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Rural Development

Town of Scriba:  Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment

AGENCY: Rural Development – Community Programs, USDA

ACTION: Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the USDA – Rural Development, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act, is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) in connection with possible impacts related to a project proposed by Town of Scriba, of Oswego County, NY. The proposal is for construction of Town of Scriba Wastewater Collection and Treatment System Improvements. The Town of Scriba has submitted an application to USDA – Rural Development  for funding of the proposal.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:  To obtain copies of the EA, or for further information, contact:  John T. Helgren, PE, State Environmental Coordinator, USDA Rural Development, 441 S. Salina St., Suite 357, Syracuse, NY 13202, (315) 477-6427, [email protected]  The EA is also available for public review by contacting the Town of Scriba, Mr. James Oldenburg, Supervisor, 42 Creamery Road, Oswego, NY 13126, or visiting the Town’s website at  

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Town of Scriba proposes to expand the existing public sewer system with construction of a collection system, new pump stations and a new wastewater treatment plant for the Scriba (T) Wastewater Collection & Treatment System Improvements.


C2AE of Syracuse, NY, an environmental consultant, prepared an environmental assessment for USDA – Rural Development that describes the project, assesses the proposed project’s environmental impacts, and summarizes as applicable any mitigation measures used to minimize environmental effects.

USDA – Rural Development has conducted an independent evaluation of the environmental assessment and believes that it accurately assesses the impacts of the proposed project.  No significant impacts are expected as a result of the construction of the project. The environmental assessment can be reviewed at the following locations: Town of Scriba Municipal Building, 42 Creamery Road, Oswego, NY 13126, (315) 343-3019.  The environmental assessment is also available for review on the Town of Scriba website:

Questions and comments should be sent to USDA – Rural Development at the address provided.  USDA – Rural Development will accept questions and comments on the environmental assessment for 14 days from the date of publication of this notice.

Any final action by USDA – Rural Development related to the proposed project will be subject to, and contingent upon, compliance with all relevant Federal environmental laws and regulations and completion of environmental review procedures as prescribed by 7 CFR Part 1970, Environmental Policies and Procedures.


A general location map of the proposal is shown below. Dated: April 27,  2020




Download: 180097_EnvironmentalAssessment_Rev_.pdf

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