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Notice of Finding of No Signficant Impact

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS Date of Publication: May 10, 2024 Montgomery County, Ohio 451 W. Third Street P.O. Box 972 Dayton, OH 45422 937-225-4332 To all Interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals: These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by Montgomery County, Ohio. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about May 27, 2024, Montgomery County, Ohio will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of Community Project Funding (CPF) grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake the following projects: Project Title: Former Trotwood Salem Mall Redevelopment Location: 5200 Salem Avenue, Trotwood, Ohio 45426 Project Description: The primary goal of this redevelopment is to bring access to needs currently being underserved in the Trotwood Community. Trotwood is identified as a "food desert". A top priority of this project is to bring access to healthy food through a multi-pronged approach of working with institutional grocery stores to bring a store to the site and to create opportunity for local food entrepreneurs to sell and serve residents at this location. Second, to continue to strengthen the local workforce and meet the skilled needs of local businesses, this project looks to facilitate workforce development programming to increase the job-readiness of Trotwood's workers. Additionally, working with regional and institutional partners, a focus will be on supporting and training entrepreneurs starting or growing their own businesses. Sources of Funds: $2,000,000.00 Economic Development Initiative (EDI) Community Project Funding (CPF) grant FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT Montgomery County, Ohio 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 Business Services-Community & Economic Development Office, 451 W. Third Street, Mezzanine, Dayton, OH 45422 and may be examined or copied weekdays 9 A.M to 5 P.M. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Montgomery County, Ohio Business Services-Community & Economic Development Office. All comments received before May 26, 2024, will be considered by Montgomery County, Ohio prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION Montgomery County, Ohio certifies to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that the current President of the Board of County Commissioners 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 Montgomery County, Ohio to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will accept objections to its release of funds and Montgomery County, Ohio'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 Montgomery County, Ohio; (b) Montgomery County, Ohio 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 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Planning and Development, Potential objectors should contact U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Deborah A. Lieberman, President, Board of County Commissioners 5-10/2024
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