Programmatic CE: Archeological Investigations

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This Categorical Exclusion (CE) will serve as a programmatic record for archeological investigations including surface survey, site documentation, and small-scale subsurface test excavations. The activities covered by this programmatic CE are those intended to obtain information regarding archeological resources for Section 110 (NHPA), research, or to inform Section 106 compliance. Investigations are often necessary to inform project scoping, as well as compliance and design efforts. These investigations will inform the design and construction of new or improved infrastructure (structures, facilities, utilities, and roads), ecological restoration, and other ground-disturbing actions, which will undergo separate compliance determinations and approvals independent of this programmatic CE.