Environmental Review

All federally funded projects are required to comply with NEPA, the National Environmental Policy Act. Since both the CWSRF and DWSRF receive federal funds, all elements of these projects must comply with NEPA. The State of Vermont has established two State Environmental Review Procedures (SERPs) to complete the environmental reviews associated with the required NEPA review.

Additional Information

Summary of Environmental Review Process
Process/Requirements CATEX FNSI EIS
60% Planning Public Meeting to discuss alternatives before the preferred project is selected. - X X
Environmental Information Document/ Environmental Report X X -
Environmental Assessment - - X
Catex Request Letter CW Only - -
Public Hearing - X X
30-day Public Comment Period CW Only X X

Environmental Review Determinations

All projects receiving federal funds must receive an Environmental Review prior to the release of construction loan funding. The level of detail and the amount of information provided in this environmental report is commensurate with the magnitude of construction activities and their potential impact on environmental and historical resources. The Environmental Reviews can result in three types of documents: Categorical Exclusions (CATEX), Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI), and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)s are issued within a certain time frame, and are located below. Note: In recent times, there have not been EIS documents issued under these programs.

Categorical Exclusions Issued
Year CWSRF DWSRF
2017   RF3-343 Mountain View MHP
RF3-348 Champlain Water District Williston Tank
RF3-316 Wilimington Water District Springs
RF3-344 Champlain Water District Wet Well
RF3-346 Woodstock Aqueduct Co
2016

 

RF1-185 Ryegate - South Ryegate Wastewater Treatment Facility - October 31, 2016

RF1-184 Springfield - J&L CSO, Sewer and Stormwater Improvements - June 17, 2016

 

