§ 1794.24Proposals normally requiring an EA with scoping.
(a)General. Applications for financial assistance for certain proposed actions require the use of a scoping procedure in the development of the EA. These types of actions are subject to the requirements of §§ 1794.50 through 1794.54. RUS has the discretion to modify or waive the requirements listed in § 1794.52 for a proposed action in this category.
(b)Electric program. Proposed actions falling within this classification are:
(1) The construction of electric power lines and related facilities designed for and capable of operation at a nominal voltage of 230 kV or more where more than 25 miles (40 kilometers) of power line are involved;
(2) Construction of fuel cell, combustion turbine, combined cycle, and diesel generating facilities of more than 50 MW at a new site or more than 100 MW at an existing site; and the construction of any other type of electric generating facility of more than 20 MW but not more than 50 MW (nameplate rating). All new associated facilities and related electric power lines shall be covered in any EA or EIS that is prepared.
(c)Telecommunications and water and waste programs. There are no actions normally falling within this classification.