Presentation on theme: "HUD ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW ONLINE SYSTEM HEROS Kathryn Au September 17, 2013."— Presentation transcript:
HUD ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW ONLINE SYSTEM HEROS Kathryn Au September 17, 2013
Define the project and determine review requirements Evaluate environmental impacts and compliance with federal environmental law Document conditions and conclusions Obtain official endorsement/necessary signatures Follow up (as necessary) Environmental Review Process
HEROS Goals and Functions Replaces HUD’s current paper-based environmental review process with a comprehensive online tool Increases accountability and transparency of HUD-assisted projects Informs HUD of trends
Current Lack of Data How many projects require flood insurance? How many projects have to complete clean up for site contamination? How many environmental assessments are completed each year ? Unknown…
Benefits to Responsible Entities Helps manage environmental reviews Guides users on environmental compliance Generates and posts an electronic Environmental Review Record (ERR) Expedites forms 7015.15 and 7015.16 with electronic certifications
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