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Main Title Coal lease tracts in the West - : a concise comparison methodology /
Author Gray, Mary E. ; Dickson, Edward M. ; Holt, Buford R. ; Mara, Susan J. ; Steele, Robert V. ;
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gray, Mary E.
CORP Author SRI International.
Publisher Stanford Research Inst. ; Available through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA 908-4-79-002; CRESS-67; EPA-68-01-4691; SRI-6682
Stock Number PB-295 663
OCLC Number 05699108
Subjects Coal leases--Environmental aspects ; Coal mines and mining--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Coal deposits ; Coal mining ; Environmental impacts ; Surface mining ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Social effect ; Economic impact ; Hydrology ; Ecology ; Leasing ; Regulations ; Benefit cost analysis ; Decision making ; Constraints ; Ranking ; Comparison ; Western Region(United States) ; Legal aspects ; Western coal
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EJBD  EPA 908-4-79-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/12/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 908-4-79-002 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
EOAD  EPA 908-4-79-002 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 02/13/2019
NTIS  PB-295 663 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiv, 264 leaves : illustrations ; 28 cm.
A method for comparing the environmental sensitivity of candidate lease tracts is presented in this easy-to-use handbook. The method helps users analyze information on important aspects of tracts proposed for coal leasing in three ways. First, the method organizes information and analysis about individual tracts according to six critical environmental indicators. Second, the analytical results are used to compare and rank order the tracts from least environmentally affected to most severely affected by mining. Finally, the method incorporates the values of various interest groups into the rankings so that different perspectives on the desirability of mining the various tracts can be readily perceived. This method was specifically designed to evaluate surface-mineable coal lease tracts in the West. However, the concept is flexible and could be applied to almost any area after suitable modification of the indicators.
Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Energy Activites under contract 68-01-4691. "EPA 908-4-79-002." "March 1979." Cover title. SRI Project 6682. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 257-264).