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 improvement of south campus utilities at UW-Madison along West Dayton Street from North Charter Street to North Park Street 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). An initial requirement of the EIA is the scoping process. The intent of the scoping process is to identify at an early stage potential beneficial or adverse impacts of the project on the physical, biological, social, and economic environments.
A Scoping Letter to solicit input on potential environmental impacts of the project was sent to selected parties and agencies on September 25, 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 October 5, 2017, for incorporation into the Draft EIA document.
A copy of the Scoping Letter Report can be downloaded by clicking S Campus Utility - Scoping Ltr.pdf.
Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA)
The Draft EIA is being made available on October 24, 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 October 24, 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 S Campus Utility EIA - DEIA.pdf.
All comments on the Draft EIA report need to be received no later than 6:00 p.m., November 8, 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 November 8, 2017 to:
Ben Peotter, PE
DEIA Public Meeting
A Draft EIA public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday November 8, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. at the Union South, located at 1308 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53715 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.