Public Notice – CWSRF Project

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PUBLIC NOTICE – CWSRF Project:

Finding of NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT and Notice of 30-day Public Comment Period for Three Rivers Wastewater Treatment Plant Headworks and Pump Station Upgrades (Clean Water State Revolving Fund Project No. 5761-01)

All Interested Citizens, Organizations, and Government Agencies:

Shown below is the finding of no significant impact and notice of 30-day public comment period for Three Rivers.  The linked document is available on our EGLE Water Infrastructure Financing Section (WIFS) webpage: 5761-01 City of Three Rivers, Environmental Assessment (michigan.gov)*

The purpose of this notice is to seek public input and comment on a preliminary decision by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required to implement recommendations discussed in the attached Environmental Assessment of a wastewater project plan submitted by the applicant mentioned above.

HOW WERE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES CONSIDERED?

Part 53, Clean Water Assistance, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended, being Sections 324.5301 to 324.5316 of the Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated, requires EGLE to evaluate all environmental implications of a proposed wastewater project. EGLE has done this by incorporating a detailed analysis of the environmental effects of the proposed alternatives in its review and approval process. A project plan containing information on environmental impacts was prepared by the municipality and reviewed by the State. EGLE has prepared the attached Environmental Assessment and found that the proposed project does not require the preparation of an EIS.

WHY IS AN EIS NOT REQUIRED?

Our environmental review concluded that no significant environmental impacts would result from the proposed action. Any adverse impacts have either been eliminated by changes in the project plan or will be reduced by the implementation of the mitigative measures discussed in the attached Environmental Assessment.

HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?

A map depicting the location of the proposed project is attached. This information is also
available on our website at under the M ichigan.gov/CWSRF “Related Links.” The
Environmental Assessment presents additional information on the project, alternatives that were considered, impacts of the proposed action, and the basis for our decision. Further information can be obtained by calling or writing one of the contact people listed below.

HOW DO I SUBMIT COMMENTS?

Any comments supporting or disagreeing with this preliminary decision should be submit- ted to me at EGLE, Constitution Hall, P.O. Box 30457, Lansing, Michigan 48909-7957.
We will not take any action on this project plan for 30 calendar days from the date of this notice in order to receive and consider any comments.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

In the absence of substantive comments during this period, our preliminary decision will become final. The applicant will then be eligible to receive loan assistance from this Agency to construct the proposed project.

Any information you feel should be considered by EGLE should be brought to our attention. If you have any questions, please contact project manager, Mr. Clarence Jones (see contact info provided below).  Your interest in this process and the environment is appreciated.

Thank you,
Clarence T. Jones, Project Manager / Environmental Quality Analyst
EGLE Finance Division – Water Infrastructure Financing Section
Phone: 517-599-4553
Email: JonesC13@Michigan.gov
Web: Michigan.gov/EGLE

Sincerely,
Eric Pocan, Unit Supervisor
EGLE Finance Division – Water Infrastructure Financing Section
Phone: 517-284-5433

 

* Source – michigan.gov/egle/-/media/Project/Websites/egle/Documents/Funding/CWSRF/City-of-Three-Rivers-5761-01.pdf

Public Notice & Project Findings (8 pages).PDF 

 

Posted June 8, 2022

 

 

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