Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Press Release

Environmental Review Of A City Of Milwaukee Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program

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By - May 15th, 2020 09:58 am

MADISON, Wis. – The city of Milwaukee is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) to address deficiencies in its public drinking water system. The project entails the replacement of water mains and service laterals as a part of street reconstruction.

Activities related to this project are minor actions under Chapter NR 150, Wis. Admin. Code, for which no environmental analysis is required. However, in accordance with the SDWLP federal requirement 40 C.F.R. section 35.3580, an environmental review must be conducted prior to funding this project. The SDWLP has determined that the project will not result in significant adverse environmental effects, and no further environmental review or analysis is needed before proceeding with funding the project.

The SDWLP is soliciting public comments regarding this decision and the potential environmental impacts of this project. Written or verbal comments are encouraged. Provide comments to Kevin Olson, Community Financial Assistance, Department of Natural Resources, PO Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707, or call 608-266-9955 by June 5.

Based on the comments received, the SDWLP may prepare an environmental analysis before proceeding with the funding process. The analysis would summarize the Department of Natural Resources’ consideration of the impacts of the project and reasonable alternatives.

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