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Environmental Guidance
Serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and HUD-regulations that implement NEPA before funds can be committed or spent on any project. The purpose of the environmental review is to protect the natural environment as well as the environmental health and safety of those we assist.

The HUD Exchange is the official Environmental Review website for the Department’s Office of Environment and Energy (OEE) and should always be consulted for the most up-to-date policies, guidance, checklists, tools and information on the environmental review process for HUD. The resources of both the HUD Exchange and those found here on HUDs Region X website will assist in completing environmental reviews in the Pacific Northwest.

The Laws & Authorities listed below are either:

  1. Specific for the state indicated and should be reviewed as there may be a process/procedure or special guidance that is unique for that law and authority in the state listed, or
  2. Links to HUDs official website for the most up-to-date policies, guidance and information on the environmental review process for HUD If a Law and Authority does not have a unique state process/procedure or special guidance, that Law and Authority.

If you are new to conducting Environmental Reviews, explore the components of an environmental review found here. This link contains information pertaining to both Part 50 and Part 58 reviews including how to determine the proper level of review and suggested formats for conducting an environmental review.


Completing environmental reviews in Region X

Historic Preservation [36 CFR Part 800]

ALASKA

IDAHO

OREGON

WASHINGTON

Floodplain Management [24 CFR 55, Executive Order 11988]

Wetland Protection [24 CFR 55, Executive Order 11990]

  • More information for the state of Alaska

Coastal Zone Management Act [Sections 307(c), (d)]

ALASKA

  • Currently the State of Alaska does not have a Coastal Zone Management Plan. Projects are not subject to this requirement.

IDAHO

  • There are no designated Coastal Zones in Idaho.

OREGON

  • Coastal Zone Management Checklist (PDF) (Word)

WASHINGTON

  • Coastal Zone Management Checklist (PDF) (Word)

Sole Source Aquifers [40 CFR 149]

IDAHO

Endangered Species Act [50 CFR 402]

For use in ALL STATES:

ALASKA

IDAHO

  • Idaho Endangered Species Act No Effect Guidance (PDF) (Word)

OREGON

WASHINGTON

Wild and Scenic Rivers Act [Sections 7(b), and (c)]

Clean Air Act [Sections 176(c), (d) and 40 CFR 6, 51, 93]

Farmland Protection Policy Act [7 CFR 658]

Environmental Justice [Executive Order 12898]


HUD's Environmental Standards

Noise Abatement and Control [24 CFR 51B]

Explosive and Flammable Operations [24 CFR 51C]

Toxic Chemicals and Radioactive Materials [24 CFR 58.5(i)(2)]

Airport Clear Zones and Accident Potential Zones [24 CFR 51D]