Environmental review of HUD-funded projects
Thomas W. Neff
Suite 402, City Hall
414 E. 12th St.
Kansas City, MO 64106
Kansas City, Mo.’s environmental review process is federally mandated by the Housing and Urban Development Department. The City acts on behalf of HUD in ensuring compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and follows the procedures outlined in 24 CFR Part 58.
The objective of the review process is to ensure that due diligence has been undertaken in identifying potential environmental impacts associated with projects that use HUD funds. Both beneficial and adverse impacts can result from projects.
|Beneficial impacts||Adverse impacts|
|construction of affordable housing||destruction of wetlands|
|repairs to existing housing||destruction of native vegetation|
|elimination of blighting influences||destruction of historic properties|
|restoration of wildlife habitat||exposing residents to excessive noise|
|eradication of invasive plant species||exposing residents to flood hazards|
It is important to understand what conditions exist on a proposed site so that environmental impacts can be addressed. This helps make projects the best they can be for those who will ultimately utilize the sites. For more information or to set up an appointment with staff at City Hall, call 816-513-1332.
|Environmental issues – MoDNR||HUD Office of Environment and Energy|
|Section 106 review – MoDNR||Floodplain maps – FEMA|
|Metropolitan Energy Center||Envirofacts – EPA|
|Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program – KCMO||Construction industry compliance assistance|
|ENERGY STAR program||MARC environmental programs|
|Native plants of Kansas City||Kansas City, Mo., Air Quality Program|
|How to choose an environmentally-safe site||Kansas City, Office of Environmental Quality|
|Radon awareness||Mercury in the home – MoDNR|
|Kansas City, Mo., Household Hazardous Waste Facility||Household hazardous materials site – MoDNR|
Documents and forms
|Environmental review process – KCMO||Section 106: Flowchart|
|Part 58: Flowchart||Section 106: Submission form|
|24 CFR Part 58: Environmental review regulations – HUD||24 CFR Part 55: Floodplain management”|
|24 CFR Part 35: Lead-safe housing rule – HUD||Environmental checklist – form #0901|
|24 CFR Part 51: Specific environmental criteria and standards – HUD||Site-specific environmental checklist – Form #1305|