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Title

Programmatic Environmental Assessment For the WIFIA Program

Document Number

N2018016

Document Type

EA/FONSI

Project Description

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing this Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) to evaluate the environmental impacts of water infrastructure projects receiving credit assistance through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. This PEA has been prepared consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S. Code [U.S.C.] Section [§] 4321 et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508), and EPA¿s NEPA regulations (40 CFR Part 6). In general, the CEQ regulations require that prior to implementing any major federal action with potentially significant impacts, a federal agency must evaluate the proposal¿s potential environmental effect. In this PEA, EPA analyzes the potential adverse and beneficial environmental impacts of water infrastructure projects eligible for WIFIA credit assistance. The PEA presents nationwide information on existing conditions and discusses potential impacts and mitigation measures that might typically occur during construction and operation of broad project types. This PEA provides mechanisms to evaluate site specific conditions and impacts for individual projects and to determine if projects impacts fall within the scope of the PEA.

EPA Region/Headquarters Office

OW

State or Territory

AK - AL - AR - AS - AZ - CA - CO - CT - DC - DE - FL - GA - GU - HI - IA - ID - IL - IN - INT - KS - KY - LA - LEG - MA - MD - ME - MI - MN - MO - MS - MT - NAT - NC - ND - NE - NH - NJ - NM - NV - NY - OH - OK - OR - Other - PA - PR - PRO - REG - RI - SC - SD - TN - TT - TX - UT - VA - VI - VT - WA - WI - WV - WY

Point of Contact

Alejandro Escobar
202-564-9047
escobar.alejandro@epa.gov

Date of Issuance

04/27/2018


NEPA Document(s):

WIFIA PEA ENVIRONMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE_AppA_Feb2021.pdf (20 pp, 483 K)

WIFIA PEA SRF Env Questionnaire_App B_2021.pdf (4 pp, 264 K)

Preliminary EA for the WIFIA Program_042618.pdf (136 pp, 2,553 K)

PRELIMINARY FONSI_PEA_ 042618_signed.pdf (2 pp, 400 K)