RF3-324 Chester Water Storage Tank
RF3-342 Fair Haven
RF3-324 Chester Water Coach Rd
RF3-336 Jericho East HOA
RF3-335 Richmond Pleasant St
RF3-308 Bellows Falls Contract 2016-1
RF3-338 West Windsor
RF3-341 Rutland City distribution
WPL-257 Rutland Town FD#6
RF3-316 Wilmington Water District Transmission main
RF3-318 Barnet FD#2 Source and Treatment
RF3-329 Quechee Central
RF3-339 Hardwick Church St
RF3-308 Bellows Falls Phase III
WPL-258 Springfield Clinton St
RF3-324 Chester Route 103
RF3-337 Websterville FD#3
RF3-335 Richmond East Main
RF3-333 Arlington
2015 RF1-167 West Windsor - Brownsville Sewer System REVISED June 5, 2015
RF1-XXX Williston - Route 2A Gravity Sewer Rehab April 20, 2015, EID and PER
RF1-167 West Windsor - Brownsville Sewer System January 21, 2015, EID and Facilities Plan
RF3-287 Ascutney Fire District #2
RF3-319 Town of Northfield
RF3-296 Village of Swanton
RF3-328 Berlin Elementary School- municipal connection
RF3-331 Georgia Industrial Development Corporation
RF3-308 Bellows Fall Water Department- Phase II, Contract 3
RF3-308-1 Bellows Falls Water Department- Phase II, Contracts 1 and 2
RF3-305 Hardwick Water System-Pearl Street
RF3-325 Hinesburg Water Department
RF3-316 Wilmington Water District
RF3-316 Wilmington Water District - Superceded
2014 RF1-172, RF3-312 Springfield Valley, Pine, Myrtle Streets November 7, 2014 PER & EID
RF1-153 Saint Johnsbury Request Letter, Environmental Review April 16, 2014
RF1-174 (formerly RF1-163) Williston - Gallop Hill Pump Station October 14, 2013 & PER Addendum
RF1-152 Windsor Town April 10, 2014
RF3-303 Bennington Water Department- Southern Vermont College
RF3-318 Barnet FD#2- Route 5 waterline
RF3-308 Bellows Falls Water Dept- Phase I
RF3-306 Champlain Water District- Water Tower Hill Tank
RF3-307 Killington Gateway I Water System
RF3-294 Castleton Fire District #1
RF3-xxx Barre City Water System
RF3-298 Huntington Fire District #1
RF3-304 Derby Line Water System
RF3-310 East Acres HOA Water System
RF3-314 Harwood Union High School
RF3-305 Hardwick Water System
RF3-302 Richmond Water System
RF3-302 Richmond Water System
RF3-311 Grand Isle Consolidated Water District
RF3-322 Village of Alburgh
RF3-323 Georgia Station
RF3-312 Springfield Valley, Pine and Myrtle Streets
2013 RF1-173 Colchester - Windemere MHP Catex & PER
RF1-170 Saint Albans - non‑phosphorus rehabilitation WWTP & 2 PS Catex, Letter, EID and EID Addendum
RF1-168 Saint Johnsbury - Routes 2 and Main St CSO
RF1-172 Springfield - Valley Street
RF1-173 Windemere MHP
Castleton Fire District #1
South Alburgh Fire District #2
Village of Swanton
St. Johnsbury Water System
2012 RF1-160 Milton Town System Replacement/Rehab
RF1-101 Richmond Town East Main Street
RF1-143 Sherburne Fire District No. 1
RF1-163 Williston Town
RF3-280 Greensboro Bend FD#2
Burke Town School
The Putney School
Town of Readsboro Water System
Twinfield Union School
Birch Landing Condominiums
Town of Plainfield
St. George Fire District #2
South Wallingford Water Company
RF3-281 Aqua Haven Water System
Brierwood Mobile Home Park
Wells River Water System
Barre City Water Department
Deer Creek Condominiums
Windsor Water Department
Grand Isle Consolidated Water District
2011 AR1-044 Milton Town
RF1-146 Alburgh Village
RF1-154 Bellows Falls Village
RF1-162 Brighton Town Dale Ave PS
RF1-113 Enosburg Falls Village
RF1-157 Essex Junction HS Pump Stations & Telemetry Upgrades
RF1-148 Essex Junction POTW Refurbishment
RF1-150 Newport City
RF1-149 Williston Town
RF1-151 Williston Town
RF3-256 Village of Alburgh
Town of Richmond
Town of Elmore
Swanton Village
Town of Bradford
RF3-251 Barnet Elementary School
Hartland Elementary School
Wells Village School
Hiland Hall School
Town of Proctor
Brookside MHP
Charette's MHP
Mountain Green Condominiums
Leisure Lodge Condominiums
2010 RF1-145 Hinesburg Town
RF1-135 Windsor Town orical Exclusion
Otter Valley Union High School February 26, 2010
Berlin Elementary School
Tara Townhomes
Mountain Water Company
RF3-242 Town of Barre
Town of Bennington
Town of Sheldon
Drumleys Condominiums
Stamford Elementary School
Bolton Valley
Thetford Water Cooperative, Inc.
Town of Randolph
Vergennes Panton Water District
Castleton Fire District #1
East Montpelier Elementary School (revised)
2009 AR1-098 & AR1-018 Barre City July 20, 2009
AR1-007 Bellows Falls Village May 20, 2009
AR1-026 Bristol Town September 8, 2009
AR1-013 Burlington City June 4, 2009
AR1-012 Castleton Town May 18, 2009
RF1-131 Enosburg Falls Village June 19, 2009
AR1-004 Essex Junction Village April 28, 2009
AR1-001 Essex Town March 30, 2009
AR1-032 & AR1-033 Essex Town November 17, 2009
AR1-006 Hartford TownApril 22, 2009
AR1-099 Hartford TownNovember 16, 2009
AR1-010 Hinesburg TownMay 7, 2009
AR1-011 Johnson VillageMay 7, 2009
AR1-043 Middlebury Town October 13, 2009
AR1-044 Milton Town July 13, 2009
AR1-016 Montpelier City June 15, 2009
AR1-003 Morrisville Village April 10, 2009
AR1-054 Proctor Town June 22, 2009
AR1-057 Richmond Town November 5, 2009, EID
AR1-061 Rochester Town November 4, 2009
AR1-009 Rutland City May 19, 2009
AR1-062 Shelburne Town June 9, 2009
AR1-014 South Burlington City May 21, 2009
AR1-073 South Burlington City July 23, 2009
AR1-070 & 071 & 072 South Burlington City July 29, 2009
AR1-015 State of VT BGS May 26, 2009
AR1-079 Troy Town & Jay Town December 16, 2009
AR1-005 Waterbury Village April 20, 2009
AR1-005 Waterbury Village May 15, 2009
Suntec Forest Water System
Springfield Water System
Ludlow Water System
Danville Fire District #1
Irasburg Fire District #1
Orchard Valley School
Lindale Mobile Home Park
Town of Shaftsbury Water System
Village of Northfield Water System
AR3-013 Whitingham Elementary School
AR3-034 East Middlebury Fire District #1
AR3-016 St. George Fire District #1
RF3-xxx Carlos Otis Health Care Center
AR3-032 Westminster Center School
RF3-xxx Bristol Family Center
RF3-xxx Village of Waterbury Water System
RF3-xxx Town of Randolph Water System
AR3-035 Coldbrook Fire District #1
RF3-xxx Vernon Elementary School
RF3-xxx Walden School
RF3-xxx Westminster West School
AR3-030 Jericho-Underhill Water District
AR3-001 Whiting Water Corporation
WPL-054 Town of Chelsea Water System
AR3-006 Sharon Elementary School
AR3-007 Silver Towers Camp
RF3-xxx Barton Water System
RF3-220 AR3-039 East Montpelier Elementary School
AR3-027 Georgia Dairy Industrial Park
AR3-015 Rumney Memorial School
AR3-005 Town of Troy Water System
RF3-xxx Newark School
RF3-xxx Weston Little School
RF3-xxx Roxbury Village School
RF3-xxx Clarendon Elementary School
RF3-195 Holland Elementary School
AR3-023 Morrisville Water & Light
AR3-033  South Burlington FD #1
AR3-014 Morristown Corners Water Corp
AR3-022 Thetford Academy
RF3-xxx Village of Enosburg
RF3-xxx Town of Bethel
RF3-xxx Town of Proctor
RF3-xxx Otter Valley Union High School
RF3-xxx Smiley Bolton School
AR3-043 Quechee Central Water System
AR3-037 Town of Windsor
AR3-047 Town of Hartford
RF3-226 Village of Poultney
RF3-227 Pico Village Water Corp.
RF3-216 Lake Region Union High School
RF3-xxx Dairy Center
2008   RF3-190 Cuttingsville Fire District #1
RF3-165 East Dorset Fire District #1
RF3-xxx Marlboro Elementary School
RF3-xxx Red Cedar School
RF3-xxx Sherburne Elementary School
RF3-xxx Pownal Elementary School
RF3-xxx Bingham Memorial School
RF3-xxx Dorset Elementary School
RF3-xxx Flood Brook USD
RF3-xxx Halifax West School
RF3-xxx Ripton Elementary School
RF3-xxx Salisbury School
RF3-xxx Stockbridge Central School
RF3-xxx Townshend Elementary School
RF3-xxx Monkton Central School
RF3-xxx Dover Elementary School
RF3-xxx Waterville Elementary School
RF3-xxx Brookline Elementary School
RF3-xxx Newton Elementary School
RF3-xxx Concord School
RF3-xxx Mt. Holly Elementary School
RF3-xxx Hancock Village School
RF3-xxx Granville School
RF3-xxx Berkshire Elementary School
RF3-xxx Weybridge Elementary School
RF3-131 Middletown Springs Elementary School
RF3-xxx Peacham Elementary
RF3-xxx Tinmouth Elementary
RF3-xxx Brownington Elementary
RF3-xxx Kids in the Country
RF3-137 Catamount Bolton Water System
RF3-174 Richmond Fire District #1
RF3-212 Lowell Graded School
RF3-200 Moretown Elementary School
RF3-xxx Shrewsbury Mountain School

