Parameter Tree:
EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS

Definition:
The systematic identification and evaluation of the potential impacts of
proposed projects, plans, programs, policies, or legislative actions upon the
physical, chemical, biological, cultural, and socioeconomic components of the
environment.


Reference:
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering, Third
Edition. New York:McGraw-Hill, Inc.