COMBINED NOTICE: FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT/ INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

COMBINED NOTICE:

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT/

INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Date of Posting:            Monday, March 25, 2019

Town of Lebanon

Lebanon, VA 24266

276-889-7200

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about April 12, 2019 the town of Lebanon Virginia will submit a request to the Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) release Community Development Block Grant Funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (PL93-383) to undertake a project known as the Haysi to Breaks Trail, in Dickenson County.  

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The Town of Lebanon has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment.   Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Policy Act of 1969 (PL 91-190) is not required.  Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file the above address and is available for public examination and copying, upon request, at the Town of Lebanon between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to Mark Mitchell, Lebanon Town Manager or Shane Farmer, Sr. Planner at Cumberland Plateau Planning District Commission.  All comments received by April 12, 2019 will be considered by Friends of Southwest Virginia prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.  Commenters should specify which part of this Notice they are addressing.

RELEASE OF FUNDS

The Town of Lebanon certifies to DHCD that Mark Mitchell, in his official capacity as Town Manager, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to 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 Town of Lebanon to use Program Funds.

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OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

DHCD will accept an objection to its approval of the release of funds and acceptance of the County’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or DHCD’s actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if it is on one of the following bases: (a) that the certification was not in fact executed by the Chief Executive Officer or other officer of applicant approved by the funding agencies; (b) that applicant’s Environmental Review Record for the project indicates omission of a required decision, finding, or step applicable to the project in the environmental review process; (c) 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 procedure (24 CFR Part 58, Sec.58.76), and may be addressed to:

           Director

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.

Certifying Officers

Mr. Mark Mitchell, Lebanon Town Manager

405 West Main St. / P.O. Drawer 309

Lebanon, VA  24266

276-889-7200

Or

Mr. Shane Farmer, Sr. Planner

Cumberland Plateau Planning District Commission

224 Clydesway Drive / P.O. Box 548

Lebanon, VA 24266

276-889-1778

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