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Posted 2/21/2018

Release no. 18-015


ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, released a draft Environmental Assessment, or EA, for its sanitary sewer and water system improvements project in Pine City, Minnesota, today, Feb. 21.

The Pine City Sanitary Sewer System and Water System Improvement Project is located adjacent to the Snake River in Pine County. The project will improve the reliability of the principal wastewater lift station and increase the water pressure available in Pine City. The project, covered under the Corps’ Environmental Infrastructure Assistance Program, will replace the current sanitary sewer lift station and install a second water main crossing the Snake River.

This project requires a review of environmental effects under the National Environmental Policy Act. A copy of the draft EA is being made available with the posting of this public notice. A final determination on the draft EA will be made following a 30-day public review period. The draft EA can be viewed and downloaded from the St. Paul District website at: www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Home/PublicNotices.aspx.

The public review and comment period on the draft EA ends March 23. Questions and comments concerning the project should be directed to Derek Ingvalson, Corps biologist, at 651-290-5252 or Derek.S.Ingvalson@usace.army.mil. Please address all correspondence on this project, including comments on the draft EA, to the St. Paul District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attention: Regional Planning and Environment Division North, 180 5th St. E., Suite 700, St. Paul, MN 55101-1678.

The nearly 600 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the St. Paul District Fiscal Year 2016 $78 million budget, nearly 1,250 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $120 million to the national economy. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil.

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