01/24/18

CONCURRENT NOTICE

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

January 24, 2018

Haywood County
1 North Washington Avenue
Brownsville, TN 38012
(731) 772-1432

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by Haywood County.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about February 9, 2018, Haywood County will submit a request to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for the release of funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as EMS project, for the purpose of constructing an approximately 9,100 s.f. EMS/Fire Station facility along Highway 22, southeast of Stanton $2,500,000, in Haywood County.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
Haywood County 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 Haywood County, 1 North Washington Ave., Brownsville, TN 38012 and may be examined or copied weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to Haywood County, 1 North Washington Ave., Brownsville, TN 38012. All comments received by February 8, 2018 will be considered by Haywood County prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

RELEASE OF FUNDS
Haywood County certifies to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development that A. Franklin Smith, in his capacity as County 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 Community Development (ECD) approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows Haywood County to use program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development will accept objections to its release of funds and Haywood County 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 basis:

(a) The certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of Haywood County;

(b) Haywood County 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 has committed funds or incurred costs 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) and shall be addressed to the State of Tennessee, Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of Policy and Federal Programs, William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower, 27th Floor, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-1102. Potential objectors should contact the Office of Policy and Federal Programs to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

A Franklin Smith
County Mayor

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