Environmental Review

Overview of the NEPA Environmental review process used by the City of St. Louis' Development Agencies


As a recipient of Federal funds from the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), the Community Development Administration (CDA) of the City of St. Louis, through the City's Planning & Urban Design Agency (PDA), performs reviews for environmental impact of all its program activities, on a site-by-site basis.

As part of the review process, an Environmental Review Record (ERR) has been maintained, providing relevant information for project review, design and planning purposes.

CDA is the agency of the City of St. Louis that administers Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds and other funds received annually from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).


Pursuant to 24 CFR Part 58, Environmental Review Procedures for Entities Assuming HUD Environmental Review Responsibility, all Federally-assisted program activities are reviewed by PDA, on a site-by-site basis, for their impact to and from the surrounding environment. Activities are reviewed using a checklist, containing various impact categories.

A cumulative record of these reviews is maintained at PDA, and available for public inspection. These reviews are part of the ERR. Based on information contained in the review, project activity is determined either 1. to have no significantly adverse impact on the environment, and be eligible for Federal funding, or 2. to have a significantly adverse impact, which requires mitigation (corrective action) prior to,or as part of, being eligible for Federal funding.

Related Resources

Volumes of the Environmental Review Record
Overview of the Environmental Review Record [Description of Volumes]

References for Checklist Categories
Sources consulted for the categories of the review checklist(s)

Classified Sensitive Sites
Sites currently or previously enrolled in State (Missouri) & Federal (EPA) Environmental Programs

Neighborhood Surveys
Street-By-Street Neighborhood Surveys performed by the Environmental Review Officer

Past Land Use
Overview of the City's Research of Environmentally-relevant Historic Land Use, often referred to as an "Environmental Database"

Environmental Issues
These are Environmental Issues cited at 24 CFR 58.5, appearing on the appropriate "short form" review checklist currently in use, and the compliance documents currently in use for each issue

Environmental Assessment Issues
Issues Cited on the Environmental Assessment ("Long Form") Checklist


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