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Corps seeks public comment on Draft Environmental Assessment for improvements to sewer and water system in Black Eagle, Montana

Published Sept. 5, 2019

Black Eagle, Mont. – A draft environmental assessment for a proposal to improve the sanitary sewer and water system in Black Eagle, Montana is available for public review through Oct. 5, 2019.

The draft EA evaluates the impacts of upgrading the existing sewer and water system, which is past its design life. The proposed project would include replacing sewer main pipes and installing 1,800 feet of water distribution main lines to complete a loop connection of six residential street mains that currently dead end.

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-PMA-C; ATTN: John Shelman, Black Eagle EA; 1616 Capitol Avenue; Omaha, NE 68102-4901. Comments can also be emailed to: cenwo-planning@usace.army.mil. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than Oct. 5, 2019.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funding for this project is authorized under Section 595 of the 1999 Water Resources Development Act, as amended. This authority allows the Corps to participate in projects for wastewater treatment, water supply, and related facilities in Idaho, Montana, rural Nevada, New Mexico, rural Utah and Wyoming. Design and construction assistance is provided only for projects that are owned by public entities and project costs are shared 75% federal contribution and 25% non-federal contribution.

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. The EA was developed by Water and Environmental Technologies on behalf of the City of Black Eagle with the Corps independently evaluating and verifying the analysis and taking full responsibility for the scope and information contained within the document.

Omaha District Public Affairs Office

Release no. 19-105