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NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

DATE of NOTICE:                June 11, 2017

RESPONSIBLE ENTITY:     City of Palm Bay

ADDRESS:                             City of Palm Bay

   120 Malabar Road, S.E.

   Palm Bay, FL  32907

TELEPHONE:                         321-952-3429

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Palm Bay.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about June 23, 2017, the City of Palm Bay’s Housing and Neighborhood Development Services (HANDS) division will submit a request to the U.S. Depart. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (P.L. 93‑383) to undertake a project known as the ARC Park restroom construction project.

ASSESSED PROJECT

ARC Park – New Restroom Facility – Construction of a new restroom facility.  Location: 1381 Riviera Drive, NE, City of Palm Bay, FL. Est. CDBG funding: $70,000.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI)

The City of Palm Bay’s HANDS division 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 (NEPA) of 1969 is not required.  Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the City of Palm Bay’s HANDS division offices, 120 Malabar Road, S.E., Palm Bay, Florida 32907 may be examined or copied weekdays 8:30 A.M to 5:00 P.M.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to City of Palm Bay’s HANDS division offices, 120 Malabar Road, S.E., Palm Bay, Florida 32907.  All comments received by June 22, 2017 will be considered by the City of Palm Bay prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION 

The City of Palm Bay HANDS division certifies to HUD that Gregg Lynk, Certifying Officer, in his capacity as City Manager, 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 City to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Palm Bay’s certification 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 the City of Palm Bay; (b) the City of Palm Bay 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 the Jacksonville HUD Field Office, Charles Bennett Federal Building, 400 West Bay Street, Suite 1015, Jacksonville, FL 32202-4410.  Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Certifying Officer: Gregg Lynk, City Manager