HAGERMAN, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District issued a final Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the City of Hagerman, Idaho, Wastewater System Improvement Project.
The Corps will assist the city of Hagerman, Idaho, with specific portions of the City’s proposed project to upgrade its aging and undersized wastewater system. The Corps and the City agreed the Corps will provide funding to assist with preliminary and final design, environmental documentation, construction administration, and construction costs to replace Lift Stations 1 and 2, install the sewer main, and construct the Lift Station 3 flow meter. These are separable elements of the larger project and have independent utility. The Corps’ participation in this project is authorized under Section 595 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1999.
The City of Hagerman previously prepared an Environmental Information Document (EID) to address potential effects associated with implementation of the wastewater system improvement project. After an independent review of the city’s EID, the Corps found it to provide both sufficient evidence and analysis to meet the Corps’ requirements pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and has accepted and incorporated it as part of the Corps’ NEPA documentation. As part of NEPA compliance, the Corps previously invited public comment on its draft FONSI.
Links to the City of Hagerman’s EID, the Corps’ supplemental ESA and cultural reviews, and the Corps’ final FONSI are available on the Walla Walla District website at http://www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental-Compliance/.
If you have questions, contact the Corps’ Environmental Coordinator at 509-527-7265.
Release no. 16-094