• HUD Guidance

Environmental Impact Statement Notice Requirements for Responsible Entities


Date Published: July 2011


The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and HUD regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) require that public notice be given at various stages of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). In the past, HUD policy has required that the Responsible Entities (RE), through HUD, publish a Federal Register notice for the Notice oflntent (NOI), Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) when completing an EIS. This memo describes an updated process that will no longer require an RE to publish a Federal Register notice for the DEIS and FEIS through HUD except where the EIS is for an action with effects of national concem. For actions with effects primarily of local concem, HUD and theRE will rely exclusively on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Federal Register publications at the DEIS and FEIS phases. RE's will also be required to publish a notice locally. In all cases, the NOI will still be published in the Federal Register by HUD. An appendix featuring EPA guidance pertaining to the filing process for EPA Federal Register publication is included at the end of this document.

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