Alabama Department of Environmental Management

P.O. Box 301463 (Zip 36130-1463)

1400 Coliseum Boulevard (Zip 36110-2400)

Montgomery, Alabama

(334) 271-7700

CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION FROM ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

ADEM Fund Code 245

V.A.W. Water System, Inc.

Vinemont, Alabama

Cullman County

DWSRF# FS010025-03

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has made $3,145,000 in financial assistance available to the V.A.W. Water System, Inc., using funds from the FY 2017 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) loan program. In accordance with State and Federal regulations that govern the program, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management has conducted a review to assess the potential impacts upon the environment that may result from implementation of this project.

V.A.W. Water System, Inc., is proposing to replace an existing 200,000 gallon standpipe with a 750,000 gallon elevated tank and add a booster pump station in the Battleground area of Cullman County. Completion of these projects will improve the water pressure and allow for the Battleground tank to fill completely.

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has determined that the project qualifies for a Categorical Exclusion (CE) from further environmental study under the guidelines specified by the State Environmental Review Process (SERP) which specifically include actions which are solely directed toward minor rehabilitation of existing facilities, functional replacement of equipment, or towards the construction of new ancillary facilities adjacent or appurtenant to existing facilities. 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, SRF Section, Permits & Services Division, Alabama Department of Environmental Management, P.O. Box 301463, Montgomery, Alabama 36130, 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 22nd day of November, 2017, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

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Lance R. LeFleur
Director

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