COMBINED NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
November 1, 2018
Town of Marion Virginia
138 W. Main Street
Marion, VA 24354
This Notice shall satisfy the above-cited two separate but related procedural notification requirements.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about November 21, 2018 the Town of Marion will submit a request to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974(PL 93-383), as amended, to undertake a project known as Sheffey Street Housing Project, for the purpose of Rehabilitation of 5 LMI owner units and 2 LMI investor owned units and the substantial reconstruction of 3 LMI units.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The Town of Marion 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 The Town Hall, Town Administration Office, 138 W. Main Street, Marion VA 24354 and may be examined or copied weekdays ( 9 ) A.M. to (5) P.M.
Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the Mount Rogers Planning District Commission, attn: Josh Smith, 1021 Terrace Drive, Marion, VA 24354, firstname.lastname@example.org). All comments received by November 19, 2018 will be considered by the Town of Marion prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Commenters should specify which part of this Notice they are addressing.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
The Town of Marion certifies to DHCD that Bill Rush 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 Town of Marion to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
DHCD will consider objections to its release of funds and the Town of Marion certification received by December 10, 2018 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 Marion 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.