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FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

 

February 10, 2022



FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

TO ALL INTERESTED GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES AND PUBLIC GROUPS:

As required by guidelines for the Wyoming State Environmental Review Process, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has performed an environmental review on the proposed State Revolving Fund (SRF) supported action below:

Project: Moorcroft Landfill Expansion – Site Investigation

Location: Crook County, Wyoming

Total Cost/SRF share: $250,000/$250,000

The proposed project includes a site investigation and preliminary engineering report for a new municipal solid waste cell and construction and demolition cell. This project is to determine the need for a new landfill to replace the existing Moorcroft Landfill No. 3 which is reaching its capacity. Drilling wells to investigate the site characteristics and monitor groundwater would be the only site work that would be conducted as part of this phase of the project.

Based on current cost estimates, the Town of Moorcroft plans to borrow $250,000 from the Wyoming Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund administered by the Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments. The loan will be paid for using tipping fees at the existing Moorcroft Landfill No. 3. Loan terms will be 2.5% interest rate for 20 years.

No significant adverse environmental impacts will occur due to this project. The proposed project will not adversely affect wetlands, prime agricultural lands, threatened or endangered species habitat, historical sites, or sites with environmentally sensitive characteristics. The primary impacts of the project will be short-term and drilling related.

The review process did not indicate significant environmental impacts would result from the proposed action. Consequently, DEQ has made a preliminary decision not to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). DEQ has taken this action on the basis of a review of the environmental assessment document and other supporting data, which are on file at the DEQ Cheyenne Office. The public may review these documents upon request.

Comments supporting or disagreeing with this decision may be submitted for DEQ consideration. Address all questions and comments to Stan Miller, SRF Project Engineer, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 W. 17th St. Suite 200, Cheyenne, WY 82002, Tel. (307) 777-6371, FAX (307) 635-1784, email: [email protected] After evaluating comments received, DEQ will make a final decision; however, DEQ will take no administrative action for at least 30 days after publication of this Finding of No Significant Impact. Para español, visite deq.wyoming.gov

Publish: February 10, 2022

 
 

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