NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
Patrick Forbes, Executive Director
Louisiana Division of Administration
Office of Community Development (“OCD”)
Disaster Recovery Unit (“DRU”)
617 N. Third Street, 6th Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Notice Issued: July 18th or 19th, 2018
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Office of Community Development / Disaster Recovery Unit.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about August 6, 2018 the the Louisiana Office of Community Development / Disaster Recovery Unit (OCD/DRU) will submit a request to the HUD for the release of Restore LA Homeowner Assistance Program funds under the Fiscal Year 2016 part of the Continuing Appropriate Act, 2017 (Public Law 114-223), in accordance with the “Notice of Funding Availability” published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2016 to undertake additional project activities known as MHU Relocations. These funds will be used for the purpose of assisting homeowners to replace and relocate flood-damaged manufactured housing units (MHUs) to best serve the long-term housing needs of the flood-affected citizens. The funding for this activity has been previously released for use by the Program and zero additional HUD funding is being requested pertinent to the additionally reviewed activities. The new property locations of the additional MHU Relocation actions include:
10098_MHU - 114 Burberry Lane, Duson, LA 70529
12376_MHU - 42174 Oscar Starkey Lane, Hammond, LA 70403
15058_MHU - 24682 Tammy Drive, Denham Springs, LA 70726
16333_MHU - 41333 North 11 Street., Ponchatoula, LA 70454
21863_MHU - 3285 Highway 1045, Amite, LA 70422
23629_MHU - 68615 Olon Bankston Road, Kentwood, LA 70444
34190_MHU - 3824 Kahns Road Lot 19, Port Allen, LA 70767
3679_MHU - 35873 Bill Stilley Road, Independence, LA 70443
39710_MHU - 74 Horseshoe East Road, Amite, LA 70422
41798_MHU - 488 Malapart Road, Lafayette, LA 70507
42963_MHU - 3307 Highway 577, Pioneer, LA 71266
6097_MHU - 599 Hankins Lane, Oak Grove, LA 71263
20511_MHU - 28187 Hwy 40, Independence, LA 70443
49959_MHU - 10496 Richardson Road, Independence, LA 70443
16886_MHU - 122 Horseshoe Road East, Amite, LA 70422
17334_MHU - 31085 Susie Circle N, Denham Springs, LA 70726
30723_MHU - 328 Anita Drive, Independence, LA 70443
36540_MHU - 42420 Mike Cooper Road, Ponchatoula, LA 70454
52080_MHU - 507 Stone Avenue, Rayville, LA 71269
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The OCD/DRU 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 OCD/DRU Office at 617 N. Third Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and may be examined or copied weekdays between 8:00am to 4:00 pm. If you need to make contact by phone, call Ann Herring at (225) 219-9620.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the OCD/DRU. All comments received by August 3, 2018 will be considered by the OCD/DRU prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
The OCD/DRU certifies to HUD that Patrick Forbes, in his capacity as Executive 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 OCD/DRU to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the OCD/DRU’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 the OCD/DRU; (b) the OCD/DRU 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 HUD at:
DRSI, Division Director
Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 Seventh Street SW, Rm 7-272
Washington, DC 20410
Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Patrick Forbes, Executive Director,
Office of Community Development
Publish in the St. Helena Echo on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.