Alabama Department of Environmental Management
P.O. Box 301463 (Zip 36130-1463)
1400 Coliseum Boulevard (Zip 36110-2400)
CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION FROM ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
ADEM Fund Code 203
Grand Bay Water Works Board, Inc.
The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has made $1,250,000 in financial assistance available to Grand Bay Water Works Board, Inc. using funds from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loan program. In accordance with State and Federal regulations that govern the program, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management has conducted a review to assess potential impacts upon the environment that may result from implementation of this project.
Grand Bay Water Works Board, Inc. proposes the installation of a 60,000 gpd decentralized wastewater treatment unit with recirculating textile trickling filters at the existing Hall Road Wastewater Treatment Facility. The new treatment units will serve existing homes and businesses of surrounding area that currently rely on failing septic tank systems. Proposed improvements will ensure continued and effective wastewater collection and treatment service.
The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has determined that the project qualifies for a Categorical Exclusion (CE) from further environmental study under the guidelines specified by the State Environmental Review Process (SERP) which specifically include actions which are solely directed toward minor rehabilitation of existing facilities, functional replacement of equipment, or towards the construction of new ancillary facilities adjacent or appurtenant to existing facilities. However, this decision may be reconsidered if significant adverse information concerning the potential environmental impacts of the project is discovered.
Comments relative to this project should be submitted in writing to Mr. Stan Shirley, SRF Section, Permits and Services Division, Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Post Office Box 301463, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1463, no later than 30 days after the date of this notice. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management will not take formal action to proceed with the project without carefully evaluating any public comments opposing the project.
This notice is hereby given this 18th day of March, 2020, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.
Lance R. LeFleur
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