Environmental Review

Welcome to the HUD Exchange environmental review website. The Office of Environment and Energy (OEE) manages the environmental review process for HUD.

An environmental review is the process of reviewing a project and its potential environmental impacts to determine whether it meets federal, state, and local environmental standards. 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. Not every project is subject to a full environmental review (i.e., every project's environmental impact must be examined, but the extent of this examination varies), but every project must be in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other related Federal and state environmental laws.

Seeking Public Comment: HUD Departmental Policy for Addressing Radon in the Environmental Review Process – Deadline April 14, 2023

HUD recently published a Draft Departmental Radon Policy, Departmental Policy for Addressing Radon in the Environmental Review Process. The draft policy proposes clarification that radon as a radioactive substance must be considered in the contamination analysis for the environmental review of proposed HUD-assisted projects.

HUD is seeking public comment from all interested parties on the draft policy on or before April 14, 2023. Please refer to the details outlined in the Federal Register for guidance on submitting comments by this deadline.

Materials Posted: Public Comment Session on Draft Departmental Radon Policy

On March 20, 2023, HUD conducted a presentation and live comment session on this proposed department-wide radon policy. During the live session, OEE staff provided an overview of the draft proposed radon policy and then allowed for members of the public to provide oral comments on the policy. View Materials.

OEE Guidance in Response to COVID-19

These resources provide OEE updates, Section 106 information, and guidance on submitting OEE forms during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Orientation to Environmental Reviews

Explore the components of an environmental review. The section contains information pertaining to both Part 50 and Part 58 reviews.

Learn about the Environmental Review Process

Related Federal Environmental Laws and Authorities

Learn about the environmental requirements covered by related federal laws and authorities and referenced in HUD’s regulations at 24 CFR 50.4, 58.5, and 58.6. Each environmental topic features a compilation of resources such as trainings, guidance, and useful websites.

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Environmental Review News & Announcements

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