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Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE

OF FUNDS

Date of Publication: September 17, 2015

Pendleton County Commission

P.O. Box 187

Franklin, WV 26807

304-358-7573

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Pendleton County Commission.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or after October 5, 2015, the Pendleton County Commission will submit a request to the West Virginia Development Office Community Development Division for the release of Small Cities Block Grant funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake the following project:

Project Title: Seneca Rocks Water Extension Project

Purpose: Extend water services from the Riverton, WV area into the Seneca Rocks, WV area

Location: Routes 28 and 33, Seneca Rocks, WV

Estimated Cost: HUD funding: $1,500,000 with a total project cost of approximately $2,850,000.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The Pendleton 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 the Pendleton County Commission, 100 South Main Street, Franklin, WV 26807 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Pendleton County Commission, P.O. Box 483, Franklin, WV 26807. All comments received by October 5, 2015, will be considered by the Pendleton 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 Pendleton County Commission certifies to West Virginia Development Office, that Gene McConnell, in his 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. West Virginia Development Office’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Pendleton County Commission to use HUD program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

The West Virginia Development Office will accept objections to its release of fund and the Pendleton County Commission’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 Pendleton County Commission; (b) the Pendleton 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 the 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 the West Virginia Development Office, Building 6 Room 553, State Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV 25305. Potential objectors should contact the West Virginia Development Office to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Gene McConnell, President 1c