The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has changed the environmental review process for state-funded projects. In lieu of an Environmental Assessment, applicants will simply complete the new shorter, simplified Environmental Data Form to ensure projects comply with regulations and program requirements. The new format, which has been vetted by regulatory agencies, should decrease review time and reduce the amount of time customers spend on document preparation. In addition, it affords regulatory agencies and the TWDB the opportunity to comment and require additional analysis, protection or mitigation if the project's potential impacts so warrant.