COMBINED NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
This notice is a repost as the first posting fell one-day short of the federal requirement. The original notice was posted July 7 – July 24, 2017.
Recipient: Patrick Niland, Town Manager, Town of Wingate- 101 West Wilson St, 101 W Wilson St, Wingate NC 28174
PH: 704-233-4411; FX: 704-233-4412; TDD: 711 or 800-735-2962; http://www.townofwingatenc.gov/departments/administration/
Responsible Entity: Cindy Coto, County Manager, Union County- 500 N. Main Street, Suite 918, Monroe, NC 28112; Phone: 704-283-3636; Fax: 704-282-0121; TDD: 711 or 800-735-2962; http://www.co.union.nc.us/government/county-manager
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS:
This is to give notice that on or about August 18, 2017, Union County, NC will authorize the Town of Wingate to submit a request to HUD for the release of Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (PL 93-383), as amended, for the Union County- Town of Wingate FY16/17 CDBG Water Line & Sidewalk Improvements Projects. The Town is requesting approx. $258,000 to undertake the following activities: 1) Replace approx. 260 FT of 2” galvanized water line on Evans St. with 2-6” PVC; 2) Replace approx. 1,100 ft of 2” asbestos water line on Faculty Dr. with 6” PVC; 3) Replace approx. 550 ft of 2” water line along Old Hwy 74 with 2-6” PVC; and 4) Extend approx. 1,100 ft of sidewalk on E Wilson St east of Haskins Dr. to the gravel greenway entrance. All construction will take place in previously disturbed, urban built-up, existing road right-of-ways.
PURPOSE OF NOTICE
This notice is intended to meet two separate requirements under 24 CFR Parts 58: (1) To notify the public that the County has determined that the Request for Release of Funds for the above-named project will not have a significant impact on the environment, and (2) To notify the public that the County is requesting the release of funds for the above-named project.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
It has been determined that such request for release of funds will not constitute an action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment and accordingly the County has decided not to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA- PL 91-190). The reasons for such decision not to prepare an EIS are as follows:
Appropriate permits and approvals will be obtained as needed for hazardous waste remediation, disposal, soil/erosion control, etc. The proposed project is compatible with current and future local zoning and land use. No adverse impact to ambient air quality is anticipated beyond temporary emissions during construction. No adverse impact to historic or cultural preservation or noise-sensitive uses is anticipated. Noise and air control devices will be used on construction equipment. There are no EPA listed facilities within one mile report reporting any air, water, toxin, or hazard violations or concerns impacting the project. The immediate project area is grass, gravel, shrubs, and mixed trees, surrounded by
moderate rural mixed development, and does not provide critical habitat for federal, state, or local threatened,
endangered, or unique species. While the proposed project area contains soils types related important farmlands, but it is not currently farmed, and proposed ground disturbance generally involves previously disturbed developed areas. The project is not located in a floodplain or wetland area. The project’s location and features do not actively contribute to, support, or avert local tourism, social services, historic landmarks, or environmental justice issues. The project intends to enhance public infrastructure and increase pedestrian access to support parks & recreation. Any USTs or petroleum contaminants discovered will be reported to NCDEQ and properly addressed. The Town and County will require contractors to provide proof of proper disposal for all waste generated as part of the project and encourage use of recyclable materials. Community agencies, organizations and the State Environmental Clearinghouse were consulted for concurrence of the anticipated FONSI. No adverse comments were received.
Additional project information is contained in the County’s Environmental Review Record is on file at the above addresses and is available for public examination and copying upon between the hours of 9 AM and 4 PM Monday – Friday. No further environmental review of such project is proposed to be conducted prior to the request for release of federal funds.
All interested agencies, groups and persons are invited to submit written comments for consideration by the County to the above address on or before August 18. All such comments received will be considered by the County prior to authorizing submission of a Request for Release of Funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
The County certifies to HUD that Cindy Coto, in her official 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. The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval,
the County may use the CDBG Program funds and HUD will have satisfied its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities.
OBJECTIONS TO STATE RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept an objection to its approval and release of funds and the County’s certification until September 2, 2017, or for a period of fifteen (15) days following the anticipated submission date, or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if it is on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the County’s Certifying Officer; (b) the County omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations; (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 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 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD Greensboro at 1500 Pinecroft Rd, Ste 401, Greensboro, NC 27407-3838;
phone 336-851-5054. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Cindy Coto, Union County Manager
This information is available in Spanish or any other language upon request. Esta información está disponible en español o en cualquier otro idioma bajo petición. Por favor, póngase en contacto con Michael James, Union County al 704-283-3630 o en 500 N. Main Street, Suite 918, Monroe, NC 28112, de alojamiento para esta comunicado.