MNR Seeks Public Comments on City of New Richmond Safe Drinking Water Loan Program Environmental Review | New

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (MNR) today announced that the City of New Richmond is a candidate for funding under the Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) to fill gaps in its public system drinking water. The projects primarily include the replacement of lead service lines throughout the Town of New Richmond.

The activities related to this project are minor actions under chapter NR 150, Wis. Admin. Code, for which no environmental analysis is required; however, per federal requirement SDWLP 40 CFR §35.3580, an environmental review must be performed prior to funding this project.

The SDWLP has determined that the Project will not cause significant adverse environmental effects and that no further environmental review or analysis is required before proceeding with funding for the Project.

The public is encouraged to submit comments regarding this decision and the potential environmental impacts of this project. Submit your comments by April 21, 2021 to:

Ministry of Natural Resources

N / A Kevin Olson, Community Financial Aid, CF / 2

Based on the comments received, the SDWLP can prepare an environmental scan before proceeding with the funding process. The analysis would summarize the Department of Natural Resources’ review of project impacts and reasonable alternatives.

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