NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
October 15, 2014
City of Pittsburgh-Dept. of City Planning
200 Ross Street
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219
This notice shall satisfy procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Pittsburgh.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about October 31, 2014 the City of Pittsburgh will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to release federal funds under Title 1 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 and Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 as amended for a real estate project. The development project located at a former Auburn Towers site and other adjacent and nearby sites in the Larimer neighborhood and East Liberty neighborhood on Larimer Avenue, Auburn Street, Omega Street and Omega Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, known as Larimer/East Liberty Phase I, consists of new construction of 85 mixed-income rental dwelling units and management office/community space. As part of this notice, the development requires a set of predevelopment activities including HACP’s acquisition of public and private properties, disposition of HACP-owned vacant land, and demolition of non-public housing structures on Larimer Avenue and Omega Place areas. The new development will be subsidized by the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh’s Section 8 Project Based Vouchers. Other federal funding sources include Community Development Block Grant funds, HOME Investment Partnership program funds, HUD Up-Front Grant funds, HUD Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant, and HACP Moving To Work (MTW) funds. The developer is Allies & Ross Management and Development Corporation along with a co-developer, McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc. The total projected cost of the development is approximately $28,000,000.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The City of Pittsburgh has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. This FONSI is based upon compliance with mitigation measures which have been identified as necessary to reduce the environmental impacts of the proposed action to a point or level where they are determined to no longer be significant. The following measure identifies the agency responsible for monitoring compliance with such. A complete explanation of all mitigation steps and schedule of implementation is available for review in the Environmental Review Record on file at 200 Ross Street, 2nd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
•Site Contamination: Implementation of the stipulations contained in the final approved Pennsylvania Land Recycling Program (Act 2) Voluntary Clean-up Plan agreed upon between HACP, the developer and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Mitigation measures will be monitored by the City of Pittsburgh.
Based on compliance with mitigations measures which reduce the environmental impact to no longer be considered significant, 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 200 Ross Street, 2ND Floor Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219 and may be examined or copied weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to:
City of Pittsburgh,
200 Ross Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
All comments received by October 31 2014, will be considered by the City of Pittsburgh prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
The City of Pittsburgh certifies to HUD that William Peduto in his capacity as Mayor, City of Pittsburgh, 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 Urban Redevelopment Authority and Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh to use development funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh; (b) the City of Pittsburgh 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 HUD; 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
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Community Planning and Development Division
The Moorhead Federal Building
1000 Liberty Ave.-10th floor
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
City of Pittsburgh
Sealed bid proposals are hereby solicited for the Community College of Allegheny County, 800 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15233 (412.237.3020) on the following items:
Bid Proposal No. 923 Printing Community Education Schedules
Proposals will be received at the Purchasing Department until 2:00 P.M. Prevailing Time on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at which time they will be publicly opened.
Any proposals received after this deadline will be considered as a “late bid” and will be returned unopened to the offerer.
The CCAC Purchasing Department is now publishing all bids via the CCAC website at https://www.ccac.edu/Bid-RFP_Opportunities.aspx It will be each vendor’s responsibility to monitor the bid activity within the given website (“Bid and RFP Opportunities”) and ensure compliance with all applicable bid documents inclusive of any issued addenda. Failure to incorporate any applicable addenda in the final submittal may result in the rejection of your bid.
Proposals may require Bid Bonds, Performance Bonds, Payment Bonds, and Surety as dictated by the specifications.
No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of ninety (90) days after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids.
The Board of Trustees reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
The Community College of Allegheny County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and encourages bids from Minority/Disadvantaged owned businesses.
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
October 2, 2014
The Office of the County Controller of Allegheny County, in conjunction with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Contract Awards Room; 7th Floor; Commonwealth Keystone Building; 400 North Street; Harrisburg, PA 17120 will receive bids through ECMS or a diskette delivered to the aforementioned address until 11:00 A.M. prevailing local time, Thursday, October 23, 2014. Bids will be opened through ECMS at approximately 11:00 a.m. and can be viewed publicly in the Contract Awards Room, for the following:
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
REPLACEMENT OF THOMS RUN BRIDGE NO. 10
MPMS NO.: 81712
THIS PROJECT WILL BE BID THROUGH PENNDOT ECMS
PREBID INFORMATION: View the Project Manual and Drawings(PROPOSAL REPORT) on the PennDOT ECMS website (https://www.dot14.state.pa.us/ECMS) or in Room 504, County Office Building, 542 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
The anticipated Notice-to-proceed for this project is January 21, 2015 and the project is to be completed by August 22, 2015.
COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY
CONTRACT NO. 1631
INCINERATOR REFRACTORY MAINTENANCE
The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority is soliciting Bids for CONTRACT NO. 1631, INCINERATOR REFRACTORY MAINTENANCE, for which Proposals will be received until 11:00 A.M., Prevailing Time, Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the office of the Authority.
ALCOSAN encourages businesses owned and operated by minorities and women to submit bids on Authority Proposals or to participate as subcontractors or suppliers to the successful bidder. Successful Bidders are to use minority or women’s businesses to the fullest extent possible.
A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at the Authority’s Plant, at the O&M Building Conference Room No. 106, on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. Prospective bidders are encouraged to attend this meeting.
The Authority reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals, to waive any informality in any Proposal and to accept any Proposal should it be deemed in the interest of the Authority to do so. Bid Security in the amount of $1,000.00 is required.
Documents pertaining to the submission of Bids are available at the office of the Authority, 3300 Preble Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Any questions regarding this contract document should be directed to Mr. Benjamin J. Heilman, Contract Supervisor at 412-734-6204.
Benjamin J. Heilman
CONTRACT NO. 1633
The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority is soliciting Bids for CONTRACT NO. 1633 – RENTAL OF A VACUUM TRUCK. Proposals will be received until 11:00 A.M., Prevailing Time, Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the office of the Authority. The bids will then be publicly opened and read.
ALCOSAN encourages businesses owned and operated by minorities and women to submit bids on Authority Proposals or to participate as subcontractors or suppliers to the successful bidders. Successful Bidders are to use minority or women’s businesses to the fullest extent possible.
The Authority reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals, to waive any informality in any Proposal and to accept any Proposal should it be deemed in the interest of the Authority to do so. Bid Security in the amount of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) is required. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond in the Amount of $50,000.00.
A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at the Authority’s Plant, at the O&M Building Conference Room No. 106, on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 1:30 P.M. Prospective Bidders are encouraged to attend this meeting.
Documents pertaining to the submission of Bids are available at the office of the Authority, 3300 Preble Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Any questions regarding this contract document should be directed to Benjamin J. Heilman, Contract Supervisor at (412) 734-6204.
Benjamin J. Heilman
NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND