Finding of No Significant Impact for Beatty Water and Sanitation District

The Nevada Administrative Code (NAC), in Sections NAC 445A.6758 to 445A.67612, inclusive, outlines the environmental review procedures to be followed by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) to be consistent with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. In accordance with these procedures, NDEP intends to issue a Categorical Exclusion for rehabilitation of three drinking water tanks serving Beatty, Nevada. One small holding tank, the booster tank, will be replaced. As specified by NAC445A.67583, the proposed project qualifies for a Categorical Exclusion because it is (c) construction of a small structure on an existing site, and (d) minor upgrading or expansion of the existing capacity of a public water system. 

The Beatty drinking water system is operated by the Beatty Water and Sanitation District (BWSD). BWSD operates the community water system, NV0000009, that serves the area of the town of Beatty, located in Nye County, Nevada about 320 miles southeast of Reno. The project will utilize funds from the Nevada Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund.

Consultation with appropriate cross-cutting agencies will be completed prior to signing a final commitment of financial assistance. No wetlands, floodplains, agricultural lands, or significant fish or wildlife species or habitats are affected by the project. No national landmarks or property with nationally significant historic, architectural, prehistoric, archeological, or cultural value will be affected by the project. The State Historic Preservation Office concurrence will be obtained prior to commencing the construction of the project. Native American entities that may have interest in the general project area will be given an opportunity to provide their comments and feedback. Best management practices will be utilized during construction.

Persons wishing to obtain further information regarding the project should submit their comments no later than February 20, 2023. Comments can be made via email,, or via mail:

Elizabeth Kingsland
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Office of Financial Assistance
901 South Stewart Street, Suite 4001, Carson City, NV 89701-5249

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