APPROVAL OF A CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION FROM AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT Town of Appalachia

August 27, 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 044-18

First Publication Date: August 28, 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 Town of Appalachia.

This project proposes to replace a hydropneumatic tank located at a pump house near the water storage tank off of Cold Springs Dr. in Appalachia, Virginia. All work will be performed within previously disturbed areas.

The project meets the following exclusion categories established by the Department: Replacement of existing equipment or structures at their present location. These activities also include reconstruction of curbs and sidewalks, street repaving, and building modifications, renovations, and improvements.

Documentation supporting this request includes:

• Request for Categorical Exclusion letter from Jeffrey Cochran, P.E. of The Lane Group dated 7/24/2020

• Financial and Construction Assistance Programs Environmental Review site visit memorandum dated 8/24/2020

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:
Kelly Ward

Program Director

Financial and Construction Assistance Programs

Virginia Department

of Health

Office of Drinking Water

109 Governor Street

Richmond, VA 23219

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