Enviromental Review

An environmental review is the process of reviewing a project and its potential environmental impacts to determine whether it meets federal, state, and local environmental standards. The environmental review process is required for all HUD-assisted projects to ensure that the proposed project does not negatively impact the surrounding environment and that the property site itself will not have an adverse environmental or health effect on end users. An Enviromental Impact Assessment (EIA) provides information on the enviromental consequences of given activities so as to inform decision-making. This is important to the decision-makers and stakeholders. Not every project is subject to a full environmental review (i.e., every project's environmental impact must be examined, but the extent of this examination varies).


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What Happens When an Enviromental Review is Requested?

HUD: US Department of Housing and Urban Development

ER: Environmental Review

EA: Environmental Assessment

PNF: Project Notification Form

MHC: Massachusetts Historic Commission

NOI/RROF: Notice of Intent/Request Release of Funds

FONSI: Finding of No Significant Impact

EIS: Environmental Impact Statement

AUGF: Authorized Use of Grant Funds


The above flowcharts are based on the HUD Exchange flowcharts made publicly available through the following link: Orientation to Environmental Reviews - HUD Exchange


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