Tier 1 Environmental Review Services
CORE was hired to assist the NYS Homes and Community Renewal
Environmental Analysis Unit (NYSHCR - EAU) with Tier 1
programmatic environmental compliance reviews. These reviews were
completed for NYS HOME Local Program Administrator (LPA) grant
recipients located in various counties in Western New York. All reviews
were completed in compliance with HUD’s National Environmental
Policy Act (NEPA) regulations, 24 CFR Part 58.
CORE’s responsibilities began with establishing contact with each award
recipient in order to determine the Programmatic Activities and Program
Area where funds would be used. The description of Programmatic
Activities was used to determine the State Environmental Quality Review
(SEQR) classification for each Program Area. Data was compiled for the
Program’s geographic area, and was used to complete the Environmental
Assessment. This process was thoroughly documented through maps and
reports to support Environmental Assessment findings.