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NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS FOR TIERED PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS Date of Publication: Responsible Entity: Address: Phone Number: January 25th, 2023 City of Flagstaff 211 West Aspen Avenue Flagstaff, Arizona 86004 928-213-2749 On or after February 15th, 2023, the City of Flagstaff will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title 1of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as Murdoch Park Improvements. The City of Flagstaff will use $356,800.32 in Program Year 2022 Community Development Block Grant funds to improve the existing areas around the Murdoch Center located at 203 E Brannen Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Funds will be used to implement landscape improvements for the result of a small park for the Southside Neighborhood. The land to be improved surrounds the Murdoch Center building, a neighborhood community center. The areas around the Murdoch Center to be improved include 4 quadrants: to the west, a closed off right-of-way with existing landscape and sidewalks; to the north a formerly irrigated lawn area; to the east abutting the parking lot pavement; and a triangular area to the south. Improvements may include landscaping, installation of “dark-sky” lighting, sidewalk improvements, art installation, the addition of a small storage building, repavement of the parking area, ADA improvements for building access, and the installation of a small deck/elevated stage. The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements per 24 CFR Part 58.35(a). An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is available on the City of Flagstaff CDBG webpage located at https://www.flagstaff. az.gov/626/Community-Development-Block-Grants. A copy of the Environmental Review Record (ERR) can also be obtained by mail or email by emailing a request to kristine.pavlik@ flagstaffaz.gov or calling (928) 213-2749. A copy of the review is also available at https://www. hudexchange.info/programs/environmental-review/environmental-review-records/. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Flagstaff Housing Section. All comments received by February 14th, 2023, will be considered by the City of Flagstaff prior to authorizing submission of a Request for Release of Funds. Public comments can be directed by email to kristine.pavlik@flagstaffaz.gov. ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION The City of Flagstaff certifies to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that Greg Clifton, Certifying Officer, in his capacity as 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. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Flagstaff to use HUD program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Flagstaff’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 Flagstaff; (b) the City of Flagstaff 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 the CDP San Francisco Field Office at CPD_COVID-19OEESFO@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact the CDP San Francisco Field Office via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Greg Clifton, City of Flagstaff City Manager, Certifying Officer