- HUD Guidance
Date Published: June 2013
This document provides an overview of activities that can be performed without completing an environmental review or with shortened comment periods in the case of emergencies. If a project is exempt under 24 CFR 58.34 or categorically excluded not subject to the related laws and authorities (CENST) under 24 CFR 58.35(b), the project file only needs to makes a reference to the applicable exemption or CENST and document compliance with 24 CFR 58.6 requirements. Additionally, comment periods for projects that are not exempt or CENST may be combined during Presidentially declared disaster or local emergencies declared by the chief elected official for the responsible entity.