The City of Rockford is the Responsible Entity for any HUD funded projects completed within city limits. An Environmental Review (ER) is the process of reviewing a project and its potential environmental impacts to determine whether it meets federal, state, and local environmental standards. The environmental review process is required for all HUD-assisted projects to ensure that the proposed project does not negatively impact the surrounding environment and that the property site itself will not have an adverse environmental or health effect on end users. There are four different levels of ER’s, each requiring different levels of examination to be compliant with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and all other local, state, and federal associated laws and authorities triggered by HUD Part 58 ER. More information about HUD's guidance documents may be found here.
All Federally-funded projects conducted by the City of Rockford’s Community and Economic Development (CED) department, or in partnership with a community organization, are reviewed to ensure they comply with NEPA. CED also reviews projects conducted by local organizations when they receive HUD Federal funds directly.
If you are receiving HUD federal funding, please contact Christine Manley (779-348-7488 or Christine.Manley@RockfordIL.gov) to find out your next steps as soon as possible. Depending upon the level of examination required, the ER process can take anywhere form 45 days to 5+ months to complete, even when no environmental impacts are found.
NOTE: Choice-limiting activities are prohibited prior to the completion of the ER. To make sure you stay compliant during the ER process, please contact Christine if any adjustments or actions on the projects are being considered.
Environmental Reviews or Assessments Available for Public Comment
There are no ERs or EAs available for public comment at this time.