Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact
For the Town of Queen Creek
One-time Back Charges Associated with Queen Creek NIA Allocation
Public Noticed on September 19, 2021 in the East Valley Tribune
The Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona (WIFA) has received a request for financial assistance from the Town of Queen Creek for a drinking water project. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public and request comments.
Upon review of the Environmental Assessment prepared by the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) for the Arizona Department of Water Resources Recommendation for the Reallocation of Non-Indian Agricultural Priority Central Arizona Project Water in Accordance with the Arizona Water Settlements Act Of 2004 Project (which includes Queen Creek’s One-time Back Charges Associated with Queen Creek NIA Allocation Project), WIFA concurs with the USBR’s November 2019 Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) that the project neither individually nor cumulatively has a significant effect on the human environment.
The Town of Queen Creek is requesting funds to pay for the allocation of Non-Indian Agricultural Priority Water from the Central Arizona Water Conservation District. To receive this allocation Queen Creek must pay one-time back capital charges and 9(d) debt.
Documentation regarding the proposed project is available for review at WIFA, 100 N. 7th Avenue, Suite 130, Phoenix, Arizona 85007. All written requests for information or letters containing written comments should be addressed to WIFA at the address above. All written comments must be received no later than 5 p.m., 30 days from the publishing date.
WIFA complies with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. Alternative formats for the project documentation are available upon request. Inquiries, requests and comments should be directed to Lindsey Jones, Environmental Program Supervisor, at (602) 364-1324.