NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
ON THE ENVIRONMENT
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR RELEASE
HOME GRANT FUNDS
(Programs M-14-UC-41-0201 and M-15-UC-41-0201)
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about February 22, 2016 the above-named County of Clackamas will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of HOME funds under the National Affordable Housing Act, as amended, for the Rondel Court Apartments project which will consist of the rehabilitation of 20 existing units, demolition of 10 deteriorated units and construction of 17 new units and a community building. The project will include stormwater treatment onsite prior to release into the existing city stormwater system. The existing development is located at 180 Fenton Avenue in the city of Molalla.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
Clackamas County has conducted an Environmental Assessment and 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 the Community Development offices, 2051 Kaen Road, Suite 245, Oregon City, Oregon and may be examined or copied Monday – Thursday 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the Clackamas County Community Development Division at the above address All comments received by 5:00pm February 18, 2016 will be considered by the County of Clackamas prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Commenters should specify which part of this Notice they are addressing.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
The County of Clackamas certifies to HUD that the County of Clackamas and Chuck Robbins, in his capacity as Community Development Director and Certifying Officer, consent 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 County of Clackamas to use HOME Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the County of Clackamas certification received by March 8, 2016 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 County of Clackamas approved by HUD; (b) the County of Clackamas 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/State; 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 the Portland Area Office; Green-Wyatt Federal Building, 1220 SW 3rd Avenue, Suite 400, Portland, Oregon 97204-2825. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Dated this 29th day of January, 2016
c/o H3S Community Development
2051 Kaen Road, Suite 245
Oregon City, Oregon 97045
Publish 02/03/2016. CLK13538