NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO
REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about October 4, 2022 the Town of Ponce De Leon will submit a request to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development (HCD) Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project which include improvements to the Town's Emergency Pumping System as well as Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Facility Electrical improvements, and Water and Wastewater System Telemetry improvements Emergency Pumping System Improvements include, but are not limited to, improvements to the emergency pumping system, piping, valves, instrumentation, and other associated improvements. Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Facility Electrical Improvements include, but are not limited to, grounding improvements, surge suppression devices, and associated lighting protection improvements. Water and Wastewater System Telemetry Improvements include, but are not limited to, telemetry improvements to the water treatment facility, wastewater treatment facility, and collection system so that the Recipient can proactively respond to alarm conditions as they arise. The activity is funded by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program under CDBG Agreement No. 22DB-OP-02-42-02-N25 in the amount of $600,000. No local funds are committed to the project. The specific location of the project is: Relay Station No. 3 at the intersection of Government St and Cherry St., Relay Station No. 4 at the end of Magnolia St. Relay Station No. 5 located West of Park Dr along US Highway 81, Relay Station No. 6 located southeast of the intersection of US 90 and Ponce De Leon Springs Rd, Relay Station No. 8 located north of Mayo Ln along Ponce De Leon Springs Rd, Pump Station No. 1 located south of the railroad and at the end of Main Street between Ponce De Leon Springs Rd and FL- 81, Pump Station No. 2 located adjacent to Town Hall, Pump Station No. 3 located south of 2881 FL-81, Ponce De Leon, FL 32455 next to Mill Creek, Well No. 1 located along Blue Creek Rd next to 1567 Blue Creek Rd. as well as the Town's water treatment plant and wastewater treatment facility.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The Town of Ponce De Leon 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 . 1580 Hwy. 90, Ponce de Leon, FL 32455 and may be examined or copied weekdays from 9:00am to 2:00pm CST.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Jessica Harris, Town Clerk in person at 1580 Hwy. 90, Ponce de Leon, FL 32455 or mailed to PO Box 214, Ponce de Leon, FL 32455 on or before September 30, 2022 by 5:00pm. Comments may also be submitted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org All comments must be received by September 30, 2022. Comments will be considered prior to the Town of Ponce De Leon requesting a release of funds. Comments should specify which notice they are addressing.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
The Town of Ponce De Leon certifies to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and HUD that Steven Busby in his capacity as Mayor 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 State's approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Town of Ponce De Leon to use the CDBG funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
DEO will accept objections to its release of funds and the Town of Ponce De Leon 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 on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the Town of Ponce De Leon; (b) the Town of Ponce De Leon 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 the 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 at 24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76 and shall be addressed to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CDBG Program, MSC-400 107 East Madison Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-6508. Potential objectors should contact the Town of Ponce De Leon to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Steven Busby, Mayor
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