Environmental Reviews

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Environmental Review Procedures for Federally Funded Projects

The City of Salinas, as a Responsible Entity, has assumed responsibility for environmental review, decision-making, and action that would otherwise apply to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and other provisions of the law that further the purposes of NEPA as specified in Title 24 Part 58.5, by execution of a grant agreement with HUD. It is the City’s goal to carry out these responsibilities to ensure compliance with all federal regulations as outlined in Title 24 Part 58.

Federal statutes set forth three basic goals for the three HUD Community Planning and Development Programs, CDBG, HOME and ESG. These goals are closely related to the major commitments and priorities of HUD of providing decent housing, a suitable living environment; and economic opportunities. The second of these goals clearly establishes concerns of environmental effect as an important consideration in all federal programs.

This Policies and Procedures Manual is intended to give detailed, step-by-step guidance in regard to the execution of environmental reviews as a component and function of grant program administration. References, information sources, and timeline suggestions are based on the City of Salinas’ past experience and may not be applicable elsewhere.

May 2023: City-of-Salinas-Policies-and-Procedures-for-ER.pdf(PDF, 3MB)