The results are presented of a study of environmental management and local government. The study has two main components: A survey of chief executives in cities over 10,000 population and counties over 50,000; and, a series of field studies of local environmental management in Dallas, Texas; Inglewood, California; Miamisburg, Ohio; and the Piedmont Triad Region (Forsyth and Guilford Counties), North Carolina. The major topics include: Perception of the definition of environment, priority of environment as a local policy issue, and types of environmental problems facing each local government; adoption of local policy statement on the environment; existence of citizen environmental boards, environmental agencies, environmental sections in master plans, land use controls, other environmental controls, moratoria, environmental quality standards, environmental impact assessment procedures, environmental law suits, tax incentives and penalty charges; factors contributing to and factors creating obstacle to development of environmental programs; and, relations with state and federal agencies.
"February 1974." "Grant No. R-801374." "Program Element 1HA097." "Project Officer Alan Neuschatz, Washington Environmental Research Center." "Study conducted by the International City Management Association for the Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency." Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-350). Environmental Protection Agency