Environmental Review FAQ

Do HUD regulations require a noise analysis for reconstruction and rehabilitation for disaster recovery projects?

Date Published: May 2014

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No, a noise analysis is not required. HUD’s regulations at 24 CFR 51.101(a)(3) state that HUD’s noise policy does not apply to any action or emergency assistance under disaster assistance provisions or appropriations which are provided to save lives, protect property, protect public health and safety, remove debris and wreckage, or assistance that has the effect of restoring facilities substantially as they existed prior to the disaster.

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