Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Sunset Area Community Planned Action, City of Renton, WA, 18573-18574 [2011-7945]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 64 / Monday, April 4, 2011 / Notices This Notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Admission to, and Occupancy of Public Housing. OMB Control Number: 2577–0220. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Statute requires HUD to ensure the lowincome character of public housing projects and to assure that sound management practices will be followed in the operation of the project. Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) enter into an Annual Contribution Contract (ACC) with HUD to assist low-income tenants. HUD regulations, part 960, provide policies and procedures for PHAs to administer the low-income housing program for admission and occupancy. PHAs must develop and keep on file the admission and occupancy policies and the PHA must include in the annual plan or supporting documents the number and location of the units to be occupied by police officers, and the terms and conditions of their tenancies; and a statement that such occupancy is needed to increase security for public housing residents. PHA compliance will support the statute; and HUD can ensure that the low-income character of the project and sound management practices will be followed. Agency form number, if applicable: Not applicable. Members of affected public: State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including respondents: The estimated number of respondents is 3,278 annually with one response per respondent. The average number for each response is 60 hours, for a total burden of 196,680. Status of the proposed information collection: Extension of currently approved collection. Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended. Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Dated: March 24, 2011. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Deputy Director, Office of Policy, Program and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2011–7821 Filed 4–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:47 Apr 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5486–N–08] Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Resource Bank Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. DATES: Comments Due Date: June 3, 2011. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Reports Liaison Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410, Room 9120 or the number for the Federal Information Relay Service (1– 800–877–8339). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erika Poethig, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–5613 (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is submitting the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended). This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18573 information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This Notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: National Resource Bank. OMB Control Number, if applicable: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This is a new data collection for application and reporting information related to the proposed National Resource Bank. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111– 117 approved December 16, 2009) funds technical assistance for HUD programs under the Transformation Initiative (TI) account. The National Resource Bank will provide cities tailored technical support through a ‘‘one-stop-shop’’ of national experts with wide ranging skills including fiscal reforms, repurposing land use, and business cluster and job market analysis, to name a few. Agency form numbers, if applicable: SF–424, SF–424supp, SF–LLL, SF 269a, HUD–424CB, HUD–424CBW, HUD– 2880, HUD–40040, HUD 40044, and a narrative response to application rating factors. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The number of burden hours is 2,914. The number of respondents is 30, the frequency of response is 2.2, and the burden hour per response is 212. Status of the proposed information collection: This is a new collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: March 23, 2011. Raphael W. Bostic, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. 2011–7835 Filed 4–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5513–N–01] Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Sunset Area Community Planned Action, City of Renton, WA Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1 18574 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 64 / Monday, April 4, 2011 / Notices The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) gives this notice to the public, agencies and Indian Tribes on the availability for public review and comment of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) for the redevelopment of the Sunset Terrace public housing community in Renton, WA. HUD gives this notice on behalf of the City of Renton acting as the Responsible Entity for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Pursuant to the authority granted by section 26 of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437x) in connection with projects assisted under section 9 of that Act (42 U.S.C. 1437g), the City of Renton has assumed responsibility for compliance with NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321) in accordance with 24 CFR 58.1 and 58.4, and is the lead agency for compliance with the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA, RCW 43.21C). The EIS is a joint NEPA and SEPA document intended to satisfy requirements of Federal and State environmental statutes. A NEPA Record of Decision (ROD) will be issued after the 30-day availability period. This notice is given in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500–1508. DATES: The NEPA/SEPA Final EIS will be available until May 2, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erika Conkling, AICP, Senior Planner, City of Renton Department of Community and Economic Development, 1055 S. Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057, 425–430–6578 (voice) 425–430–7300 (fax), or e-mail: econkling@rentonwa.gov. Copies of the Final EIS are available at the above address for reference, and copies may be purchased for the cost of reproduction. The Final EIS is also available on the Internet and can be viewed or downloaded at: http:// rentonwa.gov/business/ default.aspx?id=2060. