CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION for the Northwest Rural Water District Loop Lines project

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Public Notice: CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION for the Northwest Rural Water District Loop Lines project

For the Northwest Rural Water District’s
Loop Lines Project
Park County, Wyoming

The Department of Environmental Quality/Water Quality Division (DEQ) has conducted a review of the proposed Loop Lines 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 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.

This project will involve the installation of approximately 2,500 feet of three inch HDPE pipe to be buried at a depth of six feet. The estimated cost of this is approximately $130,000.00. The District has obtained the entire amount for this project in the form of an SRF loan. This loan will be for a term of 20 years and will be repaid using revenue from the debt retirement portion of customers’ monthly water bills. No increases in customer water rates or fees will be required to meet loan repayment obligations.

Northwest Rural Water District is aware of and accepts the fact that it 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 project is in previously disturbed lands. DEQ has determined that exempting the proposed project from further review under the State Environmental Review Process will not result in any adverse impacts to the population or the areas of Park 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, Wyoming 82002, Tel. 307-777-6371, FAX 307-635-1784, email:

Publish Date: 19 May, 2020