COMBINED NOTICE: FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACTAND INTENT TO
REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
December 11, 2017
Buchanan County Board of Supervisors
PO Drawer 950
Grundy, VA 24614
This Notice shall satisfy the above-cited two separate but related procedural notification requirements.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about December 29, 2017 the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors 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/Section (1)] of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as Swan Fork Waterline Extension, for the purpose of providing safe potable water for the residents of Swan Fork.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The Buchanan County Board of Supervisors 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 Buchanan County Offices, 1012 Walnut Street, Grundy, VA 24614 and may be examined or copied weekdays (8 ) A.M. to (4) P.M.
Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors, 1012 Walnut Street, Grundy, VA 24614. All comments received by December 29, 2017 will be considered by the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Commentors should specify which part of this Notice they are addressing.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
The Buchanan County Board of Supervisors certifies to DHCD that R. Craig Horn in his capacity as County Administrator 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 the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
DHCD will consider objections to its release of funds and the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors certification received by January 15, 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 Buchanan County Board of Supervisors 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.
R. Craig Horn, County Administrator