NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT
TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
April 29, 2021
City of Reading
815 Washington Street
Reading, PA 19601
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Reading.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about May 17, 2021, the City of Reading will submit a request to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development its Request for Release of Funds for the installation of an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-complaint trail at Angelica Park, a public recreation facility comprising approximately 3.41 acres, located at 575 St. Bernardine Street in Reading, Berks County, PA.
Funding sources for this project include $75,000 from the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Community Conservation Partnerships Program and $75,000 in Program Year 2020 (January 1 through December 31) Community Development Block Grant Funds from the City of Reading. The total project cost is estimated to be $150,000.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The City of Reading certifies to HUD that Eddie Moran, in his 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. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Reading to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will consider objections to its release of funds and the City of reading’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 or other officer of the City of Reading.
(b) The City of Reading has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulation 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.
Eddie Moran, Mayor