PENNSYLVANIA INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AUTHORITY
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Environmental Assessment Approval for PENN- VEST Funding Consideration
[46 Pa.B. 7495]
[Saturday, November 26, 2016]
Scope: Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund projects for January 25, 2017, 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 projects. The Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) review of these projects, and the information received in the Environmental Report for these projects, has not identified any significant, adverse environmental impact resulting from any of the proposed projects. The Department hereby approves the Environmental Assessment. 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 December 26, 2016. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 further information about the approval of the following Environmental Assessments or the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Programs contact Richard Wright at email@example.com, 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 http://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Water/PointNonPointMgmt/InfrastructureFinance/.
CWSRF Projects Being Considered
Applicant: Greene Township
Applicant Address: 9333 Tate Road, Erie, PA 16509
Project Description: This is the third phase of a five- phase project whereby the most densely populated areas of Greene Township are proposed to receive public wastewater service. This phase will serve 227 equivalent dwelling units (EDU) (216 residential, 4 commercial and 7 institutional). The residents reside along the following roads: Kuhl, Lake Pleasant, Lucille, Mark, Moonlite, Phyllis, Schlindwein, Schwab, Steger, Tate and Thelma, as well as a portion of State Route (SR) 8. A sanitary survey of this project area revealed a 42.5% confirmed onlot malfunction rate. These systems leach untreated and partially treated wastewater onto the ground surface and into the waters of the Commonwealth. This project will eliminate the malfunctioning sewage systems thereby improving the area's water quality.
Problem Description: The proposed project includes the construction of approximately 30,568 lineal feet of 8-inch through 10-inch diameter PVC gravity sewers, 102 manholes, 20,855 lineal feet of low pressure sewers, 1 pump station and 68 grinder pumps to provide wastewater service to the 227 EDUs. The wastewater will be collected from Greene Township and conveyed through the Millcreek Township Sewer Authority system into the City of Erie system for treatment.
Applicant: Norwich Township
Applicant Address: 3852 West Valley Road, Smethport, PA 16749
Project Description: The service area consists of the Village of Betula and surrounding parts of the Township including the SR 46 corridor, West Branch Road, Bailey Avenue, Frog Hollow Road, Brewer Run and Sackett Hollow Road. The project will serve an estimated 86 seasonal and 59 full-time residents. A sanitary survey of the sewage disposal needs within the proposed service area revealed a 71% onlot malfunction rate. The proposed project will eliminate the discharge of this raw sewage into the groundwater or waters of the Commonwealth which can create public health, safety and environmental issues.
Problem Description: The proposed solution includes 1 sewage pump station, over 43,000 lineal feet of various diameter pressure sewer, 164 grinder pumps and various miscellaneous components. There is sufficient capacity at the existing Norwich Township Wastewater Treatment Plant to accommodate the proposed service area's waste flow.
Applicant: New Castle Sanitation Authority
Applicant Address: 110 East Washington, P.O. Box 1404, New Castle, PA 16103
Project Description: The New Castle Sanitation Authority is proposing an expansion of its existing sanitary sewer conveyance system to service areas of Shenango Township. A sanitary survey of the sewage disposal needs within the proposed service area revealed a 69% confirmed onlot malfunction rate. The proposed project will eliminate the discharge of this raw sewage into the groundwater or waters of the Commonwealth which can create potential health, safety and environmental issues.
Problem Description: The proposed solution includes a sewer system consisting of approximately 220,300 feet of low pressure sewers, force mains and gravity sewers. In addition, 2 new lift stations, upgrades to an existing lift station, replacement of pumps at an existing lift station and approximately 766 individual grinder pump units are proposed. This project will eliminate the Country Roads Mobile Home Park treatment plant discharge. The New Castle Sanitation Authority treatment plant will process the wastewater.
Applicant: Sewickley Township MA
Applicant Address: 312 Sewickley Avenue, Herminie, PA 15637
Project Description: This project consists of installing 15,200 lineal feet of 8-inch gravity lines, 2,800 lineal feet of 6-inch laterals, 71 manholes, 154 wye connections, 80 lineal feet of 6-inch force main and a pump station. Project scope also includes constructing a new 44,000-gallon per day sewage treatment plant.
Problem Description: Existing dwellings are currently served either by individual onlot sewage disposal systems, wildcat sewers or direct discharges to the mine which discharge untreated sewage into the area waterways.
Applicant: City of Lower Burrell Municipal Authority
Applicant Address: 2800 Bethel Street, Lower Burrell, PA 15068
Project Description: The proposed project includes construction of approximately 36,000 linear feet of 8-inch CIPP liner and rehabilitation of approximately 210 manholes to rehabilitation existing sanitary sewers to correct excess infiltration and reduce wet weather sanitary sewer overflows. Treatment provided at the existing New Kensington Sewage Treatment Plant.
Problem Description: The existing sanitary sewers are subject to excess infiltration during wet weather due to leaky joints, cracked pipes and brick manholes which cause downstream wet weather sanitary sewer overflows to the stream.
Applicant: Western Westmoreland Municipal Authority
Applicant Address: 12441 Route 993, North Hunting- don, PA 15642
Project Description: The proposed project includes construction of approximately 20,500 linear feet of various diameter sanitary sewers and approximately 90 manholes to replace and increase the capacity of the existing sanitary sewer interceptor to correct wet weather sanitary sewer overflows to the stream.
Problem Description: The existing sanitary sewers are subject to excess flows during wet weather due to insufficient capacity of existing sewers which cause wet weather sanitary sewer overflows to the stream.
Department of Environmental Protection
Acting Vice Chairperson
Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority
PAUL K. MARCHETTI,
Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-2054. Filed for public inspection November 23, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]
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