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EDA Environmental Narrative Requirements  PAGE \* MERGEFORMAT 7 Environmental Narrative Requirements The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires Federal agencies to assess the potential environmental impacts associated with proposed federal actions, including financial assistance. Applicants are encouraged to contact their designated Economic Development Representative or the applicable EDA Regional Environmental Officer with questions (please see the EDA website or the applicable Federal Funding Opportunity for contact information) regarding this template and/or the appropriate level of documentation. Resources of available information are listed in many of the sections. If you are using a locally saved copy of this template, please check EDA’s website to confirm this is the current version. For further information regarding EDA’s obligations under NEPA, please refer to the regulations for implementing NEPA at 40 C.F.R. 1500-1508. The Council on Environmental Quality’s 20...