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.

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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