PUBLIC NOTICE APPROVAL OF A CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION FROM AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

June 25, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

APPROVAL OF A

CATEGORICAL

EXCLUSION FROM

AN ENVIRONMENTAL

ASSESSMENT FOR A

PROJECT FUNDED THROUGH THE VIRGINIA WATER SUPPLY

REVOLVING FUND

Public Notice No.: WSL-044-20

First Publication Date: June 26, 2020

The Virginia Department of Health has under consideration a request for a Categorical Exclusion from an Environmental Assessment for a waterworks project proposed to be funded through the Virginia Water Supply Revolving Fund. The applicant is the City of Norton.

The proposed project consists of replacing over 1,900 linear feet of aged waterline in a residential area of the City with new 4” and 6” diameter piping to eliminate issues associated with frequent breaks and leaks and inadequate water pressure.

The applicant feels that the project meets the following exclusion categories established by the Department:

(1) This project meets the exclusion category of “Water line replacement/rehabilitation to correct exfiltration water loss problems or problems associated with inadequate water pressure. Rehabilitation of drinking water facilities such as reservoirs and storage facilities.”

Documentation supporting this request includes a preliminary layout/map of the proposed project area and the June 4, 2020 letter from Jon Broskey of The Lane Group requesting a Categorical Exclusion.

Prior to implementing construction, the applicant will obtain all applicable permits and approvals.
On the basis of a review of the request and support documentation, the Virginia Department of Health proposes to approve the request.

Persons may comment in writing to the Department on the proposed approval of the Categorical Exclusion within 30 days from the first publication date. Comments shall include the name, address, and telephone number of the writer and shall contain a complete, concise statement of the factual basis for the comments. Only those comments received within this period will be considered by the Department. Following the comment period, the Department will make its determination regarding the approval.

All comments should be addressed to:

Keith Kornegay, P. E.

Project Team Leader

Financial & Construction

Assistance Program

Virginia Department

of Health

131 Walker Street

Lexington, VA 24450

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