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On or about January 19, 2018, the City of Monterey will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under 24 CFR Section 570.202 to undertake a project known as Community Human Services Safe Place Rehabilitation Phase 2 for the purpose of rehabilitating a residence serving as a safe place at 590 Pearl Street in Monterey. Estimated funding is $120,000.00.
The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at the City of Monterey Planning Office, located at 570 Pacific Street in Monterey, and at the City of Monterey Clerk’s Office, located at 580 Pacific Street in Monterey, where the ERR can be examined or copied weekdays 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. and 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. The ERR is also available for review at the Monterey Public Library, located at 625 Pacific Street in Monterey, and open Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday 12:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Thursday - Friday - Saturday 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M., and Sunday 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Please note that the Planning Office, Clerk’s Office, and Library will be closed on January 15, 2018, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The ERR is also available for review on the HUD website at https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/environmental-review/environmental- review-records/.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Monterey Planning Office, located at 570 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940. All comments received by January 18, 2018, will be considered by the City of Monterey prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.
The City of Monterey certifies to HUD that Hans Uslar in his capacity as Acting 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. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Monterey to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Monterey’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 Monterey; (b) the City of Monterey 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 at Office of Community Planning and Development, HUD Region IX, 600 Harrison St., Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94107. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Hans Uslar, Acting City Manager
January 8, 2018
City of Monterey 580 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940