NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

1/27/2021

Town of Woodland

120 County Road 64

Woodland, AL 36280

256-449-2222

INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS:

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Town of Woodland.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about 2/12/2021 the Town of Woodland will submit a request to the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) for the release of CDBG funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended (PL 93-383), to undertake a project known as the Woodland Water Improvements Project for the purpose of replacing 13,000 LF of deteriorated water lines with new 6” & 3” PVC pipe along with the installation of 7 new fire hydrants. The improvements will occur along Traylor St, McCarley Dr, Boykin Rd, and County Roads 64, 460, & 533. Projected Cost is $385,000 ($350,000 CDBG & $35,000 Local Funds)

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The Town of Woodland 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 Woodland Town Hall, 120 County Road 64, Woodland, AL 36280 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8 AM to 4 PM.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Town of Woodland. All comments received by 2/11/2021 will be considered by the Town of Woodland prior to authorizing submission of a Request for Release of Funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The Town of Woodland certifies to ADECA that Scott Carter 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. ADECA’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Town of Woodland to use Program Funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

ADECA will accept objections to its release of funds and the Town of Woodland 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 or the Town of Woodland; (b) the Town of Woodland has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CRF 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 ADECA; 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 CFRR part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the State at: Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Community and Economic Development Division, PO Box 5690, Montgomery, AL 36130. Potential objectors should contact ADECA to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Scott Carter, Mayor

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