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 245

Jacksons' Gap Water Authority
 Tallapoosa County

SRF Project No. FS010246-01

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has made $265,000 in financial assistance available to the Jacksons' Gap Water 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.

The Jacksons' Gap Water Authority proposes improvements to increase the efficiency of its drinking water distribution system.  Improvements will include the installation of a constant pressure booster station to increase and maintain sufficient pressure to the highest elevation points in the system.  Installation of a single-phase, auxiliary generator (with automatic transfer capability) or the installation of variable frequency drive (VFD) capability will also be added to various water system booster stations as necessary.  Completion of the proposed improvements will provide for a system with increased water supply efficiency and reliability as well as reduced operational costs for its customers.

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 Ms. Corynella L. Price,
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 CE.  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.

This notice is hereby given this 20th day of December, 2018, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.


Lance R. LeFleur
Director    

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