Lee County, Virginia
COMBINED NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
AND INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
October 13, 2016
Lee County Board of Supervisors
Lee County Courthouse, Room 111
Jonesville, VA 24263
This Notice shall satisfy the above-cited two separate but related procedural notification requirements.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about October 31, 2016, Lee County will submit a request to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for the release of Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended (PL 93-383), to undertake a project known as Elydale Water Line Replacement Project, for the purpose of replacing approximately 12,330 linear feet of water lines and includes all applicable appurtenances to reconnect seventy eight (78) customers to the existing western Lee PSA system.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The Lee County Board of Supervisors 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 Lee County Courthouse in the County Administrator’s Office, located at the Lee County Courthouse, Room 111 Jonesville, VA 24263 and may be examined or copied weekdays 9 A.M. to 4 P.M., as well as on the County’s website at www.leecova.org.
Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the Lee County Administrator’s Office. All comments received by October 28, 2016 will be considered by the Lee County Board of Supervisors prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Commentors should specify which part of this Notice they are addressing.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
The Lee County Board of Supervisors certifies to DHCD that Dane Poe in his capacity as County Administrator 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. DHCD’S approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the Lee County Board of Supervisors to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
DHCD will consider objections to its release of funds and the Lee County Board of Supervisors’ certification received by November 15, 2016 or a period of fifteen days from its 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 or other officer of the Lee County Board of Supervisors approved by DHCD; (b) the Lee County Board of Supervisors 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 project have committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by DHCD; 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 DHCD at:
Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development
Attn: Program Administration and Assistance Office
Main Street Centre
600 E. Main St., Suite 300
Richmond, Virginia 23219‑2430
(804) 371-7061 [TTP 371-7089 / FAX 371-7093]
Potential objectors should contact DHCD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Dane Poe, County Administrator