According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid
OMB control number. The valid OMB control number for this information collection is 1505-0250. Comments concerning the time required to
complete this information collection, including the time to review instructions, search existing data resources, gathering and maintaining the
data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information, should be directed to the Department of the Treasury, RESTORE Act
Program, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20220.
Treasury RESTORE Act Environmental Checklist
OMB Approval Number 1505-0250
Directions: The following questions will aid the applicant in identifying the environmental laws
that may apply to the eligible activity and the environmental documents that may be submitted
with the grant application. Treasury will use the submittals to record the Applicant’s assertion
that it has complied with applicable environmental laws.
1.1 NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (NEPA)
The NEPA of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) provides a national policy that encourages
“productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment; to promote efforts
which will prevent or eliminate damage to the environment and biosphere and stimulate the
health and welfare of man . . .” The NEPA requires that all federal agencies use a systematic,
interdisciplinary approach for protection of the human environment; this approach will ensure
the integrated use of the natural and social sciences in any planning and decision-making that
may have an impact upon the environment. The NEPA also requires the preparation of a
detailed Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on any major federal action that may have a
significant impact on the environment.
1) Will the proposed activity be under the permitting authority of any federal agency?
2) Will the proposed activity receive federal assistance (other than RESTORE Act funding)?
3) Will the proposed activity be subject to any federal regulatory decision or approval?
If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” contact the relevant federal agency or agencies
for further guidance on environmental compliance. Additional information concerning NEPA
can be found at: http://ceq.hss.doe.gov/nepa/nepanet.htm.
1.2. COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT ACT (CZMA)
[Direct Component or Centers of Excellence] grant applications may be subject to the review
provisions of Section 307 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) and implementing