You have completed the Categorical Exclusion module. Let's review what you've learned.
A proposed project qualifies for a CATEX if it:
- Fits within a category of eligible actions
- Does not involve any extraordinary circumstances
As grant applicant, you begin the request process by submitting a request letter to EPA. Your letter should contain the following:
- Description of proposed action
- Statement that identifies the category of actions eligible for a CATEX that the action fits within, explains how the action fits within that category, and explains why the action does not involve any extraordinary circumstances
- Project map(s)
- Cross-cutter coordination and consultation documentation, if applicable
If you received a CATEX determination from another agency's review, provide it to EPA as part of your request for a CATEX.
You may need to coordinate with other governmental agencies to determine whether extraordinary circumstances apply to your projects. EPA may revoke a CATEX determination and require a full environmental review if it obtains new evidence that the project may involve extraordinary circumstances.