NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
Date of Notice: 8/17/2022
City of Todd Mission, 21718 FM 1774, Todd Mission, TX 77363, (936) 894-3001
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Todd Mission.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about 9/6/2022 the City of Todd Mission will submit a request to the Texas Department of Agriculture – Office of Rural Affairs (TDA-ORA) for the release of Texas Community Development Block Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-383), as amended, to undertake a project known as Street Improvement Project CDV21-0212, for the purpose of Administrative and Engineering Fees and Services and to reconstruct approximately one thousand one hundred forty-five linear feet (1,145 l.f.) of roadway including cement stabilized base, HMAC pavement, culvert replacement, two thousand six hundred linear feet (2,600 l.f.) of ditch grading and all associated appurtenances. The proposed activities will be located on Woodside Drive, from its intersection with Sutton Place to its dead end, and on Sutton Place, from its intersection with Inwood Drive North to its intersection with Woodside Drive, Todd Mission, Grimes County, Texas 77363. The City also proposes to reconstruct approximately three hundred linear feet (300 l.f.) of roadway including cement stabilized, HMAC pavement, culvert replacement, and nine hundred twenty five linear feet (925 l.f.) of ditch grading and all associated appurtenances. These proposed activities will take place Woodway Drive, from its intersection with Mill Creek Drive to a point approximately 300 feet to the West, Todd Mission, Grimes County, Texas 77363. The City of Todd Mission has been awarded $350,000.00 in grant funds and shall contribute $17,500.00 in match funds.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The City of Todd Mission 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 the Todd Mission City Hall, 21718 FM 1774, Todd Mission, TX 77363 and may be examined or copied weekdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. A digital copy of the ERR may be obtained by contacting Neal Wendele, City Manager via email email@example.com or (936) 218-6900.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Office of the Mayor. Comments may also be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments received by 9/5/2022 will be considered by the City of Todd Mission prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
The City of Todd Mission certifies to TDA-ORA that George Coulam in their capacity as 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. TDA-ORA approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the City of Todd Mission to use HUD program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
TDA-ORA will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Todd Mission’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 Todd Mission approved by TDA-ORA (b) the City of Todd Mission 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 TDA-ORA; 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 Annessa Lewis, Environmental Review Specialist of The Texas Department of Agriculture – Office of Rural Affairs, via email at CDBG_EnvReview@TexasAgriculture.gov. Potential objectors should contact TDA-ORA to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
George Coulam, Mayor
Last modified: August 17, 2022