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Combined Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and

Notice of Intent to Request a Release of Funds

 

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NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

11/25/2019 

Colleton County

PO Box 157

Walterboro, SC 29488

(843) 549-5221

  

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by Colleton County.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS 

On or about December 16, 2019, Colleton County will submit a request to the SC Department of Commerce/Grants Administration Division for the release of CDBG funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as the Colleton County Project with a total of $550,000 including $500,000 CDBG funds where the County proposes to use funding to upgrade the water lines in the identified neighborhood. The primary activity with this project is to replace the old, small water lines with larger water lines and add fire hydrants. Approximately 7,001 LF of new 6” water line will replace the existing small water line to connect the water line to provide a looping effect and improve water pressure and flow to allow for installing fire hydrants to cover the area with better fire protection. Additionally, the project will include the installation of 5 new fire hydrants, 12 new gate valves, replacement of all service assemblies, and looped interconnections to an existing 12-inch water main, an existing 8-inch water main, and an existing 6-inch water main.  The looping improves flow capabilities, reduces pressure losses, and helps to maintain fresh water.

 

Proposed 6-inch water main along Live Oak Street will cross wetlands depicted on the USFWS National Wetlands Inventory Maps beginning approximately 1,135 south of Live Oak Street’s intersection with Barracada Road.  The crossing is proposed to be made by the directional drill method using fused HDPE pipe extending approximately 300 feet southward in a manner such that there will be no impacts to these wetlands.  Both the entry point and the exit point will be positioned outside the boundaries of the wetlands.  Directional drilling of utility pipelines has now advanced to the point that such wetlands crossings need not be designed with one continuous arc but rather can be turned as needed to extend under streams and associated wetlands such as Shereau Branch without having to go excessively deep.  This will allow the design to proceed such that there will be a minimum of 4 feet of earth cover, but not so deep that access is restricted if a leak or rupture were to occur.  A wetlands crossing in this manner would be allowed by the US Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit #12-Utility Line Activities and would not require the submittal of a Pre-Construction Notification.

Since there are no wetlands within the right-of-way of Barracada Road and the water mainalong that road is proposed to be completely within that right-of-way, there will be no water mains crossing wetlands along that road.

The design of the proposed project will incorporate the use of Best Management Practices (BMP’s) particularly as it relates to sediment/erosion control and the protection of the wetlands to be crossed.

 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

Colleton County has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment.  Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required.  Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at Colleton County Administration Office, 109 Benson Street, Walterboro, SC and may be examined or copied weekdays 9A.M to 5P.M.

Carl Brown

Carl Brown was elected to Walterboro City Council and sworn in on January 02, 2018.  This is his first time holding a political office.  He has been appointed a liason to the City Appearance Board.  He was a previous member on the City Building Board before this election. 

He was born in Springfield, SC and grew up on the family farm.  He attended St. Mary's Catholic Grammar School and St. Angela's Catholic High School in Aiken, SC. 

Mr. Brown graduated from Clemson University in 1984 with a BS in Agricultural Economics.  He bought and ran a successful business in Clemson, SC while he was pursuing his degree.  He sold that business in 1989 and moved to Walterboro where he became associated with Mitchell Construction C0., Inc.  He was appointed President and Owner of that company in 1992 and has held that position since that time. 

He was a rotary member in the Clemson and Walterboro Rotary Clubs.  He served as a member of the Colleton Preparatory Academy Board of Directors for 12 years which included 3 years as a Chairman.  He is a past member of the Dogwood Hills County Club Board of Directors where he served one year as Chairman.  He was an original regional director of the Clemson University Young Alumni Association.  He was a longtime youth basketball coach at the Colleton County Recreation Center and is a past board member of Fitlife Fitness Center.  He currently serves as Finance Chairman of St. Anthony Catholic Church, is a local advisory board member of South State Bank, and is a 30 year member of IPTAY at Clemson University. 

Mr. Brown is a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and a constituent member of Bethel United Methodist Church.  He enjoys offshore fishing, hunting, exercise, Edisto Beach, time with friends, and spending time with his family. 

He is married to the former Grace Ann Mitchell and they have three children; Jim, Mary Hunter, and West. 

 

Title: 
Councilmember
Term: 
January, 2018 to January, 2022
Committee: 
City Appearance Board
Serving Since: 
January, 2018
Email Address: 
cbrown@walterborosc.org