NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
Town of Windsor 275 Broad Street Windsor, CT 06095
On or about March 21, 2016 the Town of Windsor anticipates submitting a request to the Connecticut Department of Housing for the release of CDBG Small Cities funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (PL 93-383), as amended, to undertake a Town-wide Housing Rehabilitation Program.
The activity proposed is categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at the Town of Windsor, Office of Community Development, 275 Broad Street, Windsor, CT, and may be examined or copied weekdays from 8:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Office of Community Development, (860) 285-1985. All comments received by March 18, 2016 will be considered by the Town of Windsor prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
The Town of Windsor certifies to the State of Connecticut that Peter P. Souza, Certifying Officer in his capacity as Town Manager 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. State of Connecticut approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Town of Windsor to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
The State of Connecticut will accept objections to its release of funds and the Town of Windsor'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 Town of Windsor; (b) the Town of Windsor 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 the State of Connecticut; 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 the State of Connecticut's Department of Housing, 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT 06106. Potential objectors should contact State of Connecticut to verify the actual last day of the objection period.