Date of Publication: November 27, 2013
City of Baxley
(Name of CDBG Recipient)
P.O. Box 290, Baxley, GA, 31515
(Street, City, Zip Code)
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS:
On or about December 13, 2013 the above named local government 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:
City of Baxley – Street & Drainage Improvements
(Project Title or Name)
Construction of street & drainage improvements
Project will provide adequate street & drainage improvements to the residents of Baxley.
(Purposes or Nature of the Project)
Project location includes: Elizabeth Circle & Mittie Byrd Drive
(Specific Location of the Project)
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 local government 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 environmental assessment of the project, there is no significant impact.
(Set forth reasons for decision)
An Environmental Review Record respecting the proposed project has been made by the above named local government, which documents the environmental review of the project and more fully sets forth the reasons why such Statement is not required. This Environmental Record is on file at Baxley City Hall, 282 East Parker Street, Baxley, Georgia 31513, and is available for public examination and copying upon request between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday, except holidays.
No further environmental review of such project is proposed to be conducted prior to the request for release of Federal funds.
PUBLIC COMMENTS ON FONSI
All interested agencies, groups and person disagreeing with this decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration by the local government to the office of the undersigned. Such written comments should be received at, Baxley City Hall, P.O. Box 290, Baxley, Georgia 31515 on or before December 12, 2013. All such comments so received will be considered and the local government 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 for the FONSI but not before comments on the FONSI have been considered and resolved, City of Ellenton will submit a Request for Release of Funds (RROF) and Certification to DCA. By so doing the local government 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, Steve Rigdon, Mayor, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review or resulting decision-making and action. The legal effect of the certification is that by approving it, DCA will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environment Act thus allowing the City of Baxley to commit Community Development Block Grant funds to this project.
OBJECTION TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
DCA will accept objections to its approval of the release of funds and the certification only if it is 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 (24 CFR 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 January 2, 2013 will be considered by DCA.
City of Baxley
Name of Local Government
Steve Rigdon, Mayor
Name of Certifying Officer
P.O. Box 290
Baxley, GA 31515
gpn14 CONCURRENT NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
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