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Posted on: October 16, 2019

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Public Notice Announcing the Availability of an Environmental Assessment

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 

Rural Development

City of Chipley: Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment

 AGENCY: Rural Utility Service (RUS), USDA

 ACTION: Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment

 SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Rural Utility Service (RUS), as required by the National Environmental Policy Act, is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) in connection with possible impacts related to a project proposed by the City of Chipley, of Chipley, Florida. The proposal is for construction of an Effluent Disposal System.  The City of Chipley has submitted an application to RUS for funding of the proposal.

 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SheNeena Forbes, Area Specialist, Rural Development, 2741 Penn Avenue Suite 5, Marianna, FL 32448; 850-633-6474; sheneena.forbes@fl.usda.gov.   

 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The City of Chipley proposes to construct new force main and a new sprayfield which will include the following:

  • New Intermediate Pumping Station
  • 12 miles of New 14” Force Main piping
  • 400 Acre Sprayfield.

Cypress Environmental, an environmental consultant, prepared an environmental assessment for RUS that describes the project, assesses the proposed project’s environmental impacts, and summarizes as applicable any mitigation measures used to minimize environmental effects.  RUS has conducted an independent evaluation of the environmental assessment and believes that it accurately assesses the impacts of the proposed project. No significant impacts are expected as a result of the construction of the project.

Questions and comments should be sent to RUS at the address provided. RUS will accept questions and comments on the environmental assessment for 14 days from the date of publication of this notice.

Any final action by RUS related to the proposed project will be subject to, and contingent upon, compliance with all relevant Federal environmental laws and regulations and completion of environmental review procedures as prescribed by 7 CFR Part 1970, Environmental Policies and Procedures.

A general location map of the proposal is shown below:

Notice of Avail Env Assm

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