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

Town of Woodland

Randolph County

SRF Project No. FS010267-01

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has made $551,500 in financial assistance available to the Town of Woodland 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 Town of Woodland proposes a project to replace existing meters with Automatic Meter Read (AMR) meters, as well as the replacement of old water lines. Completion of this project will enable the town to reduce unaccounted water loss while increasing the efficiency of the system. New water lines will replace old water lines due to age, leaks, breaks, lead or asbestos-cement piping.

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. Juliette Cox, SRF Section, Permits & Services Division, Alabama Department of Environmental Management, P.O. Box 301463, Montgomery, Alabama 36130, no later than 30 days after the date of this notice. 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 September, 2020, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

Lance R. LeFleur

Director

Nondiscrimination Statement: The Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the administration of its programs.

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