• NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIF...

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO
REQUEST RELEASE
OF FUNDS
December 6, 2017, Michael Petrucci, City of Pittsburgh-Dept of City Planning, 200 Ross Street, 2nd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, 412-255-2211
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Pittsburgh.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE
OF FUNDS
On or about December 22, 2017 the City of Pittsburgh will authorize the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh to submit a request to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Moving To Work funds under Title 1 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended, to undertake a project known as August-Wilson-Childhood-Home-Dispo-HACP for the purpose of HACP to submit an application to HUD for the disposition of three vacant parcels of land adjacent to/nearby a property that is on the National Historic Register. The sale would be to the owners of the historic property. The Buyer intends to include the vacant parcels into renovations they are doing to the historic property to increase its visitability. The disposition is directly tied to the larger project and but for the land disposition, the larger project could not happen.
FINDING OF NO
SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The City of Pittsburgh 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 address listed above and may be examined or copied weekdays 8A.M to 5P.M.
PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Pittsburgh at the above address. All comments received by December 21, 2017 will be considered by the City of Pittsburgh prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
ENVIRONMENTAL
CERTIFICATION
The City of Pittsburgh certifies to HUD that William Peduto in his capacity as Mayor, City of Pittsburgh, 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 Housing Authority City of Pittsburgh to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Pittsburgh'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 Pittsburgh; (b) the City of Pittsburgh 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 or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities 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, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Pittsburgh Office, Region III, William Moorhead Federal Building, 1000 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1000, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4004. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
WILLIAM PEDUTO
Mayor
City of Pittsburgh
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PostedDecember 06, 2017