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Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS Date of Notice: October 9, 2020 Responsible Entity: City of Hamilton, OH 345 High Street Hamilton, OH 45011 Phone: (513) 785-7020 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Hamilton, OH. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about October 26, 2020 the City of Hamilton, OH will submit a request to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Columbus Field Office via email for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds authorized under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383, as amended, to undertake a project known as FY2020 CPS #10 YWCA Hamilton. Public Facility Site Improvements, Multi years, $300,000.00 (CDBG). FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The City of Hamilton, OH 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) and is available via email to or PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Hamilton, Finance Department, Neighborhood Development Division via email to or All comments received by October 26, 2020 will be considered by the City of Hamilton, OH prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION The City of Hamilton, OH certifies to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that Joshua A. Smith in his capacity as City Manager 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 City of Hamilton, OH to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Hamilton, OH'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 Hamilton, OH; (b) the City of Hamilton, OH 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 HUD Columbus Field Office via email at (email address). Potential objectors should contact HUD Columbus Field Office via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Joshua A. Smith, City Manager 10-9/2020
October 9, 2020
November 7, 2020
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