Combined Notice Of Finding Of No Significant Impact And Intent To Request Release Of Funds
April 28, 2021
City of Duluth
Planning & Development Division
Room 160, City Hall
411 W 1st St
Duluth, MN 55802
This Notice shall satisfy the above-cited two separate but related procedural notification requirements that the City of Duluth will be undertaking with the following project listed below:
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about May 17, 2021 the City of Duluth will submit a request to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office for authority to proceed with the project proposed by One Roof Community Housing Organization to use HOME funds to construct a new single family home.
FY 2019 HOME Funds
19-HM-02 Community Land Trust New Construction
310 N 63rd Ave W, Duluth, MN 55807
One Roof Community Housing proposes to construct a new affordable single-family residence as part of their existing Community Land Trust Program. The project site is located at 310 N 63rd Ave West, Duluth, MN 55807. This house will be built on a vacant infill lot in an existing residential neighborhood. The new construction single family home will be 1000 sq. ft., have 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and no garage. Ground disturbance will occur as part of site preparation, home footing installation, and connection to public utilities.
The project is scheduled to be completed by June 1, 2022.
Total Project Cost: $260,000
HOME Funds: $50,000
Noise mitigation measures require the home be built with materials that will attenuate the interior building noise to acceptable levels. The Developer will follow plans for construction materials and design that is within acceptable decibel levels.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The City of Duluth has determined that these projects 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. All permits must be acquired and best management practices, which include but are not limited to storm water management, must be addressed in the project designs and must be approved by the appropriate City authorities, before construction commences. Projects will be monitored during deconstruction and construction for environmental compliance with this finding. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) online at https://www.onecpd.info/environ mental-review/environmental-re view-records or by emailing duluth firstname.lastname@example.org for an electronic copy. Community members may also arrange for a paper copy of the ERR to be mailed to them by calling (218) 730-5580 or by mailing a request to City of Duluth Planning and Development Division, City Hall, Room 160, 411 W 1st St, Duluth, MN 55802. Due to COVID-19 the public will be unable to review a paper copy in person at City Hall.
Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit comments to the City of Duluth Planning and Development Division Office by email: email@example.com or by mail: City Hall, Room 160, 411 W 1st St, Duluth, MN 55802. All comments received by May 17, 2021 will be considered by the City of Duluth, prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Commenters should specify which part of this Notice they are addressing.
The City of Duluth certifies to HUD that Ben VanTassel, in his capacity as Manager of the Planning & Development Division, 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 City of Duluth to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will consider objections to its release of funds and the City of Duluth's certification received by April 17, 2021 or a period of fifteen days from its 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 or other officer of the City of Duluth approved by HUD; (b) the City of Duluth 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 via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the Minnesota Office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Community Planning and Development (CPD) at CPD_COVID-19OEE-MIN@hu d.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period."
City of Duluth, Planning & Development Division Manager
(May 1, 2021) 2886578