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Chapter 2: Environmental Review

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Webinar Guidance from the HOME Program: Preparing the Environmental Review Record, February 16, 2011, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Chapter 2 Text (Word) (PDF

Exhibits:

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PART I

  • Exhibit 2-A: Agreement from Local Government to Prepare Environmental Review for CHDO or PHA (Word) (PDF)
     
  • Exhibit 2-B: Designation of Certifying Official (Word) (PDF) NOTE: If someone other than the Chief Elected Official (Mayor or Chairperson of the County Commission) is chosen to serve as the certifying official, a local government resolution (Exhibit 2-C.1 or 2-C.2, below) is required. 
     
  • Exhibit 2-C.1: Sample Resolution for Designating Certifying Official: Local Government Use ONLY, to be completed if Certifying Official is not Chief Elected Official [HOME Program Funding ONLY] (Word) (PDF
    Exhibit 2-C.2: Sample Resolution for Designating Certifying Official: Local Government Use ONLY, to be completed if Certifying Official is not Chief Elected Official [Multiple Federal Funding Sources] (Word) (PDF
      
  • Exhibit 2-D: Designation of Environmental Preparer (Word) (PDF)  
    • See page 2 for Sample Local Government Letter for Designation of Environmental Preparer on behalf of CHDO or PHA
    • See page  3 for Sample Local Government Resolution for Designation of Environmental Preparer on behalf of CHDO or PHA
    • See page 4 for Sample Local Government Letter for Designation of Environmental Preparer
    • See page 5 for Sample Local Government Resolution for Designation of Environmental Preparer
       
  • Exhibit 2-E.1: Finding of Exemption (Documentation of Exemption for Projects/Activities Found at 24 CFR §58.34(a), which Are Exempt from National Environmental Policy Act Environmental Review) (Word) (PDF)
  • Exhibit 2-E.2: INSTRUCTIONS for Preparing the Finding of Exemption (Word) (PDF)
     
  • Exhibit 2-F.1: Categorically Excluded, and Not Subject to 24 CFR §58.5, Form (Documentation of a Categorical Exclusion for Projects/Activities Found at 24 CFR §58.35(b), Which Are Not Subject to the Federal Laws and Authorities Found at 24 CFR §58.5, but which Are Subject to the Other Requirements Found at 24 CFR §58.6) (Word) (PDF)
  • Exhibit 2-F.2: INSTRUCTIONS for Preparing the Categorically Excluded, and Not Subject to 24 CFR §58.5, Form (Word) (PDF)  
     
  • Exhibit 2-G.1: Categorically Excluded, and Subject to 24 CFR §58.5, Form (Documentation of a Categorical Exclusion for Projects/Activities Found at 24 CFR §58.35(a), which Are Subject to the Federal Laws and Authorities Found at 24 CFR §58.5 and the Other Requirements found at 24 CFR §58.6) (Word) (PDF)
  • Exhibit 2-G.2: INSTRUCTIONS for Preparing the Categorically Excluded, and Subject to 24 CFR §58.5, Form (Word) (PDF)  
     
  • Exhibit 2-H.1: Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds (NOI/RROF) Form (Word) (PDF
  • Exhibit 2-H.2: INSTRUCTIONS for Preparing the NOI/RROF Form (Under construction)  
     
  • Exhibit 2-I.1: Environmental Assessment Form (Documentation of an Environmental Assessment for Projects/Activities Found at 24 CFR §58.36, which Are Subject to the Federal Laws and Authorities Found at 24 CFR §58.5 and Other Requirements found at 24 CFR §58.6) (Word
  • Exhibit 2-I.2: INSTRUCTIONS for Preparing the Environmental Assessment Form (Word) (PDF
     
  • Exhibit 2-J.1: Finding of No Significant Impact, Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds (FONSI/NOI/RROF) Form (Word
  • Exhibit 2-J.2: INSTRUCTIONS for Preparing the FONSI/NOI/RROF Form (Under construction
     
  • Exhibit 2-K.1: Request for Release of Funds and Certification - form HUD-7015.15 (PDF)
  • Exhibit 2-K.2: INSTRUCTIONS for Preparing the Request for Release of Funds and Certification - form HUD-7015.15 (Under construction
     
  • Exhibit 2-L.1: Site Specific Project Review for Homebuyer Assistance Form (Word) (PDF)
  • Exhibit 2-L.2: Site Specific Project Review for Homeowner Rehabilitation Form (Word) (PDF
  • Exhibit 2-L.3: INSTRUCTIONS Site Specific Project Review Form (Under Construction)

