These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Henry County Board of Commissioners.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about Monday, June 22, 2020 Henry County will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of federal funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (Public Law 930383) as amended, to undertake the following projects:
- Project Name: City of Hampton – West Main Street Improvements
For the purpose of: Converting West Main Street into a one-way street with bike lanes and sidewalk to increase pedestrian safety.
Estimated Cost: $500,000 (to be awarded in phases)
Project Location: West Main Street, Hampton, GA 3022
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
Henry County has determined that the projects 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 in the CDBG Program Office located in the Henry County Administration Building at 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA and may be examined or copied weekdays 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Henry County CDBG Program. Such written comments should be addressed to the Henry County CDBG Program at the above referenced address on or before Monday, June 15, 2020. Comments may also be submitted via electronic mail at CDBGProgram@co.henry.ga.us. All comments received by Monday, June 15, 2020 will be considered by Henry County CDBG Program prior to authorizing submission of a Request for Release of Funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
The Henry County Board of Commissioners certifies to HUD that Shannan Sagnot in her capacity as Community Development Director 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 Hampton to use Program funds.
HUD will accept objections to Henry County’s Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification for a period of fifteen days following the submission date specified above or the 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 Henry County; (b) Henry County has omitted a step or failed to make a determination or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58 or by CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1500-1508, as applicable; (c) Henry County has omitted one or more steps in the preparation, completion or publication of the Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Study according to Subparts E, F or G of Part 58, as applicable; (d) the grant recipient or other participant in the development process has committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before release of funds and approval of the environmental certification; (e) another Federal agency 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 Environmental Objections, care of Jessica F. Vasquez, Georgia CPD Director, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 40 Marietta Street, Atlanta GA 30303. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Shannan Sagnot, Community Development Director
Henry County Board of Commissioners