HUD Issues Clarifications On Environmental Review Related To Land Use Changes

Written By: Caltha LLP | Published On: 10th October 2017 | Category: Due Diligence, Environmental Review, Environmental Site Assessment, Sustainability | RSS Feed

US Department of Housing and Urban Development has released a memorandum which clarifies existing agency policy on rehabilitation of existing buildings that changes the original land use. New land uses resulting from rehabilitation may be considered new noise-sensitive uses as if they were new construction. If those new uses are in Unacceptably noise-exposed areas (external noise greater than 75 decibels), an Environmental Impact Statement is required.

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