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The Washington State Office of the USDA Rural Development has developed this Natural Resources Management Guide (NRMG) for Washington.  The Guide has been prepared to assist applicants, engineers, environmental consultants, and USDA Rural Development staff in preparation of the required National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation for Rural Development funded projects within the State of Washington. 

USDA Rural Development assistance is provided through three separate Agencies within USDA, Rural Business Service (RBS), Rural Housing Service (RHS), and Rural Utility Service (RUS).  Currently the NEPA requirements can vary between each of these Agencies.  Projects receiving assistance from RBS and RHS will comply with FmHA Instruction 1940-G, Environmental Program, and project receiving assistance from RUS will comply with Staff Instruction 1794-1, Administrative Policies and Procedures for Water and Waste Loans and Grants.

National 2010 Rural Development Progress Report

Washington State Rural Developments Newsletter

Washington State Annual Report - FY2012

Environmental Requirements

Natural Resources Management Guide (NRMG) for Washington - PDF Format

For additional information, or questions contact the USDA Rural Development Washington State Environmental Coordinator 
Janice Roderick @ 360.704.7739, or email janice.roderick@wa.usda.gov


Architectural Requirements for Projects

The State Architect works in coordination with specific program staff, applicant development teams, owners, and other concerned parties to develop and service projects funded by USDA Rural Development.

For additional information, or questions contact the USDA Rural Development Washington State Architect Agnieszka Kisza @  360.704.7735, or email agnieszka.kisza@wa.usda.gov.

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 Last modified: May 12, 2011