NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
For Free Clinic of The New River Valley, Inc.
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Council on Environmental
Quality regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR Parts 1500 through 1508) and the HHS
General Administration Manual Part 30 Environmental Protection (February 25, 2000), HRSA
has determined that the New Clinic Construction proposed by Free Clinic of The New River
Valley, Inc. will have no significant adverse impact on the quality of the human environment.
As a result of this FONSI, an Environmental Impact Statement will not be prepared.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the Department of Health and
Human Services (HHS) provides discretionary grant and cooperative agreement awards to support
health centers expand their capacity to provide primary and preventive health care services to
medically underserved populations nationwide.
Free Clinic of The New River Valley, Inc. in Christiansburg, VA has applied for HRSA grant
funding. The applicant proposes to use grant funds to construct a new two-story 28,900 square
foot health center facility located at 130 Akers Farm Road. The applicant has submitted an
Environmental Assessment (EA) that documents impacts of the proposed action. This EA is
incorporated by reference into this FONSI.
Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Assessment for this project, which is on
file at the following address for public examination upon request between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
Free Clinic of the New River Valley
Also Known As: Community Health Center of the New River Valley
215 Roanoke Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073
Attn: Michelle Brauns, CEO
No further environmental review of this project is proposed prior to final approval from HRSA.
Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on these
projects may submit written comments to the Free Clinic of the New River Valley, Attn: Michelle
Brauns, CEO at the above referenced address.
HRSA will consider all comments received within 15 days of this “Notice” prior to final approval from