Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact on the Environment and Notice of Request for Release of Funds:
On or about May 28, 2013, the City of Hot Springs will request the HUD Little Rock Field Office to release Federal funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake CDBG projects including: 1) project administration ($53,400), 2) City of Hot Springs/Whittington Valley Neighborhood Association ($40,615), 3) Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation ($70,485), 4) Public Services: Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing ($10,000), 5) Habitat for Humanity ($17,500), 6) Ouachita Childrens Center ($35,000), 7) City of Hot Springs demolition/nuisance abatement ($40,000).
The purpose of this combined notice is to meet 2 separate procedural requirements of 24 CFR 58: 1) A notice of finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), 2) A Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds (NOI/RROF)
Those wishing to comment must specify which notice is being addressed and comments must be submitted by May 28, 2013 to the HUD Little Rock Field Office.
Objections must be submitted to the HUD Little Rock Field Office by May 28, 2013. Objections may only be made on the following basis:
1)The certification was not in fact executed by the Chief Executive Officer or HUD or other officer of the applicant approved by HUD; or
2)That the applicants Environmental Review Record for the project(s) indicates omission of a required decision, finding or step applicable to the project in the environmental review process.
3)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.
It has been determined that such request for release of funds will not constitute an action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment and, accordingly, the City of Hot Springs has decided not to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (PL 91-190)
An Environmental Review Record respecting the proposed projects has been made by the City of Hot Springs which documents the environmental review of the projects and more fully sets forth the reasons why such statement is not required. To view the Environmental Records or for further information contact Mike Scott, City of Hot Springs, Community Development Administrator, 133 Convention Blvd., Hot Springs, AR 71901 or- Michelle Sestili, CDBG Consultant to the City of Hot Springs, firstname.lastname@example.org. It may be examined Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:00am to 4:30pm.