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PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS (ROF)

October 11, 2018

APPLICANT:

                             City of Texas City
                             Development Department
                             P.O. Box 2608
                             Texas City, Texas 77592-2608
                             (409) 643-5730

TO:                         All Interested Agencies, Groups and Persons:

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Texas City, Community Development Department.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about November 14, 2018 the City of Texas City will submit a request to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant Funds, in the amount of $410,474 for Program B-18-MC-48-0017 under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake the following projects.  These projects will be carried out by the City’s Office of Community Development for the 2018 program year beginning October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019.

Tiered Housing Rehabilitation ($50,474) – for single-family, owner-occupied residential structures/to assist approximately ten (10) low-moderate income homeowners citywide in minor and emergency code related repairs.

Housing Reconstruction ($120,000) – Owner-Occupied, Single-Family Residential-to assist one (1) low-moderate income homeowner with the reconstruction of home where substantial codes violations and repairs exist.

Tiered Demolition/Clearance of Properties ($90,000) - for the demolition of approximately thirty (40) vacant, dilapidated and condemned structures and/or the clearance of trash/debris on vacant lots on a spot basis city-wide.  Programs using tiered reviews will not commit funds to a specific activity until after the site-specific review is complete.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The City will submit a request to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant Funds, in the amount of $410,474 for Program B-18-MC-48-0017 under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake the following projects.  These projects will be carried out by the City’s Office of Community Development for the 2018 program year beginning October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019.

Tiered Housing Rehabilitation ($50,474) – for single-family, owner-occupied residential structures/to assist approximately ten (10) low-moderate income homeowners citywide per year in minor and emergency code related repairs.

Housing Reconstruction ($120,000) – Owner-Occupied, Single-Family Residential-to assist one (1) low-moderate income homeowner with the reconstruction of home where substantial codes violations and repairs exist.

Tiered Demolition/Clearance of Properties ($90,000)- for the demolition of approximately thirty (30) vacant, dilapidated and condemned structures and/or the clearance of trash/debris on vacant lots on a spot basis city-wide.  Programs using tiered reviews will not commit funds to a specific activity until after the site-specific review is complete.

The City of Texas City Community Development Department has determined that the projects 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 Office of Community Development, 928 – 5th Avenue North, Texas City, Texas where it can be examined or copied weekdays Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishes to comment on the projects may submit written comments to the Office of Community Development the designed office responsible for receiving and responding to comments.  All comments received by November 15, 2018 will be considered by the City of Texas City prior to the submission to HUD for a request of release of funds.  Comments should specify which notice you are addressing.

RELEASE OF FUNDS

The City of Texas City certifies to HUD that Matthew T. Doyle, in his official capacity as Mayor, 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 City’s request for ROF and certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City to use or authorize the use of program funds for the purposes identified in this notice.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will consider objections to its release of funds and the City of Texas City’s certification received by November 30,2018, or a period of fifteen (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 or other officer of the City of Texas City approved by HUD; (b) the City of Texas City has omitted a step or failed to make a decision of 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 CRF Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting to 40 CRF 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 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, CPD Office, ATTN: Stacia Johnson, 1301 Fannin St,. Suite # 2200, Houston, Texas 77002.  Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Matthew T. Doyle, Mayor
City of Texas City
10/14/2018


 

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