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Adoption of FEMA and Other Federal Environmental Reviews and Processing for Hurricane Sandy Supplemental Appropriation (H.R. 152) Activities

Date Published: March 2013



Under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (P.L. 113-2), also known and referred to herein as the Hurricane Sandy Supplemental Appropriation (H.R. 152), HUD grantees are permitted to adopt environmental reviews performed by other Federal agencies when the HUD grantee is providing supplemental assistance to actions performed under sections 402, 403, 404, 406, 407, or 502 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. The Hurricane Sandy Supplemental Appropriation also allows the Secretary to immediately approve funds that are subject to this adoption provision or are Categorically Excluded under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This document provides the language covering these provisions, contains frequently asked questions to explain the use of the adoption provision, discusses the immediate approval provision, and features charts explaining the comment periods applicable to different types of assistance.

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