Environmental Pollution

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TD 171.5.E85 Special Regions or Countries. Other Regions or Countries. Eastern Europe

Beyond Boundaries: The International Dimensions of Public Participation for the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe: Manual on Public Participation in Environmental Decisionmaking

Summary:
Beyond Boundaries: The International Dimensions of Public Participation for the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe: [A] Manual on Public Participation in Environmental Decisionmaking, is a publication from the Regional Environmental Center (REC), an independent, non-profit, international organization. Its mission is "...to promote cooperation among diverse environmental groups and interests in Central and Eastern Europe; to act as a catalyst for developing solutions to environmental problems; and to promote the development of civil society." The REC "...assists environmental nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), governments, businesses, and other environmental stakeholders to fulfill their role[s] in...Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, FYR Macedonia, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia."
This site provides access to the publication for the user. Here, contents of the manual are displayed, as well as additional sources of information. In all cases, titles of chapters are the links to that respective information within the source. Part One of the manual focuses on international dimensions of public participation. Specific discussion points are: necessary elements; international agreements and mechanisms; transboundary context; and multilateral lending institutions. Part Two of the manual is devoted to case examples from cenbral and eastern Europe. Following this section are seven appendices, providing information on : case study questions; treaty classifications; bilateral agreements; selected legal provisions, and a selected bibliography. A glossary, an abbreviations guide, a preface, and regional map complete the contents of the site.
Access to the Regional Environmental Center (REC) web site, a keyword search area, a new information area, and a guest book are also available. When choosing to search, a field is provided for entering keywords to access the REC data center. Results can be viewed in both a text or table format.
The manual and its site are copyrighted and maintained by the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC); Szentendre, Hungary.
To Search:
Select chapter title(s) from contents listing to view text. Or choose search engine and enter keyword(s) in provided field.

Developing Local and Regional Environmental Action Plans: Case Studies of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and the Slovak Republic

Summary:
Developing Local and Regional Environmental Action Plans: Case Studies of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and the Slovak Republic is a publication from the Regional Environmental Center (REC), an independent, non-profit, international organization. Its missions is "...to promote cooperation among diverse environmental groups and interests in Central and Eastern Europe; to act as a catalyst for developing solutions to environmental problems; and to promote the development of civil society." The site is dedicated to case studies of REC work in former socialist countries which have developed economically but have not made environmental concerns top priorities on the local level. The studies document actions taken on behalf of the creation of a healthy environment within these nations.
Access to the publication occurs on the site's first page. Here, contents are displayed, as well as additional sources of information. In all cases, titles of sections or reports are the links to that repsective information within the soucre. The report's overview discusses the projects' background, environmental protection experience, and conclusions drawn from the work. Country reports feature the following locations: (1) Bulgaria -- the cities of Troyan and Stara Zagora; (2) the Czech Republic -- Kolin; (3) Hungary -- the RSD Ecoregion, Mosonmagyarovar, and Satoraljaujhegy; (4) Poland -- the cities of Radom and Elk; and (5) the Slovak Republic -- the Upper Nitra region. A preface, abbreviations guide, regional map, basic information on the countries and local culture, a table of the key characteristics of LEAP cases, and an annex complete the contents of the site.
Access to the Regional Environment Center (REC) web site, a keyword search area, a new information area, and a guest book are also available. When choosing to search, a field is provided for entering keywords to access the REC data center. Results can be viewed in both a text or table format.
The report and its site are copyrighted and maintained by the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC); Szentendre, Hungary.
To Search:
Select country report title(s) from contents listing to view text. Or choose search engine and enter keyword(s) in provided field.

Government and Environment: A Directory of Governmental Organizations with Environmental Responsibilities for Central and Eastern Europe

