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
- State Environmental Review Process (coming soon)
- DFA CEQA Requirements
- SRF Environmental Review Requirements
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)
- Cultural Resources Report Preparation
- Area of Potential Effects Table
- Applicant Section 106 Template Letter for Tribal Outreach
- Advisory Council on Historic Preservation: Section 106 Toolkit
- California Historical Resources Information System (CHRIS)
Section 7 of the Federal Endangered Species Act (ESA)
- USFWS Official Species List
- USFWS Survey Protocols and Guidelines
- California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) QuickView Tool
Federal Clean Air Act (CAA)
- Current Nonattainment Counties for All Criteria Pollutants
- General Conformity Training Modules
- De Minimis Emission Levels for Criteria Pollutants
- California Emissions Estimator Model™ (CalEEMod)
Sole Source Aquifer
Program Information / Outreach
- Financial Assistance Application Submittal Tool (FAAST)
- Environmental Review Frequently Asked Questions (coming soon)
- Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program Policy
(Page last updated 6/18/19)
Water is a precious resource in California, and maintaining its quality is of utmost importance to safeguard the health of the public and the environment.