What is a Part 58 environmental Review? This part provides instructions and guidance to recipients of HUD assistance and other responsible entities for conducting an environmental review for a particular project or activity and for obtaining approval of a Request for Release of Funds.
How long does an environmental review take? Publication of the final EIS begins the minimum 30-day “wait period,” in which agencies are generally required to wait 30 days before making a final decision on a proposed action. EPA publishes a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register , announcing the availability of both draft and final EISs to the public.
Who conducts a Part 58 review? Local governments performing environmental review responsibilities under Part 58 are known as Responsible Entities (RE). When a HUD recipient is a unit of general local government, it must conduct the environmental review and does not have the option to push the responsibility of the review to HUD.
How long is a HUD environmental review good for? HUD recommends a new review every five years or sooner if/when environmental conditions change.