Environmental planning for small communities: A guide for local decision-makers




United States Environmental Protection Agency

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Science, Planning and Regulatory Evaluation, Center for Environmental Research Information


An environmental planning guide for small communities offers a guide to planning an environmentally friendly community. The plan acknowledges the overwhelming amount of jobs that are necessary to complete this task and breaks them down into realistic steps. The focus of the community plan is on how to set priorities and decide how to make the best use of your resources to protect the population. The plan provides ideas on how to save your communities money including how to prevent pollution in the cheapest way possible. It offers a blueprint for compliance with environmental regulations. The importance of community awareness and support is needed and discussed in the plan.


154 pgs.


environmental management, pollution control, protection, water quality control, public health