City of Anthon
NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
Date of Publication:
November 7, 2019
City of Anthon
301 E. Main
Anthon IA 51004
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Anthon.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or after November 26, 2019 the City of Anthon will submit a request to the State of Iowa, Iowa Economic Development Authority for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under TITLE 1 of the HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1974, as amended (P.L. 97-35) to undertake the following project:
Project Title: Anthon Water System Improvement Project
Purpose: The need for the Anthon Water System Improvement Project is due to the age and condition of the City’s existing water treatment components and well no. 4. These components have exceeded their useful life and are causing failures which jeopardize the City’s ability to provide a consistent, quality water supply to their residents. The nature of the project involves the construction of a new well and related pumps and piping, a new aeralator, liquid chlorine feed system, automatic controls, lighting improvements, and an effluent meter.
Location: The project activities will take place at the City’s water treatment plant located at 508 Main St. W., Anthon, Iowa.
Estimated Cost: The total project cost is estimated at $958,075. HUD funding is $300,000.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The City of Anthon 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 Anthon City Hall, 301 E. Main, Anthon, Iowa and may be examined or copied Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Anthon City Clerk. All comments received by November 25, 2019 will be considered by the City of Anthon prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
The City of Anthon certifies to Iowa Economic Development Authority that Allan Pithan in his capacity as Mayor 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. Iowa Economic Development Authority’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Anthon to use HUD program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
The Iowa Economic Development Authority will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Anthon’s 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 City of Anthon; (b) the City of Anthon 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 the Iowa Economic Development Authority; 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 Iowa Economic Development Authority at 200 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309. Potential objectors should contact the Iowa Economic Development Authority to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Allan Pithan, Mayor
City of Anthon, Iowa
Published in The Record
Thursday, November 7, 2019