Engineering Report/Environmental Information Document

Preparing the Engineering Report/Environmental Information Document

  • The Engineering Report/Environmental Information Document (ER/EID) is a planning document that should identify project needs, evaluate alternatives for addressing those needs, and assess environmental impacts.   
  • After receiving a Letter of Intent to Fund, begin preparing the ER/EID using the guidance and forms below.
  • Be sure to submit the ER/EID by the deadline included in your Letter of Intent to Fund.
  • A substantial change to the project scope after approval of the ER/EID may require an amendment to the ER/EID.
  • Be sure to include the Submittal Checklist with initial submittals of an ER/EID or ER/EID amendment. 
  • The division will review the ER/EID and provide comments and/or request for additional information or revision.
  • After the ER/EID review is complete, the division will issue an approval letter and environmental document for the project.    

ER/EID Guidance

  • The guidance below is specific to the CWSRF, DWSRF, WW-SRP, DW-SRP, and CDBG-I programs.  Before preparing ERs/EIDs, please bookmark this page and check it for any updates, which will be shown to the right of the file.  Each project type will have its associated appendix below it.
Wastewater Drinking Water

Upfront Information

Section 1 – Background Information (updated 05/08/14)           

(Placeholder)

Section 2 – Structure of the Engineering Report (updated 05/08/14)

Wastewater Treatment Plant Projects ER/EID Guidance

Wastewater Treatment Plant Projects Tables

Section 3 – Water Treatment Plant Construction and Rehabilitation (updated 05/09/14)

Appendix A - Water Treatment Plant Tables (updated 05/09/14)

Collection System Projects ER/EID Guidance

Collection System Project Tables

Section 4 – Water Main Projects (updated 05/09/14)

Appendix B - Water Line Tables (updated 05/09/14)

Green Projects ER/EID Guidance

Green Project Tables

Sections 5 - 11 (placeholders)

Environmental Information Document

The Environmental Information Document (EID) is part of the Engineering Report (ER). The guidance is built into the ER/EID Guidance for each project type listed above.

Note: Not all projects are required to complete the EID portion. 

  1. The State Environmental Policy Act exempts projects funded by the State Reserve from state-mandated environmental review. [NCGS 113A-12(2)h] These projects are identified with an SRP project number. Federal requirements may still apply.
  2. Projects funded by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) must complete the EID as described in the guidance. These projects are identified with a project number beginning with CS.
  3. Projects jointly funded by State Reserve and CWSRF must complete the EID.

Section 12 – Environmental Information Document (updated 05/09/14)

Appendix J – Minor EID Tables (updated 05/09/14)

Note: Most drinking water projects do not need to complete Section 12 or Appendix J.

  1. The State Environmental Policy Act exempts projects funded by the State Reserve from state-mandated environmental review. [NCGS 113A-12(2)h] These projects are identified with an SRP project number. Federal requirements may still apply.
  2. Most projects funded by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) are eligible for Categorical Exclusion and do not need to complete these tables. These projects are identified with a WIF project number. For more information, review the Factsheet for Categorical Exclusion and Request for Categorical Exclusion
  3. Projects jointly funded through the State Reserve and DWSRF must follow the Categorical Exclusion or EID requirements as required for projects solely funded by DWSRF.

Engineering Report/Environmental Information Document Amendments

Section 13 - Engineering Report/Environmental Information Document Amendments (updated 05/09/14)

Forms & Workbooks Description & Program

Submittal Checklist (Initial Submittal) (PDF) (updated 5/5/17)

Provide this checklist with the initial submittal only of an ER/EID or an ER/EID amendment (CWSRF, DWSRF, WW-SRP, DW-SRP, CDBG-I)

Present Worth Analysis Workbook (updated 10/06/15)

Spreadsheets for use with Present Worth Analysis (CWSRF, DWSRF, WW-SRP, DW-SRP, CDBG-I)

Financial Analysis Workbook – Wastewater and Drinking Water (updated 10/02/17)

Spreadsheets for use with the Financial Analysis (CWSRF, DWSRF, WW-SRP [as applicable, see Section 2 of guidance.], DW-SRP [as applicable, see Section 2 of guidance.])

Financial Analysis Workbook – Green Projects (updated 06/11/15)

Spreadsheets for use with the Financial Analysis for green projects only (CWSRF)

Collection System Expansion Workbook (updated 12/14/15)

Spreadsheets for use with the wastewater collection expansion project type (CWSRF, WW-SRP, CDBG-I)

Wastewater Treatment Workbook (updated 06/11/15)

Spreadsheets for use with the wastewater treatment plant expansion/upgrade/construction project type (CWSRF, WW-SRP, CDBG-I)

Reclaimed Water Systems Workbook (coming soon)

Spreadsheets for use with the reclaimed water systems project type (CWSRF)

Drought Bill Certification (updated 02/16/17) Provide this "Certification regarding the water system efficiency requirements of  § NCGS 143 355.4(b)" with the initial submittal of an ER/EID for a Drinking Water project that extends waterlines or expands treament capacity (DWSRF, DWSRP)