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Glenerie Storm Drainage Improvement Project

April 04, 2012
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The Town Board has issued a Notice of No Significant Impact and a Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds for the Glenerie Storm Drainage Improvement Project.

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COMBINED FINDING OF NOTICE OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI) AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS (NOI/RROF) 

     

TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS, AND PERSONS:

 

Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact

 

The Town of Ulster, 1 Town Hall Drive, Lake Katrine, New York  gives notice that it has been determined that the project described below will not constitute an action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment and accordingly, the Town of Ulster has decided not to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA, 42 USC 4321).  The Town of Ulster is assuming NEPA environmental review responsibilities for this project from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) according to HUD environmental review regulations at 24 CFR Part 58.

 

Program Title:               Glenerie Storm Drainage Improvement Project (OCR #1159PR110-11)

Location:                                  Glenerie Neighborhood - four drainage sub-catchment areas

Purpose of Project:       Installation of 3,850 feet of storm sewers to alleviate flooding

Estimated Cost:            $599,492

 

The reasons for the decision not to prepare such Statement are as follows: The project is not of sufficient size, scale or mass and does not exceed the threshold criteria established for the preparation of a statement nor will the project have a significant impact on the human environment under NEPA.

 

An Environmental Review Record respecting the within project has been made by the Town of Ulster 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 and available for public inspection during normal business hours at the following location:

           

            Town Ulster

            Town Supervisor's Office

            Town Hall, 1 Town Hall Drive

            Lake Katrine, New York 12449  

 

No further environmental review of this project is proposed to be conducted, prior to release of funds. Written comments on the substance or procedure of the environmental review will be accepted by the Town of Ulster at the following address until April 11, 2012:

 

            James E. Quigley 3rd, Supervisor

            Town of Ulster

            Town Hall

            1 Town Hall Drive

            Lake Katrine, New York 12449  

        

All such comments so received will be considered and the Town of Ulster will not request the release of Federal funds or take any administrative action on the within project prior to the Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds.

 

This notice allows for procedural objections to the Office of Community Renewal (OCR) and is separate from the findings notice printed above.  The Town of Ulster must certify to OCR that it has complied with all requirements of HUD environmental review regulations at 24 CFR Part 58, including receipt of public comments, before federal funds can be released for the project described above.  The Town of Ulster will submit a request for release of grant funds and an environmental certification to OCR on or about April 12, 2012.

 

The Town of Ulster will undertake the program with NYS CDBG funds from OCR.  The Town of Ulster is certifying to OCR that the Town of Ulster and Supervisor James E. Quigley 3rd in his official capacity as Certifying Officer consent 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 OCR's approval, funds may be used for this program, and HUD will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and other related laws and authorities. OCR will accept an objection to its approval of the release of funds and acceptance of the certification only if it is on one of the following bases: a) that the certification was not in fact executed by the chief executive officer or other officer of applicant approved by HUD; or b) that applicant's environmental review to the RROF for the project omitted a required decision, finding, or step applicable to the project in the environmental review process, or c) other specific grounds in HUD regulations at 24 CFR 58.75. 

 

An Environmental Review Record is on file at the address below and is available for public examination and copying, upon request, during normal business hours.

 

            Town Ulster

            Town Supervisor's Office

            Town Hall, 1 Town Hall Drive

            Lake Katrine, New York 12449   

       

Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24 CFR Part 58) and may be addressed to: Matthew Nelson, President, Office of Community Renewal, Hampton Plaza 38-40 State Street, 9th Floor,  Albany, New York 12207.

                                                                            

No objection received after April 30, 2012 will be considered.

          

James E. Quigley 3rd, Supervisor

Town of Ulster

Town Hall, 1 Town Hall Drive

Lake Katrine, New York 12449

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