Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program Environmental Review Requirements
The CWSRF Program is partially funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Therefore, the State Water Board must document that all projects funded by the CWSRF Program meet specific federal cross-cutting requirements.
As part of the CWSRF application process, applicants are required to submit to their Project Manager at the State Water Board the applicable documents and an Environmental Package along with the supporting documents (except the cultural resources report) through FAAST. CWSRF Environmental Review Staff will work with applicants to assure each project has adequately complied with applicable federal and state environmental laws and regulations 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
- DFA CEQA Requirements
- SRF Environmental Review Requirements
- CEQA Process Flow Chart
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
- SRF Programmatic Agreement on Historic Preservation
- 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)
- Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program Policy
(Page last updated 7/3/19)
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.