Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Agricultural Center of Excellence Addition
Northcentral Technical College

The Northcentral Technical College (NTC) has retained Ayres Associates on behalf of the Wisconsin Technical College System Board (WTCS or TCS) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed construction of an addition to the existing NTC's Agriculture Center of Excellence (ACE) in Wausau, Wisconsin. The EIS will be prepared in accordance with the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act (WEPA), Wisconsin Statutes 1.11, and WTCS procedures (Wisconsin State Legislature, Chapter TCS 12, July 2002). The purpose of the EIS 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 June 22, 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 6:00 p.m., on July 7, 2017, for incorporation into the Draft EIS document. Comments were not received.

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

Draft EIS

The Draft EIS is being made available on July 27, 2017, for a 45-day public review period. A public notice is being posted in the Wisconsin State Journal and the Wausau Daily Herald newspaper on July 27, 2017, to present the draft findings of the EIS and to request public input prior to finalizing the EIS. Copies of this Draft EIS are available at the NTC's Eiffel Holm Memorial Library and Marathon County's Public Library, and on this website.

A copy of the DEIS Report can be downloaded by clicking NTC EIS - DEIS.pdf.

All comments on the Draft EIS report need to be received no later than 6:00 p.m., September 11, 2017, for incorporation into the Final EIS 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 EIS, please submit your comments at the meeting on August 23, 2017 or in writing by September 11, 2017 to:

Dan Scanlon
Wisconsin Technical College System
4622 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53704-7874

Draft EIS Public Meeting

A Draft EIS public meeting is scheduled for August 23, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. in the Maine Municipal Center, located at 6111 North 44th Avenue, Wausau, WI 54401 within the Village of Maine. The meeting is open to the public and will be attended by representatives of the Agricultural Center of Excellence (ACE), Northcentral Technical College, Wisconsin Technical College System, and Ayres Associates. Information and comments provided during the meeting and throughout the public comment period will be included in the Final EIS report.

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Scoping Letter (1.4 Mb, PDF file)
Comment Form (22 Kb, Word file)
Draft EIS Report (12 Kb, PDF file)