Alabama Department of Environmental Management
P.O. Box 301463 (Zip 36130-1463)
1400 Coliseum Boulevard (Zip 36110-2400)
CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION FROM ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
ADEM Fund Code 203
East Central Baldwin County Water Sewer & Fire Protection Authority
SRF Project No. FS010202-02
The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has made $680,000 in financial assistance available to the East Central Baldwin Water Sewer & Fire Protection Authority using funds from the 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.
East Central Baldwin Water Sewer & Fire Protection Authority proposes a project to install water mains within the distribution system. The proposed project will consist of installing 4,400 linear feet of 10 inch PVC and 3,000 linear feet of 12 inch polyethylene water main and associated appurtenances along the existing Baldwin Beach Express Highway and will provide water supply from a secondary direction solving dead end connections. The water mains will allow isolation of mains in the event of a line break without loss of water supply to the current dead end lines and therefore improve the overall reliability and efficiency of the system.
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. William A. Lott, 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 public 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 5th day of May, 2021, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.
Lance R. LeFleur
Nondiscrimination Statement: The Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the administration of its programs.