Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds July 1, 2015 Gordon Housing Authority

City of Gordon

311 N. Oak

Gordon, NE 69343

308-282-0837

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Gordon Housing Authority

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about July 17, 2015 the City of Gordon will authorize the Gordon Housing Authority to submit a request to the HUD for the release of Capitol funds under ACC C-870 dated 1/31/1996 to undertake a project known as Modernization for the purpose of Unit remodels, REAC Readiness and Operations in the amount of $ 23,043 for the units located at 109 N. Cornell Street, Gordon, NE.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The City of Gordon 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 Gordon, 311 N. Oak, Gordon, NE and may be examined or copied weekdays 8 A.M to 4 P.M.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Gordon. All comments received by July 16, 2015 will be considered by the City of Gordon prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The City of Gordon certifies to HUD that Nancy Russell in her 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 Gordon Housing Authority to use the Capitol Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Gordon’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 Gordon; (b) the City of Gordon 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 addressed to HUD Office of Public Housing at Edward Zorinsky Bld, Suite 329, 1616 Capitol Avenue, Omaha, NE 68102 Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Nancy Russell, Mayor

City of Gordon, NE

Published: July 1, 2015