Ontario County Development

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Welcome to the Ontario County Development website, a cooperative effort of the Ontario County Office of Economic Development (OCOED), the Ontario County Industrial Development Agency (OCIDA) and the Ontario County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC).

We share a vision for Ontario County—a vision that is innovative and future-focused, one that offers the community and prospective newcomers the most robust high-tech infrastructure in New York State’s Finger Lakes region.

With a picturesque, welcoming environment, Ontario County offers a diversity of lifestyle choices that range from small city and suburban to village and rural, and we are dedicated to its safe, prosperous and long-range development.

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NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

 

 

November 5, 2021

 

County of Ontario

20 Ontario Street, Suite 106B

Canandaigua, NY 14424

 

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about November 23, 2021, Ontario County will submit a request to the New York State Office of Community Renewal for the release of CDBG-CV funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake the Visit Ontario County COVID Relief Fund. Ontario County will use $1,000,000 in CDBG-CV funds to provide grants up to $60,000 to eligible businesses in the tourism and hospitality industries to support customer and staff safety, improve business resiliency, and prepare businesses to open safely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The total program cost will be $1,225,000 with $225,000 from owner equity.

 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

Ontario County 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 offices of Ontario County Economic Development located at 20 Ontario Street, Suite 106B, Canandaigua New York, 14424 and may be examined or copied weekdays from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Ontario County Development located at 20 Ontario Street, Canandaigua, New York, 14424.   All comments received by close of business November 22, 2021 will be considered by Ontario County prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.  Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

Ontario County certifies to the Office of Community Renewal that John Marren, in his capacity as Chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors, 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.  The Office of Community Renewal’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows Ontario County to use Program funds.

 

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

The Office of Community Renewal will accept objections to its release of funds and the 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 Ontario County; (b) Ontario 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 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 the Office of Community Renewal; 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 Crystal Loffler at Crystal.Loffler@nyshcr.org. Potential objectors should contact OCRINFO@nyshcr.org via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

 

John Marren, Chairman

Ontario County Board of Supervisors

Certifying Officer

 

 

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