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Notice August 2016

Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

August 3, 2016
Kentucky Housing Corporation
1231 Louisville Road
Frankfort, KY 40601

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC).

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about August 22, 2016, KHC will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of HUD HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program funds to undertake the Riverport Landing project. The project consists of the new construction of a mixed residential, mixed use development, which will include a total of 412 residential units divided into three phases:  Riverport Family, 240 units; Riverport Senior, 108 units; and Riverport Family Scholar House, 64 units. The project will be located at 4646 through 4650 Cane Run Road, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, with approximately $1,500,000 ($500,000 per phase) in HOME funds.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

KHC 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 on file at Louisville Metro Government’s Department of Housing and Community Development, 444 South 5th Street, Louisville, KY 40202, 5th floor, and may be examined or copied weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to KHC, Attn. Rob Ellis, at the address at the top of this notice. All comments received by August 21, 2016, will be considered by KHC prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which notice they are addressing.

RELEASE OF FUNDS

KHC certifies to HUD that Rob Ellis, in his capacity as deputy executive director of Housing Production and Programs, 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 KHC to use program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and KHC’s certification for a period of 15 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 KHC; (b) KHC 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 has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD/state; 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) and shall be addressed to the HUD Louisville Field Office at 601 W. Broadway, Room 110, Louisville, KY 40202. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Rob Ellis, Deputy Executive Director Housing Production and Programs