Principles and Guidelines for Social Impact Assessment in the USA

NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-F/SPO-16: May 1994

By: U.S. Department of Commerce
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Social Equity

This guide offers an overview of the process of conducting a social impact assessment (SIA). Section III provides a basic model for SIA, Section IV outlines the ten steps in the SIA process, and Section V shares fundamental principles. Figure 1 outlines statutes and regulations related to SIA.