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposal includes redevelopment of the Renton Housing Authority’s (RHA’s) Sunset Terrace public housing community, a 7.3-acre property with 100 existing units contained in 27 buildings that are 50-year-old, two-story structures, located at the intersection of NE. Sunset Boulevard and Harrington Avenue NE. RHA also owns additional vacant land (approximately 3 acres with two dwelling units) along Edmonds Avenue NE., Glenwood Avenue NE., and Sunset Lane NE., and intends to purchase additional property adjacent to Sunset Terrace, along Harrington Avenue NE. (which contains about 8 Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:47 Apr 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 dwellings); RHA plans to incorporate these additional properties into the Sunset Terrace redevelopment for housing and associated services. The Sunset Terrace public housing community units, facilities, and infrastructure are antiquated and the project is dilapidated. Conceptual plans propose redevelopment of Sunset Terrace and adjacent properties with mixed-income, mixed-use residential and commercial space and public amenities. The redevelopment would include a 1-to-1 unit replacement for all 100 existing public housing units. All existing public housing units will be replaced either onsite or off-site, at locations within the existing Sunset Terrace site, and the Planned Action Study Area within the City; no net loss of low income housing units would occur. The project will require relocation of all existing residents and RHA is developing a relocation plan. It is expected that, with the Sunset Terrace property and associated properties owned or purchased by RHA, up to 479 additional new units could be constructed with a portion of the total units being public, affordable, and market rate. Public amenities would be integrated with the residential development and could include the following: a community gathering space or ‘‘third place;’’ civic facilities such as a community center, senior center, and/or public library space; a new park/open space; retail shopping and commercial space; and green infrastructure. Sunset Terrace’s redevelopment provides the opportunity to evaluate the neighborhood as a whole and determine what future land use redevelopment is possible and what public service and infrastructure improvements should be made in order to make this a more vibrant and attractive community for residents, businesses and property owners. The EIS addresses the primary proposal of the Sunset Terrace area redevelopment as well as evaluate secondary proposals such as neighborhood redevelopment and supporting services and infrastructure improvements. The City of Renton is also proposing to adopt a Planned Action Ordinance pursuant to SEPA. A Planned Action Ordinance, if adopted, would not require future SEPA threshold determinations or EISs for future projects that are consistent with EIS assumptions and mitigation measures. The Final EIS completes the environmental review process by revising or clarifying portions of the analysis and responding to public and agency comments on the Draft EIS. The PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Final EIS also introduces and reviews another alternative, called the Preferred Alternative, which is within the range of alternatives studied in the Draft EIS. The City analyzed three alternatives (Alternatives 1, 2, and 3) as part of the Draft EIS to determine its Preferred Alternative. The Preferred Alternative is evaluated in the Final EIS. All four alternatives are described below. Alternative 1; No Action. RHA would develop affordable housing on two vacant properties, but it would not redevelop the Sunset Terrace public housing property. Very limited public investment would be implemented (e.g., some community services but no NE Sunset Boulevard or drainage improvements), resulting in lesser redevelopment across the Planned Action study area. A Planned Action would not be designated. The No Action Alternative is required to be studied under NEPA and SEPA. Alternative 2. This alternative represents a moderate level of growth in the Planned Action Study Area based on investment in mixed-income housing and mixed uses in the Potential Sunset Terrace Redevelopment Subarea, targeted infrastructure and public services throughout the Planned Action study area, and adoption of a Planned Action Ordinance. Alternative 3. This alternative represents the highest level of growth in the Planned Action study area, based on investment in the Potential Sunset Terrace Redevelopment Subarea with a greater number dwellings developed in a mixed-income, mixed-use style, major public investment in study area infrastructure and services, and adoption of a Planned Action Ordinance. Preferred Alternative. This alternative represents neighborhood growth similar to and slightly less than Alternative 3 in the Planned Action Study Area, based on investment in the Potential Sunset Terrace Redevelopment Subarea with a moderate number dwellings developed in a mixed-income, mixed-use style oriented around a larger park space and loop road, major public investment in study area infrastructure and services, and adoption of a Planned Action Ordinance. Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the heading of FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: March 30, 2011. ´ Mercedes M. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5513-N-01]


Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement 
for the Sunset Area Community Planned Action, City of Renton, WA

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and 
Development, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) gives 
this notice to the public, agencies and Indian Tribes on the 
availability for public review and comment of the Final Environmental 
Impact Statement (Final EIS) for the redevelopment of the Sunset 
Terrace public housing community in Renton, WA. HUD gives this notice 
on behalf of the City of Renton acting as the Responsible Entity for 
compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Pursuant 
to the authority granted by section 26 of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 
(42 U.S.C. 1437x) in connection with projects assisted under section 9 
of that Act (42 U.S.C. 1437g), the City of Renton has assumed 
responsibility for compliance with NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321) in accordance 
with 24 CFR 58.1 and 58.4, and is the lead agency for compliance with 
the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA, RCW 43.21C). The 
EIS is a joint NEPA and SEPA document intended to satisfy requirements 
of Federal and State environmental statutes. A NEPA Record of Decision 
(ROD) will be issued after the 30-day availability period. This notice 
is given in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality 
regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500-1508.

DATES: The NEPA/SEPA Final EIS will be available until May 2, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erika Conkling, AICP, Senior Planner, 
City of Renton Department of Community and Economic Development, 1055 
S. Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057, 425-430-6578 (voice) 425-430-7300 
(fax), or e-mail: econkling@rentonwa.gov.
    Copies of the Final EIS are available at the above address for 
reference, and copies may be purchased for the cost of reproduction. 
