The project includes demolishing an existing Surge Tower, (an outdated 70 ft tall metal structure), and replacing it with an appropriate replacement appurtenance, which may include a new air/vacuum relief and/or surge valve. The new valve will effectively replace the function of the Surge Tower.
This project is exempt b/c it involves the replacement of a component of an existing utility system with a smaller and safer component performing the same mechanism. There would be no expansion of capacity or footprint of the utility system. The site is highly disturbed and no federal, state or local species of special concern were found on site.