Notice of Finding No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

 

January 24, 2011
City of Grand Prairie
205 W. Church Street
Grand Prairie, Texas 75050
972-237-8162

This Notice shall satisfy the above cited two separate but related procedural notification requirements.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about February 11, 2011 the City of Grand Prairie will submit a request to the HUD Fort Worth Regional Office for the release of CDBG funds under Title 1 of the Community Development ACT of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as Sidewalk Repair for the purpose of repairing or replacing existing sidewalks in Low/Mod income designated census tracts. The repairs will take place at 1737,1801,612,608,605,601,517,513,511,505,501,427,421,417,415,411,405,410,416,502,508, and 510 NE 18th Street, Census Tract 156.003, budget amount of $37,436; 1201,1202,1817,1114,1825,1826,1827,1110,905,914,601,603,605,910,906,613,614,521,523,610,519,606,513,515,511,602,520,509,505,516,510,501, and 401NE 19th Street, Census Tract 156.003, budget amount of $44,225; and 1801,1905,1909,1921,1945,1949,2001,2009,2013,2101,2105,2109,2201,2205,2209,2213,2219,2221,2225,2229,2233,2305,2309,2313,2317,2321,2335,2338,1902,1830,2330,2326,2322,2314,2310,2306,2302,2250,2246,2242,2230,2222,2218,2214,2212,2126,2110,2102,2034,2026,2022,2018,2002,1934,1922,1918,1914,1906,1822,1810,1806, and 1802SE 14th Street, Census Tract 163.022, budget amount of $118,225.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The City of Grand Prairie 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 (NEPA) of 1969 is not required.  Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at  The City of Grand Prairie Housing and Neighborhood Services, 205 West Church Street, Grand Prairie, TX 75050 and may be examined or copied weekdays

(7:30) A.M. to (6:00) P.M.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the Housing and Neighborhood Services Division of the City of Grand Prairie, or to [email protected] All comments received by February 10 will be considered by the City of Grand Prairie prior to submission of a request for release of funds.  Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

RELEASE OF FUNDS

The City of Grand Prairie certifies to HUD that William Hills in his capacity as Director 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 approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and allows the City of Grand Prairie to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will consider objections to its release of funds and the City of Grand Prairie certification received by February 28  or a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if it is on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Grand Prairie; (b) the City of Grand Prairie 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 has incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; 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 Fort Worth Regional Office at 801 Cherry Street, Unit #45, Suite 2500, Fort Worth, Texas 76102Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

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William A. Hills, Director

City of Grand Prairie Housing and Neighborhood Services

 

 

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