PENNSYLVANIA INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AUTHORITY
Environmental Assessment Approval for PENNVEST Funding Consideration
[49 Pa.B. 1250]
[Saturday, March 16, 2019]
Scope: Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Projects for April 17, 2019, Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) Board Meeting Consideration
Description: PENNVEST, which administers the Commonwealth's Clean Water Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), 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 for each 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 by April 15, 2019. 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 more 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 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 http://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 at the Department's web site at http://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Water/CleanWater/InfrastructureFinance/Pages/EnvironmentalReview.aspx.
Upon their 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: Jackson East Taylor Sewer Authority County: Cambria Applicant Address: 2603 William Penn Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15909
Project Description: This is a sanitary sewer extension project in the Fords Corner, Pike Road and Chickaree areas of Jackson Township. The Township plans to install approximately 24,000 linear feet of sewer collection line to capture 98 homes and 3 businesses. Along the sewer extension, the Authority will be constructing a new pump station and replacing pumps in two existing pump stations. The Authority office will be replaced. Treatment will be provided at the existing Johnstown—Dornick Point sewage treatment plant.
Problem Description: There are existing malfunctioning onlot septic systems. These malfunctioning onlot systems are having an impact on public health and will be eliminated as a result of the project.
Applicant: East Carroll Township County: Cambria Applicant Address: 3350 Brick Road
Carrolltown, PA 15772
Project Description: This is a sanitary sewer project to connect 50 existing customers in the Magee Road, Beech Road and Carroll Road areas of East Carroll Township. The Township plans to install approximately 13,000 linear feet of 8-inch sewer collection line. Treatment will be provided at the existing Patton Borough sewage treatment plant.
Problem Description: The East Carroll Township has limited availability of soils suitable for onlot system development. There are existing malfunctioning onlot septic systems and direct surface discharges that are having an impact on public health.
Applicant: Johnstown Redevelopment Authority County: Cambria Applicant Address: 401 Washington Street
Johnstown, PA 15901
Project Description: This is a sanitary sewer rehabilitation project to correct existing defective sewers in the Fairfield Avenue area of the City of Johnstown. The Authority plans to replace or rehabilitate approximately 8,425 linear feet of 8-inch, 10-inch, 12-inch, 18-inch and 24-inch sewer collection line. Construction methods will include open cut and trenchless/slip lining technologies. The project includes the cleaning and televising of approximately 6,000 linear feet of 54-inch interceptor. Treatment will be provided at the existing Johnstown—Dornick Point sewage treatment plant.
Problem Description: Under a Consent Order and Agreement, the Authority is obligated to implement a rehabilitation plan that would reduce the amount of infiltration and inflow entering the Authority's collection system during wet weather events and thus eliminate sanitary sewer overflow discharges of raw sewage into the waters of this Commonwealth.
Applicant: City of Johnstown County: Cambria Applicant Address: 401 Main Street
Johnstown, PA 15901
Project Description: This is a sanitary sewer rehabilitation project to correct existing defective sewers in the Fairfield Avenue area of the City of Johnstown. The City plans to replace or rehabilitate approximately 2,465 linear feet of 8-inch and 4,500 linear feet of 6-inch sewer collection line. Manholes within the design will also be replaced or rehabilitated. Private storm sewer lines will be separated from the sanitary sewer system. Treatment will be provided at the existing Johnstown—Dornick Point sewage treatment plant.
Problem Description: Under a Consent Order and Agreement, the City is obligated to implement a rehabilitation plan that would reduce the amount of infiltration and inflow entering the City's collection system during wet weather events and thus eliminate sanitary sewer overflow discharges of raw sewage into the waters of this Commonwealth.
Applicant: Municipal Authority of The
Borough of Bedford
County: Bedford Applicant Address: 244 West Penn Street
Bedford, PA 15522-1226
Project Description: This is a sanitary sewer rehabilitation project to correct existing defective sewers in the Borough of Bedford and a small portion of Bedford Township. The Borough plans to replace approximately 30,000 linear feet of sewer collection line with polyvinyl chloride pipe.
Problem Description: The Borough of Bedford experiences occasional wet weather overflows that discharge from a permitted combined sewer overflow. The aging vitrified clay pipe is subjected to infiltration and inflow.
Applicant: North East Borough Sewer Authority County: Erie Applicant Address: 31 West Main Street
North East, PA 16428
Project Description: This is a wastewater improvements project in North East Borough. The North East Borough Site 2 wastewater treatment plant currently discharges to Sixteen Mile Creek, approximately 4,000 linear feet upstream of its confluence with Lake Erie. The proposed project is for the installation of a new wastewater pump station, force main and outfall to convey the treated wastewater from the North East Borough Site 2 treatment facility to a location approximately 2,700 feet offshore in Lake Erie. The effluent pump station will have a design capacity of approximately 3,500 gallons per minute. The force main will be approximately 6,700 linear feet in total length and be 18-inches in diameter. The majority of installation will be by directional drilling with a small portion being open-cut.
Problem Description: Sixteen Mile Creek provides little dilution for the treatment plant discharge, resulting in very stringent effluent limitations. The project will relieve Sixteen Mile Creek from being effluent dominated. The revised effluent limits, by moving the outfall, will result in numerous benefits including reducing operating costs, eliminating chemical additives and lowering the probability of effluent violations.
DWSRF Projects Being Considered:
Applicant: East Stroudsburg Borough County: Monroe Applicant Address: 24 Analomink Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Project Description: The Borough of East Stroudsburg is proposing to replace the existing raw water supply intake and transmission pipeline from the intake structure of Middle Dam to the East Stroudsburg Water Filtration Plant. This project is being undertaken in conjunction with major rehabilitation work on Middle Dam. The existing transmission line will be abandoned in place and replaced by the new pipeline.
Problem Description: The Borough of East Stroudsburg owns and maintains Middle Dam across Sambo Creek. The dam impounds the Borough's water supply reservoir. The Department's Division of Dam Safety identified deficiencies with the dam, which are being addressed by upcoming major rehabilitation work. Existing water supply piping through the dam is over 100 years old and existing transmission piping from the dam to the water treatment plant is over 50 years old. Replacing this aging infrastructure can be cost-effectively accomplished in conjunction with the dam rehabilitation work.
Applicant: New Sewickley Township Municipal Authority County: Beaver Applicant Address: 233 Miller Road
Rochester, PA 15074
Project Description: The New Sewickley Township Municipal Authority proposes the installation of approximately 5,200 linear feet of 6-inch and 8-inch diameter ductile iron (DI) pipe to replace all asbestos cement (AC) pipe located in the Harvey Run Road system. New DI water mains will be installed parallel to the AC pipe while the AC pipe remains in service. Each replacement water main will be either the same size as or one size smaller than the water main it replaces, as appropriate. Reinstatement of water service laterals to customers in the project area will be included as part of the project. Due to health and environmental concerns with handling and disposal of pipe containing asbestos, completion of the project involves leaving the AC pipe undisturbed. The project is an in-kind replacement of existing water mains. No water main extensions or additional water customers are proposed with this project. Two new fire hydrants are proposed at water main dead-ends to facilitate system flushing.
Problem Description: The New Sewickley Township Municipal Authority has approximately 5,200 linear feet of water distribution mains comprised of aging asbestos cement pipe. The main is old and deteriorating requiring replacement. Due to the asbestos in the existing pipe, repairs on the line are difficult. New distribution main will reduce breakage and will be easy to repair. New fire hydrants will help flush the dead-end distribution mains.
Department of Environmental Protection
Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-406. Filed for public inspection March 15, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]
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