CED Environmental

Introduction

All projects and related activities funded through CDBG, ESG and HOPWA and construction projects and related activities funded through ARC are subject to the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA). The primary purpose of the laws and authorities governing the environmental process is to establish national policy, goals and procedures to protect, restore and enhance environmental quality. Programs funded or assisted by the state with federal money (examples:  HUD, ARC, etc.) must consider impacts on the environment and be consistent with Federal programs and policies.

An Environmental Review Record (ERR) is required to be established for each project. An ERR is a concise public record containing original documentation related to the environmental review, decision-making, and activities undertaken in a project. The ERR must be available to the public upon request at the Responsible Entity’s location; county courthouse or city offices. It is a legal document and the best and often only defense to prove compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

 

Instructions

For assistance in conducting an Environmental Review, download the Environmental Review Guide below. It contains information and links to information that can assist in conducting and preparing an ERR and the required documentation. The process is also explained in the flow chart that is provided below.

The information provided here is not intended to be all inclusive and only serves as a possible form of documentation. Located in the top right corner of each page is a link to ADECA’s Environmental Officer. If you have any questions regarding the guide or find any missing or broken links just click on the link and an email will automatically open (for Microsoft Outlook users). You may also contact the Environmental Officer, Chris Perkins, at (334) 353-1028.

 

Environmental Review Guide 

Revision Date:  09/18/20 – Updated process.


Environmental Review Process Flow Chart

 

Programmatic Documentation Forms

CDBG

ENV-FPN - Floodplain-Wetland Notices

ENV-FOE - Finding of Exemption

ENV-CENST - Categorically Excluded Not Subject to

ENV-CEST - Categorically Excluded Subject to

ENV-HUDEA - Environmental Assessment

ENV-ORC - Other Requirements Checklist

ENV-NOI - Notice of Intent

ENV-CN - Combined Notice

ENV-AOP - Affidavit of Posting

ENV-RROF - Request for Release of Funds

ENV-LRD - Level of Review Determination


ARC

ARC FPN - Floodplain-Wetland Notices

ARC NOI - Notice of Intent

ARC CN - Combined Notice

ARC RROF - Request for Release of Funds


ESG

ESG LRF - Level of Review Form

ESG LRFA - Level of Review Form Attachment

ESG LRC - Level of Review Chart


HOPWA

ENV-HOPWA


Determination and Documentation Guidance

Administration

Public Notice Distribution Lists

Memo to File – Example

Environmental Assessment Factors

RED Letter – Template

Notice Date Guideline


Flood Insurance

See Section II of the Environmental Review Guide.


Coastal Barrier Resources

CBRS Unit Proximity Map


Airport Hazards

Airport Proximity Map – Example

Airport CZ Waiver Form

GoogleEarth Airport KMZ


Historic Preservation

ADECA-AHC PA

AHC Review Consultation Form

NAE Concurrence Letter – Template


Tribal Historic Preservation

Section 106 Checklist

Tribes Consultation Letter – Template

Responding to CRA Requests


Floodplain Management

Creating a Floodplain Proximity Map

Floodplain Proximity Map – Example

8-Step Process – Example

5-Step Process


Wetlands Protection

Creating a Wetland Proximity Map

Wetland Proximity Map – Example


Coastal Zone Management

CZM Proximity Map

GoogleEarth CZM KMZ


Sole Source Aquifers

SSA Proximity Map


Endangered Species

FWS Consultation Letter – Template


Wild and Scenic Rivers

Wild & Scenic River Proximity Map

Study River Proximity Map

NRI Proximity Map

GoogleEarth NRI KMZ


Air Quality

Air Quality Documentation – Example


Farmlands Protection

Form AD-1006


Noise Abatement and Control

HUD Noise Assessment Guidance


Explosive and Flammable Facilities

ASD Guidebook

ASD Assessment Tool

Barrier Design Guide

HUD Explosive & Hazardous Facilities Guidance


Site Contamination

Creating Site Contamination Proximity Maps

Site Contamination Checklist

Site Contamination Proximity Map – Example


Environmental Justice

See Section III of the Environmental Review Guide.


Monitoring

ENV-EDRC - Environmental Desk Review Checklist

ENV-EORC - Environmental On-Site Review Checklist


Videos

Introduction to Environmental Reviews

 

Flood Insurance and Coastal Barrier Resource Units

 

Airport Hazards

 

Historic and Tribal Preservation

 

Floodplain Management

 

Wetlands Protection

 

Coastal Zone Management

 

Sole Source Aquifers and Endangered Species

 

Site Contamination

 

Air Quality and Farmland Protection

 

Noise Abatement and Control and Explosive and Flammable Facilities

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