March 5, 2018
County of Will
302 Chicago St
Joliet, IL, 60432
On or about March 13, 2018 the County of Will shall submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, to undertake the following project: single-family housing rehabilitation project in the City of Joliet in Will County. The project will utilize program year 2017 funds that total $156,900.
The proposed project is categorically excluded from the National Environmental Policy Act requirements, but subject to compliance with some of the environmental law and authorities listed at 24 CFR §58.6 and §58.5 of 24 CFR Part 58. Will County, as the Responsible Entity (RE), with respect to environmental responsibilities under 24 CFR Part 58, has determined that there will be required mitigation of asbestos and lead-based paint within the project. Mitigation measures will be taken and have been documented as part of the Environmental Review Record. Copies of the compliance documentation worksheets are available at the address below.
An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at Will County Land Use Department, Community Development Division, 58 E. Clinton, Suite 100, Joliet, IL and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to Will County Land Use Department, Community Development Division, 58 E. Clinton, Suite 100, Joliet. All comments received by March 12, 2018 will be considered by Will County Land Use Department, Community Development Division prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
Will County certifies to HUD that Lawrence M. Walsh in his official capacity as Will County Executive 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 Will County to utilize federal funds and implement the Program.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will consider objections to its release of funds and Will County certification for a period of fifteen days following either the anticipated submission date (cited above) or HUD’s actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if the objections are on one of the following bases: (a) that the Certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of Will County (b) Will County has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) Will County has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; (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), and may be addressed to Mr. Ray E. Willis, Director of Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 77 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago IL 60604. Potential objectors may contact HUD Environmental Officer, HUD Chicago Field Office to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Lawrence M Walsh, Will County Executive
Will County Building
302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432