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NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDSOctober 13th, 2021 

City of Burlington – Office of Community and Economic Development149 Church StreetBurlington, Vermont 05401802-865-7000On or about October 21st, 2021 the City of Burlington will submit a request to HUD for the release of Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, as amended, to undertake a project known as Rose Street Artists Co-Op Rehabilitation for the purpose of rehabilitation in a residential apartment building, including roof replacement, interior rehabilitation, window replacement, and improvements to rental units, with $275,000 in HOME funds and an additional $55,000 in other funds, located at 78 Rose Street, Burlington, VT 05401.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 online https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/environmental-review/environmental-review-records/?filter_status=PT%2CPN&filter_state=VT&filter_city=BURLINGTON&program=ERR&group=.PUBLIC COMMENTSAny individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the CEDO offices, located on the third floor of 149 Church Street, Burlington, VT, via email to hobrien@burlingtonvt.gov, or via phone at 802-865-7000. All comments received by October 20th, 2021 will be considered by the City of Burlington prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATIONThe City of Burlington certifies to HUD that Miro Weinberger in his capacity as Mayor of Burlington 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 Burlington to use Program funds.OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Burlington'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 Burlington; (b) the City of Burlington 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 10 Causeway Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02222. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.Miro Weinberger, Mayor of Burlington

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