The WIFIA program prepared a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) to analyze the potential environmental impacts related to the issuance of credit assistance under WIFIA.
The PEA provides a streamlined National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance path for water and wastewater infrastructure projects and will make compliance with NEPA straightforward through the use of an environmental questionnaire.
WIFIA credit assistance projects qualify for coverage under this PEA when:
- The impacts from their projects are within the scope of those considered in Section 4 of the PEA,
- Proper supporting documentation is provided, and
- A memorandum to the record is developed by EPA using the PEA Questionnaire for WIFIA Credit Assistance Projects in Appendix A or Questionnaire for WIFIA Credit Assistance SRF Programs in Appendix B.