CWLP - City of Springfield Supplemental Water Supply Project

Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS)
Public Information & Involvement Resources
James O. Langfelder - Mayor

SEIS Process

The Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) will be prepared following the requirements of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. The SEIS will update supporting data, review the purpose and need for the project, analyze water supply alternatives, and identify and assess potential social, economic, and environmental impacts of viable alternatives. Preliminary measures to minimize harm will be developed.

SEIS Project Timeline

  • Notice of Intent. The publication of the Notice of Intent (NOI) in the Federal Register initiates the SEIS NEPA process (August 2016)
  • Public Scoping Period. Opportunity for interested parties to provide comments on SEIS scope and issues (August to September 2016)
  • Prepare Draft SEIS. Review alternatives, conduct studies and develop Draft SEIS (August 2016 to Mid 2017)
  • Notice of Availability of Draft SEIS Notify interested parties about availability of Draft SEIS and provides opportunity for submission of comments (Mid 2017)
  • Public Comment Period. Opportunity for interested parties to provide comments on Draft SEIS (Mid 2017)
  • Public Meeting. Open house public meeting provides an opportunity for public to discuss Draft SEIS with Project Team and provide comments (Mid 2017)
  • Revise Draft SEIS. Revise Draft SEIS based on comments from the public and agencies (Mid to Late 2017)
  • Notice of Availability of Final SEIS Notice of availability of Final SEIS will be published and copy will be added to City website (Late 2017)
  • Record of Decision (ROD). Corps will make final determination concerning Supplemental Springfield Water Supply Project (Late 2017)

SEIS Process Timeline

Next Steps Following Public Scoping

  • Comments will be reviewed and considered in preparation of the SEIS
  • Analyze alternatives
  • Update natural and cultural resource studies:
    • Water demand analysis
    • Threatened and endangered species review
    • Surveys for federally listed bat species
    • Wetland delineations
    • Cultural resources programmatic agreement update
    • Water quality anti-degradation analysis
    • Mitigation plans
  • Complete Draft SEIS