are also applied to other sectoral plans, such as for energy, water, waste, transport, agriculture and industry.”42

Tribal environmental policy act: A model act that would establish an environmental impact assessment for actions proposed by tribal governments in the United States.43

Zoning ordinance (or bylaws): “Legislative regulations by which a municipal government seeks to control the use of buildings and land within the municipality. It has become, in the United States, a widespread method of controlling urban and suburban construction and removing congestion and other defects of existing plans.”44

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42UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe). 2010. New International Treaty to Better Integrate Environmental and Health Concerns into Political Decision-Making. United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. July 6, 2010[online]. Available: http://www.unece.org/press/pr2010/10env_p22e.htm [accessed Jan. 3, 2011].

43The Tulalip Tribes of Washington. 2000. Participating in the National Environmental Policy Act: Developing a Tribal Environmental Policy Act. A Comprehensive Guide for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. The Tulalip Tribes of Washington [online]. Available: http://www.tulalip.nsn.us/pdf.docs/Tribal_EA_Handbook.pdf [accessed Nov. 22, 2010].

44Columbia University. 2007. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Ed. New York: Columbia University Press.



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