NEPA" statutes.
For more information, see Practice Note, Environmental Law Overview (www.practicallaw.com/2-500-4092).

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


environmental impact statement
n. A report required to be filed by entities seeking federal or state monies, analyzing the environmental implications of proposed projects and legislation.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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