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Unified Federal Environmental and Historic Preservation Review (UFR) Library

The Unified Federal Environmental and Historic Preservation Review (UFR) Library contains documents associated with UFR Process development and implementation.  These documents, the Tools and Mechanisms, are for federal, tribal, state, and local stakeholders, including applicants and EHP practitioners.  The Tools and Mechanisms unify and expedite environmental and historic preservation (EHP) review for proposed disaster recovery projects because they can be in place before a disaster occurs, are scalable to the needs of a particular disaster, empower applicants, enable EHP practitioners to share data, apply existing efficiencies within EHP requirements to disaster recovery projects, and introduce new compliance pathways for specific EHP requirements. 

The library contains the following: UFR Frequently Asked Questions, UFR Newsletters, Practitioner and Leadership Briefing Packages, Applicant Guide, Practitioner Guidance, Data Standards List and Instructions, Disaster-Specific Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Interagency Meeting Checklist, EHP Agency Point of Contact Lists and Instructions, EHP Disaster Recovery Skills Checklist, UFR Process Glossary, IT Resources List and Instructions, UFR MOU, Prototype Programmatic Agreement for Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Template Environmental Checklist for FEMA and HUD, and UFR Fact Sheets for various stakeholders.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfUFR Newsletter, Issue 4 (May 2017)

The UFR Newsletter will serve as outreach to multiple federal, tribal, state and local stakeholders as a way to showcase UFR Process efforts aimed at supporting communities affected by disaster. The newsletter will allow agencies to stay involved with efforts to create a UFR Process across the nation.

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Icon for file of type application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentationUFR Scenario PowerPoint Presentation

The purpose of this PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) is to walk practitioners through two sample scenarios (a hurricane and a flooding event) in order to discuss specifically how UFR tools can be used during each event. The PPT can be shared as an educational tool regarding the UFR Process. It also provides talking points should agencies or other stakeholders wish to include the slides as part of a presentation.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfMemorandum of Understanding among the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Park Service and the Federal Highway Administration for Unified Federal Review of the Pu’u ‘Ō‘ō Volcanic Eruption and Lava Flow.

This document is provided as an example disaster-specific MOU developed to unify and expedite EHP reviews for disaster recovery projects associated with the Presidentially declared Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Volcanic Eruption and Lava Flow Disaster.  This MOU formalizes commitments among agencies to work together to facilitate uniformity, consistency, and transparency by setting forth roles and responsibilities, establishing interagency communication protocols, and identifying EHP priorities.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfUFR Practitioner Briefing Package

A document targeted at practitioners, which provides a brief overview of the UFR Process; its origins, implementation, and benefits; and practitioner responsibilities throughout the disaster recovery process. 

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Icon for file of type application/pdfUFR Leadership Briefing Package

A document targeted at agency leadership, which provides a brief overview of the UFR Process; its origins, implementation, and benefits; and leadership responsibilities. 

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Icon for file of type application/pdfUFR Newsletter, Issue 3 (July 2016)

The UFR Newsletter will serve as outreach to multiple federal, tribal, state and local stakeholders as a way to showcase UFR Process efforts aimed at supporting communities affected by disaster. The newsletter will allow agencies to stay involved with efforts to create a UFR Process across the nation.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfUnified Federal Review Frequently Asked Questions

A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions regarding implementation of the Unified Federal Review, as well as background information regarding development of the process, intended for federal, tribal, state and local UFR Process stakeholders.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfUFR Newsletter, Issue 2 (December 2015)

The UFR Newsletter will serve as outreach to multiple federal, tribal, state and local stakeholders as a way to showcase UFR Process efforts aimed at supporting communities affected by disaster. The newsletter will allow agencies to stay involved with efforts to create a UFR Process across the nation.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfUFR Newsletter, Issue 1 (April 2015)

The UFR Newsletter will serve as outreach to multiple federal, tribal, state and local stakeholders as a way to showcase UFR Process efforts aimed at supporting communities affected by disaster. The newsletter will allow agencies to stay involved with efforts to create a UFR Process across the nation.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfUnified Federal Environmental and Historic Preservation Review Guide for Federal Disaster Recovery Assistance Applicants (Applicant Guide)

The Applicant Guide will assist Applicants, (i.e. state and local agencies, Indian tribes, small business owners, individuals)  in navigating through environmental and historic preservation (EHP) compliance requirements when multiple agencies may be involved in funding or permitting a disaster recovery project. It also outlines types of information Applicants should submit to federal agencies to assist in expediting the EHP review.

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Icon for file of type application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheetData Standards List

The Data Standards List is a compilation of data standards among Federal Agencies and is provided as an attachment to the Data Sharing Agreement Content, intended for EHP practitioners. The Data Standards List covers natural and cultural resources, general standards for GIS data, as well as Federal and state Agency-specific and resource- specific standards. Data standards facilitate the development, sharing, and use of data so that information can be exchanged and/or used consistently among all participants. 

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Icon for file of type application/pdfData Standards List: Overview and Instructions

The Data Standards List is a compilation of data standards among Federal Agencies and is provided as an attachment to the Data Sharing Agreement Content, intended for EHP practitioners. The Data Standards List covers natural and cultural resources, general standards for GIS data, as well as Federal and state Agency-specific and resource- specific standards. Data standards facilitate the development, sharing, and use of data so that information can be exchanged and/or used consistently among all participants. 

