Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
Proposed Hoofer Boat Dock & Deck Replacement
University of Wisconsin - Madison

The University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW-Madison) Facilities Planning and Management has retained Ayres Associates on behalf of the University of Wisconsin System Administration (UWSA) to prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the proposed replacement of all components of the boat docks and storage decks including ramps, gangways, and anchoring systems, as well as shoreline restoration and other site amenities for the UW Hoofers Sailing Club in Madison, Wisconsin. The EIA will be prepared in accordance with the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act (WEPA), Wisconsin Statutes 1.11, and UWSA guidelines (Board of Regents' Resolution 2508, November 6, 1981). The purpose of the EIA is to assess potential impacts of the project on the physical, biological, social, and economic environments.

EIA Process

Scoping Letter

A Scoping Letter to solicit input on potential environmental impacts of the project was sent to selected parties and agencies on August 8, 2017. Figures depicting the project location and the project distribution list used for the Scoping Letter are attached to the Scoping Letter report.

All comments with regard to the Scoping Letter were required to be received no later than August 18, 2017, for incorporation into the Draft EIA document. Comments were not received.

A copy of the Scoping Letter Report can be downloaded by clicking Hoofer EIA - Scoping Ltr.pdf.

Draft EIA

The Draft EIA is being made available on September 15, 2017, for a 15-day public review period. A public notice is being posted in the Wisconsin State Journal and the Badger Herald newspaper on September 15, 2017, to present the draft findings of the EIA and to request public input prior to finalizing the EIA. Copies of this Draft EIA are available at UW-Madison's Helen C. White Library and Madison Public Library, and on this website.

A copy of the DEIA Report can be downloaded by clicking Hoofer EIA - DEIA.pdf.

All comments on the Draft EIA report need to be received no later than 6:00 p.m., October 2, 2017, for incorporation into the Final EIA document. Comments may be submitted in writing at the public meeting, verbalized during the public meeting, or sent to the address below. A copy of a comment form is available from this website below. For consideration in the Final EIA, please submit your comments at the meeting or in writing by October 2, 2017 to:

Ben Peotter, PE
Ayres Associates
5201 E. Terrace Drive, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53718

Draft EIA Public Meeting

A Draft EIA public meeting is scheduled for Monday October 2, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. at the Memorial Union, located at 800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706 within the UW-Madison campus. The meeting is open to the public and will be attended by representatives of UW-Madison, Design Team, and Ayres Associates. Information and comments provided during the meeting and throughout the public comment period will be included in the Final EIA report.

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Scoping Letter (1.4 Mb, PDF file)
Comment Form (22 Kb, Word file)
Draft EIA Report (743 Kb, PDF file)
Draft EIA Report Appendices (12.8 Mb, PDF file)