March 16, 2017
Genesee County, Michigan
1101 Beach Street, Room 223
Flint, Michigan 48502
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by Genesee County.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about April 5, 2017 Genesee County will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as:
Thetford Township – Demolition and Clearance – Thetford Township is proposing to utilize $27,118 of CDBG funds for the environmental abatement, demolition and site restoration of two vacant, blighted properties located at 6222 E. Lake Road, Millington and 9046 N. Genesee Road, Mt. Morris.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
Genesee County 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 Genesee County Community Development Program, 1101 Beach Street, Room 223, Flint, MI 48502 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8 A.M to 12 P.M. and 1 P.M. to 5 P.M.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Genesee County. All comments received by April 4, 2017 will be considered by Genesee County prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
Genesee County certifies to HUD that Genesee County and Mark Young, in his capacity as Chairperson 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 Genesee County to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and Genesee County’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 Genesee County; (b) Genesee County 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 has committed funds or incurred costs 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 HUD Detroit Field Office at the McNamara Federal Building, 477 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226-2592. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Shelia Taylor, Principal Planner, Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission
1101 Beach St, Rm 223, Flint, MI 48502; (810) 257-3010; Michigan Relay Center 1-800-649-3777
Mark Young, Chairperson, Genesee County Board of Commissioners
1101 Beach Street, Room 312, Flint, Michigan 48502