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Icon for file of type application/pdfData Sharing Agreement Content

A compilation of content areas for parties (i.e., Federal agencies, Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations, state agencies, and stakeholders) to consider when developing data sharing agreements, including, sample language from previous agreements, examples of EHP‐related data sharing agreements. This should be used in coordination with the Data Standards List.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfDisaster-Specific Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

The Disaster-Specific MOU, and its accompanying guidance, provides a ready framework for developing disaster‐specific coordination during disaster recovery among Federal, Tribal, state, and local agencies. This mechanism provides the Parties with the flexibility needed to tailor and specify their coordination efforts to the needs of particular recovery projects.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfAppendix D Interagency Meeting Checklist

The Interagency Meeting Checklist identifies information that Agencies must consider and share to promote understanding of Agency resources (funding, staff, and data) already being allocated, promote interagency communication, and assist in developing a Disaster-Specific MOU. The Interagency Meeting Checklist contains questions for EHP practitioners to consider before and during an interagency meeting. EHP practitioners should print out the Interagency Meeting Checklist and use it to foster discussion of the utility of a Disaster-Specific MOU for disaster recovery efforts. 

 

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInstructions for EHP Agency Point of Contact List

The instructions refer to the EHP Agency Point of Contact Lists - please refer to the Agency POC Lists attached separately. There are two Agency POC Lists including the state POC List and the Federal Agency POC List.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfEHP Disaster Recovery Skills Checklist

A checklist to assist the coordinating Agency of the NCR RSF in identifying appropriate staff to deploy in support of the NCR RSF under the NDRF.

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Icon for file of type application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheetEHP Agency Point of Contact List (Federal Point of Contact List)

A reference tool that provides EHP Practitioners, as well as Applicants for Federal assistance, with access to Federal Agency contact information to support the EHP reviews for proposed disaster recovery projects.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfEHP Agency Point of Contact List (State Point of Contact List)

A reference tool that provides EHP Practitioners, as well as Applicants for Federal assistance, with access to state Agency contact information to support the EHP reviews for proposed disaster recovery projects.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfUnified Federal Review (UFR) Glossary

The list is a compilation of terms used in the UFR Process. Understanding that Federal Agencies may have different definitions, these definitions were created to align with the National Disaster Recovery Framework and EHP laws and regulations to facilitate interagency disaster recovery efforts. This glossary is intended for federal, tribal, state and local UFR Process stakeholders. 

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInstructions for IT Resources List

These instructions were designed to match the IT Resources List spreadsheet attached separately.

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Icon for file of type application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheetIT Resources List

A matrix of existing IT resources (e.g., databases, decision support systems, websites, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping tools, and authoritative data set sources) that are useful in obtaining the various kinds of information needed to perform an EHP review of proposed disaster recovery projects.  This tool is intended for EHP practitioners and applicants. 

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Icon for file of type application/pdfMOU Establishing the Unified Federal Environmental and Historic Preservation Review Process (UFR MOU)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS); the Department of Transportation (DOT); the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); the Department of the Army (Civil Works); the Department of the Interior (DOI); the Department of Commerce (DOC); the Department of Agriculture
(USDA); the Department of Energy (DOE); the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP); and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) (collectively, the “Parties,”) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing the Unified Federal Review (UFR) process for environmental and historic
preservation reviews associated with Disaster Recovery Projects.  The establishment of the UFR process was called for by the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 (Pub. L. 113–2, div. B, §1106, Jan. 29, 2013, 127 Stat. 45).

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Icon for file of type application/pdfPrototype Programmatic Agreement for Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (PPA)

The FEMA PPA establishes a national model for FEMA to negotiate Section 106 State-specific programmatic agreements with State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPOs), State Emergency Management Agencies (SEMAs), and/or Tribe(s), as appropriate without further involvement from the ACHP. Other Federal Agencies and HUD responsible entities may adopt and use the expedited process in the FEMA PA, without having to negotiate a separate PA.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfTemplate Environmental Checklist for FEMA and HUD

This template and its accompanying instructions is designed for use by FEMA and HUD responsible entities when jointly funding multiple similar projects (e.g. the large scale rebuilding or elevation of single family following a major hurricane). This guidance provides a blueprint for the Agencies to conduct and adopt a large number of EHP reviews for similar types of projects.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfUnified Federal Review Guidance for EHP Practitioners (Practitioner Guidance)

A guidance document that describes, defines, and establishes a consistent UFR Process, information requirements, and best practices for EHP reviews of disaster recovery projects.  The guidance walks EHP practitioners through the UFR Process during a typical disaster recovery timeline and explains how to utilize and incorporate UFR mechanisms and tools during EHP reviews.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfUFR Fact Sheet for Applicants

A fact sheet describing the Unified Federal Review process to Applicants for federal disaster recovery assistance projects.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfUFR Fact Sheet for FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance

A fact sheet describing the roles and responsibilities of FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance with the Unified Federal Review.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfUFR Fact Sheet for Local Jurisdictions

A fact sheet describing the Unified Federal Review process to Local Jurisdictions.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfUFR Fact Sheet for Native Hawaiian Organizations

A fact sheet describing the Unified Federal Review process to Native Hawaiian Organizations.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfUFR Fact Sheet for Public Assistance

A fact sheet describing the roles and responsibilities of FEMA’s Public Assistance program with the Unified Federal Review.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfUFR Fact Sheet for Practitioners

A fact sheet describing the roles and responsibilities of Environmental and Historic Preservation Practitioners with the Unified Federal Review.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfUFR Fact Sheet for State Governors

A fact sheet describing the Unified Federal Review process to State Governors.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfUFR Fact Sheet for State Historic Preservation Officers

A fact sheet describing the Unified Federal Review process to State Historic Preservation Officers.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfUFR Fact Sheet for State Emergency Managers

A fact sheet describing the Unified Federal Review process to State Emergency Managers.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfUFR Fact Sheet for Tribal Emergency Managers

UFR Fact Sheet for Tribal Emergency Managers

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Icon for file of type application/pdfUFR Fact Sheet for Tribal Historic Preservation Officers

A fact sheet describing the Unified Federal Review process to Tribal Historic Preservation Officers.

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