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NOTICE

NOTICE Date: December 20, 2006 To: All Interested Citizens, Organizations and Government Agencies From: Douglas J. Mandy, Manager Section of Drinking Water Protection Division of Environmental Health Subject: Drinking Water System Project Loan Ap...

NOTICE

Date: December 20, 2006

To: All Interested Citizens, Organizations and Government Agencies

From: Douglas J. Mandy, Manager

Section of Drinking Water Protection

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Division of Environmental Health

Subject: Drinking Water System Project

Loan Applicant: City of Carlton

Loan Project No.: 1090003-2

This notice is to advise the public that the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) staff has reviewed the proposed project and has determined that the preparation of an Environmental Assessment Worksheet is not mandatory. A preliminary determination has been made that no significant environmental impacts are anticipated.

The city of Carlton has applied for a construction loan under the MDH drinking water revolving fund program and is, therefore, subject to the state environmental review process.

The environmental summary included with this notice provides information on the existing and proposed water treatment facilities and associated environmental considerations. Comments must be received within 15 days. They should be submitted to:

John Schnickel

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Minnesota Department of Health

P.O. Box 64975

St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0975

To request these documents in another format, call 651-201-4700; TDD 651-201-5797; or toll-free through the Minnesota Relay Service, 1-800-627-3529 (ask for 651-201-4700_.

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY

December 11, 2006

I Project Name: Carlton Elevated Water Reservoir

Project Number: 109003-2

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Legal Description: SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 6, T48N, R16W, Carlton County

Project Proposer: City of Carlton, P.O. Box 336, Carlton, MN 55718

The City of Carlton is located in the northeast part of Carlton County in northeastern Minnesota.

II Present Drinking Water System and Need

A. Present System

The City of Carlton draws its drinking water from two wells. The water from these wells flows through a water treatment plant and is pumped to the distribution system. A 50,000-gallon elevated water reservoir provides for storage.

B. Need

The existing 50,000-gallon elevated water reservoir was constructed in 1917. In the summer of 2003, the City of Thomson and Jay Cooke State Park constructed a joint waterline that connects their facilities to the City of Carlton water system. An evaluation of Carlton's water system determined that the existing water storage reservoir requires immediate attention to address issues related to age, zones of low pressure, fire flow capacity, and storage capacity.

C. Solution

A 300,000-gallon elevated water reservoir and related appurtenances will be constructed within the existing First Avenue right-of-way (adjacent to the Four Seasons Sports Complex). An existing 6-inch water main will be replaced with a 12-inch water main to connect the new water reservoir to an existing 12-inch water main along Highway 210. The existing 50,000-gallon water reservoir will be demolished and removed.

III Environmental Impacts

The primary impacts of the project are short-term construction related disturbances such as dust and noise. The short-term impacts will be mitigated by the use of standard construction practices.

The proposed project is expected to result in no direct impact to: threatened or endangered plant or animal species or their habitats; wetlands; flood plains; nearby farmland; historic, architectural, cultural, or archaeological features; shore lands; or air quality non-attainment areas.

IV Public Participation Program

The City of Carlton published the environmental review public notice in the local newspaper requesting public review and comments. This notice was dated September 13, 2006.

/s/ Michael E. Luhrsen

Michael E. Luhrsen, P.E.

Northeast District Engineer

Section of Drinking Water Protection

Published in the Pine Journal on January 3, 2007

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