Alabama Department of Environmental Management
P O Box 301463 (Zip 36130-1463)
1400 Coliseum Boulevard (Zip 36110-2400)
Montgomery, Alabama
(334) 271-7700

Finding Of No Significant Impact
ADEM Fund Code 245

City of Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

DWSRF Project No. FS010085-03

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM or the Department) has made $17,500,000 in financial assistance available to the City of Tuscaloosa using funds from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) loan program.  In accordance with State and Federal regulations that govern the program, the Department has conducted a review to access the potential impacts upon the environment that may result from implementation of this project.

The City of Tuscaloosa is proposing to make repairs and/ or upgrades to the Clements Road booster pumping station, Mercedes tank, water lines in the Campus area, Ed Love water treatment plant, water distribution instrumentation, Ed Love Raw Water pumping station, Martin Spur tank, VA tank, Ridgeland tank, and the Lake Tuscaloosa aerator valve and intake cribbing.   Alternate projects proposed include installation of backup generators at the Broadview, VA, Clements Road, McFarland, and Taylorville booster pumping stations; a second upgrade at the Ed Love raw water pumping station; and improvements to and painting of the Bowers tank.  Completion of these projects will allow the City to provide improved service to their existing customers.

The Department has determined that the project will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment and consequently is herewith issuing a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) to support the use of DWSRF funds for the construction of the proposed project.  However, this decision may be reconsidered if significant adverse information concerning the potential environmental impacts of the project is discovered.

Comments relative to this project should be submitted in writing to Mr. Thomas H. Garrett. P.E., SRF Section, Permits & Services Division, Alabama Department of Environmental Management, P.O. Box 301463, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1463, no later than 30 days after the date of this CE.  The Alabama Department of Environmental Management will not take formal action to proceed with the project without carefully evaluating any public comments opposing the project.

This notice is hereby given this 12th day of December, 2018, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

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Lance R. LeFleur
Director    

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