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.

 

 

Notice of Categorical Exclusion

For Pine Creek Canyon DWID

Electronic Water Meter Upgrades

Public Noticed on January 7, 2022 in the Payson Roundup

 

The Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona (WIFA) has received a request for financial assistance from the Pine Creek Canyon Domestic Water Improvement District to install new accurate meters on all existing customer connections and install monitoring meters throughout the system. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public.

 

WIFA staff analysis concluded that this project qualifies for a CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION following the requirements of A.A.C. R18-15-106, as amended. The proposed project will not impact the environment either by itself or in combination with other projects, and the environmental information provided has met statutory intent of the WIFA’s environmental review requirements.

 

DW-022-2022 – Electronic Water Meter Upgrades

 Pine, AZ 85544

 

Documentation regarding the proposed project is available for review at WIFA, 100 N. 7th Avenue, Suite 130, Phoenix, Arizona 85007. 

 

WIFA complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Alternative formats for the project documentation are available upon request. Please contact Lindsay Mills, Environmental Program Specialist, (602) 364-1235 for any requests or inquiries.

 

 

Water Project Assistance Grant Solicitation

Overview:

The Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona is accepting applications for Water Project Assistance Grants. $3,000,000 in funding is available for cities and towns providing water in Navajo and Apache counties. Additionally, $2,000,000 in funding is available for irrigation districts in Cochise and Graham counties ($1,000,000 per county).

Eligible Applicants:

  • Cities and Towns that Provide Water in Navajo and Apache Counties
  • Irrigation Districts in Cochise and Graham Counties

Eligible Use of Funds: To contract for services of outside advisors, attorneys, consultants, and aides that are reasonably necessary or desirable to enable the applicant to adequately perform their duties.

Funding Source: Arizona State Appropriation

Funds Available: $5,000,000

Number of Awards: Multiple

Additional Information: Applicants are encouraged to collaborate for community partnerships as appropriate. Applicants will be required to certify that they are an eligible entity to receive the grant funds, describe the types of services being requested and why the services are needed, and certify that all proceeds from the grant will be utilized according to the provisions contained in Senate Bill 1823, Section 97.

Factors Which Applications will be Evaluated for Award Include:

  • Eligibility of applicant
  • Eligibility of proposed use of grant funds
  • Description of why services are needed

Due Date for Submittal: December 30, 2021

Anticipated Award Date: March 1, 2022

Download Applications:

To download the fillable application, right click the appropriate link below and select "save link as" 

Please submit completed applications to Lindsey Jones, no later than 5:00 PM (MST), December 30th, 2021.

To apply and for additional information please contact:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Environmental Program Supervisor

Water Infrastructure Finance Authority

602-364-1324

 

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