Details for BSB/PUBLIC WORKS - Ad from 2022-05-13

PUBLIC NOTICE The U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) is considering a request for Federal assistance from the City-County of Butte-Silver Bow to construct a Silver Lake Water System (SLWS) Improvements Project in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana and Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, Montana. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, EDA is conducting an environmental assessment (EA) of the proposed project. The Silver Lake Water System Improvements Project addresses several deficiencies in the water storage, pumping, and distribution system. Butte-Silver Bow (BSB) selected the following improvements to address the identified deficiencies: (1) Replace the Ramsay Pump Station by expanding the adjacent TIFID Pump Station facility (Location: 46.008061°N, -112.676476°W); (2) Upgrade the Silver Lake East Dam outlets by separating the existing pump and gravity outlets, allowing BSB to discharge through the dam at two separate locations (Location: 46.166832°N, -113.216290°W); (3) Upgrade the Silver Lake Pump Station by replacing the 250 horsepower pump motors, installing variable frequency drives, and repairing or replacing the damaged intake pipe (Location: 46.166030°N, -113.221198°W); and (4) Update the SLWS instrumentation and flow measurement by adding new lake level and flow measurement locations throughout the system along with automation of data at both new and existing instruments. This data will be integrated into Butte-Silver Bow’s supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system where it can then be viewed real time and historized for trending and record keeping purposes. Instrumentation and Flow Locations Storm Lake 46.074520°N, -113.267730°W Storm Lake Creek 46.163860°N, -113.215170°W Coordinates Storm Lake Creek Supply Ditch 46.150590°N, -113.214000°W Silver Lake 46.166030°N, -113.221198°W Silver Lake Aqueduct 46.165809°N, -113.211739°W Twin Lakes Diversion 46.148070°N, -113.186270°W Twin Lakes Flume Warm Springs Creek at Stumptown Bridge 46.148510°N, -113.185850°W 46.157460°N, -113.049840°W SLWS Pipeline at Meyers Diversion 46.153350°N, -113.037260°W SLWS Pipeline TIFID Pump Station SLWS Pipeline Summit Valley Inter-Connect 46.007980°N, -112.676610°W 45.998280°N, -112.561510°W Project information is available for review at the Butte-Silver Bow Community Development Office, Butte-Silver Bow County Courthouse, 155 W. Granite, Room 111, Butte, Montana (406) 497-6478. Information is also available in the “Silver Lake Water System Improvements Project” folder at co.silverbow.mt.us/DocumentCenter. If you have any information regarding potential environmental impacts associated with this proposed project, please provide it in writing via EMAIL to: Regional Environmental Officer U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration Denver Region 1244 Speer Blvd Ste 431 Denver, CO 80204 jbenz@eda.gov Comments received in the EDA Regional Office by 5:00 pm on May 30, 2022, will be considered. A copy of the NEPA decisional document will be available upon request at the above EDA Regional Office. May 13, 14, 15, 2022 MNAXLP