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

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

7/28/2022
City of Springtown
PO Box 444
Springtown, Texas 76082
(817) 220-4834

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

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about 8/17/2022 the City of Springtown will submit a request to the Texas Department of Agriculture for the release of Community Development Block Grant Program funds under Section 104 of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as Springtown CDV21-0111 – Street-Water – EA, #CDV21-0111, for the purpose of providing an improved driving surface to meet the daily and emergency needs and to replace inadequate water lines to ensure adequate water service for an estimated cost of $350,000.00 in HUD funds and $35,000.00 in non-HUD funds.

Project Description:
Street Improvements – Avenue C Neighborhood – 03K
The City will reconstruct approximately 730 lf of street with concrete, 1,400 lf of curb and gutter, driveway repair, and associated appurtenances.
Water Improvements – Avenue C Neighborhood – 03J
Replace approximately eight hundred twenty-five linear feet (825 l.f.) of six-inch (6in.) water line,including fire hydrants, valves, related service reconnections, and all associated appurtenances.
Professional Services including Grant Administrator and Project Engineer activities.

LOCATION:
All work will occur in the City of Springtown, Parker County, Texas in the following location:

● N Ave. C from E 7th St. to E 5th Terrace

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The City of Springtown 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 City of Springtown 102 e. Second St. Springtown, TX 76082 and may be examined or copied weekdays at 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at the City of Springtown 102 e. Second St. Springtown, TX 76082 and may be examined or copied 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City Hall at CDerr@cityofspringtown.com. All comments received by 8/16/2022 will be considered by the City of Springtown prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The City of Springtown certifies to the State of Texas that David Miller in their capacity as City Administrator 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 State’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Springtown to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

The State will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Springtown’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 City of Springtown (b) the City of Springtown 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 State; 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 Texas Department of Agriculture at CDBG_EnvReview@TexasAgriculture.gov or PO Box 12847, Austin, Texas 78711. Potential objectors should contact the State to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

David Miller, City Administrator