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EA-1860: Draft Environmental Assessment

Richland Center Renewable Energy Waste- to- Energy Project, Richland, Wisconsin
Comment Period Ended: 9/2/2011

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Melissa Rossiter
Department of Energy Golden Field Office
1617 Cole Blvd, Golden, CO 80401

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has provided Federal funding to the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) under the State Energy Program (SEP). WEDC is seeking to provide a $3.5 million SEP loan to Richland Center Renewable Energy (RCRE). These funds would be used to purchase equipment for an anaerobic digester located at a new wastewater treatment facility. Before DOE decides whether to authorize WEDC to provide SEP funds to the proposed project, DOE must first complete a review of the proposed project under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Therefore, DOE has prepared this draft EA to analyze the potential environmental impacts of the proposed construction and operation of the proposed project and the alternative of not implementing this project (the No-Action Alternative).