25 CFR 170.451 - Can IRR Program funds be used for archeological and environmental compliance?
Yes. For approved IRR projects, IRR Program funds can be used for environmental and archeological work consistent with 25 CFR 900.125(c)(6) and (c)(8) and 25 CFR 1000.243(b) and applicable tribal laws for:
(a) Road and bridge rights-of-way;
(b) Borrow pits and aggregate pits associated with IRR activities staging areas;
(c) Limited mitigation outside of the construction limits as necessary to address the direct impacts of the construction activity as determined in the environmental analysis and after consultation with the affected tribe(s) and the appropriate Secretary(s); and
(d) Construction easements.