What is a Part 58 environmental Review?

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.

What is a Part 58 environmental Review? – Additional Questions

What projects require environmental review?

The environmental review process is required for all HUD-assisted projects to ensure that the proposed project does not negatively impact the surrounding environment and that the property site itself will not have an adverse environmental or health effect on end users.

What is the environmental review process?

An environmental review is the process of reviewing a project and its potential environmental impacts to determine whether it complies with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related laws and authorities.

What is an environmental review HUD?

An environmental review is an evaluation of a project and its potential environmental impacts to determine whether it complies with all applicable environmental laws and authorities. All HUD-assisted projects are required to undergo an environmental review to evaluate environmental impacts.

What is an environmental review document?

The ERD is the key document that provides a comprehensive description of the Project’s environmental setting and potential impacts. The acceptance of the ERD by the EPA is a key milestone in the EIA process and positions the Project for environmental approval in 2022.

Who conducts a Part 50 review?

Per 24 CFR Part 50, HUD performs environmental reviews. Recipients of HUD funds will assist HUD with the preparation of the environmental review by supplying key documents and analysis; however, HUD is legally responsible for the content of the environmental review.

What is a choice limiting action?

Choice-limiting actions are usually implemented through a contract, agreement, or physical activity. These actions are prohibited before an environmental review is completed because they may cause an adverse environmental impact or limit the choice of reasonable alternatives.