CATEX notice for the SRF-Drinking Water Loan Program, Skyline ISD meter project

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Public Notice: CATEX notice for the SRF-Drinking Water Loan Program, Skyline ISD meter project

CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION
for the Skyline Improvement and Service District,
Teton County, Wyoming

The Department of Environmental Quality/Water Quality Division (DEQ) has conducted a review of the proposed Skyline ISD Water Meter 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 Skyline ISD Water Meter Project consists of the replacement of eighty-six (86) 20+-year-old manual-read water meters at Skyline Ranch with new meters and an automatic radio read metering system. New meters will be installed at current meter locations (typically in residential crawlspaces) and the radio read system will enable the District to automatically collect meter readings from roadways adjacent to each residence. The project is necessary due to the advanced age of the existing meters, current meter inaccurancies leading to an underestimation of actual flows, as well as an increase in unaccounted water usage, and difficulty physically accessing and reading the meters for reporting. Completion of the project is expected in late Fall of 2022. Based on current cost estimates, the District plans to borrow $145,000 from the Wyoming Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund administered by the Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments. A special assessment will repay the loan. The assessment is estimated to be $85/year per user to repay the loan. Loan terms will be 0% interest rate and 20 years.

The District has inspected and is familiar with the project area. The District has found no evidence and has no knowledge that the project area contains endangered/threatened species, suitable habitat for endangered/threatened species, migratory birds, eagles, jurisdictional waters of the United States, or prime agricultural lands. The District is aware of and accepts responsibility 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 will be constructed in previously disturbed ground, more specifically residential crawlspaces. 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 Skyline Ranch in Teton 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.

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Publish Date: August 26, 2021