083-18 - Town of Winamac TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS:
Town of Winamac, Indiana
120 W. Main St.
Winamac, IN 46996
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS:
On or about May 18, 2018 the Town of Winamac will request the release of federal funds from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) for Community Development Block Grant Funds from the State of Indiana under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-383) for the following project:
Wastewater Construction Project
The scope of work includes a new additional treatment process for removing ammonia residual from the Winamac, Indiana wastewater treatment lagoon system. Work in the lagoons will take place to install equipment to provide additional aeration treatment.
Finding of No Significant Impact
It has been determined that such request for release of funds will not constitute an action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment and accordingly the above named the Town of Winamac has decided not to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (P.L. 91-190). The reasons for such decision not to prepare such statement are as follows:
All preliminary environmental reviews by state and county agencies indicated that the proposed project would not endanger the environment under any capacity.
An Environmental Review Record regarding the proposed project has been made by the above named the Town of Winamac which documents the environmental review of the project and more fully sets forth the reasons why such statement is not required. This Environmental Review Record is on file at the above address and is available for public examination and copying upon request at the office of the Project’s Grant Administrator, Kleinpeter Consulting Group LLC, 627 West Street, Whiteland, Indiana 46184 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday or you may call 812-525-7080. No further environmental review of such project is proposed to be conducted prior to the request for release of funds.
Public Comments of Findings
All interested agencies, groups, and persons disagreeing with this decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration by the Town of Winamac to Kleinpeter Consulting Group LLC, P.O. Box 37, Whiteland, Indiana 46184. Such written comments should be received by May 18, 2018. All such comments so received will be considered and the Town of Winamac will not request the release of federal funds or take any administrative action on the proposed project prior to the date specified in the preceding sentences.
Release of Funds
The Town of Winamac will undertake the project described above with Community Development Block Grant funds from the State of Indiana under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974.The Town of Winamac is certifying to the State that the Town of Winamac and Tom Murray in his official capacity as Town Council President of the Town of Winamac consents to accept the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews, decision making, and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval the Town of Winamac may use the Block Grant funds and the State will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.
Objections to State Release of Funds
The State will accept an objection to its approval only if it is on one of the following basis: (a) that the certification was not in fact executed by the certifying officer or other officer of applicant approved by the State; or (b) that the applicant’s environmental review record for the project indicated omission of a required review process. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24 CFR Part 58) and may be addressed to the OCRA, Environmental Specialist, One North Capitol, Suite 600, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2027.
Objections to the release of funds on basis other that those stated above will not be considered by the State. No objections received after June 2, 2018 will be considered by the State.
Town Council President
Town of Winamac
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