An official website of the United States government.

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you've safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Concept Breadcrumbs

Preferred Term:

environmental assessment

An environmental analysis that evaluates the positive and negative changes to the environment conditions at and around a particular site of a proposed project. When conducted pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, a more detailed environmental impact statement may be prepared pending this general assessment.
Concept Schemes:
Broader Concept:
Narrower Concepts:
Entry Terms:
  • ecological risk assessment
  • environmental risk assessment
  • environmental impact assessment
  • environmental evaluation
  • environmental analysis
Download this Concept:
RDF/XMLCreated 2006-01-19, last modified 2017-08-07