OEE Guidance in Response to COVID-19

Environmental Reviews for COVID-19 Projects Webinar

The Office of Environment and Energy (OEE) hosted a webinar to inform responsible entities and program recipients on environmental review requirements and procedures for HUD-assisted projects during the COVID-19 emergency.

HUD Expedited Section 106 Review of Undertakings Responding to COVID-19 Emergency Declarations

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) issued an additional extension to the deadline.

HUD-assisted COVID-19 related projects that are reviewed through May 31, 2021 can comply with Section 106 through a notification and seven-day comment period for State and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (SHPOs and THPOs) instead of the usual 30-day consultation and concurrence process. The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation approved the extended emergency period and it may be further extended if necessary. The shortened emergency review process only applies to COVID-19 response projects.

Date Published: March 30, 2021

Notice CPD 20-07: Guidance on Conducting Environmental Reviews Pursuant to 24 CFR 58 for Activities Undertaken in Response to the Public Health Emergency as a Result of COVID-19

This Notice provides guidance on how to apply the environmental review exemption at 24 CFR 58.34(a)(10) and the streamlined public notice and comment period described at 24 CFR 58.33 for activities undertaken in response to a national or locally declared public health emergency.

Date Published: August 6, 2020

Tips to Avoid Republication of RROF During COVID-19

This resource provides HUD's 7015.15 Request Release of Funds (RROF) processing reminders to grantees regarding emailing objections, public review of the environmental review record, and emailing the RROF during COVID-19.

Date Published: July 23, 2020

CPD Centralized Inboxes for Objections to RROF During COVID-19

This resource provides a list of inbox addresses for objections to RROF during the COVID-19 pandemic. CPD grantees should include the appropriate field office centralized inbox address in their public notices to indicate where potential objectors should email objections to HUD's release of funds.

Date Published: July 13, 2020

Consultation, Review, and Comment on the Environmental Review Record

Due to COVID-19, HUD’s Office of Environment and Energy (OEE) is expanding the options for public review of the Environmental Review Record (ERR). This resource provides guidance on how to accept public comments and submit objections as well as information on Section 106 consultation.

Date Published: March 23, 2020

Guidance for RROF and AUGF Signature and Certification Process

The OEE is temporarily allowing for flexibilities in the signature and certification process for the RROF and 7015.16 Authority to Use Grant Funds (AUGF) forms. This resource provides guidance on how to submit AUGF and RROF forms.

Date Published: March 23, 2020

Office of Housing Environmental Review COVID-19 Guidance

These resources provide information from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) on how to complete environmental review requirements with limited site access and other COVID-19 related questions and answers.