HAGERMAN, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District invites public comments on a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the City of Hagerman, Idaho, Wastewater System Improvement Project. Comments are due to the Corps no later than Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016.
The Corps proposes to assist the city of Hagerman, Idaho (City) with specific portions of the City’s proposed project to upgrade its aging and undersized wastewater system. The Corps and the City have agreed the Corps would 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 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 is inviting public comment on its draft FONSI. The Corps is required to consider all comments received.
Links to the City of Hagerman’s EID, the Corps’ supplemental ESA and cultural reviews, and the Corps’ draft FONSI are available on the Walla Walla District website at http://www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental-Compliance/.
Public comments must be e-mailed or postmarked no later than Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, to NEPANWW@usace.army.mil or
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
ATTN: CENWW-PD-EC – Hagerman 595
201 North 3rd Ave.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
If you have questions, write or e-mail the Corps at the addresses above, or call the Corps’ Environmental Coordinator at 509-527-7265.