NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION FOR IEPA LOAN PROJECT Nunber L174627 FOR PHASE “D” OF THE SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM UPGRADE PROJECT FOR THE CITY OF EAST PEORIA, ILLINOIS
The City of East Peoria, Illinois, has undertaken a Sanitary Sewer System Upgrade Project (the “Project”). The purpose of this Project is to repair, replace, and modify the City’s Sanitary Sewer System facilities to address aged and deteriorated infrastructure that is operating beyond its service life, while also addressing projected moderate population growth needs that will be placed on the Sanitary Sewer System, load balancing among these Sanitary Sewer System facilities, and implementation of treatment process revisions to comply with future nutrient treatment standards.
This Project consists of four phases identified as Phases A, B, C and D. The City has begun work on the first three phases of this Project (Phases A, B and C). The City now seeks to begin work on Phase D of the Project. Phase D of the Project consists of completing the secondary upgrade of the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant #1. The City also seeks to fund the Phase D portion of the Project through the IEPA Water Pollution Control Loan Program. The Phase D portion of the Project will take approximately two years to complete at a cost of $22,660,000.
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) has determined that there are no negative environmental impacts related to the Phase D portion of the City’s Project because all Phase D work will be completed within the boundaries of the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant #1. Accordingly, IEPA has issued a Notice of Intent to Issue a Categorical Exclusion with regard to the Phase D portion of the City’s Project.
The Project Plan for Phase D and the IEPA determination notice will be available for review immediately upon publication of this Notice and during the 10-day public comment period set forth in this Notice at the City Hall, 401 W. Washington Street, East Peoria, Illinois 61611, and on the City’s website (www.cityofeastpeoria.com).
Notice is hereby given that the City of East Peoria and IEPA will be taking written comments from the public for a period of 10 days beginning Friday, March 6, 2020, regarding this matter and regarding the IEPA’s determination in relation to this Phase D of the Project. All interested persons are invited to submit written comments to the City Clerk at City Hall, 401 W Washington Street, East Peoria, Illinois 61611, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments can also be submitted to IEPA at the following address: Mr. George Lambert, Infrastructure Financial Assistance Section, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Water, 1021 N Grand Avenue East, P.O. Box 19276, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9276; phone number: (217) 782-2027.
Project Summary and Notice of Categorical Exclusion from Detailed Environmental Review (PDF)