Environmental

Water and Waste Disposal Programs

  • Bulletin 1794-602A: Guide will help complete the NEPA process for National Rural Utilities programs.
  • State Supplement to Bulletin 1794-602A: Nebraska supplement helps the consultant complete the NEPA process by giving names and addresses of State and Federal agencies to consult and obtain assistance with what the final report should look like.
  • Exhibits to the State Supplement
  • NRCS's Web Soil Survey to find Prime Farmland.
  • Sample Environmental Consultation Letters: Samples of consultation letters that the review agencies need.
  • Tribal Consultation: For projects that include excavations that have potential to disturb Native American archeological resources, tribes need to be contacted. Nebraska has specific policy to deal with this. This link will define what Tribe to contact depending on the location of the project.
  • Archeological Surveys (if needed): List of possible consultants.
  • Flood Plains: USDA Rural Development has specific policies regarding building in a flood plain. A map of the flood plain for your location can be found on the FEMA site.
  • Endangered Species: Information on federal endangered species in Nebraska can be found at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife site.
  • Endangered Species: Information on state endangered species can be found at the Nebraska Games and Parks site.

Single Family Housing, Multi Family Housing, Community Facilities, or Business and Cooperative Programs

  • Consultants are available to assist in writing environmental reports for Class II environmental assessments. This cost is an eligible project cost.
  • Natural Resource Management Guide: Outlines state specific policy and contact people for the environmental reviews in Nebraska.
  • Sample Environmental Consultation letters: Samples of consultation letters that the review agencies need. Data document can be used to mail merge letters.
  • Sample State Historic Preservation (SHPO) Consultation Letter: Letter to send to SHPO for their input into the cultural resource aspects of the project. SHPO is required to be contacted on all Class I and Class II projects and all non-single dwelling categorical exclusions.
  • Archeological Surveys (if needed): List of possible consultants.
  • Tribal Consultation. For projects that include excavations that have potential to disturb Native American archeological resources, the tribe needs to be contacted. Nebraska has specific policy to deal with this. This link will define what Tribe to contact depending on the location of the project.
  • Flood Plains: USDA Rural Development has specific policies regarding building in a flood plain. Go to the FEMA site for a map of the flood plain for your location.
  • Endangered Species: Information on endangered species in Nebraska can be found at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife site.
  • Endangered Species: Information on state endangered species can be found at the Nebraska Games and Parks Commission site.
  • Contact the State Environmental Coordinator.