environmental impact report
- A comprehensive analysis conducted to understand the potential effects a land development or construction project would have on local aspects such as population, traffic, schools, fire safety, endangered species, archeological sites, and aesthetic appeal. Required by many states, it should be submitted to local authorities for approval, unless it's deemed there is no potential impact, a condition known as a 'negative declaration'
- The city council reviewed the environmental impact report before approving the new housing development.
- A crucial part of the proposal was a thorough environmental impact report to ensure the project wouldn’t harm local wildlife.
- Despite the promise of economic growth, the environmental impact report indicated potential stress on local schools and traffic, leading to the project's rejection.