Summary:
Government and Environment: A Directory of Governmental Organizations with Environmental Responsibilities for Central and Eastern Europe is a directory of organizations with an environmental focus found in the nations of central and eastern Europe. It is a service of the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), established "...to promote cooperation among diverse environmental groups and interests [in this area]...to act as a catalyst for developing solutions to environmental problems; and to promote the development of civil society." Beneficiary countries of the REC's activities are: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, FYR Macedonia, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia.
The directory's main page offers the following fields for searching: (1) country name; (2) subject; (3) responsible institute; (4) contact person; (5) responsibilities; (6) monitoring sector; and (7) activities. Within certain search fields, records can be very narrowed; the "country name" field allows choices from all participating REC nations. The "subject" field offers four options; the "monitoring sector" field offers 53 choices. Once selections have been made and the search is activated, the user will view a list of matching entries. Each title opens its respective record within the directory.
Records of organizations will vary among countries and among titles within the same nation. At their greatest scope, the entries will reflect: the name of the organization; the organization's business address (including phone and fax numbers); statistics concerning the budget and number of employees; the history of the organization (as seen in data); names of responsible officials; key contact personnel (noted with titles, phone and fax numbers); responsibilities of the organization; and its sub-national structures, with their corresponding dutires. At the bottom of the site's main page are links to the homepage of the REC, a new information area, a search engine for the REC web site, and a guestbook area.
The directory and its contents are maintained by the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC); Szentendre, Hungary.
To Search:
Fill in applicable search fields within site's main page. Submit search to view matching records lists. Within list, select title to view complete entry.

Strategic Environmental Issues in Central and Eastern Europe

Summary:
Strategic Environmental Issues in Central and Eastern Europe is a publication from the Regional Environmental Center (REC), an independent, non-profit, international organization. Its mission is "...to promote cooperation among diverse environmental groups and interests in Central and Eastern Europe; to act as a catalyst for developing solutions to environmental problems; and to promote the development of civil society." The REC "...assists environmental nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), governments, businesses, and other environmental stakeholders to fulfill their role[s] in...Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, FYR Macedonia, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia." The intention of this report is to "...map out the ideas of environmental experts from CEE countries regarding strategic environmental issues."
The site consists of the two volumes of the REC regional report in this subject area. The annex within Volume One and the country reports contained in Volume Two are accessible only to REC registered users. Links to REC subscriptions, an online registration form, and a list of REC publications are found at the top of the site's main page. The users should scroll past the contents of Volume One to view the contents of Volume Two. The topics shown within Volume One include: (1) "Preface"; (2) "Executive Summary"; (3) "Experiences and Lessons from the Transition Period"; (4) "Challenges Ahead"; (5) "Key Environmental Needs"; (6) "Interest Groups"; (7) "Conclusions"; and (8) the annex, with its introduction and accompanying nine chapters.
Contents within Volume Two include: (1) "Preface"; (2) "Basic Country Information"; (3) "List of Abbreviations"; (4) "Ten Country Reports"; and (5) two appendices and the copyright area. Links are provided for viewing the texts in Adobe Acrobat format, as well as links to the REC WWW site, its keyword search engine, its new information area, and its guest book. When choosing to search, a field is provided for entering keywords to access the REC data center. Results can be viewed in both a text or table format.
The report and its site are copyrighted and maintained by the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC); Szentendre, Hungary.
To Search:
Select topic of choice from tables of contents to view text. Or choose search engine and enter keyword(s) in provided field.

TD 194.65 Environmental Impact Analysis. By Region or Country. United States. General Works

Environmental Impact Statements Database

Summary:
The Environmental Impact Statements Database (EIS Database) contains "...documents that record the nation's effort to protect the environment in carrying out federal programs....[F]ederal agencies [are required to] prepare detailed analyses of any of their actions that significantly affect the quality of the environment....[Such documents] normally contain a description of the proposed project, a description of the existing environment of the project, an analysis of the project's possible environmental effects, and an examination of alternative courses of action."
The database, a service of the Transportation Library of Northwestern University, contains nearly all EIS's issued by federal agencies since 1969, often in draft and final form. The database can be searched based on Federal agency name, a keyword, words/terms found in document titles, EPA numbers, and year of publication. Searching instructions are found within this site's main page, along with a keyword field. Links are provided for: (1) help with searching; (2) advanced search options; (3) interlibrary loan requests for EIS materials; and (4) general information on EIS and the EIS collection. The first link offers records contents, sample records, and search tips. Advanced searching offers a query page with multiple search fields, all of which can be personalized by the user. Document delivery information and background information on the site are found in the last two links.
After supplying the keyword field or advanced search fields with data, the search results consist of a list of documents featuring the search terms. Users should scroll to view all matching results; each noted report offers the following in its record: (1) title of EIS report; (2) title code ("D" for draft, "F" for final, "B" for other or supplementary volumes); (3) name of lead federal agency; (4) state that project is contained in, if within one state; area blank if located in more than one state; (5) EPA number; and (6) general subject keyword.
The site is maintained by the Transportation Library of the Northwestern University Library; Evanston, Illinois.
To Search:
Fill in applicable search field or search page. Scroll to view matching results.
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