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Posted on: March 22, 2017


On or about April 4, 2017, Centre County will submit a request to the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds

March 16, 2017


Centre County Government

420 Holmes Street

Bellefonte, PA  16823


This Notice shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by Centre County


On or about April 4, 2017, Centre County will submit a request to the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake projects known as:  Moshannon Water Meter Replacement at $28,000 and Unionville Master Water Meter at $81,000.  Centre County was awarded CDBG Entitlement Funds in the amount indicated under Contract # C000064007 to undertake these two Activities in Snow Shoe Twp. and Unionville Twp. respectively.


Moshannon Water Meter Replacement

The Moshannon Water Meter Replacement project is being undertaken by the Mt. Top Regional Water Authority (MRWA) and intended to replace all of the old, outdated, and malfunctioning water Meters of their customers within the Village, or Census Designated Place, of Moshannon in Snow Shoe Twp.  The estimated cost is $36,000 (Ffy 2015) , with CDBG Funds purchasing the materials, estimated at $28,000 and MRWA providing the installation at an estimated $8,000.   

Unionville Borough Master Water Meter

The Unionville Master Water Meter project is being undertaken by Unionville Borough Council at a small site on Borough owned property, located 1 mile Southeast of the Borough, in Union Twp.   Currently the Borough has no method to accurately track the amount of water going directly to the Borough on a daily or weekly basis, nor to determine how much is flowing at any one point in time.  A large single water meter will be installed in a vault on the main water transmission line that purveys water from the water source and storage tanks to the Borough.  This meter will measure and record all the flow of water into the Borough instantaneously, allowing for accurate water measurement and instant leak detection.  The project is estimated at $103,850 with $81,000 (Ffy2015) in CDBG funds committed.



Centre County has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, and 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 Centre County Planning & Community Development Office, 420 Holmes St., Bellefonte PA and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.




Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to: Matt Milliron, Centre County Planning & Community Development, address above.  All comments received by April 5, will be considered by Centre County prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which part of this Notice they are addressing.



Centre County certifies to DCED that Robert Jacobs in his capacity as Director, Planning & Community Development, 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. DCED’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows Centre County to use Program funds.



DCED will consider objections to its release of funds and Centre County certification received by

April 24, 2017 or a period of fifteen days from its 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 Centre County; (b) Centre County 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 project have committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by DCED 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) and shall be addressed to Department of Community and Economic Development, Center for Community Financing, 400 North Street, 4th Floor Commonwealth Keystone Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225. Potential objectors should contact DCED to verify the actual last day of the objection period.


Robert B. Jacobs, Director

Centre County Planning and Community Development Office

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