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hydrologic conditions, including identification of watershed and
downstream drainage; surface and groundwater quality to be impacted;
conditions downstream or within drainage areas including flood
plains; unique aquatic habitats; water recreation areas and public
water supplies; hydrologic hazard such as flood or storm runoff.
geologic conditions including erosion potential; seismic hazards;
topographic stability and features; description of formations and
faulting; productivity of soil, soil species.
ecological conditions including endangered species; flora, fauna,
and wildlife; unique ecological or sensitive communities.
socioeconomic conditions including population, migrational trends,
employment and labor mix, available public services.
aesthetic conditions including scenic vistas, historic/archaeological
sites, cultural values.
tribal or other religous practices at or near the proposed project.
identification of any other major energy or chemical complexes
planned sufficiently close to the site to mutually impact environ
mental, health, safety, or socioeconomic considerations.
This section should provide the following information as it relates to
facility requirements, overall plant site and setting, and the plant/
process residuals, as appropriate,
Project resource requirements, including energy form and quantity,
land, water, labor, construction and operation materials, etc.
Project site plan and topographic maps, if appropriate, including:
description of physical appearance, and
description of fuel storage area, drainage and runoff patterns.
during construction, operation, maintenance, and disposition of the project including:
quantity, physical and chemical description of air emissions
identification of existing and, where possible, anticipated standards for those areas of environmental concern that are regulated, and
description of mitigating measures employed in the project to
reduce potential environmental effects.
4.0 CONSEQUENCES OF THE PROJECT
This section should contain the following information concerning impacts
and consequences of the project (at selected site and the alternative sites, if appropriate). Plans for offsetting such impacts should be included. This section should also include a summary and ranking of the consequences in the approximate order of decreasing risk to project implementation. The ranking within each subsection should be based on
consideration of items such as: a) natural and magnitude of impact; b)
uncertainty in the effectiveness of proposed environmental controls; c) lack of definitive data on plant streams; and, d) uncertainties in anti
Environmental, health, and safety impacts, including;
atmospheric impacts, including projection of air quality
hydrologic impacts, including changes in groundwater/surface
water quality and quantity, and stream diversion;
land use impacts during and after construction activities;
public and occupational health consequences of construction
activities, including accidents; and
O Socioeconomic impacts.
2. Consequences of Operation and Disposition
O Environmental, health, and safety impacts as a result of project
operation and disposition including mitigating measures, and an
indication if impacts from other "nearby" planned energy or chemical
water quality and quantity, from runoff from storage piles,
leachates from waste disposal sites and wastewater cleaning
Land use impacts resulting from solid waste disposal (including
toxic and hazardous substances) or other discharges.
Geologic impacts, including subsidence, seismicity, erosion, stream diversion, flood plain intrusion, soil permeability
and infiltration, integrity of solid waste disposal sites, etc.
Public and occupational health and safety impacts, including
exposure to toxic and hazardous substances, noise, odor, and