The City of Austin has updated the forms used to complete their Environmental Resource Inventories (ERIs). This is the new terminology for what was formerly their Environmental Assessments (EAs). In order to finalize the ERIs, coordination with the project engineer is necessary. Also, variance forms have to be filled out in order to request buffers of less than 150 feet for Critical Environmental Features (CEFs). These new ERIs went into effect on December 30, 2014. Additionally, the City has created a redline version of edits they are making to their Environmental Criteria Manual (ECM) to update it in keeping with the various updated forms. The finalized updated form is available for download here.