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Combined Notice – FONSI

Date of Notice Posting: July 16, 2020

Project Name: Anahuac19CD-7219001-sewerline-EA
State/Local Identifier: 7219001

Mayor Cheryl Sanders
501 Miller Street
P O Box 578
Anahuac, Texas 77514

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Anahuac.

On or about August 5, 2020, the City of Anahuac, will submit a request to the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Section 104 (F) of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended to undertake a project known as Anahuac19CD-7219001-sewerline-EA for the purpose of
replacing dilapidated sewer line in an effort to reduce inflow and infiltration and bring the sewer system into compliance with the TCEQ.

Description of Project:
Sewer Facilities:
Contractor shall install two thousand eight hundred fifty linear feet (2,850 l.f.) of six-inch (6”) wastewater line using the pipe-bursting method, manholes, service reconnections and all associated appurtenances. Contractor shall also install eight hundred fifty-seven linear feet (857 l.f.) of eight-inch (8”) wastewater line using the pipe-bursting method, manholes, service reconnections, and all associated appurtenances. Contractor shall also install eight hundred seventy-three linear feet (873 l.f.) of eight-inch (8”) wastewater line using the pipe-bursting method of trenchless construction, manholes, service reconnections, and all associated appurtenances.

Professional Services including Grant Administrator and Project Engineer activities.

All work will occur in the City of Anahuac, Chambers County, Texas in the following locations:

Alley btw. Main & Canal Sts.from Kansas Avenue to 40 l.f.west of N. Main St.
N. Main Street from Alley btw. Main and Canal Sts. to Canal Street
Alley btw. Hwy 61 & Canal Street from N. Main Street 600 l.f. west of N. Main Street
Main Street from N. Ross Sterling Avenue to N. Texas Avenue
Alley btw. Fahring & Wheeler Sts. from N. Texas Avenue to 200 l.f. west of Lone Star Avenue
Alley btw. Lone Star Ave.& Ed Hopkins St. from Fahring Street to Wheeler Street

Project Issues: Coastal Management, Historical Properties and Wetland Protection. Details in the Environmental Review Record (ERR).

Project size: Approximately 0.010 acres.

Project will cost $385,000 and will be paid for with $350,000 in HUD CDBG grant funds administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture and $35,000 in local funds.


The City of Anahuac 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 City of Anahuac, 501 Miller Street, Anahuac, Texas 77514, and may be examined or copied weekdays 9 A.M to 4 P.M.). The ERR may also be accessed online at the following website https://tinyurl.com/y7ewwp3v.


Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Anahuac, 501 Miller Street, Anahuac, Texas 77514, Attn: Mayor Cheryl Sanders, j.harvill@anahuac.us. All comments received by August 4, 2020, or within eighteen (18) days following this posting (whichever is later) will be considered by the City of Anahuac prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Commenters should specify which part of this Notice they are addressing.


The City of Anahuac certifies to TDA that Cheryl Sanders in their capacity as Mayor 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’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Anahuac to use Program funds.

TDA will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Anahuac’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 Anahuac; (b) the City of Anahuac 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; 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 via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to Texas Department of Agriculture, ATTN: Pamela Wozniak, Environmental Specialist, CDBG_EnvReview@texasagriculture.gov. Potential objectors should contact TDA via email CDBG_EnvReview@texasagriculture.gov to verify the actual last day of the state objection period.

Cheryl Sanders, Mayor