FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT – City of Sheridan New Transmission Main to the West Works Street Area

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

TO ALL INTERESTED GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES AND PUBLIC GROUPS:

As required by guidelines for the Wyoming State Environmental Review Process, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has performed an environmental review on the proposed State Revolving Fund (SRF) supported action below:

Project: New Transmission Main to the West Works Street Area

Location: City of Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyoming

Total Cost/SRF share: $1,124,630/$1,124,630

The proposed project is a new water transmission main to the West Works Street area which consists of new 8-inch water mains under portions of Beckton Avenue, NB Avenue, W. Works Street, Monte Vista Street and S. Badger Street.  The project will increase water capacity, water quality and fire flows to the area while eliminating flow restrictions and aged water mains.

Based on cost estimates, the proposed project can be completed using remaining funds from a Wyoming Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund loan, DWSRF #156, which was issued for the Leopard St Waterline Replacement Project, administered by the Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments.  The City of Sheridan does not plan to borrow additional funds and no additional increases in user fees will be required to repay the loan.  Only the scheduled user fee increases established by the City of Sheridan adopted rate study will be applied.  

No significant adverse environmental impacts will occur due to this project. The proposed project will not adversely affect wetlands, prime agricultural lands, threatened or endangered species habitat, historical sites, or sites with environmentally sensitive characteristics. The primary impacts of the project will be short-term and construction related. The project will include three crossing of Big Goose Creek.  Mitigation of any potential impacts will be implemented in accordance with Wyoming Game & Fish recommendations.

The review process did not indicate significant environmental impacts would result from the proposed action. Consequently, DEQ has made a preliminary decision not to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). DEQ has taken this action on the basis of a review of the environmental assessment document and other supporting data, which are on file at the DEQ Casper Field Office. The public may review these documents upon request.

Comments supporting or disagreeing with this decision may be submitted for DEQ consideration. Address all questions and comments to Brian Mark, SRF Principal Engineer, DEQ Water Quality Division, 200 W. 17th St., 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002, Tel. (307) 777-6371, FAX (307) 635-1784, email: brian.mark@wyo.gov. After evaluating comments received, DEQ will make a final decision; however, DEQ will take no administrative action for at least 30 days after publication of this Finding of No Significant Impact.

Publish Date: May 25, 2017