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NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
November 26, 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 December 15, 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 Riverton Woods for the purpose of constructing new affordable age-restricted rental housing on a 4.2-acre lot at 400 North 12th Street in the Borough of Lemoyne, Cumberland County, as follows: one 12,561 square feet, three-story, 40-unit apartment building and site improvements with installation of utilities, systems, and off-street parking to service the residential site. New systems constructed to service the site will tap into existing public infrastructure. Riverton Woods units will be affordable to households at or below 60% of Area Median Income (AMI). 8 Project-Based Vouchers have been committed to the development. Support services will be available and provided to all residents. Mitigation measures needed to reach compliance fall under the Conformance with Plans, Erosion/Drainage and Stormwater Runoff, Waste Water and Sanitary Sewers, and Water Supply Environmental Assessment Factors. Monarch Development Corporation LLC must provide documentation demonstrating that all required plan approvals have been issued, the approved version of the land development plan recorded and all fees paid, all required permits issued with all fees and financial security paid, copies of executed and recorded agreements, confirmation that the Lemoyne Borough Wastewater Treatment Plant’s requirements have been addressed, and confirmation that PA American Water Company’s requirements have been addressed. Cumberland County HOME Program estimated funding will be approximately $1,000,000.00 from Program Years 2016, 2017, 2020, and 2021. Other funding sources for the Riverton Woods project include PHFA 1st Mortgage, LIHTC equity financing, HOME loans, and partner equity contributions for a total estimated project cost of $13,000,000.00.
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. The ERR can also be accessed online at https://www.onecpd.info/environmental-review/environmental-review-records and www.cchra.com.
From November 27, 2021, to December 14, 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 December 14, 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, 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
Link to Environmental Review Record: Riverton_Woods_ERR.pdf