July 7, 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 July 26, 2017 Genesee County will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program funds under Title II of the Cranston Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended, to undertake projects known as:
Habitat for Humanity – New Construction Affordable Housing – Genesee County Habitat for Humanity is proposing to construct two new homes, one located at 4331 Hill Road, Mundy Township, and the other on Calkins Road, Flint Township. The homes will be accessible, have Energy Star rated appliances and 2×6 construction for increased insulation. The homes will be sold to low-income buyers. This activity will be funded with $150,000 of 2017 HOME funds.
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 in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the Genesee County Community Development Program, 1101 Beach St, 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 or at www.gcmpc.org.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Genesee County. All comments received by July 25, 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