Regulatory - Environmental Guidance

Pursuant to 24 CFR Part 58, environmental reviews must be conducted on every activity involving CDBG-DR and / or CDBG-MIT funds.

The GLO will use contracted Environmental Service Providers to assist in the Environmental Review Process for Hurricane Harvey related tasks. These reviews must be completed prior to beginning funded activity to satisfy all federal, state and local requirements. Additionally, local entities administering CDBG-DR / CDBG-MIT programs must follow the same requirements even if CDBG-DR / CDBG-MIT  funds only account for a small portion of the project. The GLO has developed a Regulatory Oversight department to manage the environmental review process and provide technical assistance to subrecipients within the program.

ENVLive: A series of Trainings and Unscripted Conversations with your GLO Environmental Team

Upcoming Trainings

March 28, 2023 - Understanding Regulatory Floodways and Coastal High-Hazard Areas
HUD-funded projects in regulatory floodways and coastal high-hazard areas must meet specific regulatory requirements that may alter the project. The GLO Regulatory Oversight team will review requirements Projects in Floodways Overview and answer the following questions:

  • What is a regulatory floodway?
  • What types of activities are prohibited in floodways?
  • What limitations will my project have in a coastal high-hazard area?
  • How should this information be documented in my application to the GLO?

If you have any questions or specific projects you’d like to discuss as a case study, please submit via email no later than COB March 24th to; information will be kept confidential. All other questions can be presented in the post-training Q&A.

Session Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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The GLO held the following virtual training sessions titled “EnvLive: A series of Trainings and Unscripted Conversations with your GLO Regulatory Oversight Team”. 

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