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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Back Cove West Conduit Notice of Findings

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

NOTICE TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS



            The State of Maine, Department of Environmental Protection, has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact in compliance with Section C of "The State of Maine Revolving Loan Fund Rules Chapter 595", on behalf of the City of Portland as part of the environmental review requirements.

            The proposed CSO abatement project, named Back Cove West Storage Conduit Project, primarily entails the installation of approximately 3,800 linear feet of rectangular concrete underground conduit in Baxter Boulevard.  The conduit will provide storage for combined sanitary and stormwater flow during wet weather events.  Part of the project includes installation of new sewer and stormwater underground pipe on Dartmouth Street and Vannah Avenue as well as work in Back Cove to modify outfall areas by removing CSO pipe and installing stormwater pipe.  The purpose of the project is to reduce combined sewer overflow volumes and frequency by eliminating most of the CSOs in the project area. 

            A review of the proposed action by the DEP has indicated that it will not result in a significant adverse impact to the environment.  Therefore, a Finding of No Significant Impact has been issued for the project.

            Further records in regard to the project can be found at this website:   https://www.portlandmaine.gov/2577/Back-Cove-West-Storage-Conduit   Comments relative to this decision may be submitted to Nathaniel Smith of the City of Portland at nhs@portlandmaine.gov or submitted to Karen Hefler of the State of Maine DEP at karen.l.hefler@maine.gov   Comments must be received within thirty days of this notice.



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