Environmental Impact Assessment (Online) Part B: The Environmental Impact Statement and Related Topics
NOTE: To register for this class, please email or fax a registration form (click here) to Ginny Stern at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: 732-932-1707.
Please do not register for this class using the NTI online registration system.
This five-week course provides a brief review of the NEPA process, details the components of an Environmental Impact Statement, and examines issues relevant to SAFETEA-LU requirements in reference to NEPA implementation.
The course is offered through Rutgers Online, powered by eCollege. In an online course, there is no physical classroom. It does have an online space where you can interact with the instructor and other students. The "classroom" is open any time - day and night, so you can find the most convenient time to participate. The course can be accessed from any computer meeting the minimum technical requirements. To check computer technical requirements, please go to http://intcampus.ecollege.com/TechReq.learn.
Approximately one week before the class begins, learners will receive an email containing a username and password, and instructions for accessing the course.
You should plan to spend at least an hour every day, or three two-hour sessions per week in the class. Once you enter the "classroom" you can get from unit to unit and page to page by clicking on links and tabs; similar to using web sites. Learners will move through each unit at their own pace within each weekly time period. The instructor guides learners through the course material and facilitates interaction through the use of electronic communications, discussion boards and peer-reviewed exercises.
This course is intended for transportation professionals from transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, and departments of transportation with less than five years experience working with the environmental process relative to project development.
This is the second part of an introductory-level course on environmental impact assessment. It is strongly recommended that you first take Environmental Impact Assessment, Part A: An Introduction to NEPA as a Tool for Decision Making.
Class size is limited to thirty participants..
At the conclusion of this online course, learners will be able to:
- describe the process of preparing an environmental impact statement.
- analyze and solve challenges associated with the preparation of an EIS.
- identify and address transportation-related issues that affect a transit project.
- apply SAFETEA-LU requirements to transportation projects.
To describe the environmental impact statement process as it relates to SAFETEA-LU requirements and the development of public transit projects.