NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
November 28, 2020
Arundel Community Development Services, Inc.
2666 Riva Road, Suite 210
Annapolis, MD 21401
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about December 15, 2020, Anne Arundel County will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of federal funds under the
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM, Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (PL 93-383), as amended, for the following project in Fiscal Years 2021 (B-20).
Project Title: Severn Intergenerational Center
Location: 1140 Reece Rd, Severn, MD 21144
Purpose: The Project involves the new construction of a 27,000 square foot intergenerational community center in the Severn area of Anne Arundel County. The center will be comprised of a Senior Center, a regional Boys and Girls Club, and a community space. The 39.5-acre site, located on the southeast corner of the Van Bokkelen Elementary School Property, is currently owned by the Anne Arundel County Board of Education and will be made available for the development of the project.
Estimated Total Project Cost: $14,000,000. In addition to CDBG funds, funding includes Video Lottery Terminal funds, and Maryland Bond, Department of Aging and Department of Housing and Community Development funds.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
Anne Arundel County has determined that Severn Intergenerational Center 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. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is available for review either electronically or by U.S. mail. Please submit your request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Arundel Community Development Services, Inc. 2666 Riva Road, Suite 200, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Any individual, group or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Arundel Community Development Services, Inc. Attention: Kathleen M. Koch, Executive Director, at the above address or by email to email@example.com. All comments received by 5:00 p.m. on December 14, 2020, will be considered by Anne Arundel County prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.
Anne Arundel County certifies to HUD that Matthew J. Power in his capacity as the Chief Administrative Officer for Anne Arundel County, 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 Anne Arundel County to use program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and Anne Arundel County’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 basis: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of Anne Arundel County; (b) Anne Arundel County 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 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 HUD Baltimore Field Office, Bank of America Building, Tower II, 10 South Charles Street, 5th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. Attention: Mr. Charles Halm, Director, Community Planning and Development Division. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Matthew J Power, Chief Administrative Officer
Anne Arundel County