Date Published: October 2018
Under 24 CFR Part 58, the Responsible Entity (unit of local government) must determine the appropriate level of environmental review, ensure that the project complies with all applicable environmental laws and authorities, document any mitigation measures and conditions, and complete all required approvals. To determine the appropriate level of environmental review, all proposed or anticipated activities must be grouped together (24 CFR §58.32), and note that, for acquisition or demo activities, the environmental review must consider any subsequent use and/or changes to the site. For example, if a property to be acquired will require demolition and reconstruction, the environmental review must consider the full range of those activities and uses in addition to the acquisition.
More information about environmental review requirements can be found on the Environmental Review page on the HUD Exchange.