The Final EIS is also available on the Internet and can be viewed or 
downloaded at: http://rentonwa.gov/business/default.aspx?id=2060.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposal includes redevelopment of the 
Renton Housing Authority's (RHA's) Sunset Terrace public housing 
community, a 7.3-acre property with 100 existing units contained in 27 
buildings that are 50-year-old, two-story structures, located at the 
intersection of NE. Sunset Boulevard and Harrington Avenue NE. RHA also 
owns additional vacant land (approximately 3 acres with two dwelling 
units) along Edmonds Avenue NE., Glenwood Avenue NE., and Sunset Lane 
NE., and intends to purchase additional property adjacent to Sunset 
Terrace, along Harrington Avenue NE. (which contains about 8 
dwellings); RHA plans to incorporate these additional properties into 
the Sunset Terrace redevelopment for housing and associated services. 
The Sunset Terrace public housing community units, facilities, and 
infrastructure are antiquated and the project is dilapidated.
    Conceptual plans propose redevelopment of Sunset Terrace and 
adjacent properties with mixed-income, mixed-use residential and 
commercial space and public amenities. The redevelopment would include 
a 1-to-1 unit replacement for all 100 existing public housing units. 
All existing public housing units will be replaced either on-site or 
off-site, at locations within the existing Sunset Terrace site, and the 
Planned Action Study Area within the City; no net loss of low income 
housing units would occur. The project will require relocation of all 
existing residents and RHA is developing a relocation plan. It is 
expected that, with the Sunset Terrace property and associated 
properties owned or purchased by RHA, up to 479 additional new units 
could be constructed with a portion of the total units being public, 
affordable, and market rate. Public amenities would be integrated with 
the residential development and could include the following: a 
community gathering space or ``third place;'' civic facilities such as 
a community center, senior center, and/or public library space; a new 
park/open space; retail shopping and commercial space; and green 
infrastructure.
    Sunset Terrace's redevelopment provides the opportunity to evaluate 
the neighborhood as a whole and determine what future land use 
redevelopment is possible and what public service and infrastructure 
improvements should be made in order to make this a more vibrant and 
attractive community for residents, businesses and property owners. The 
EIS addresses the primary proposal of the Sunset Terrace area 
redevelopment as well as evaluate secondary proposals such as 
neighborhood redevelopment and supporting services and infrastructure 
improvements.
    The City of Renton is also proposing to adopt a Planned Action 
Ordinance pursuant to SEPA. A Planned Action Ordinance, if adopted, 
would not require future SEPA threshold determinations or EISs for 
future projects that are consistent with EIS assumptions and mitigation 
measures.
    The Final EIS completes the environmental review process by 
revising or clarifying portions of the analysis and responding to 
public and agency comments on the Draft EIS. The Final EIS also 
introduces and reviews another alternative, called the Preferred 
Alternative, which is within the range of alternatives studied in the 
Draft EIS. The City analyzed three alternatives (Alternatives 1, 2, and 
3) as part of the Draft EIS to determine its Preferred Alternative. The 
Preferred Alternative is evaluated in the Final EIS. All four 
alternatives are described below.
    Alternative 1; No Action. RHA would develop affordable housing on 
two vacant properties, but it would not redevelop the Sunset Terrace 
public housing property. Very limited public investment would be 
implemented (e.g., some community services but no NE Sunset Boulevard 
or drainage improvements), resulting in lesser redevelopment across the 
Planned Action study area. A Planned Action would not be designated. 
The No Action Alternative is required to be studied under NEPA and 
SEPA.
    Alternative 2. This alternative represents a moderate level of 
growth in the Planned Action Study Area based on investment in mixed-
income housing and mixed uses in the Potential Sunset Terrace 
Redevelopment Subarea, targeted infrastructure and public services 
throughout the Planned Action study area, and adoption of a Planned 
Action Ordinance.
    Alternative 3. This alternative represents the highest level of 
growth in the Planned Action study area, based on investment in the 
Potential Sunset Terrace Redevelopment Subarea with a greater number 
dwellings developed in a mixed-income, mixed-use style, major public 
investment in study area infrastructure and services, and adoption of a 
Planned Action Ordinance.
    Preferred Alternative. This alternative represents neighborhood 
growth similar to and slightly less than Alternative 3 in the Planned 
Action Study Area, based on investment in the Potential Sunset Terrace 
Redevelopment Subarea with a moderate number dwellings developed in a 
mixed-income, mixed-use style oriented around a larger park space and 
loop road, major public investment in study area infrastructure and 
services, and adoption of a Planned Action Ordinance.
    Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the 
heading of FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Dated: March 30, 2011.
Mercedes M. M[aacute]rquez,
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development.
[FR Doc. 2011-7945 Filed 4-1-11; 8:45 am]
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