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NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
October 14, 2021
County of Cumberland
One Courthouse Square
Carlisle, PA, 17013
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the County of Cumberland.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about November 2, 2021, the County of Cumberland will submit a request to the HUD for the release of HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended, to undertake a project known as The Point at Sporting Hill for the purpose of new construction of one three-story multifamily residential apartment building for the purpose of providing 39 rental units for general occupancy for the low to moderate income population of Mechanicsburg and the surrounding Cumberland County area with a total lot size of approximately 2.67 acres, with Cumberland County HOME Program estimated funding of $300,000, PHFA PennHOMES Program estimated funding of $750,000, PHFA 1st Mortgage funding of $2,226,513, partner equity contributions of $10,831,518 (total estimated project cost = $14,753,464), the site address is the corner of North Sporting Hill Road and Cumberland Avenue in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 17050. Mitigation measures needed to reach compliance related to the Wetlands Protection Compliance Factor, the 8-Step Process for Protection of Wetlands was carried out by PHFA to limit the impact to Wetlands. PHFA’s Environmental Review Record, as amended, was adopted by the County of Cumberland.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The County of Cumberland 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 Redevelopment Authority of Cumberland County, 114 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013 and may be examined or copied by appointment only on weekdays 8:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M. Copies of the ERR are available upon request by emailing Chris Rafferty, Community Development Director, at email@example.com.
From October 15, 2021 to November 1, 2021, any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Redevelopment Authority of Cumberland County, attn: Chris Rafferty, Community Development Director, 114 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments received by November 1, 2021, will be considered by the County of Cumberland prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
The County of Cumberland certifies to HUD that Gary Eichelberger in his capacity as Chairman of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners 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 County of Cumberland to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the County of Cumberland’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 County of Cumberland; (b) the County of Cumberland 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 HUD at CPD_COVID-19OEE-PHI@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Gary Eichelberger, Chairman
Cumberland County Board of Commissioners