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FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF GRANT FUNDS

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF GRANT FUNDS
GREENWOOD HOMES
Edselle “Keith” Cunningham, Executive Director
Louisiana Housing Corporation (“LHC”)
2415 Quail Drive
Baton Rouge Louisiana 70808
(225) 763-8700
Notice Issued: December 13, 2018
This notice shall satisfy two separate but related procedural notification requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Louisiana Housing Corporation, as well as satisfy two comment periods between LHC and HUD.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS. On or about January 03, 2019, the LHC will submit a request to HUD for the release of funds under the ALLOCATIONS, WAIVERS AND ALTERNATIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR GRANTEES RECEIVING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT DISASTER RECOVERY FUNDS IN RESPONSE TO DISASTERS OCCURRING IN 2016, THE CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017, THE FURTHER CONTINUING AND SECURITY ASSISTANCE APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017, AND THE CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017 (PUBLIC LAW 114-223, 114-254 AND 115-31) FEDERAL REGISTER DOCKET NO. FR-5989-N-01, FR-6012-N-01 AND FR-6039-N-01, for the purpose of new construction of five (5) single family housing structures located at 7077 HWY 80 W, Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana 71270. The total amount requested for funding is $750,000.00 CDBG-DR funds.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT: LHC 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. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at LHC, 2415 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge LA 70808, (225) 763-8700 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination, or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to this office. All comments received by January 02, 2019, will be considered by this office prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Commenters should specify which part of this Notice they are addressing.
RELEASE OF FUNDS: This Office certifies to HUD that Edselle “Keith” Cunningham, in his capacity as Executive Director, 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 LHC to use HUD Program Funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS. HUD will consider objections to its release of funds and LHC's certification received for a period of fifteen 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 LHC approved by HUD; (b) LHC 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 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:
Tennille Parker,
Director Disaster Recovery & Special Issues, Office of Community Planning and Development
Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 Seventh Street SW, Room 7-272
Washington DC 20410
Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Edselle “Keith” Cunningham, Executive Director
Louisiana Housing Corporation
1td December 13,2018

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