NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS Date of Publication: December 22, 2014 Fayette County Commission PO Box 309 Fayetteville, WV 25840 (304) 574-4290 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Fayette County Commission. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or after January 7, 2015 the Fayette County Commission will submit a request to the State of West Virginia / West Virginia Development Office for the release of Small Cities Block Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (PL 93-383), as amended, to undertake the following project: Project Title: Kanawha Falls – Boonesborough Water Line Extension Purpose: Extend public water service to approximately 40 households in the communities of Kanawha Falls – Boonesborough Location: Kanawha Falls and Boonesborough, Fayette County, WV Estimated Cost: $1,459,899.00 FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The Fayette County Commission 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 Region 4 Planning and Development Council, 885 Broad Street, Suite 100, Summersville, West Virginia 26651 and may be examined or copied weekdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and again from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Fayette County Commission. All comments received by January 6, 2015 will be considered by the Fayette County Commission prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. RELEASE OF FUNDS The Fayette County Commission certifies to State of West Virginia / West Virginia Development Office that the Fayette County Commission President in his/her capacity as President 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. State of West Virginia / West Virginia Development Office’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Fayette County Commission to use HUD program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS State of West Virginia / West Virginia Development Office will accept objections to its release of fund and the Fayette County Commission 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 Fayette County Commission; (b) the Fayette County Commission 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 State of West Virginia/West Virginia Development Office; 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 West Virginia Development Office / Community Development Office at Main Capitol Complex, Building 6, Room 553, Charleston, WV 25305-0311. Potential objectors should contact West Virginia Development Office to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Denise Scalph President, Fayette County Commission 12-22-MON-1-RH; LG 2299