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PART II: EXHIBITS FOR ADDRESSING THE STATUTES, EXECUTIVE ORDERS, AND REGULATIONS LISTED AT 24 CFR §58.5, HUD ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS, AND 24 CFR §58.6–OTHER REQUIREMENTS (STATUTORY CHECKLIST)

Section 106  of the National Historic Preservation Act Requirements

  • Addressing Historic Properties
    • Exhibit 2-M.1: Letter to State Historic Preservation Office (Word) (PDF
    • Exhibit 2-M.2: Montana Historic Property Record for HUD Properties (Word) (PDF)
    • Exhibit 2-M.3: INSTRUCTIONS for Montana Historic Property Record for HUD Properties (Word) (PDF)
  • Consultation with Indian Tribes  
    • Exhibit 2-M.4: Notice CPD-12-006: Process for Tribal Consultation in Projects that are Reviewed Under 24 CFR Part 58 (PDF)
    • Exhibit 2-M.5: HUD Checklist: When to Consult with Tribes Under Section 106 (Word) (PDF)
    • Exhibit 2-M.6: Sample Tribal Consultation Letter (WORD) (PDF)
    • Exhibit 2-M.7: Section 106 Tribal Consultation: Step by Step Process  (PDF)

Floodplains & Wetlands

  • Addressing Floodplain Management
    • Exhibit 2-N.1: Eight-Step Decision-Making Process for Floodplains and/or Wetlands (Word
    • Exhibit 2-N.2: Early Notice of a Potential Impact to a Flood Hazard Area and/or Wetlands (Word)
    • Exhibit 2-N.3: Final Notice of a Potential Impact to a Flood Hazard Area and/or Wetlands (Word
    • Exhibit 2-N.4: Eight-Step Decision-Making Process Example (Word
  • Addressing Wetland Protection
    • U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
      • Exhibit 2-O.1: Letter to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Word
    • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
      • Exhibit 2-N.1: Eight-Step Decision-Making Process for Floodplains and/or Wetlands (Word)
      • Exhibit 2-N.2: Early Notice of a Potential Impact to a Flood Hazard Area and/or Wetlands (Word)
      • Exhibit 2-N.3: Final Notice of a Potential Impact to a Flood Hazard Area and/or Wetlands (Word)
  • Sole Source Aquifers
    • Exhibit 2-P: (reserved)
  • Wild and Scenic Rivers
    • Exhibit 2-Q.1: Letter to National Park Service (Word
  • Coastal Zone Management (there are no coastal barriers identified in Montana)
  • Endangered Species
    • Exhibit 2-R.1: Letter to U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Word
  • Air Quality
    • Exhibit 2-S: (reserved)
  • Farmland Protection Policy Act 
    • Exhibit 2-T: (reserved)
  • Environmental Justice 
    • Exhibit 2-U: (reserved)
  • Noise Abatement and Control
    • Exhibit 2-V: (reserved)
  • Explosive and Flammable Operations 
    • Exhibit 2-W: (reserved)
  • Toxic Chemicals and Gases, Hazardous Materials, Contamination, and Radioactive Substances 
    • Exhibit 2-X.1: (reserved)
  • Airport Clear Zones and Accident Potential Zones
    • Exhibit 2-Y: (reserved

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PART III: EXHIBITS FOR ADDRESSING LEAD-BASED PAINT

  • Exhibit 2-AA.1: Disclosure of Information on Lead-Based Paint and/or Lead-Based Paint Hazards for Homebuyers (Word)
  • Exhibit 2-AA.2: Disclosure of Information on Lead-Based Paint and/or Lead-Based Paint Hazards for Renters (Word)
  • Exhibit 2-AA.3: SAMPLE Pre-Renovation Form (Word)
  • Exhibit 2-AA.4: Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home Pamphlet (PDF)
  • Exhibit 2-AA.5: The Lead-Safe Certified Guide to Renovate Right Pamphlet (PDF)
  • Exhibit 2-AA.6: Notice of Lead-Based Paint Inspection (Word)
  • Exhibit 2-AA.7: Notice of Lead-Based Paint Risk Assessment (Word)
  • Exhibit 2-AA.8: Notice of Lead Hazard Evaluation or Presumption (Word)
  • Exhibit 2-AA.9: Notice of Lead Hazard Reduction (Word)
     

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