7 CFR 1794.31 - Classification.
(a) Electric and telecommunications programs. RUS will normally determine the proper environmental classification of projects based on its evaluation of the project description set forth in the construction work plan or loan design which the applicant is required to submit with its application for financial assistance. Each project must be sufficiently described to ensure its proper classification. RUS may require the applicant to provide additional information on a project where appropriate.
(b) Water and waste program. RUS will normally determine the proper environmental classification for projects based on its evaluation of the preliminary planning and design information.