COMBINED NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
AND INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
Project Name: Lamesa – 7220259 - waterline - EA
State/Local Identifier: 7220259
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about June 15, 2021, the City of Lamesa, will submit a request to the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Section 104 (F) of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended to undertake a project known as Lamesa – 7220259 - waterline - EA for the purpose of replacing aged and deteriorated water lines and install isolation valves to reduce disruptions in service, outages and maintenance issues.
All work will occur in the City of Lamesa, Dawson County, Texas in the following locations:
- Northeast 1st Street from Elgin Avenue to North Hartford Avenue
- North Hartford Avenue from Northeast 1st Street to Northeast 5th Street
- Construction shall take place at Southeast Elgin Avenue between Northeast 4th Street and Northeast 5th Street (Section 2) - (32.7379, -101.94489).
- Construction shall take place at Southeast Elgin Avenue between Northeast 1st Street and Northeast 2nd Street (Section 3) - (32.73542, -101.94421).
- Construction shall take place at South 4th Street between South Avenue F and South Houston Avenue (Section 6) - (32.72852, -101.95301).
- Construction shall take place at the intersection of South 1st Street and Avenue P (Section 7) - (32.72962, -101.96745).
- Construction shall take place at North 7th Street between North Avenue R and North Avenue P (Section 8) - (32.73583, -101.9691 and 32.73492, -101.97318 ).
Description of the Proposed Project [24 CFR 50.12 & 58.32; 40 CFR 1508.25]:
Contractor shall install approximately two thousand five hundred linear feet (2,500 l.f.) of six-inch (6”) water line, service reconnections, tie-ins, valves and all associated appurtenances. Contractor shall install one (1) isolation valve and all associated appurtenances. (Section 2); one (1) isolation valve and all associated appurtenances. (Section 3); one (1) isolation valve and all associated appurtenances. (Section 6); one (1) isolation valve and all associated appurtenances. (Section 7); and two (2) isolation valves and all associated appurtenances. (Section 8).
Professional Services including Grant Administrator and Project Engineer activities.
Project Issues: Historical Properties. Details in the Environmental Review Record (ERR).
Project size: Approximately 0.48 acres.
Project will cost $400,000 and will be paid for with $400,000 in HUD CDBG grant funds administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The City of Lamesa 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 the City of Lamesa, 601 S. 1st St., Lamesa, TX, and may be examined or copied weekdays 9 A.M to 4 P.M.). The ERR may also be accessed online at the following website https://tinyurl.com/3c7vp6mc.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Lamesa, 601 S. 1st St., Lamesa, TX 79331, Attn: Josh Stevens, Mayor, firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments received by June 14, 2021, or within eighteen (18) days following this posting (whichever is later) will be considered by the City of Lamesa prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Commenters should specify which part of this Notice they are addressing.
The City of Lamesa certifies to TDA that Josh Stevens in their capacity as Mayor 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. TDA’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Lamesa to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
TDA will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Lamesa’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 City of Lamesa; (b) the City of Lamesa 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 TDA; 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 via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to Texas Department of Agriculture, ATTN: Environmental Specialist, CDBG_EnvReview@texasagriculture.gov. Potential objectors should contact TDA via email CDBG_EnvReview@texasagriculture.gov to verify the actual last day of the state objection period.
Josh Stevens, Mayor