Details for NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Date of Notice: Thursday, November 28, 2019

 

Responsible Entity: City of Franklin, Tennessee

City Hall

109 3rd Avenue South

Franklin, TN 37064

(615) 791-3217

 

These notices shall satisfy two separate, but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Franklin, Tennessee (Responsible Entity) and the Franklin Housing Authority (Grantee).

 

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

 

On or about December 14, 2019, the City of Franklin will authorize the Franklin Housing Authority to submit a request to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of funds under one or more approved Capital Fund allocations (Section 9(d) – Public Housing Capital and Operating Funds, Capital Fund of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, as amended) to undertake a project known as “Shawnee Drive and West Meade Boulevard Demolition of Existing Structures” for the purpose of demolishing certain existing structures on sites located throughout property owned by the Franklin Housing Authority (200 Spring Street, Franklin, TN 37064). The cost of the proposed project is not yet determined.

 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

 

The City of Franklin 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 Franklin City Hall, 109 Third Avenue South and at the Franklin Housing Authority office, 200 Spring Street and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Mr. Derwin Jackson, Executive Director, Franklin Housing Authority, 200 Spring Street, Franklin, TN 37064.  All comments received by December 13, 2019 will be considered by the City of Franklin prior to authorizing submission of a Request for Release of Funds.  Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

 

The City of Franklin certifies to HUD that Ken Moore in his capacity as 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.  HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the Franklin Housing Authority to use Program funds.

 

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

 

HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Franklin’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 Franklin; (b) the City of Franklin 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 the HUD grant administration office as follows:

 

Mr. Demetra Daniel, Facilities Manager

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Memphis Field Office, Region IV

Office of Public Housing

200 Jefferson St., Suite 300

Memphis, TN 38103-2389

 

Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

 

By: City of Franklin

Mayor Ken Moore

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