October 7, 2022

City of Wabasha

900 Hiawatha Drive E

Wabasha, MN 55981



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


On or about October 26, 2022, the City of Wabasha will submit a request to HUD for the release of funds under Economic Development Initiative, Community Project Funding, and Miscellaneous Grants and B-22-CP-MN-0498, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, (P.L. 117-103) (the Act) for the purpose of the Wabasha Riverfront Revitalization Project, where in partnership with the National Eagle Center, the City will which will construction an ampitheater, make improvements to Big Joe Alley, landscaping, and build a larger dock, with the total grant amount $138,434.00 and total HUD an non-HUD sources will be $2,513,139.


The City of Wabasha 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 City of Wabasha (cityadmin@wabasha.org or in-person 900 Hiawatha Drive E, Wabasha, MN 55981.  The Environmental Review is also available online at www.cityofwabasha.org/err. The office where ERR can be examined is available for review and may be examined or copied Monday-Thursday 9 9AM to 4 PM.


Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Caroline Gregerson, City Administrator, cityadmin@wabasha.org.   All comments received by October 25, 2022, will be considered by the City of Wabasha prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.  Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.


The City of Wabasha certifies to HUD that Emily Durand in her 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.  HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Wabasha to use Program funds.


HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Wabasha’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 Wabasha; (b) the RE 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 City of Wabasha; 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: David Nuccio, Environmental Office, Minneapolis Field Office, David.A.Nuccio@hud.gov, (612) 843-6417Potential objectors should contact HUD/State to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Emily Durand, Mayor, City of Wabasha