Chapter 1 Purpose and Need
ABSTRACT: This chapter describes the purpose and need for the Chicago-Detroit/Pontiac Passenger Rail Corridor Program (Program). CEQ regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (40 CFR 1502.13) (NEPA) require that an environmental impact statement (EIS) specify the underlying purpose and need to which the agency is responding in proposing the Program alternatives. This chapter also provides an overview of the environmental review process required for the Program.
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