Dept. of Natural Resources: Seeking public comment for environmental review Of City Of Ladysmith safe drinking water loan program project

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the City of Ladysmith is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) to address deficiencies in its public drinking water system. This project includes the construction of a water main loop and the replacement of water mains and sanitary sewers along West Fifth Street North in the City of Ladysmith.

Activities related to this project are minor actions under Chapter NR 150, Wis. Admin. Code, for which no environmental analysis is required; however, following the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program federal requirement 40 C.F.R. §35.3580, an environmental review must be conducted before funding this project.

The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program has determined that the project will not result in significant adverse environmental effects, and no further environmental review or analysis is needed before proceeding with funding the project.

The public is encouraged to submit comments regarding this decision and the potential environmental impacts of this project. Submit comments by Dec. 19, 2022 to:

Department of Natural Resources C/O Kevin Olson, Community Financial Assistance, CF/2 101 S Webster St. P.O. Box 7921 Madison, WI 53707 [email protected] or 608-234-2238

Based on the comments received, the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program may prepare an environmental analysis before proceeding with the funding process. The analysis would summarize the DNR’s consideration of the project’s impacts and reasonable alternatives.