Public Notices – NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

March 17, 2017

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

400 Sibley Street, Suite 300

St. Paul, MN 55101

Katie Moore, 651-296-6354

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about April 2, 2017 Minnesota Housing Finance Agency will submit a request to the HUD administering agency for the release of HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds under the Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act to undertake a project known as Ramsey Apartments for the purpose of construction of 54 units of permanent residential housing for Multifamily use, estimated projects costs $13,362,511. The project is located at Southeast of the Center Street Northwest and 146th Avenue Northwest intersection Ramsey, Anoka County, Minnesota 55303

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency 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 Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, 400 Sibley Street, Suite 300, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101, where the ERR can be examined or copied weekdays 8:30 A.M. to 5 P.M.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to Minnesota Housing Finance Agency. All comments received by April 1, 2017 will be considered by Minnesota Housing Finance Agency prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

RELEASE OF FUNDS

The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency certifies to HUD that Katie Moore in her capacity as Certified Environmental Officer 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. HUDs approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows Minnesota Housing Finance Agency to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and Minnesota Housing Finance Agencys 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 Minnesota Housing Finance Agency; (b) Minnesota Housing Finance Agency 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 has committed funds or incurred costs 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) and shall be addressed to Ken Doresky U.S. Department of HUD, Minneapolis Field Office, 920 Second Avenue, South, Suite 1300, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Katie Moore, Certifying Officer

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

Published in the

Anoka County UnionHerald

March 17, 2017

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