All SRF construction projects must be reviewed for impacts on the human and natural environment including a request for public comment.

CWSRF and DWSRF construction projects must comply with the National Environment Policy Act (NEPA), which ensures agencies consider the significant environmental and socio-economic impacts of proposed actions and informs the public about the decision making.

Environmental Review Specialists are available to coordinate with consultants and grant administrators to assist SRF applicants with obtaining required environmental and historical clearances, compose and distribute Categorical Exclusions (CX), Reaffirmations (RE), Environmental Information Documents (EID), Environmental Assessment Documents (EAD), and Finding of No Significant Impacts (FNSI).

The environmental review process and how it fits into the SRF project procedures is described in the Wastewater Construction Manual and the Water Supply Engineering Manual.