How to use this website
These web-based Workbooks contain guidance for both the full and short environmental assessment forms. One of the first decisions an applicant has to make is to determine the type of action. This will determine which form the applicant should use for the assessment process. SEQR regulations §617.4 list those actions that are considered Type I, and therefore require the use of the Full EAF (FEAF). SEQR regulations §617.5 list those actions that are considered Type II, and therefore do not require any environmental assessment. Anything that is not listed in these two sections is considered an Unlisted Action. Unlisted Actions require an environmental review, but allow for the use of the Short EAF (SEAF). There may be instances when an action falls just below the criteria of a Type I action, and the FEAF might be more appropriate than the SEAF. Once a determination has been made for the Type of Action, you can move on the appropriate introductory page for the Full EAF or Short EAF.
Links to PDF versions of these forms can be found in the sidebar on the right hand side of these pages.
Navigating the website
The sidebar on the left contains the navigation links for the entire Workbook website. The Short EAF and Full EAF navigation links contain additional introductory information pertaining specifically to those forms. Clicking on one of the "Part 1, 2, or 3" links will expand the navigation panel, showing links to the instructions for each question. Most of the links to outside resources will open in a new web browser window. We recommend you close these extra windows as soon as you are done reviewing them in order to prevent any potential confusion. Throughout the website you will also find words with links to definitions. All of these defined terms can be found on the Glossary page.