CONCURRENT NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT OF THE
ENVIRONMENT AND NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
Date of Publication: April 24, 2013
City of Graham
9659 Golden Isle West
Graham, GA 31513
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS
On or about, May 10, 2013 the City of Graham will request the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to release Federal funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, for the following project:
The City proposed to install an open hole limerock well with a 350 GPM vertical turbine pump. The wellhead will be enclosed by a block pump house which includes a chlorine injection room. For security purposes the pump house will be located within 400 linear feet of chain-link fencing, which includes gate and lock(s).
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI)
It has been determined that such request for release of funds will not constitute an action significantly affecting the quality or the human environment and, accordingly, the above named City has decided not to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (P.L.91-190)
The reasons for such decision not to prepare such Statement are as follows:
Based on the information from the Environmental Assessment, the project will have no negative impact on the human environment.
An Environmental Review Record respecting the proposed project has been made by the City of Graham, which documents the environmental review of the project and more fully set forth the reasons why such Statement is not required. This Environmental Record is on file at the Graham City Hall located at 9659 Golden Isle in Graham, GA 31513 and is available for public examination and copying upon request between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on holidays.
No further environmental review of this project will be conducted prior to the request for release of Federal funds.
PUBLIC COMMENTS ON FONSI
All interested agencies, groups and persons disagreeing with this decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration by the City of Graham to the office of the undersigned. Such written comments should be received at the City on or before May 9, 2013. All such comments so received will be considered and the City will not request the release of Federal funds or take any administrative action on the proposed project prior to the date specified in the preceding sentence.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS (NOI/RROF)
At least one day after the termination of the public comment period of the FONSI but not before comments on the FONSI have been considered and resolved, the City of graham will submit a Request for Release of Funds (RROF) and Certification to DCA. By so doing the City will ask DCA to allow it to commit funds to this project certifying that (1) it has performed the environmental review prescribed by HUD regulations (?Environmental Review Procedures for Title I Community Development Block Grant Program? - 24 CFR-Part 58), and (2) the Certifying Officer, Don Rentz, Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities under the National Environment Act thus allowing the City to commit Community Development Block Grant funds to this project.
OBJECTION TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
DCA will accept objection to this approval of the release of funds and the certification only if it is on one of the following bases: a) that the certification was not in fact executed by the Certifying Officer; or b) that applicant?s Environmental Review Record for the project indicated omission of a required decision, finding or step applicable to the project in the environmental review process. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24CFR Part 58) and may be addressed to DCA at CDBG Section, 60 Executive Park South, Atlanta, Georgia 30329-2231.
Objections to the release of funds on bases other than those stated above will not be considered by the State. No objection received after May 28, 2013 will be considered by DCA.