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Posted on: November 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City of Lorain FONSI 3534 Dallas Ave

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

 

November 12, 2020

 

City of Lorain, Office of Building, Housing and Planning

 200 West Erie Avenue, 5th Floor

 Lorain, OH 44052

 (440) 204-2020

 

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Lorain, Office of Building, Housing and Planning.   

 

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

 

On or about November 30, 2020, the City of Lorain will submit a request to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under the Title I of the Housing Community Development Act of 1974 and under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act amended, to undertake a project known as:

 

Emergency Home Repair: Roof Replacement at 3534 Dallas Avenue, Lorain, OH 44055

Tear off 1 layer of shingle, inspect decking change rotted or deteriorated wood, re-nail sheathing to rafters as needed. Ice guard to bottom edges, drip edge to entire perimeter. #15 felt on remainder of roof. New vent pipe flashings. Rooftop ventilation on peak. With 1 1/4" nails install GAF Timberline dimensional shingles, charcoal. Clean gutters of all debris. Complete and thorough cleanup and haul away of debris. Magnetic sweep of yard, driveway, and flower beds. All applicable permits.

 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

 

The City of Lorain Office of Building, Housing and Planning has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. 

 

The roof at the above address has asbestos contamination conditions that are hazardous.  The property investigations show documented asbestos on the properties.  The City will require that the asbestos is remediated and disposed of by a professional contractor in accordance with local laws and environmental regulations.   

 

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 

 

City of Lorain Office of Building, Housing and Planning

5th Floor, City Hall

200 West Erie Avenue

Lorain, OH 44052

Attn: Maximilian Upton

max_upton@cityoflorain.org

(440) 204-2020

 

and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Office of Building, Housing and Planning.  All comments received by November 30, 2020 will be considered by the City of Lorain, Office of Building, Housing and Planning prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.  Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

 

The City of Lorain Office of Building, Housing and Planning certifies to The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that Maximilian Upton in his capacity as Program Manager 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 Ohio’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Lorain Office of Building, Housing and Planning to use Program funds. 

 

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

 

HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Lorain’s Office of Building, Housing and Planning(5th Floor, City Hall) 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 Lorain, Office of Building, Housing and Planning (b) the City of Lorain, Office of Building, Housing and Planning 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 administration office at 

 

CPD_COVID-19OEE@hud.gov

 

Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

 

Maximilian Upton

Director

City of Lorain, Office of Building, Housing and Planning

max_upton@cityoflorain.org

440-204-2020

 

 

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