John R. Kasich, Governor Mary Taylor, Lt. Governor Craig W. Butler, Director
50 West Town Street • Suite 700 • P.O. Box 1049 • Columbus, OH 43216-1049 epa.ohio.gov • (614) 644-3020 • (614) 644-3184 (fax)
LIMITED ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AVAILABILITY NOTICE
The Ohio EPA, through the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) program, is considering funding a wastewater improvements project which is subject to environmental review requirements. The City of Willoughby, acting through a Joint Agreement with the City of Eastlake for the operation, maintenance and improvements to the Willoughby-Eastlake Joint Wastewater Treatment System, has proposed a project which consists of two parts: improvements to the Quentin Road pump station, and construction of a new, adjacent Quentin Road equalization basin in the City of Eastlake. The purpose of the proposed project is to reduce, if not eliminate, sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) to Lake Erie, streets, and residential basements in concert with other wet-weather, wastewater projects the cities of Willoughby and Eastlake have in the planning stages. These SSOs have led to past National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit violations.
As Ohio EPA will issue a Limited Environmental Review (LER) document and an accompanying Final Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) on this project, this notice is to advise the public that it will have through December 7, 2016 in which to access the LER. This public information period will begin with the release of the document to the public at the city’s offices, Ohio EPA’s web site, and distribution of the document to interested parties.
With this release, the LER document may be viewed at either: the city’s offices located at One Public Square, Willoughby, Ohio 44094, Willoughby’s website, or at Ohio EPA’s Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) website at:
Once there, please scroll down to the "Documents Available for Review and Comment" heading at the bottom of the linked page. Then, please click on the WPCLF Documents for Review and Comment heading to see a list of documents available for downloading. A copy of the referenced LER will be posted there.