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 203

City of Tallassee
 Elmore &Tallapoosa County

SRF Project No. CS010359-04

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has made $4,795,000 in financial assistance available to the City of Tallassee using funds from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) 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 City of Tallassee proposes to upgrade the wastewater collection and treatment lagoons.  These improvements will include the investigation and correction of inflow and infiltration to the collection system as well as the installation of a modern wastewater treatment system.  A new headworks consisting of screening and grit removal will be installed; followed by treatment in a dual basin sequencing batch reactor (SBR) system.  The existing facility has been in violation of the effluent limits established by the NPDES permit and these improvements will help alleviate the plant’s compliance issues.  The proposed rehabilitation of the collection system will improve the treatment efficiency of the overall wastewater 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 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 16th day of January, 2019, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

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Lance R. LeFleur
Director       

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