Ayres Associates


Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
Upgrade Fuel Reliability
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
DFD Project # 17G1M

Ring & DuChateau, LLP has retained Ayres Associates on behalf of the University of Wisconsin System Administration (UWSA) and University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (UWSP) to prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the proposed fuel storage upgrade and elimination of coal use at UWSP's central heating plant that is west of Reserve Street, East of Isadore Street, and south of Maria Drive at 1925 Maria Drive, Stevens Point, 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 March 2, 2018. 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 March 10, 2018, for incorporation into the Draft EIA document.

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

Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA)

The Draft EIA is being made available on March 21, 2018, for a 15-day public review period. A public notice is being posted in the Wisconsin State Journal, Stevens Point Journal, and The Pointer newspapers on March 21, 2018. Copies of this Draft EIA are being made available at UW-Stevens Point's Learning Resources Center and Portage County Public Library, and on this website.

A copy of the DEIA Report can be downloaded by clicking UWSP Fuel - DEIA.pdf.

All comments on the Draft EIA report need to be received no later than 6:00 p.m., April 4, 2018, for incorporation into the Final EIA document. Comments may be submitted 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 comment in writing by April 4, 2018 to:

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

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Comment Form (26 Kb, Word file)
Draft EIA Report (20 Mb, PDF file)