Mecklenburg County: Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds
August 29, 2017
Mecklenburg County, NC
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28205
On or about September 11, 2017 Mecklenburg County will submit a request to the HUD/Greensboro Field Office for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as the Davidson Critical Home Repair for the purpose of providing critical home repairs for two owner occupied housing units located within the Town of Davidson. The project includes repairs replacing failing plumbing and water heaters and unsafe landing structures on the exterior, estimated funding is $6,550 for property 1 and $1,225 for property 2.
The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements, subject to compliance with 24 CFR Park 58.5(i)(2). Consultation with EPA has occurred and EPA has completed compliance measures for the above referenced projects. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at Mecklenburg County, County Manager’s Office, 600 East 4th Street, Charlotte, NC 28201, requests for the document should be directed to Victoria Avramović at firstname.lastname@example.org or (704) 688-6502, the ERR 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 Victoria Avramović at email@example.com or 9815 David Taylor Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262. Comments will be taken from August 30 to September 10, 2017. All comments received by September 10, 2017 will be considered by Mecklenburg County prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.
Mecklenburg County certifies to HUD that Dena Diorio in her capacity as County Manager 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 Mecklenburg County to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and Mecklenburg 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 Mecklenburg County; (b) Mecklenburg 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 or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities 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 Lenwood E. Smith, II, PWS, Environmental Protection Specialist. US Dept. of HUD – Greensboro Field Office, Greensboro, NC 27407. Potential objectors should contact the HUD/Greensboro Field Office at 336-547-4002 to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Dena Diorio, Mecklenburg County Manager