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COMBINED NOTICE: FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
Date of Posting: Monday, January 22, 2018
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS:
HAYSI TO BREAKS TRAIL PROJECT
Project Activities: The project develops approximately 10 miles of a multi use of trail from the Town of Haysi, Virginia to the Breaks Interstate Park, along the drainage area of the Russell Fork River. The development of this trail will be strictly for a non motorized use. It will be limited to Hiking, Biking and Equestrian usage.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
Friends of Southwest Virginia have determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Policy Act of 1969 (PL 91-190) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file the above address and is available for public examination and copying, upon request, at the Town of Haysi between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the DHCD’s Richmond Office responsible for receiving and responding to comments. All comments received by February 22,2018 will be considered by DHCD, who will not release any ARC funds or take any administrative action on the within project prior to said date. Comments should specify which aspect of the environmental review they are addressing.
The Department of Housing and Community Development certifies to the State of Virginia that name of Erik Johnston in his capacity as Director 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 these responsibilities have been satisfied. The State of Virginia’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibility under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Friends of Southwest Virginia to use Appalachian Region Commission (ARC) Program funds.
Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76), and may be addressed to:
Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development
Attn: Program Administration and Assistance Office
Main Street Centre
600 E. Main St., Suite 300
Richmond, Virginia 23219-2430
(804) 371-7061 [TTP 371-7089/FAX 371-7093
Potential objectors should contact DHCD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Ms. Marcia Dempsey, Development Programs Administrator
Friends of Southwest Virginia
One Heartwood Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210
Mr. Shane Farmer, Sr. Planner
Cumberland Plateau Planning District Commission
224 Clydesway Drive/P.O. Box 548
Lebanon, VA 24266
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