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Impact on regional or local plans for fuel, water resources,
solid waste, land, air quality and labor force.
- Irreversible/irretrievable commitment of resources and opportunities
to reuse and recycle resources (wastes, water).
Aesthetic impacts, including visual impacts.
Impact on tribal or other religious practices and sites; and
potential impact on community character.
5.0 REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
This section should identify the major environmental laws, and regulations
(federal, state, and local) for which compliance will be necessary prior
to implementation of the project. The offeror should discuss the following:
0 Preliminary description of best control technology and practices
feasible that would be employed to obtain compliance with identified
and tentative schedule to file for and obtain major permits.
Previously, the Water Resources Council developed assessments of water resource requirements and water supply availability for any non-nuclear energy technology research and development project under the Federal
Non-nuclear Energy Research and Development Act. Since the Water Resource
Council is no longer a functioning body of the Federal Government, water assessments are no longer required. However, because the Clean Coal
Technology Program may result in projects for which water resource
requirements and water availability may be important issues, the following information should be included in the NEPA documentation prepared for those projects:
1. Provide data on water supply and demand within the geographical area
of the proposed project;
2. Provide a discussion on the constraints upon water availability
imposed by treaties, compacts, court decree, state water laws, and water rights granted pursuant to state and federal law;
3. Assesses the effects of the technology development on water quantity;
4. Provide estimates of cost associated with production and management
of the required water supply, and the cost of disposal of waste water generated by the proposed project; and,
5. Provide an assessment of the environmental, social, and economic impact
of any change in use of currently utilized water resources that may be required by the proposed project.
If water resource requirements and water availability are not significant issues, information should be included in the NEPA documentation to
substantiate this fact.