 

Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI) Issued:

 

Findings of No Significant Impact Issued
Year CWSRF DWSRF
2017

RF1-192 & RF3-349 Montpelier Northfield St FONSI dated April 25, 2017
RF1-153 Town of St. Johnsbury Oak Street Sewer Separation Project, FONSI dated May 12, 2017

RF1-195 Town of Addison Community WW System, FONSI dated March 23, 2017
RF1-192 & WPL-264 City of Montpelier Northfield St reconstruction, Notice of Intent to Issue a Finding on No Significant Impact, dated February 16, 2017

 
2016    
2015    

2014

RF1-175 Saxtons River Wastewater Treatment Facility Refurbishment Project NOI Letter, Notice of Intent to Issue a Finding of No Significant Impact, dated October 21, 2014 Evaluation of Eligibility for Finding of No Significant Impact, Preliminary Engineering Report & Appendices,   USDA Preliminary Engineering Report Review, Final PER & Appendices  
2013 RF1-171 Brattleboro Black Mountain Gravity Sewer FONSI Finding of No Significant Impact November 6, 2013 & PER & EID
RF1-166 Rutland Northwest Neighborhood (Library Ave) CSO FONSI Finding of No Significant Impact November 6, 2013 & PER & EID
RF1-164 Waitsfield Decentralized WW Project Winter Park FONSI REVISED Letter, UPDATED Environmental Assessment, REVISED Finding of No Significant Impact 5 SEP 13
EM-96143301.0 Village of Waterbury FONSI REVISED Finding of No Significant Impact dated March 11, 2013
 
2012 EM-969142001.0 Troy-Jay WWCS Project July 19, 2012
Village of Waterbury USEPA Special Grant FONSI Letter, Determination & Phosphorus Environmental Assessment January 31, 2012
 
2011    
2010    
2009 AR1-024 Brattleboro Town FONSI June 18, 2009
AR1-041 Hartford Town Quechee Expansion FONSI Environmental June 2009 Document
AR1-041 Hartford Town Quechee FONSI Letter December 11, 2009
AR1-067 South Burlington City Airport Parkway FONSI May 4, 2009
AR1-067 South Burlington City Airport Parkway FONSI Letter to Colchester from EPA May 4, 2009
 
2008   Town of Proctor: Letter; Findings; Environmental Assessment
Town of Waitsfield: Letter; Findings

 

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