CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION - CITY OF SUNDANCE AND SUNDANCE WEST WATER STORAGE PROJECT

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION

For the CITY OF SUNDANCE AND SUNDANCE WEST WATER STORAGE PROJECT, 

CROOK County, Wyoming

The Department of Environmental Quality/Water Quality Division (DEQ) has conducted a review of the proposed SUNDANCE WEST WATER STORAGE 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.  Accordingly, DEQ is exempting the project from further substantive environmental review requirements under the State Environmental Review Process.  Neither an Environmental Assessment/Finding of No Significant Impact nor an Environmental Impact Statement/Record of Decision will be required for the proposed action.  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 a categorical exclusion.

THE CITY NEEDS TO REPLACE TWO EXISTING TANKS THAT ARE 20-YEAR-OLD OIL FIELD TANKS THAT ARE FAILING WITH ONE LARGER TANK. THE ESTIMATED COST OF THE PROJECT IS $1,079,710.00 WITH AN SRF LOAN IN THE AMOUNT OF $400,524.00. THE AVERAGE RATE INCREASE IS ESTIMATED TO BE $1.65 PER MONTH PER USER AND 1% SPECIFIC PURPOSE TAX FUND MONIES WILL BE USED TO REPAY THE LOAN.

The CITY OF SUNDANCE 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 THE SUNDANCE WEST WATER STORAGE PROJECT REPLACES EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE.  This project will be completely constructed in previously disturbed ground, specifically ground disturbed by THE BREWER AND CANYON TANKS WITH PREVIOUSLY INSTALLED WATERLINES AND ROADWAYS. 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 SUNDANCE AND CROOK County, Wyoming.

The documentation to support this decision will be on file in the DEQ Cheyenne 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.

Publish Date: June 28, 2018