Public Notice- Categorical Exclusion
The Town of Abita Springs proposes work that consists of rehabilitation of the existing collection system. The work will be to correct inflow and infiltration issues associated with the existing piping. Smoke testing and closed circuit television inspection will be used to locate the defects. Repairs will be made using cured-in-place pipe liner, point repairs, and/or pipe segment replacement. The proposed work will also include lift station rehabilitation. Work will include, but is not limited to pump replacement, wet well lining, control panel replacement, stand-by generator installation, valve/piping modifications, and installation of SCADA equipment at the lift stations. All work will occur within existing right-of-way. No land acquisition will be required for this project. There are no known environmentally sensitive areas and no Environmental Justice concerns associated with this project.
This project will be funded in part through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program administered by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ). Eligibility of this project has been determined in accordance with the 1987 Amendments to the Clean Water Act and corresponding Federal Regulations.
In accordance with LDEQ's rules and regulations for the CWSRF program as authorized by Public Law 100-4 and administered according to Act 349 of the 1986 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, as amended by Act 296 of the 2010 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, LDEQ has determined that there will be no adverse environmental impacts from the proposed action and has issued a Categorical Exclusion.
A copy of the Categorical Exclusion may be viewed at the Town Hall and may also be accessed on LDEO's Elecronic Data Management System (EDMS) at http://edms.deq.louisiana.gov/app/doc/queryresults.aspx
The Agendcy Interst (AI) number for this project is 98804.
The comment period for this document will expire on September 1, 2017.
No action will be taken by LDEQ until le comment period has concluded.