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Monday, November 12, 2018
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS:
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Combined Notice
Notice to Public of No Significant Impact on the Environment and 
Notice to Public of Request for Release of Funds
Howard County
220 North Main Street
Kokomo, Indiana 46901
    TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS:
    On or about January 7, 2018, the Howard County, will request the release federal funds from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) for Community Development Block Grant Funds from the State of Indiana under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-383) for the following project:
Howard County, Wastewater Improvement Project for New London
    This project will abandon the existing wastewater treatment plant located in New London and redirect wastewater flows from New London to Russiaville. The project will construct 1.5 miles of directionally drilled 4-inch diameter force main, rehabilitation of two existing pump stations in New London and abandonment of the existing WWTP. All construction activities will be confined to previously disturbed areas by the county road right of way, existing lift stations and the existing WWTP in New London. 
Finding of No Significant Impact
    It has been determined that such request for release of funds will not constitute an action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment and accordingly the above named Howard County, has decided not to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (P.L. 91-190).  The reasons for such decision not to prepare such statement are as follows:
    All preliminary environmental reviews by state and county agencies indicated that the proposed project would not endanger the environment under any capacity.
    An Environmental Review Record regarding the proposed project has been made by the above named Howard County, which documents the environmental review of the project and more fully sets forth the reasons why such statement is not required. This Environmental Review Record is on file at the above address and is available for public examination and copying upon request at the Howard County Admin. Center, between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. No further environmental review of such project is proposed to be conducted prior to the request for release of funds.
Public Comments of Findings
    All interested agencies, groups, and persons disagreeing with this decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration by the Howard County to the Howard County, 220 North Main Street, Kokomo, IN 46901. Such written comments should be received by January 6, 2018. All such comments so received will be considered and the Howard County, will not request the release of federal funds or take any administrative action on the proposed project prior to the date specified in the preceding sentences.
Release of Funds
    The Howard County, will undertake the project described above with Community Development Block Grant funds from the State of Indiana under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. Howard County, is certifying to the State that Howard County, and Paul Wyman, in his official capacity as the Board of Howard County, Commissioner President consents to accept the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews, decision making, and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval the Howard County, may use the Block Grant funds and the State will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.
Objections to State Release of Funds
    The State will accept an objection to its approval only if it is on one of the following basis: (a) that the certification was not in fact executed by the certifying officer or other officer of applicant approved by the State; or (b) that the applicant’s environmental review record for the project indicated omission of a required review process. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24 CFR Part 58) and may be addressed to the OCRA, Environmental Specialist, One North Capitol, Suite 600, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2027.
    Objections to the release of funds on basis other that those stated above will not be considered by the State. No objections received after January 22, 2018 will be considered by the State.
Paul Wyman
The Board of Howard County
Commissioner President
1801-115
1/11/18
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