COMBINED NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
AND INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
This Notice shall satisfy the above-cited two separate but related procedural notification requirements.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about Friday, January 15, 2016, the Town of Pulaski will submit a request to the Virginia Zepartment of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as Kersey Bottom / Case Knife Road Neighborhood Revitalization Project, for the purpose of improving living conditions for 17 low-to-moderate income households through the provision of housing rehabilitation and improving neighborhood conditions for 121 households through the provision of infrastructure improvements.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The Town of Pulaski has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at Town of Pulaski Municipal Building, 42 First Street NW, Pulaski VA, 24301 and may be examined or copied weekdays 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the Craig Quinn, Project Manager, Town of Pulaski, 42 First St. NW, Pulaski, VA 24301. All comments received by Thursday, January 14, 2016 will be considered by the Town of Pulaski prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Commentors should specify which part of this Notice they are addressing.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
The Town of Pulaski certifies to DHCD that Shawn Utt in his capacity as Town Manager consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. DHCD’S approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the Town of Pulaski to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
DHCD will consider objections to its release of funds and the Town of Pulaski’s certification received by Monday, February 1, 2016 or a period of fifteen days from its receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer or other officer of the Town of Pulaski approved by DHCD; (b) the (RE) has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the project have committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by DHCD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to DHCD at:
Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development
Attn: Program Administration and Assistance Office
Main Street Centre
600 E. Main St., Suite 300
Richmond, Virginia 23219-2430
(804) 371-7061 [TTP 371-7089 / FAX 371-7093]
Potential objectors should contact DHCD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Mr. Shawn Utt, Town Manager
- 10 Jan, 2016
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