NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST APPROVAL OF PROPERTY DISPOSITION
HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY
1002 North School Street, P.O. Box 17907
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96817
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA).
REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF PROPERTY DISPOSITION
On or about October 6, 2009, the HPHA will submit a request to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for approval of property disposition under 24 CFR Part 970 of the U. S. Housing Act of 1937, as amended, to undertake a non-exclusive sewer easement project known as the Construction of an Underground Sewer Line at Waimanalo Homes for the purpose of installing an 8-inch diameter sewer line through Lot 146, 41-555 Humuna Place, Waimanalo, Oahu, Hawaii. The sewer line will connect from an existing manhole at the cul-de-sac of Humuna Place to the adjacent Kumuhau Subdivision being developed by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL). Upon completion, the Kumuhau Subdivision will consist of approximately 120 single-family residences with an average lot size of 5,000 square feet.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The Hawaii Public Housing Authority has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment at Waimanalo Homes, pursuant to the DHHL’s Environmental Review Record (ERR). Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required based upon the ERR. Additional project information is contained in the ERR on file at the HPHA Construction Management Branch, Bldg. C, 1002 North School Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, and may be examined or copied weekdays at 8:00 A.M to 4:30 P.M., except for Holidays.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the HPHA at P.O. Box 17907, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96817. All comments received by October 2, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. will be considered by the HPHA prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
The HPHA certifies to HUD that Linda Lingle in her capacity as the Governor of the State of Hawaii consents to the responsibilities and requirements of HUD as set forth in form HUD-7015.15 (1/99) 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 HPHA to dispose of property.
OBJECTIONS TO DISPOSITION ACTION
HUD will accept objections to its approval and the HPHA’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 HPHA; (b) the HPHA 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 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, Honolulu Office of Public Housing at 500 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 520, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Governor, State of Hawaii