The Environmental Review Training for Special Appropriation Grants course provides potential grant applicants with an overview of EPA's environmental review process as required under the National Environmental Policy Act. The course takes approximately 90 minutes to complete.
We'll consider three levels of environmental review and discuss the documentation necessary for each:
- Categorical Exclusion
- Environmental Assessment
- Environmental Impact Statement
If you understand the environmental review process, you will be able to provide EPA with the information necessary to review your project.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Federal Activities prepared this online course with the technical assistance of Booz Allen Hamilton, in partial fulfillment of EPA Contract 68-W-03-030, Task Order 007.
This course is not a regulation and does not change or substitute for any legal requirements, as indicated by the use of non-mandatory language, such as may, should, and can. It provides non-binding policy and procedural guidance; therefore, it is not intended to create legal rights, impose legally binding requirements on EPA or the public when applied in particular situations, or contravene any other legal requirements that may apply to particular Agency determinations or actions. Specifically, this course provides recommended procedures and approaches to assist grant applicants in preparing environmental information related to proposed construction projects that are subject to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). EPA-funded construction projects subject to NEPA are generally those projects that are authorized by Congress and for which the grant authority is the Agency's annual appropriations acts; however, the procedures and approaches recommended herein may also be useful to grant applicants whose projects are funded under the authority of other EPA statutes.