07/10/2014

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the federal Gas Tax Fund and environmental assessment process.
Does the federal Gas Tax Fund trigger a federal environmental assessment?
 
No. Contribution programs often trigger a federal environmental assessment. In contrast, the federal Gas Tax Fund is a formula based program which does not trigger the federal environmental assessment process.
 
Are environmental assessment costs eligible under the federal Gas Tax?

 
Environmental assessment costs become eligible capital costs at the stage where the municipality has identified its preferred solution and is starting to work towards design of the preferred solution. To be eligible capital costs, a municipality must use Gas Tax funds for related construction activities.