NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about June 16, 2020 the City of Elyria will submit a request to the HUD/State administering agency for the release of Project-Based Program Voucher Funds, under 24 CFR Part 983 to undertake the project listed below:
- Bridge Point Commons- 338 East Bridge Street, Elyria, OH 44035- Environmental Assessment, Subject to Part 58.5- Tier I- 24 CFR Part 983 Project Description: New construction of Bridge Pointe Commons, a residential housing project. The project will include 62-units of affordable, service enriched housing for individuals struggling with homelessness.Budget: $13,312,806 Maximum useful life 5 years.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The City of Elyria 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) at the City of Elyria City website, www.cityofelyria.org. ERR can be examined and is available for review upon request. Please call the Office of Community Development at 440-326-1541 or email your request to email@example.com to obtain a copy of the ERR via US Mail or email.
Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the City of Elyria, Office of Community Development, 131 Court Street, Suite 302, Elyria, OH 44035 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments received by 4:30 PM on Monday, June 15, 2020 will be considered by the City of Elyria prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
The City of Elyria certifies to HUD/State that Frank Whitfield, in his capacity as Mayor 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. HUD’s/State’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the City of Elyria to use CDBG program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD/State will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Elyria’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual 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 of the City of Elyria; (b) the City of Elyria 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 development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part
58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD/State; 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 HUD/State grant administration office at:
HUD – Grant Administration
Federal Office Building
200 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-2499
Objections can also be emailed to: CPD_COVID-19OEE-COL@hud.gov
Potential objectors should contact HUD/State to verify the actual last day of the objection period.