Adversely Affect Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 16 USCS § 544 (a), [Title 16. Conservation; Chapter 2. National Forests; Scenic Areas], the term adversely affect or adversely affecting means, “a reasonable likelihood of more than moderate adverse consequences for the scenic, cultural, recreation or natural resources of the scenic area, the determination of which is based on--

(1) the context of a proposed action;

(2) the intensity of a proposed action, including the magnitude and duration of an impact and the likelihood of its occurrence;

(3) the relationship between a proposed action and other similar actions which are individually insignificant but which may have cumulatively significant impacts; and

(4) proven mitigation measures which the proponent of an action will implement as part of the proposal to reduce otherwise significant affects to an insignificant level.”