COMBINED NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT
IMPACT AND INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
February 21st, 2022
St. Bernard Parish Government
8201 West Judge Perez Blvd.
Chalmette, LA 70043
This Notice shall satisfy the above-cited two separate but related procedural notification requirements.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about March 14th, 2022 the St. Bernard Parish Government will submit a request to the Louisiana Division of Administration for the release of Louisiana Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funding funds under Title/Section 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as the Parks Plan for the purpose of the following improvements: the proposed project would construction, improve, and/or rehabilitate eight parks: Patricia Rothchild Park, 40 Arpent Wetlands Observatory, Vista Park, Old Arabi Jail Dog Park, Lena Drive Park, Judy Drive Park, Angelique Park, and Riverbend Subdivision Playground.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The St. Bernard Parish Government 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 St. Bernard Parish Department of Community Development and may be examined or copied weekdays
9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the St. Bernard Parish Government. All comments received by March 9, 2022 will be considered by the St. Bernard Parish Government prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Commentors should specify which part of this Notice they are addressing.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
The St. Bernard Parish Government certifies to Division of Administration that Guy McGinnis in his capacity as President 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 Division of Administration approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the St. Bernard Parish Government to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
The Division of Administration will consider objections to its release of funds and the St. Bernard Parish Government certification received by March 29, 2022 or a period of fifteen days from its 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 or other officer of the St. Bernard Parish Government approved by the Division of Administration; (b) the (RE) 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 project have committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the Division of Administration; 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 the Division of Administration at P.O. Box 94095, Baton Rouge, La. 70804-9094. Potential objectors should contact the Division of Administration to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Guy S. McInnis