December 20, 2022
City of Radford
10 Robertson Street
Radford, Virginia 24141
These Notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities undertaken
by the City of Radford, Virginia.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about January 10, 2023 the City of Radford will submit a request to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended to undertake a project known as East Main Street River and Rail Downtown Connector for the purpose of connecting the downtown area with the river and spur economic growth in the area via parking, pedestrian safety, lighting, and wayfinding improvements. Total estimated CDBG funds associated with this project is $150,000 and estimated total project funding is $2,400,000.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The City of Radford has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human
environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at New River Valley Regional Commission at 6580 Valley Center Dr. Radford,
VA 24141, the City of Radford at 10 Robertson Street, Radford VA 24141, where the ERR can be
examined or copied weekdays 9 AM to 4 PM. The Environmental Review Record can also be viewed on the City of Radford’s website at https://www.radfordva.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?CID=1.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to City Radford, Community
Development Department, 10 Robertson Street, Radford, VA 24141 or by email to
Melissa.Skelton@radfordva.gov. All comments received by January 10, 2023 will be considered by Radford City prior to authorizing the submission of a request for the release of funds. Comments should
specify which Notice they are addressing.
The City of Radford certifies to HUD that David Ridpath, in his capacity of City Administrator, 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 approval
of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows
the City of Radford to use program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Radford’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 Radford; b) the City of Radford 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 DHCD; or d) another Federal agency acting unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be
prepared and submitted per the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed
to HUD, 600 E. Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219-1800, Attention: Mr. Ronnie J. Legette, Sr.,
Director, Community Planning and Development Division or by email at CPD_Covid-
19EnvironmentalObjectionsRIC@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD at (800) 842-2610,
Extension 4881, to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
David Ridpath, City Manager City of Radford