Environmental Information


Welcome to the environmental section of the Water and Environmental Programs (WEP) website. This website contains reference material that will assist applicants or borrowers, project engineers and fiscal advisors meet the agency's environmental review and compliance requirements. Each Rural Development State Office has a State Environmental Coordinator (SEC) who provides oversight and direction for implementing the state's environmental review requirements.

For all project proposals that propose construction activities, the agency normally requires applicants to prepare Environmental Reports concurrently with their Preliminary Engineering Reports or other planning/design documents. The agency has outlined the information that needs to be provided in the Environmental Reports. These requirements are published in Bulletin 1794A-602 which can be found at:

Water and Environmental - Bulletins Website


New York Rural Development requires three (3) copies of the Environmental Report. Please use the RUS Bulletin 1794A-602 along with this “Environmental Report Guide for Water and Waste Projects” to prepare the report.


For specific questions related to the environmental reports required in New York, please contact:

Madeline Crowe, Environmental Protection Specialist
441 S. Salina St., Suite 357, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 477-6432 | Fax: (315) 477-6448

John Helgren, P.E, State Environmental Coordinator
441 S. Salina St., Suite 357, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 477-6427 | Fax: (315) 477-6448