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.