The SEPA environmental checklist allows government agencies to evaluate a proposal's potential negative impacts on the environment. The information helps Agency staff identify possible actions to take in order to avoid, reduce or remedy any likely adverse effects of the proposal. Additionally, Agencies use this information when determining whether an Environmental Impact Statement will need further analysis.
2. Environmental Elements
The SEPA environmental checklist is designed to identify any potential negative impacts a proposal may have on the environment. This can include air pollution, water shortages, damage to natural habitats, and so on. If a proposal is likely to cause significant harm to the environment, it will not be approved.
The SEPA environmental checklist is signed by the applicant, indicating that they understand the requirements and will comply with them. The signature also verifies that the information provided is accurate.
4. Supplemental Sheet for Non-Project Actions
Some proposals may not involve any construction or physical alteration of the environment. In these cases, the supplemental sheet for non-project actions should be completed and submitted with the environmental checklist. This sheet requires a description of any activities that might have an indirect impact on the environment as well as how they will be prevented.