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Dec. 28, 2017 - Notice of finding and notice of intent

Habitat for Humanity_New construction five homes

Post Date:12/28/2017 1:33 PM

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI) AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS (RROF)

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Marion County Board of County Commissioners and Community Services.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about Jan. 15, 2018, the Marion County BCC will submit a request to the HUD CPD Office for the release of HOME funds under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C.12704, to undertake a project known as Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Inc. for the purpose of construction of five (5) new single family homes and provision of purchase assistance to six (6) families that are low-to-moderate income persons.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
Marion County Community Services 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 Marion County Community Services, 2631 SE Third St., Ocala, FL 34471 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Marion County Community Services. All comments received by Jan. 15, 2018, will be considered by the Marion County BCC prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.  Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION
The Marion County BCC certifies to HUD that Kathy Bryant, in her capacity as BCC Chairman 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 approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Marion County BCC to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the Marion County’s certification for a period of 15 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 Marion County BCC; (b) Marion County Community Services 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; 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, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD at Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of HUD, 400 W. Bay St., Suite 1015, Jacksonville, FL 32202.  Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

                                                         

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