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 203

Phenix City Department of Public Utilities
Russell County

SRF Project No. CS010354-09

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has made $9,100,200 in financial assistance available to the Phenix City Department of Public Utilities using funds from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) 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.

The Phenix City Department of Public Utilities proposes a project to provide improvements to its wastewater systems. The project includes upgrades and expansion of the WWTP in order to expand flow capacity and sewer collection system rehab. The project also includes the installation of approximately 3000 feet of new 24 inch gravity sewer. Improvements will increase treatment capacity and reduce overflows associated with rain inflow and infiltration.

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 Juliette Waid, 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 notice.  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.

Notice is hereby given this 13th day of October, 2020, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

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Lance R. LeFleur
Director

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