Environmental Assessment for sewer improvement project, Lake Station, Ind.

Published May 21, 2014

Environmental Assessment released May 21, 2014, for 30-day public review, for project alternatives and a recommended plan for sewer improvements in Lake Station, Ind.

The proposed project would remove and replace a deteriorated 2,900-foot-long section of 18-inch sanitary sewer force main along Elkhart Avenue. Sanitary sewer system construction improvements would alleviate the commonly-occurring cases of sewer leakage, backup and flooding affecting the area. Work would begin in 2014 with completion anticipated in approximately 12 months.

The comment period ends June 22, 2014. Comments must be received within 30 days and may be sent to Peter Bullock, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 231 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1500, Chicago, Ill. 60604, or by e-mail at peter.y.bullock@usace.army.mil. Questions should be directed to Mr. Bullock at 312-846-5587. Agency and public review comments will be addressed as they are received. Pertinent comments will be incorporated into the document.

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and Section 122 of the Rivers and Harbors and Flood Control Act of 1970, the Chicago District has assessed environmental impacts associated with the proposed infrastructure improvements and found no significant impacts. Therefore, it is determined that an Environmental Impact Statement is not required.

The study was authorized under Section 219 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1992, as amended by Section 504 of WRDA of 1996; Section 502 of WRDA of 1999; Section 145 of the Energy and Water Appropriations Act of 2004; and Section 5075 of WRDA 2007. Section 219 (F)(12) Calumet Region allows the Corps to provide planning, design, and construction assistance for water-related environmental infrastructure projects.

The project’s non-Federal sponsor is the Lake Station Sanitary District.