CITY OF BERWYN: Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact And Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds
City of Berwyn issued the following announcement on Feb. 11.
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural Requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Berwyn (“Berwyn”).
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS (RROF)
On or about February 19, 2019, Berwyn will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) for the release of funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of
1974, as amended to undertake certain activities known as (1) sidewalk replacement, including ADA curbs and ramps (2) lighting improvements and (3) street, sewer improvements located on 18th Street, Elmwood to
Gunderson Aves; 19th Street, Lombard to Ridgeland Aves; and the 1200, 1300 and 1900 blocks of Elmwood Ave. These activities are in low to moderate census block groups and will take place within the City of Berwyn, Illinois at a total cost of approximately $1.2 million.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI)
Berwyn has determined the activities 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. The Environmental Review Record (ERR) documenting the environmental determination for each activity is on file at 6420 W. 16th Street, Berwyn, IL 60402 and may be examined or copied weekdays 9A.M to 5P.M.
Any individual, group or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the activities may submit written comments to the Community Development Department, 6420 W. 16th Street, Berwyn, IL 60402, 708-795-6850, firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments received by February 19, 2019 will be considered by Berwyn prior to submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which notice they are addressing.
ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION - RELEASE OF FUNDS
Berwyn certifies to HUD that Robert J. Lovero in his capacity as Mayor consents to accept jurisdiction of the
Federal Courts if action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s acceptance of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and allows Berwyn to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
Berwyn will send to HUD a Request for Release of Funds on or about February 19, 2019. HUD will accept
objections to its release of funds and Berwyn’s certification for a period of fifteen (15) days following the
submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if it is on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Berwyn; (b) the Responsible Entity has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations of 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient, or other participant, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of 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) and shall be addressed to: Mr. Donald Kathan, HUD Director, Chicago Regional Office, 77 W. Jackson Blvd, Room 2401, Chicago, Illinois 60604. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
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