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NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS September 13th, 2019 Planning & Development Department City of Huntington 800 Fifth Avenue Huntington, WV 25701 304-696-4486 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Huntington, Neighborhoof Coice Grant. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about October 1st, 2019, the city of Huntington will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of Neighborhood Choice Grant Funds for the rehabilitation of the Memphis Tennessee Garrison House which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The structure sits on the southeast corner of 10th Avenue and 17th St in Huntington, WV, in the Fairfield Neighborhood, an area which is laid out in a city grid format. The former residence of Memphis Tennessee Garrison is facing north and is currently vacant. The structure is a two (2) and a half story wood frame residential structure on a block foundation with vinyl siding. The proposed rehabilitation is for the stabilization of the foundation. Repairs will include: Replace block as needed, Pour leveling pads, Waterproofing Crawlspace, Replacing the Sill Plate, Floor Leveling, Floor Joist Repair (sistering/replacing in-kind), Sub-floor Replacement (as needed, in-kind), and in-kind floor repair from a donor structure to be demolished by the Unsafe Building Commission . Additionally, the rehabilitation would also include the removal of the current vinyl siding (installed by Ms. Garrison in the 1980’s) and the two (2) layers of asphalt siding and the installation of new vinyl siding in-kind. If damage is found to the exterior sheeting it will be repaired. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The City of Huntington 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 the Planning & Development Department, City of Huntington, 800 Fifth Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Huntington’s Planning & Development Department. All comments received by September 30th, 2019 will be considered by the City of Huntington prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specific which Notice they are addressing. ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION The City of Huntington certifies to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that Steve Williams, in his capacity as the 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. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows West Village, LLC to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Huntington’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 Huntington; (b) the City of Huntington 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 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; 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 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Pittsburgh at William Moorhead Federal Building, 1000 Liberty Ave, Ste. 1000, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2515. Potential objectors should contact U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Steve Williams, Mayor City of Huntington LH-79002 9-13;2019