Do you need to submit a project for HPD review?
For those projects in which the state or federal agency involved has delegated compliance to its applicants, HPD requests applicants to use the Environmental Review Form (.doc) when submitting projects for our review. Please fill out the form completely and mail it, along with the required supporting materials (maps, photos, and project plans), to the address at the bottom of the form. By completing the form to the greatest extent possible, and including the required supporting material, a prolonged review process is less likely since HPD should not need to request additional information. Please note, HPD is unable to accept emailed submittals at this time.
Note: If you are submitting a communication tower project, do not use the Environmental Review form. Visit our Communication Tower page for more information regarding submittal requirements. Additionally, the US Corps of Engineers (USACE) does not delegate compliance to applicants and all information prepared for permits through this agency should be coordinated directly with USACE.
Why does HPD review projects?
Each year, thousands of projects affect historic properties in Georgia, ranging from road construction to cell towers, from sewer lines to building rehabilitation. Many of these projects are funded by, or require permits or licenses from, government agencies. Thousands of previously undocumented historic properties have been identified through HPD review of projects and studies carried out to comply with environmental review requirements. Consideration of historic properties during the early planning phases of a project, in many cases, results in their protection. The following are the different laws that require or recommend HPD’s review of projects:
- Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended
- Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended
- Georgia Environmental Policy Act
- State Agency Historic Property Stewardship Program
Who to contact:
Jennifer Dixon, Environmental Review & Preservation Planning program manager
Meg Richardson, Environmental Review Historian, HUD and FCC projects