January 31, 2023
To All Interested Agencies, Groups, and Individuals:
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Shelby County Commissioners.
On or about, but not before February 15th, 2023, the Shelby County Commissioners will submit a request to the State of Ohio for the release of Federal funds under Section 104 (g) of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended; Section 288 of Title II of the Cranston Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act (NAHA), as amended; and/or Title IV of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, as amended: to be used for the following projects(s):
The Shelby County Commissioners have 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 129 E. Court Street and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:30 AM to 4 PM (Monday-Thursday) or 8:30 AM to noon on Fridays. The ERR may also be provided upon request electronically via email. Please submit your request by U.S. mail to 129 E. Court Street, Sidney, OH 45365 or by email to email@example.com.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Shelby County Commissioners by U.S. mail or email at the addresses above. All comments received before February 15, 2023 will be considered by the Shelby County Commissioners prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
The Shelby County Commissioners certify to the State of Ohio that Robert A. Guillozet in his capacity as President of Shelby County Commissioners 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. The State of Ohio's approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Shelby County Commissioners to use Program funds.
The State of Ohio will accept objections to its release of funds and the Shelby County Commissioners 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 Shelby County Commissioners; (b) the Shelby County Commissioners have 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 the State of Ohio; 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 Ohio Development Services Agency, Office of Community Development at OCD@development.ohio.gov. Potential objectors should contact the State of Ohio to verify the actual last day of the objection period.