The purpose of This Notice is to modify the environmental review processing set forth in the provisions of CPD Notice 97-02 (as extended by CPD Notice 98-04)--Environmental Guide for Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP). The notice authorizes HUD field offices under certain circumstances to conduct compliance reviews in accordance with 24 CFR Part 50--Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality. When the unit of general local government within which the project is located declines or is unable (as determined by the HUD field office CPD Division Director) to perform the environmental review procedure under 24 CFR Part 58--Environmental Review Procedures for Entities Assuming HUD Environmental Responsibilities, then HUD will no longer request upper levels of government such as the county and then the State to perform the review procedure. Instead, Subrecipients may supply the HUD Field Office with information that would help HUD complete the environmental review procedure under 24 CFR Part 50. In Attachment A, the notice defines the information to be provided by Subrecipients to the HUD field office CPD Division Director. Also, the notice replaces CPD Notices 98-04 and 97-02.