County of Cumberland
Community Development Department
707 Executive Place
Post Office Box 1829
Fayetteville, NC 28302
Amy H. Cannon, County Manager
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS, AND PERSONS
The above-named County proposes to request the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to release Federal funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 for the following project:
Project: Kingdom Spring Lake Project
Project Description: CDBG funds will be used to acquire 8 vacant lots and upgrade a portion of the current sewer system. HOME funds will be used to construct 5 single family housing units in Phase I of the Project.
Location: Elizabeth Street, Lee Street, and Morehead Street, Spring Lake, NC
Estimated amount of CDBG funds that will be used: $197,000
Estimated amount of HOME funds that will be used: $500,000
It has been determined that such request for release of funds will not constitute an action significantly effecting the quality of the human environment and, accordingly, the above-named County has decided not to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.
An Environmental Review Record pertaining to this project has been made by the above-named County which documents the environmental review of the project and more fully sets forth the reasons why such statement is not required. This Environmental Review Record is on file at the above address and is available for public examination and copying, upon request, at Cumberland County Community Development, 707 Executive Place, Fayetteville, North Carolina between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
No further environmental review of such project is proposed to be conducted, prior to the request for release of funds.
PUBLIC COMMENTS ON FONSI
All interested agencies, groups, and persons disagreeing with this FONSI decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration by Cumberland County to the office of Community Development Department, 707 Executive Place, P.O. Drawer 1829, Fayetteville, NC 28302, on or before (October 19, 2020) at 5:00 p.m. All such written comments so received will be considered and Cumberland County will not request the release of Federal Funds or take any administrative action on the proposed project prior to the date specified in the preceding sentence.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
At least one day after the termination of the public comment period for the FONSI but not before comments on the FONSI have been considered and resolved, Cumberland County will submit a Request for Release of Funds (RROF) and Certification to HUD. Cumberland County is certifying to HUD that the County and the chief executive officer or other officer of the County approved by HUD, in his/her official capacity as County Manager, consent to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental review, decision making, and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval, the Certifying Officer, County Manager, Amy Cannon, may use the CDBG funds and HUD will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and related laws and authorities.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept an objection to its approval of the release of funds and acceptance of the certification only if it is on one of the following bases: (a) That the certification was not in fact executed by the chief executive officer or other officer of the responsible entity approved by HUD: or (b) that the responsible entity’s Environmental Review Record for the project indicates omission of a required decision, finding, or step applicable to the project in the environmental review process. Objections to the release of funds must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24 CFR Part 58) and may be addressed to HUD at:
Lenwood Smith, II, PWS
Environmental Protection Specialist
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development
1500 Pinecroft Road
Greensboro, NC 27407
Objections on bases other than those stated above will not be considered by HUD. All objections must be received by HUD within 15 days from the time HUD receives the Responsible Entity’s request for release of funds and certification, or within the time period specified, whatever is later.