Lessons learned and new challenges for integrated assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act

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One of the first government-sponsored demands for integrated assessment to support decision making in the United States is embodied in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Over the past 25 years, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has supported federal agencies` in evaluating health and environmental impacts as required by NEPA. Many of ORNL`s efforts have focused on complex, programmatic assessments that break new ground and require and integrate expertise from a wide range of technical disciplines. Examples of ORNL projects that illustrate the use of integrated assessment approaches include environmental documentation for: (1) the Department of the Army`s ... continued below

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Carnes, S.A. & Reed, R.M. December 31, 1995.

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One of the first government-sponsored demands for integrated assessment to support decision making in the United States is embodied in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Over the past 25 years, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has supported federal agencies` in evaluating health and environmental impacts as required by NEPA. Many of ORNL`s efforts have focused on complex, programmatic assessments that break new ground and require and integrate expertise from a wide range of technical disciplines. Examples of ORNL projects that illustrate the use of integrated assessment approaches include environmental documentation for: (1) the Department of the Army`s Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program, (2) the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission`s licensing activities related to the Owens River Basin in eastern California and along a 500-mile reach of the upper Ohio River, and (3) the Nuclear Regulatory Commission`s decision regarding restart of the undamaged reactor (Unit 1) at Three Mile Island. Our discussion of these examples illustrates successful integrated assessment approaches and identifies new challenges facing integrated assessment activities.

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  • 1. international conference on multiple objective decision support systems for land, water and environmental management: concepts and approaches, Honolulu, HI (United States), 23-28 Jul 1995

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  • Other: DE96003757
  • Report No.: CONF-9507206--1
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 172099
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc666113

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Carnes, S.A. & Reed, R.M. Lessons learned and new challenges for integrated assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act, article, December 31, 1995; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc666113/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.