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Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS July 9, 2024 Lydia L. Mihalik, Director Ohio Department of Development 77 South High Street Columbus, Ohio 43215 To All Interested Agencies, Groups, and Individuals: These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the State of Ohio. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about, but not before, July 25, 2024, the State of Ohio will submit a request to the U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Federal funds under Section 288 of Title II of the Cranston Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (NAHA), as amended to be used for the following project: Project Name: Wolf Creek Homes Developer: CountyCorp Location: Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio Project Description The project involves the new construction of 28 units of single-family rental housing with detached garages on previously residential, cleared lots Sources of Funds: State of Ohio Federal HOME Investment Partnerships Funds, Private and Public Funds Federal/State HOME Funds: $600,000 Total Project Cost Estimate: $7,836,960 FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The State of Ohio 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), which is available for review on the Ohio Housing Finance Agency's website at https://ohiohome.org/ppd/ publicforums.aspx. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR via email to the State of Ohio at OCD@development.ohio.gov. All comments received before July 24, 2024, will be considered by the State of Ohio prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION The State of Ohio certifies to HUD that Lydia L. Mihalik, Director of the Ohio Department of Development, 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 State of Ohio to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the State of Ohio'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 State of Ohio; (b) the State of Ohio 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 via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to CPD Director, HUD, Columbus Field Office at CPDColumbusRROF@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact the HUD Columbus Field Office via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Lydia L. Mihalik, Director, Ohio Department of Development 7-9/2024
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