Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 12371

Department of Transportation. Location and Environmental Studies Section Environmental impact statements

Dates: 1960-

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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.

Arrangement

Chronological

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

Microfiche holdings require staff assistance due to fewer reference copies. Handle masters under supervision.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

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

Finding Aids

Other: see temporary list in research center.

Container List

FICHE-SET DESCRIPTION
1 1962-1979