NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT84060 | 11/07/2020 | Ad id: 9-0000635237-01
NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS November 7, 2020 State of Utah Dept of Workforce Services Housing & Community Development Division 1385 South State, 4th Floor Salt Lake City, UT 84115 REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about November 24, 2020, State of Utah, Department of Workforce Services, Housing & Community Development Division (HCD) will authorize the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) to submit a request to HUD for the release of Self-Help Opportunity Program (SHOP) and Housing Loan Program (HLP) funds authorized by Section 11 of the Housing Opportunity Program Extension Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-120) to undertake the project known as Frontier Cottages Self-Help SHOP/HLP project being developed by Mountainlands Community Housing Trust for the purpose of land acquisition and development of twenty-one (21) single family homes in the Frontier Cottages Phase 2 subdivision (a 6.4 acre property) located at approximately 40°37'10.4"N, 111°16'52.6"W in Francis, Utah 84036. These will be USDA Self-Help homes. The total estimated cost of the project is $10,200,000, with up to $275,000 in SHOP/HLP funding to be utilized in for project. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT An environmental review for the project has been made by HCD and is available for public examination and copying at Mountainlands Community Housing Trust, 1960 Sidewinder Drive, Suite 107, Park City, Utah 84060 weekdays between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00pm. Due to the current COVID situation, appointments must be scheduled by calling 435-901-9102 or emailing Email Me. Based on this review, HCD has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment and hence an environmental impact statement will not be undertaken under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). PUBLIC COMMENTS ON FINDING All interested agencies, groups and persons disagreeing with this determination are invited to submit written comments to State of Utah, Department of Workforce Services, Housing & Community Development Division, Attn: Cheryl Brown, 1385 South State, 4th Floor, Salt Lake City, UT 84115 by November 23, 2020. All comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. RELEASE OF FUNDS HCD is certifying to HUD that Jonathan L. Hardy, HCD Director, in his official capacity, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews, decision making, and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval, Mountainlands Community Housing Trust may use the SHOP/HLP funds and HCD will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and other environmental responsibilities listed in 24 CFR Part 58. OBJECTIONS TO HUD RELEASE OF FUNDS HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and HCD'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 made on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of HCD: (b) HCD has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) Mountainlands Community Housing Trust has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before the 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) and shall be addressed to HUD at Jovita Donahue, HUD Regional CPD Representative, 1670 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202 and emailed to Email Me. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Jonathan L. Hardy, Director State of Utah Workforce Services Housing & Community Development Division PUBLISHED IN THE PARK RECORD ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2020.