Strategic Environmental Assessment in Action. Riki Therivel. 2004. Earthscan/James & James, London. 288 pp. $110 hardcover, $39.95 paperback.
Environmental impact assessment (EIA) of policies, plans, and programs is required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and implementing regulations, but it is not recognized as a specialty subset of NEPA practice by any specific guidelines. NEPA practitioners in the United States call it “programmatic review.” Programmatic documents are recognized by the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) in the weekly list of Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) received, published in the Federal Register on Fridays.