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Notice to Public by the City of Marble Falls of Notice of Intent to Request the Release of FundsNotice to Public by the City of Marble Falls of
Notice of Intent to Request the Release of Funds
in connection with the HOME Investment Partnerships Program
August 16, 2013
The City of Marble Falls
800 3rd St.
Marble Falls, Texas 78654-5728
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS:
On or about August 27, 2013, the City of Marble Falls will request the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to release HOME Investment Partnership Program funds under Title II of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended, for the following project: HRA Rehabilitation/Reconstruction of one to twenty homes in the City of Marble Falls, HOME RSP Agreement 1001867.
The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act requirements. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at The City of Marble Falls, 800 3rd Street, Marble Falls, Texas 78654-5728 and may be examined or copied weekdays 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.
PUBLIC COMMENTS ON FINDINGS (LOCAL COMMENT PERIOD):
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments to the City of Marble Falls, 800 3rd Street, Marble Falls TX, 78654-5728. All comments received by August 26th, 2013, will be considered by the City of Marble Falls prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.
RELEASE OF FUNDS:
The City of Marble Falls certifies to TDHCA that Ralph Hendricks in his capacity as City Manager 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. TDHCA’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the City of Marble Falls to use Program Funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS (FEDERAL COMMENT PERIOD):
TDHCA will consider objections to its approval of request for release of funds and the City of Marble Falls certification if they are received by September 13th, 2013, or a period of fifteen days from its 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 other officer of the City of Marble Falls approved by TDCHA; (b) the City of Marble Falls 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 project have committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval or a release of funds by TDCHA; 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 the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs at P.O. Box 13941, Austin, TX 78711-3941. Potential objectors should contact TDHCA to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
City Manager, City of Marble Falls
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