Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) System

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    EIS Systems Documents, 1992
    (Environmental Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1992-01) Chan-Hui, Sonia
    EIS System Programs Listing Version 1.0.
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    EIS System 1991
    (Environmental Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1991-07) Cook, Carolyn D. ; Miller, Jacqueline N. ; Rappa, Peter J.
    The state's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) system is a process by which physical and social environmental information concerning a proposed action is compiled so that these factors, along with traditional economic considerations, can be incorporated into government decision making. The various steps that make up the process require an expenditure in time and money that ultimately adds cost to a proposed action. The chief benefit of the EIS system is that it will yield better decisions and improve the quality of the physical, natural and social environment. However, a legitimate concern of policy-makers, and to a certain extent developers and the general public, is whether the present system is the best means of collecting and presenting environmental information. Periodic review and evaluation of the EIS system process is a means of addressing that concern. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the information gathering process created by the state's EIS law, chapter 343 HRS, and to make recommendations for improvements if needed.
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    EIS System 1978 
    (Environmental Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1978-01) Cox, Doak C. ; Rappa, Peter J. ; Miller, Jacqlelin N.
    An environmental impact statement (EIS) is a document that identifies and describes the effects that a proposed action will have on the environment. This report deals with the environmental impact statement system that was instituted in the State of Hawaii as the result of the passage of Act 246 by the 1974 Legislature. The study on which it was based was undertaken at the request of, and with the support of, the State Office of Environmental Quality Control. Act 246 (1974) and the Regulations of the Environmental Quality Commission, which was established under the Act to administer the EIS system, are incorporated in this report as Appendices A and B. Considering the purposes of the study in developing the report, we have addressed first, the background and purposes of the system; second, aspects of the system in which it differs from other similar systems or to which alternatives have been proposed; and third, modifications of the system that would result in its improvements with respect to its objectives.