CDBG Grant #7216061 FONSI Report, Request for Release of Funds, Commentary and Certification of Study

Date of Posting: 3/30/2017

City of Bruceville-Eddy, 143 A Wilcox Dr, Eddy, TX 76524, (254) 859-5964

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Bruceville-Eddy. Servicios de traducción están disponibles por peticion a la Ciudad. Translation services are available by contacting the City of Bruceville-Eddy.


On or after 4/18/2017, the City of Bruceville-Eddy will submit a request to the Texas Department of Agriculture – Office of Rural Affairs (TDA-ORA) for the release of Texas Community Development Block Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-383), as amended, to undertake a project known as Water Improvements 7216061, for the purpose of installing 7,900 LF 6″-10″ PVC water line, boring, hydrants, meters, service reconnections, pavement repair, and all associated appurtenances on Old Moody Rd. from a point approximately 800 LF west of the western bend of Horseshoe Bend St. to a point approximately 1,100 LF east of the western end of Horsehoe Bend St., on Hudson Lane from FM 107 approximately 350 LF, then west along an existing utility easement for approximately 1,300 LF to the water plant located at 410 Hudson Ln, on FM 107 from Temple St. to Hudson St., and on Mackey Ranch Rd. from 4th St. to Melissa St. As an alternative, project activities may extend along the western portion Horseshoe Bend Road from Old Moody Road to appoximately 2,700 LF north, and along Hudson Lane from FM 107 to approximately 1,200 LF southwest, then north approximately 450 LF to the water plant located at 410 Hudson Lane.As another alternative, project activities may extend to include 3,900 LF of water line along alleys and existing easements that run from Hudson Lane to Temple street, Bruceville-Eddy, TX. The City of Bruceville-Eddy has been awarded $300,000 in grant funds and shall contribute $15,000 in match funds.


The City of Bruceville-Eddy 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 the Bruceville-Eddy City Hall 143 A Wilcox Dr, Eddy, TX 76524 and may be examined or copied weekdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Office of the Mayor Pro Tem. All comments received by 4/17/2017 will be considered by the City of Bruceville-Eddy prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.


The City of Bruceville-Eddy certifies to TDA-ORA that Gary Lucas in his capacity as Mayor Pro Tem 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. TDA-ORA approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the City of Bruceville-Eddy to use HUD program funds.


TDA-ORA will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Bruceville-Eddy’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 or other officer of the City of Bruceville-Eddy approved by TDA-ORA (b) the City of Bruceville-Eddy 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 TDA-ORA; 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 Texas Department of Agriculture – Office of Rural Affairs at P.O. Box 12847, Austin, Texas 78711. Potential objectors should contact TDA-ORA to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Gary Lucas, Mayor Pro Tem