Program Services Announcements
Mandatory Format for Submitting Environmental Review Documents Required for Multifamily Projects (August 2013)
HUD Part 58 Environmental Review always suggested a certain format. TDHCA now makes this formatting mandatory. All HUD Part 58 Environmental Review Submissions must follow the prescribed format and document order as explained in the following documents:
Effective August 1, 2013, all environmental review submissions MUST adhere to this format or the Department will reject the submission and return it to the submitter. This requirement should enable the Department to provide a quicker and more streamlined review for our multifamily partners.
Vapor Encroachment Screening
Project applicants must screen for vapor encroachment as part of the Phase I ESA following ASTM 2600-10. If the project applicant did not perform a vapor encroachment screening as part of the original Phase I ESA, the applicant must perform an update to include this additional scope item.
These requirements apply to all projects with HOME funding not yet "closed on" as of August 1, 2013.