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
City of Spanish Fort
The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has made $462,000 in financial assistance available to the City of Spanish Fort 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.
The City of Spanish Fort proposes restoration and improvements to existing Wakefield Canal. Wakefield Canal is a naturally occurring drainage canal north of Wakefield Drive, which flows into Boggy Branch and thereafter into Bay Minette Creek. Wakefield Canal experiences excessive sediment erosion and debris accumulation. Proposed improvements will utilize a step down conveyance system, erosion control mats and grass pavers, and reinforced concrete block mats to reestablish bank vegetation and re-stabilize eroded slopes. Proposed improvements will minimize sedimentation from storm water runoff and thereby enhance aquatic habitat and water quality.
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
Nondiscrimination Statement: The Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the administration of its programs.