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CITY OF SULLIVAN CITY, TEXAS
NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
October 21, 2011
City of Sullivan City
P.O. Box 249
Sullivan City, TX 78595
Tel: (956) 485-2828
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Sullivan City.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about November 8, 2011, the City of Sullivan City will submit a request to the Texas General Land Office (GLO), Disaster Recovery Division (DR), Environmental Regulatory Officers, 301 Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701, for the release of funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act enacted on September 30, 2008 (PL-110-329), for its Texas Community Development Block Grant Program for 2008 Supplemental Disaster Recovery Funds associated with Hurricanes Dolly and Ike, to undertake a project known as Flood & Drainage Facilities and Acquisition (GLO Contract no. 10-5156-000-5137, formally identified as TDRA Contract No. DRS010180). The City of Sullivan City proposes to use federal funds to excavate approximately 18,520 cubic yards of material, construct a concrete lined drainage ditch, and install 40 linear feet of culvert. Construction shall take place at the floodplain, approximately signed as Valle Street). The City also proposes to acquire approximately 4.02 acres of land to accommodate the proposed drainage ditch. The City of Sullivan City is requesting the release of $500,000 of Federal assistance.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The City of Sullivan City 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 City Hall of the City of Sullivan City, 500 Cenizo Drive, Sullivan City, TX 78595, and may be examined or copied weekdays, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., excluding holidays.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to City Hall of the City of Sullivan City, 500 Cenizo Drive (or P.O. Box 249), Sullivan City, TX 78595. All comments received by November 7, 2011, will be considered by the City of Sullivan City prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.
The City of Sullivan City certifies to TDRA that Rosendo Benavides 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. The TDRA approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the City of Sullivan City to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
The TDRA-DR Environmental Regulatory Officers will consider objections to its release of funds and the City of Sullivan City’s certification received by November 23, 2011, or for a period of fifteen days following 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 Sullivan City; (b) the City of Sullivan City 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 TDRA; 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 Texas General Land Office, disaster Recovery Division, Environmental Regulatory Officers, 301 Congress Avenue, Suite 600, Austin, Texas 78701. Potential objectors should contact the GLO-Environmental Regulatory Officers at (512) 447-5590 to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Rosendo Benavides, Mayor, City of Sullivan City
Robert L. Chavira, Managing Member, Community Development Resources, LLC, GLO Environmental Service Provider
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