Environmental and Historic Preservation Technical Assistance

The following are resources to assist in meeting the Environmental and Historic Preservation compliance requirements with HRSA capital funding opportunities and the Loan Guarantee Program.

National Environmental Policy Act

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires every Federal agency to follow a specific planning process to ensure that agency decision-makers and applicants have considered and the general public is fully informed about, with the opportunity to comment on, the environmental consequences of a Federally funded action. This review and consultation process is used to evaluate the impact a project and its alternatives may have on the environment. The review process required by NEPA is usually the vehicle through which HRSA addresses other environmental laws and regulations.  

It should be noted that compliance with other individual laws such as Floodplain Management, Wetlands, the National Historic Preservation Act, Endangered Species Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response and Liability Act, among other Federal, State and locally required laws, may still be required. 

National Historic Preservation Act

The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) requires Federal agencies to take into account the effects of their undertakings on historic properties. Federal agencies must consult with parties who have an interest in the effects of the undertaking in order to identify the affected historic properties, assess the effect of the undertaking on historic properties, and seek ways to avoid, minimize, or treat any adverse effects on historic properties.

HRSA complies with NHPA and its implementing regulations in 36 CFR Part 800, by following standard regulatory procedures, commonly referred to as the Section 106 Process. Historic properties include districts, buildings, structures, objects, landscapes, archaeological sites, and traditional cultural properties that are included in, or eligible for inclusion in, the National Register of Historic Places. These properties are not just old buildings or well-known historic sites, but places important in local, State, or national history. The National Register of Historic Places is a list of recognized historic properties. However, this list is not complete, and States may have additional properties with historic significance.

Environmental and Historic Preservation Compliance

Environmental and Historic Preservation FAQs (PDF - 20 KB)

Specific Project Type Environmental and Historic Preservation Requirements (PDF - 26 KB)

Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation Fact Sheet (PDF - 2 MB)

HRSA NHPA Section 106 Delegation

Notice of Delegation of Authority – Health Infrastructure Investment Program FY15 – FY16 (PDF - 100 KB)

Notice of Delegation of Authority – New Access Point FY15 (PDF - 101 KB)

Notice of Delegation of Authority – Oral Health Service Expansion FY16 (PDF - 100 KB)

Notice of Delegation of Authority – New Access Point FY17 (PDF - 100 KB)

Notice of Delegation of Authority – Zika Health Care Capital Projects (PDF - 100 KB)

Notice of Delegation of Authority - Hurricane Response and Recovery Efforts (CARE) FY18 (PDF - 101 KB)

Notice of Delegation of Authority – Capital Development Program (PDF - 101 KB)

Notice of Delegation of Authority – School-Based Health Center Capital Program (PDF - 100 KB)

Notice of Delegation of Authority – Capital Development-Building Capacity Program (PDF - 100 KB)

Notice of Delegation of Authority – Capital Development-Immediate Facility Improvements (PDF - 100 KB)        

Notice of Delegation of Authority – Patient Centered Medical Home – Facility Improvement Program (PDF - 100 KB)

Notice of Delegation of Authority – New Access Point FY 19 (PDF - 99 KB)

Notice of Delegation of Authority – Oral Health Infrastructure FY 19 (PDF - 100 KB)

Notice of Delegation of Authority – Health Center Facility Loan Guarantee Program (PDF - 100 KB)

Environmental Compliance

National Environmental Policy Act Environmental Fact Sheet (PDF - 38 KB)

Executive Order 11988 Floodplain Management Fact Sheet (PDF - 3 MB)

Coastal Zone Management Act Fact Sheet (PDF - 2 MB)

Farmland Protection Act, Prime Soils and AD 1006 Review Fact Sheet (PDF - 917 KB)

Environmental and Information Documentation (EID) Checklist (PDF - 393 KB)

Date Last Reviewed:  July 2019


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