City Of Rochester- City
Notice to the Public of Finding of No Significant Impact
Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds
Date of Notice: February 14, 2018
The City of Rochester
30 Church Street
Rochester, NY 14614
Telephone Number: 585 428-6755
This notice shall satisfy procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Rochester (RE).
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about March 5, 2018 the City of Rochester will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Home and/or CDBG Program funds under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and other applicable provisions of law specified in Title 24 CFR Part 58, to undertake the following project(s):
The Campbell Street R-Center Gateway Project will open community access and entry points to the existing community center park grounds (524 Campbell Street, Rochester, NY 14611). As part of this project, the City intends to acquire three adjacent residential properties, in compliance with all applicable relocation assistance laws, including but not limited to the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (the URA or Act). The project will incorporate the three sites into the R-Center park, install new public pedestrian pathways onto the grounds from the adjacent streets, and make landscape improvements. The total development cost is estimated at $275,000 and the source of the funds is Community Development Block Grant.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The City of Rochester 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 front desk of the City of Rochester Department of Recreation and Youth Services, 400 Dewey Ave., Rochester, NY 14613, where ERR can be examined and copied, weekdays 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the City of Rochester. All comments received by March 4, 2018 will be considered by the City of Rochester prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
The City of Rochester certifies to HUD that Mayor Lovely A. Warren in her 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. HUD's approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the City of Rochester to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Rochester'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 on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Rochester; (b) the City of Rochester 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 in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to HUD grant administration office at Buffalo Area Office, Lafayette Court, 465 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14203. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Lovely A. Warren, Mayor
City of Rochester