Combined Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and
Intent to Request Release of Funds
This Notice shall satisfy the above-cited two separate but related procedural notification requirements.
Request For Release Of Funds: On or about March 29, 2020, the South Dakota Housing Development Authority will submit a request to HUD for the release of HOME funds under Title II of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 and the release of HOME funds under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, as amended, to undertake a project known as Hot Springs Development located at the northwest corner of Washington Ave and North 23rd Street, Hot Springs, SD. This project will involve new construction of a three 3-bedroom Governor’s home with a detached single stall garage. The affordable housing project will be built with the assistance of an estimated $82,447.00 of HOME funds for a total estimated project cost of $164,895.00.
Finding Of No Significant Impact: The South Dakota Housing Development Authority 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 South Dakota Housing Development Authority, 3060 E. Elizabeth St., Pierre, SD, and may be examined or copied weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Public Comment: Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to Mark Lauseng, Executive Director, South Dakota Housing Development Authority, PO Box 1237, Pierre, SD, 57501. All comments received by March 28, 2020, will be considered by SDHDA 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 South Dakota Housing Development Authority certifies to HUD that Mark Lauseng in his capacity as Executive Director 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 South Dakota Housing Development Authority to use Program funds.
Objections To Release Of Funds: HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the South Dakota Housing Development Authority’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 basis: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer or other officer of the South Dakota Housing Development Authority approved by HUD; (b) the South Dakota Housing Development Authority 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 the approval of a release of funds by HUD (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-Denver Office at 1670 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202-3690. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
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Published: March 12, 2020