19-013 Corps issues FONSI for City of Basalt Wastewater System Improvements Project

Published Feb. 21, 2019

BASALT, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on Feb. 1, 2019, for the City of Basalt, Idaho, Wastewater System Improvements Project.

The Corps plans to assist the city of Basalt, Idaho (City) with upgrades to their Wastewater Treatment Facility to address reliability, capacity, operation and maintenance concerns. The Corps plans to provide funding for replacement of approximately 1,670 feet of pipeline, reconnecting service lines and a video inspection of the new pipelines. The Corps’ participation in this project is authorized under Section 595 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1999.

The city submitted an Environmental Information Document (EID) to address potential effects associated with implementation of the wastewater collection and treatment system improvements 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.

A public review and comment period was conducted Jan. 14-28, 2019. All information and comments submitted are included in the public record. The Corps’ signed FONSI and related documents are available on the Walla Walla District website at www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental-Compliance.

Please, contact the Environmental Coordinator at 509-527-7254, if you have questions.

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Release no. 19-013