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1 HUD ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW ONLINE SYSTEM HEROS Kathryn Au September 17, 2013

2 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

3 Current Documentation

4 HEROS – A New System Applies to all HUD Programs  Part 50 and Part 58  All levels of review  17 environmental laws and authorities

5 HEROS Goals and Functions Replaces HUD’s current paper-based environmental review process with a comprehensive online tool

6 HEROS Screenshots

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12 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

13 OneCPD Website

14 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

15 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…

16 Examples of HEROS Reports

17 Benefits to Responsible Entities Helps manage environmental reviews Guides users on environmental compliance Generates and posts an electronic Environmental Review Record (ERR) Expedites forms and with electronic certifications

18 Users Responsible Entity (RE) staff  Preparer, Certifying Officer Non-RE recipients  PHAs, Subgrantees State Agencies  Reviewer, Approving Official HUD Staff  Reviewer, Approving Official, Environmental Officers Consultants

19 Linking Reviews to State Agencies

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22 Next Steps First week of October – Production Nov through Jun Regional Rollout  User Access  Training  User Guides

23 Questions? Comments? CONTACT: Kathryn Au To request access:


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