Department of Transportation. Location and Environmental Studies Section Environmental impact statements
Some records may not be available for research from June 1-11, 2015 due to equipment upgrades. Please consider visiting beforehand or contacting the Research Center for more information.
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
Scope and Content
When a proposed roadway will significantly impact the environment, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (described in 40 CFR 1500-1508) requires an environmental impact statement to be produced. These records are created by UDOT's Location and Environmental Studies Division to be in compliance with the act. Environmental impact statements evaluate how road construction and the final roadway will affect plants, animals, people, and other aspects of the area, and how the effects can be minimized. They also include the evaluation of alternative actions that might offer greater benefits and fewer adverse effects. This series consists of drafts, final publications, and supplemental information.__The records contain many maps and a great deal of descriptive information about land use, social/demographic conditions, housing, air quality, noise, water quality, wetlands and botanical resources, wildlife, floodplains, threatened and endangered species, historic and archaeological resources, geologic setting, and so forth.
This series is available on microfilm.
Microfiche holdings require staff assistance due to fewer reference copies. Handle masters under supervision.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
Microfiche processed by Rebekkah Shaw under the National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant to the Utah State Archives and Records Services for the Utah Microfiche Backlog Project (Grant No.: NAR10-RB-50086-10). July 2010 - December 2011
Other: see temporary list in research center.