OMAHA, Neb. – A draft environmental assessment for a proposal to replace the existing wastewater treatment facility for Dakota City, Nebraska is currently available for public review. The draft EA evaluates the environmental impacts of constructing a new facility along with an associated outfall structure adjacent to the west bank of the Missouri River, approximately one mile south of Dakota City, between river miles 724.75 and 724.25.
The proposed project would include constructing a new wastewater treatment facility and associated outlet structure to the Missouri River, installing approximately 6,019 linear feet of 8-inch water main and approximately 5,776 linear feet of 15-inch sanitary sewer within an 80-foot permanent easement. Construction of the entire project is anticipated to start upon Section 404 authorization, which is contingent upon Section 408 approval, and will last for 16-18 months. Construction would be scheduled, to the maximum extent practicable, between August 1 and January 31. No work would be performed from the Missouri River (i.e., no floating platforms or barges) and no temporary structures are planned for areas within or along the Missouri River. All work associated with the project would be completed from land.
The public is encouraged to provide comments on the draft environmental assessment, which is available for viewing at: www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Planning/Project-Reports/. Comments can be mailed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District; CENWO-PM-AC; ATTN: Amee Rief/Dakota City WWTF EA; 1616 Capitol Avenue; Omaha, NE 68102-4901. Comments can also be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than Jan. 10, 2018.
This draft EA is consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR 1500-1508), the Corps’ regulations for implementing NEPA (33 CFR 325 and Engineering Regulation 200-2-2) and other applicable environmental laws and regulations.
Release no. 17-106