Avenue A Streetscape Improvement Project 2024
Environmental Review Record and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds
NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
TOWN OF MONTAGUE, MA
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about January 30, 2024 the Town of Montague will submit a request to Dept of Housing and Urban Development for the release of Community Project Funding Program funds under Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, (P.L. 117-328), to undertake the Avenue A Streetscape Improvement Project
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The Town of Montague 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 www.montague-ma.gov.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit email comments on the ERR to WalterR@montague-ma.gov. All comments received by January 29, 2024 will be considered by the Town of Montague prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
The Town of Montague certifies to HUD that Walter Ramsey in his capacity as Environmental Officer 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 the Town of Montague to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the Town of Montague’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 Montague; (b) the Town of Montague 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 HUD 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 emailed to HUD at firstname.lastname@example.org. Potential objectors should contact HUD/State to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Montague Environmental Certifying Officer