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Concurrent Notice
Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

February 19, 2020

Town of Stanton
8 Main Street
Stanton, TN 38069
731-548-2565

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Town of Stanton.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about February 27, 2020 the Town of Stanton will submit a request to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for the release of Block Grant Funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as the Town of Stanton 2019 CDBG Sewer System Rehabilitation Plan for the purpose of conducting tests and studies on the aging sewer system and replacing approximately 3,000 linear feet of sewer line determined the most in need.   The project is estimated to cost $506,680.00.  The project location is mainly contained within the city limits of the Town of Stanton located in Haywood county but proposed work may extend pass the Townís boundaries along Main Street.  

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The Town of Stanton 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 Stanton Town Hall, 8 Main Street, Stanton, TN  38069 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:00A.M to 2:00P.M.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Mayor of Stanton, 8 Main Street, Stanton, TN  38069.  All comments received by February 26, 2020 will be considered by the Town of Stanton prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The Town of Stanton certifies to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development that Allan Sterbinsky in his/her capacity as Mayor 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. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Communityís approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Town of Stanton to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development will accept objections to its release of fund and the Town of Stantonís 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 Town of Stanton; (b) the Town of Stanton 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 the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development; 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 Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Community and Rural Development, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 27th Floor, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-
  1. Potential objectors should contact Community and Rural Development to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Allan Sterbinsky, Mayor of Stanton

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