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Categorical Exclusion:

How does determining a CATEX fit into the NEPA environmental review process?

Flowchart: NEPA Environmental Review Process- CATEX-Click graphic to see full-size chart

Determining whether your project is eligible for a Categorical Exclusion (CATEX) is the first step in the environmental review process.

If EPA determines that your project is eligible for a CATEX, it is excluded from further NEPA review.

If your project is NOT eligible for a CATEX, you should consult with EPA on the next steps in the environmental review process.

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