FONSI-RROF Home Rehab 2022-2023


NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS FOR TIERED PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS

Date of Publication: September 19, 2022

Charter Township of Clinton 

40700 Romeo Plank Rd

Clinton Township, MI, 48038

586/286-8000

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for

activities to be undertaken by Clinton Township.

On or after October 5th the Charter Township of Clinton will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Detroit Office for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (PL 93-383), as amended, to undertake the following project: 

Tier 1 Broad Review Project/Program Title: Single Family Residential Rehabilitation 

Purpose: Rehabilitate owner occupied properties for low- and moderate-income homeowners to allow livable and affordable housing. 

Location: Clinton Township, specific addresses will be assessed as applications are received. 

Project/Program Description: This project involves the rehabilitation of single-family homes occupied by the property owner. These projects involve only working with existing buildings and structures of various sizes. Activities undertaken vary from project to project, as will projects' physical impacts (though typically negligible) and depend on whether there is ground disturbance. Regardless of ancillary impact, these projects involve no acquisition of property. Tier 2 site specific reviews will be completed for those laws and authorities not addressed in the tier 1 broad review for each address under this program when addresses become known.

Level of Environmental Review Citation: Categorical Exclusion, 24 CFR Part 58.35(a)(3)(i)

Tier 2 Site Specific Review: The site specific reviews will cover the following laws and authorities not addressed in the Tier 1 broad review: 1. Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 and National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994, 42 USC 4001-4128 and 42 USC 5154a; 2. Contamination and Toxic Substances 24 CFR 50.3(i) & 58.5(i)(2); 3. Floodplain Management, Executive Order 11988, particularly section 2(a), 24 CFR Part 55; 4. Historic Preservation, National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, particularly sections 106 & 110, 36 CFR Part 800; 5. Noise Control Act of 1972, as amended by the Quiet Communities Act of 1978, 24 CFR Part 51 Subpart B; 6. Environmental Justice, Executive Order 12898

Mitigation Measures/Conditions/Permits (if any): 1. Projects will be checked for whether the work to be completed will be located in a FEMA Designated 100-Year Floodplain. If it is, all work will be designed such that is doesn't negatively impact the floodway and the homeowner will be required to purchase the appropriate flood coverage to protect the federal government's interest in the property. 2. Staff will use available HUD resources to ensure all projects are free of hazardous materials, contamination, toxic chemicals and gases, and radioactive substances, where a hazard could affect the health and safety of the occupants. This will include completing a search for nearby facilities that could be sources and could include all necessary Phase I and II site investigations. 3. All projects will be existing properties and will involve no development within the floodplain. If a project is shown to be in a floodplain, all work completed as part of the project will be designed such that it does not impact the floodplain or impede the flow of flood waters. 4. For all properties over 50 years old, a joint determination will be made with the SHPO office that the project has no adverse affect on the property's historic nature. 5. For all projects determined to be in a noise zone using HUD standards, noise mitigation measures will be taken to reduce excessive exposure to noise. 6. Adverse environmental impacts that are disproportionately high for low-income and/or minority communities will be identified. With mitigation, identified in the mitigation section of this review, the project will be in compliance with Executive Order 12898. 

Estimated Project Cost: $183,382. 

The activity/activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements per 24 CFR Part 58.35(a)(3)(i). An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at the Department of Planning and Community Development at 40700 Romeo Plank Rd. and may be examined or copied weekdays from 8:30A.M to 4:30 P.M. and at https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/environmental-review/environmental-review-records/. 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The Charter Township of Clinton 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.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Planning and Community Development Department at 40700 Romeo Plank Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038. All comments received by September 30th will be considered by the Charter Township of Clinton prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. 

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The Charter Township of Clinton certifies to HUD that Robert Cannon, Certifying Officer, in his capacity as Township Supervisor 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 Charter Township of Clinton to use HUD program funds. 

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the Charter Township of Clinton’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 Charter Township of Clinton; (b) the Charter Township of Clinton 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 at 

U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 

Detroit Field Office

Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building

477 Michigan Ave. Room 1710

Detroit, MI 48226-2592. 

Objections can also be sent to CPD_COVID-19OEE-DET@hud.gov

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

Robert Cannon, Certifying Officer, in his capacity as Township Supervisor, Certifying Officer

Click below for the signed ERR Housing Rehab Document