COMBINED NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST FUNDS November 10, 2021 City of Mitchell 612 North Main Street Mitchell, SD 57301 TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS, AND PERSONS: The purpose of this notice is to identify two separate but related actions to be taken by The City of Mitchell.
COMBINED NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST FUNDS
November 10, 2021
City of Mitchell 612 North Main Street Mitchell, SD 57301
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS, AND PERSONS:
The purpose of this notice is to identify two separate but related actions to be taken by The City of Mitchell.
On or about November 25, 2021 the City of Mitchell will request the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) to release Federal Funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended (PL-97-35) for the following project:
Mitchell Safehouse Project Mitchell, South Dakota Total Project Cost of Approximately $4,500,000
It has been determined that such request for release of funds will not constitute an action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment and accordingly the City of Mitchell has decided not to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (PL 91-190).
The reason for such decision not to prepare such Statement is as follows:
The project will not significantly affect the environment.
An Environmental Review Record of the project has been made by the City of Mitchell that documents the environmental review of the project and more fully sets forth the reasons why such a 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 the City Finance Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. No further Environmental Review of this project is proposed prior to the request for release of Federal funds.
All interested agencies, groups, and persons disagreeing with this decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration by the City of Mitchell to the office of the undersigned. Comments should specify which notice - Finding of No Significant Impact or Intent to Request Release of Funds - is being addressed. Such written comments will be received at the City Finance Office on or before November 25, 2021
All comments received will be considered and the City of Mitchell will not request the release of Federal funds or take any administrative action on the project prior to the date specified in the preceding sentence.
The City of Mitchell will undertake the project described herein with Community Development Block Grant funds from the Governor's Office of Economic Development under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The City of Mitchell is certifying to the Governor's Office of Economic Development that the City of Mitchell and the Chief Executive Officer or other Certifying Officer approved by the Governor's Office of Economic Development in his official capacity as Project Environmental Officer consent to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews, decision-making and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval the City of Mitchell may use Block Grant Funds. The action of the County allows the State, HUD and EPA to satisfy their responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.
The Governor's Office of Economic Development will accept an objection to its approval only if it is based on one of the following points:
a)That the certification was not in fact executed by the environmental certifying officer or other officer of applicant approved by the GOED, or
b)That applicant'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 may be addressed to the Governor's Office of Economic Development, Community Development Block Grant Program, 711 East Wells Avenue, Pierre, South Dakota, 57501-3369.
Objections to the release of funds on bases other than those stated above will not be considered by the GOED. No objections received after December 13, 2021 will be considered by the State.
Bob Everson, Environmental Certifying Officer Mayor,
City of Mitchell
612 North Main Street
Mitchell, SD 57301
Published 1 time(s) at the total approximate cost of $45.72.
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