Environmental Review

Overview

All Community Development Block Grant sub-recipients are required to complete the HUD environmental review process if their project/activity is funded in whole or part with HUD dollars. This web page provides the resources needed to complete the appropriate review.

The HUD environmental review process is regulated by the Code of Federal Regulations found at 24 CFR Part 58. The size/scope of the environmental review required depends on the size and nature of the project.

Environmental Regulations

There are two groups of laws, policies and regulations that must be addressed in order to comply with 24 CFR Part 58:

1) NEPA – National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (40CFR Parts 1500-1508) This law established a national policy and goals and procedures for protecting, restoring and enhancing environmental quality.

2) Related Federal Laws and Authorities (24 CFR 58.5) These laws include the following:

  1. Historic Properties
  2. Floodplains Management
  3. Wetlands Protection
  4. Coastal Barriers (Not Applicable in Utah)
  5. Sole Source Aquifers
  6. Endangered Species Act
  7. Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
  8. Air Quality (Lead Based Paint & Asbestos)
  9. Farmland Protections Policy Act
  10. Environmental Justice
  11. Environmental Standards
    1. Noise Abatement and Control
    2.  Hazardous Operations (above ground storage tanks)
    3. Airport Clear Zones & Accident Potential Zones
  12. Toxic Chemicals and Radioactive Materials– CERCLIS

Preparing the Environmental Review Record (ERR)

The following links, along with the checklist instructions, will guide project managers through the HUD environmental review process. For additional information or assistance contact Jessica DeLora at 801-229-3831. 

     Environmental Regulations - 24 CFR Part 58

     Environmental Review Overview Powerpoint

     Specific Guidance for Statutory Checklist

Resources

     HUD Exchange Guidance

     Determining the Area of Potential Effect (Historic Preservation)

     When to Consult with the Tribes

     Tribal Consultation Contacts 

     Sample Letter to Tribes

     Criteria for the National Register of Historic Places

     Historic Places criteria of adverse effect

     Sample Letter to SHPO (historic properties) 

     Floodplains Management and Wetlands Protection exceptions

     How to Create a FIRMette (floodplain Map)

     FEMA Map Service Center

     Wetlands Inventory Data

     Sole Source Aquifer

     Endangered Species Letter

     Endangered Species List (Utah County)

     Wild and Scenic Rivers - Utah

     Air Quality Letter

     Asbestos Firms

     Lead Based Paint Guidance

     Web Soil Survey (farmlands)

     Utah County Urbanized Area (Census Bureau)

     Environmental Justice Mapper

     HUD Online Noise Assessment Tool

     Hazardous Substances

     HUD Online Acceptable Separation Distance (ASD) Tool

     NEPA Assist

     Site Contamination Field Inspection Checklist

     Utah County Airports

For questions contact:

Jessica DeLora, Community and Economic Development Program Coordinator

(801) 229-3831

Send Email