Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program Environmental Review Requirements

The DWSRF Program is partially funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and therefore all projects financed by the DWSRF Program must comply with the federal cross-cutting requirements.

As part of the DWSRF application process, applicants are required to submit an Environmental Package, applicable documents and additional supporting reports (except the cultural resources report) through FAAST. During the environmental review process, the DWSRF Environmental Review Staff will review the documents to determine adequacy of environmental information and compliance with state and federal environmental laws and regulations. The environmental review process must be completed prior to the State Water Board financing approval.

The State Water Board has the authority to initiate consultation with the relevant federal agencies having jurisdiction over the federal environmental laws and regulations. Any issues raised by the relevant federal agencies must be resolved prior to completing the State Water Board environmental review process and financing approval.

CEQA & Federal Cross-cutting Requirements

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)

Section 7 of the Federal Endangered Species Act (ESA)

Federal Clean Air Act (CAA)

Sole Source Aquifer

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