Environmental Assessment Approval for PENNVEST Funding Consideration
[49 Pa.B. 7662]
[Saturday, December 28, 2019]
Scope: Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Projects for January 29, 2020, Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) Board meeting consideration.
Description: PENNVEST, which administers the Commonwealth's Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, is intended to be the funding source for the following project. The Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) review of this project, and the information received in the Environmental Report for this project, has not identified any significant, adverse environmental impact resulting from the proposed project. The Department hereby approves the Environmental Assessment for the project. If no significant comments are received during this comment period, the Environmental Assessment will be considered approved and funding for the project will be considered by PENNVEST.
To be considered, the Department must receive comments on this approval on or by Monday, January 27, 2020. Electronic comments should be submitted using the Department's eComment site at www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment. Written comments can be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com or by mail to the Policy Office, Department of Environmental Protection, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063. Use ''PENNVEST SRF-Environmental Assessment'' as the subject line in written communication.
For more information about the approval of the following Environmental Assessment or the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Programs contact Richard Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Bureau of Clean Water, Department of Environmental Protection, P.O. Box 8774, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774, (717) 772-4059, or visit the Department's web site at www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Water/CleanWater/InfrastructureFinance/Pages/default.aspx.
Any comments received during the comment period, along with the Department's comment and response document will be available on the Department's web site at www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Water/CleanWater/InfrastructureFinance/Pages/EnvironmentalReview.aspx.
Upon approval, the full list of approved projects and their costs can be found in a press release on PENNVEST's web site at www.pennvest.pa.gov.
CWSRF Projects Being Considered:
Applicant: Chadds Ford Township Sewer Authority County: Delaware Applicant Address: P.O. Box 816
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Project Description: The Chadds Ford Township Sewer Authority proposes to convert the Ridings Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) to a pump station that will convey sewage to the Turner's Mill WWTP for treatment and disposal. A force main will be installed to convey sewage from the Ridings pump station to a gravity sewer system in the Estates at Chadds Ford Development (approximately 850 feet of new force main and gravity sewer). The existing gravity sewer system in the Estates of Chadds Ford Development flows to the Estates pump station where the sanitary sewage is conveyed by an existing force main to Turner's Mill WWTP. The existing Turner's Mill WWTP will be upgraded to accommodate the new flows.
Problem Description: The Ridings WWTP is currently operating within its current National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit parameters; however, the age of the plant's technology, the limitations of its treatment process and its inability to be expanded make continued operation of the plant unsustainable. The project will allow the consolidation of redundant operations at a centralized existing treatment plant (Turner's Mill WWTP) and will avoid anticipated operational issues at the Ridings WWTP, while also meeting future obligations associated with collection and conveyance system operations, maintenance and improvements.
Department of Environmental Protection
Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-1965. Filed for public inspection December 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]
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