CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION - For the Central Wyoming Regional Water System Joint Powers Board and the Water Treatment Plant SCADA Improvements Project

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CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION

For the Central Wyoming Regional Water System Joint Powers Board and the Water Treatment Plant SCADA Improvements Project, Natrona County, Wyoming. 

The Department of Environmental Quality/Water Quality Division (DEQ) has conducted a review of the proposed Water Treatment Plant SCADA Improvements project in accordance with EPA and State of Wyoming procedures for implementing the State Environmental Review Process.  DEQ has determined that this project is eligible for a categorical exclusion since the project is for technology upgrades in existing buildings, and there will be minimum disturbances for installation of communication lines in previously disturbed ground.  Accordingly, DEQ is exempting the project from further substantive environmental review requirements under the State Environmental Review Process.

The following is a brief description of the situation and the proposed action and a brief statement of how the action meets the criteria for categorical exclusion: therefore, a full Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact will not be required for the proposed action. 

The project involves removing and replacing Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) equipment at the water treatment plant, well sites, and remote booster stations at an estimated cost and SRF loan amount of One Million Six Hundred Thousand dollars ($1,600,000.00) with 25% of that amount, or Four Hundred Thousand dollars ($400,000.00) as principal forgiveness.  User fees and reserves will repay the loan. 

The Central Wyoming Regional Water System Joint Powers Board is aware of and accepts the fact that they will be responsible for any required mitigative actions associated with and including storm water runoff, erosion control, archeological/historic artifacts, and air quality concerns.  These will be part of the standard State Revolving Funds Program contract Conditions. 

DEQ is granting an exclusion because this project will be completely constructed in existing buildings or previously disturbed ground, specifically located within the Central Wyoming Regional Water Treatment Plant Boundary and will consist of SCADA equipment.  DEQ has determined that exempting the proposed project from further review under the State Environmental Review Process will not result in adverse impacts to the population or the area of the City of Casper, and Natrona County, Wyoming.  

The Documentation to support this decision will be on file in the DEQ Casper Field Office and is available for public scrutiny upon request.  Comments concerning this decision may be addressed to Stan Miller, SRF Project Engineer, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 W. 17th St. Suite 200, Cheyenne, WY 82002, Tel. (307) 777-6371, FAX (307) 635-1784, email: stanley.miller@wyo.gov.

Published:

H.H. King, Jr.

Chairman

Central Wyoming Regional Water 

System Joint Powers Board 

 

Published: February 11, 2018

February 18, 2018