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Notice of Public Review for Forsyth County Water Reclamation Facility Environmental

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Date: October 1, 2010
Contact: Rick Slade, Chief of Science & Resource Management, 678-538-1321

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) would like to invite the public and interested parties to comment on the recently completed draft Environmental Assessment (EA) entitled Shakerag Water Reclamation Facility Right-of-Way Request, Forsyth County, Georgia. The proposed project would entail the granting of a right-of way to the Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department (FCWSD) for the installation of an underground outfall diffuser pipe system in the bank and bed of the Chattahoochee River just north of McGinnis Ferry Bridge in Forsyth County. The purpose of this document is to evaluate aspects of the proposed action which have the potential to impact environmental and cultural resources within the boundaries or viewsheds of CRNRA.

Two alternatives for the project are evaluated in the EA: the No-Action Alternative and the Proposed Action Alternative. The No-Action Alternative represents the continued operation of the existing Land Application System (LAS). The No-Action Alternative would continue to rely on outdated LAS strategies to accommodate increased customer demands. The Proposed Action Alternative would discharge up to 6.0 million gallons per day of reclaimed water to the Chattahoochee River between river miles 340 and 341. The proposed discharge would increase the capacity and operational flexibility in the Forsyth County beneficial reuse system.

The Environmental Assessment may be viewed at the following locations:

  • Park Headquarters – 1978 Island Ford Parkway; Atlanta, GA 30350
  • Forsyth County Public Library - 585 Dahlonega Road, Cumming, GA 30040
  • The NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website – http://parkplanning.nps.gov

You may submit comments on the document by mail (Superintendent, CRNRA; 1978 Island Ford Parkway; Sandy Springs, GA 30350), electronic mail (chat_superintendent@nps.gov), or through the PEPC website listed above. Please be aware that your entire comment - including your personal identifying information - may be made publicly available. While you can ask to have your identity withheld, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. We will always make submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection. The public comment period is open from September 30, 2010 through October 30, 2010.

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