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Cumberland County Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

January 6, 2022

County of Cumberland

One Courthouse Square

Carlisle, PA 17013

(717) 240-6150

On or about January 18, 2022, the County of Cumberland will submit a request to the HUD for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as Owner-Occupied Rehab Program – 272 Walton St, Lemoyne, for the purpose of exterior and interior rehabilitation of a one-unit single family dwelling, reconstruction and elevation of the curb and sidewalk in front of the dwelling to comply with Borough Code requirements, and encapsulation of an asbestos-insulated pipe in the basement, CDBG funds in the amount of $17,500.00 will support the proposed project with a total project cost of $25,000.00, and will be undertaken at 272 Walton Street in the Borough of Lemoyne. Mitigation measures needed to achieve compliance relate to the abatement of asbestos through encapsulation. The 18”-20” section of asbestos-insulated pipe will be encapsulated using a minimum of 3 mm plastic duct tape, which will be wrapped to overlap four inches. All seams will be taped to complete the encapsulation. The Contractor will clean the area thoroughly and notify the Redevelopment Authority Housing Rehab Specialist that the work area is ready for final inspection. The Redevelopment Authority Housing Rehab Specialist will conduct the final inspection of the encapsulation and cleaning. Provided that all is satisfactory, the Housing Rehab Specialist will prepare a written report certifying that the inspection was done and that the Contractor’s work product is approved. The Housing Rehab Specialist will document the work area with photographs and attach them to his written report. The report with photographs will be attached to the Environmental Review Record to complete the mitigation process.

The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at the Redevelopment Authority of Cumberland County, 114 N. Hanover St., Carlisle 17013 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M. by contacting Chris Rafferty, Community Development Director, at (717) 249-0789 x130 or crafferty@cchra.com. The ERR can also be accessed online at https://www.onecpd.info/environmental-review/environmental-review-records and www.cchra.com.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

From January 7 – 14, 2022, 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. All comments received by January 14, 2022, will be considered by the County of Cumberland prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

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 funds 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 name of RE; (b) the RE 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, Board of Commissioners

County of Cumberland


Click here: Environmental Review Record to access the Environmental Review Record.