NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
November 16, 2018
City and County of Honolulu
Department of Community Services
925 Dillingham Boulevard, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Phone: (808) 768-7760
This Notice shall satisfy the above cited procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City and County of Honolulu.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about December 4, 2018, the City and County of Honolulu (City) will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, for the following project:
Project: Ohia Domestic Violence Shelter Improvements
Location: Confidential Location
Activity Description: Parents And Children Together (PACT) proposes to utilize CBDG grant funds for improvements at its existing group living facility located in Kaneohe, O’ahu, Hawai’i. An existing single-story dwelling will be demolished and replaced by a two-story structure. The new structure will improve living and working conditions for residents and staff.
Total Estimated Cost: $426,000.00 (CDBG Amount: $426,000.00)
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The City and County of Honolulu 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 (NEPA) of 1969 is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record on file at the Department of Community Services, 925 Dillingham Boulevard, Suite 200, Honolulu, Hawaii, and may be examined or copied between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Any individual, group or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Pamela A. Witty-Oakland, Director, Department of Community Services. All comments received by December 3, 2018 will be considered by the City prior to authorizing submission of a notice of no significant impact. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
The City and County of Honolulu certifies to HUD that Pamela A. Witty-Oakland, in her capacity as Director of the Department of Community Services of the City and County of Honolulu 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 and County of Honolulu to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City and County of Honolulu’s certification for a period of fifteen (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 the City and County of Honolulu or other officer of the City and County of Honolulu approved by HUD; (b) the City and County of Honolulu has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 Code of Federal Regulations (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 Office of Community Planning and Development, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Pamela A. Witty-Oakland, Director
Department of Community Services
BY ORDER OF
Kirk Caldwell, MAYOR
CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU