Publish January 9, 2013
NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
January 9, 2013
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
400 Sibley Street, Suite 300
St. Paul, MN 55101
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about January 25, 2013, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency will submit a request to the HUD administering agency for the release of HUD Risk Share Mortgage Insurance 50-50% Program under Section 542 (c) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, to undertake the following project:
Deer Ridge Townhomes
New Construction, 24 Multifamily Townhomes
1615, 1620, 1651, 1652, 1680, & 1683 45th Avenue East
Alexandria, MN 56308
Census Tract: 950700
Total Project Cost: $4,004,760.00
Federal Funds: HUD Risk Share 50%-50% Mortgage Insurance
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment based on the Environmental Review Minnesota Housing conducted. 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 Minnesota Housing Finance Agency where the ERR can be examined or copied weekdays 8:30 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to Minnesota Housing Finance Agency. All comments received by January 24, 2013 will be considered by Minnesota Housing Finance Agency prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency certifies to HUD that Wendy Bednar in her capacity as Certified Environmental Officer 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 Minnesota Housing Finance Agency to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and Minnesota Housing Finance Agency’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 Minnesota Housing Finance Agency; (b) Minnesota Housing Finance Agency 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 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) and shall be addressed to:
U.S. Department of HUD
Minneapolis Field Office
920 Second Avenue South, Suite 1300
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Eric Colmark, Certifying Environmental Officer
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
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