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Notice of Findings of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

Post Date:09/10/2019 8:00 AM

CITY OF WENATCHEE
NOTICE OF FINDINGS OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
                                                                              
These notices shall satisfy two separate, but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by The Women’s Resource Center of North Central. 

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On September 26, 2019, the City of Wenatchee will authorize the Women’s Resource Center of NC WA to submit a request to the HUD/State administering agency for the release of HUD HOME funds under provision of Title II of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1992 and subject to the requirements of Section 24, Part 92, of the Code of Federal Regulations (224 CFR Part 92).  The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (“CFDA”) number is 14.239 as amended, to undertake a project known as Parkside Permanent Supportive Housing for the purpose of developing twenty one (21) new construction studio units located at 1207 Cashmere Street, Wenatchee, WA.  

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The City of Wenatchee has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the 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 Records (ERR), on file at the City of Wenatchee, 13501 McKittrick Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801, and may be examined or copied Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to Glen DeVries, Community Development Director at, 1350 McKittrick Street, Wenatchee, WA. All comments received by September 25, 2019 will be considered by the City of Wenatchee prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

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RELEASE OF FUNDS

The City of Wenatchee certifies to HUD/State, that City of Wenatchee Mayor, Frank Kuntz, in his capacity of Certifying Officer, 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/State’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows The Women’s Resource Center of North Central WA to use program funds. 

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD/State will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Wenatchee certification for a period of 15 days following the anticipated submission date of its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following basis: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Wenatchee; (b) The City of Wenatchee 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 has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD/State; 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) and shall be addressed to the United States of Housing and Urban Development, 909 First Avenue Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98104-1000. Potential objectors should contact HUD/State to verify the actual last day of the objection period. 

Publication Wenatchee World – September 10, 2019

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