Testing Report - Attachment A

Environmental Checklist/Project Review Form Purpose

The following purposes will be used by the checklist advisory committee as criteria for drafting a new project checklist. The nonproject checklist has similar purposes but is described separately.

The checklist facilitates the environmental review process and integrated project review. It identifies relevant environmental information about a proposal and is made available to the public and agencies at an early stage in the project review process. The form enables agencies to identify gaps and overlaps in existing requirements, if any, and whether additional mitigation measures or a detailed study (EIS) is needed. It is designed to minimize paperwork, duplication, delay, and the accumulation of extraneous background data. The checklist: