An environmental impact statement (EIP) is a report prepared by a business, government entity or private individual that discusses the potential impact a proposed development will have on the local environment. An EIP is usually requested by a local government entity such as a planning board to determine whether a proposed development should be granted a permit.
There are various elements that make up an environmental impact statement. These include:
Many states require an environmental impact statement before any permit or license will be granted for a proposed development. States also require that these reports be conducted well in advance of development in order to evaluate the EIP and determine whether a permit should be granted.
A historic building or neighborhood can be designated a landmark by the community. Once a building is designated as a landmark it¿s prohibited from changing its external appearance without obtaining a permit from a local planning board.
Owners of landmarks may be given a property tax reduction because of the restrictions placed on their property. Furthermore, owners of landmarks may be able to use their land in other ways that might help to generate revenue that normally would be prohibited.
Whether you are in need of an EIP or own a landmark, an experienced property attorney can help you. A property lawyer can explain your rights and duties to you and represent you in court.
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