Contact(s): Kevin T. Olson, DNR environmental review specialist, 608-266-9955
RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. - The City of Richland Center is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program to make improvements in its public drinking water system. The project entails construction of a new 500,000-gallon ground storage reservoir to improve water storage capacity; installation of a 12-inch water main to connect the new reservoir to the existing water main; and installation of a SCADA system to monitor the new facilities.
Activities related to this project are minor actions under Chapter NR 150, Wis. Admin. Code, for which no environmental analysis is required; however, in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program federal requirement 40 C.F.R. s.35.3580, an environmental review must be conducted prior to funding this project. The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program has determined that the project will not result in significant adverse environmental effects and no further environmental review or analysis is needed before proceeding with funding the project.
The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program is soliciting public comments regarding this decision and potential environmental impact of this project. Written or verbal comments are encouraged. Provide comments to Kevin T. Olson, Community Financial Assistance, Department of Natural Resources, CF/2 101 S. Webster St. PO Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707. Mr. Olson can be reached at 608- 266-9955, or by email at Kevin.Olson@wisconsin.gov. All comments must be received no later than February 22, 2018.
Based on the comments received, the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program may prepare an environmental analysis before proceeding with the funding process. The analysis would summarize the Department of Natural Resources' consideration of the impacts of the project and reasonable alternatives.