Welcome to the official website for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD's) Office of Environment and Energy. 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.
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.
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. This section contains all of the content from the Assessment Tools for Environmental Compliance (ATEC).
Environmental Review News & Announcements
Save the Date: Upcoming OEE Webinars
Date Posted: April 07, 2020
Updated Guidance: Office of Environment and Energy Guidance in Response to COVID-19
Date Posted: April 06, 2020
HEROS 11.19.1 Release Notification
Date Posted: March 25, 2020
Register Today: 24 CFR Part 55 Floodplain Management and Wetlands Protection Rules Webinar - March 31, 2020 - 1:00 PM EDT
Date Posted: March 13, 2020
Call for Nominations - ACHP/HUD Secretary's Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation
Date Posted: March 12, 2020
Addressing the Acceptable Separation Distance for Residential Propane Tanks Final Rule in HEROS
Date Posted: February 27, 2020