7 CFR § 799.51 - When an EIS is required.
(a) The following FSA proposed actions normally require preparation of an EIS:
(1) Legislative proposals, not including appropriations requests, with the potential for significant environmental impact that are drafted and submitted to Congress by FSA;
(2) Broad Federal assistance programs administered by FSA, involving significant financial assistance or payments to program participants, that may have significant cumulative impacts on the human environment; and
(3) Ongoing programs that have been found through previous environmental analyses to have major environmental concerns.
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