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Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of
Decision (ROD)
for the City of Rehoboth Beach proposed ocean outfall

The City of Rehoboth Beach has prepared a final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to permit the design and construction of a new ocean outfall to discharge treated effluent. The EIS has been completed in accordance with the Environmental Review Procedures of the Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Loan Fund as directed by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). 

Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) on the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

This notice advises the public that pursuant to the Environmental Review Procedures for the Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund and Title 40 CFR, Part 35, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has completed its environmental review process on the proposed ocean outfall for the Rehoboth Beach Wastewater Treatment Facility. The Final EIS evaluated all feasible alternatives for the disposal of treated water from the Rehoboth Beach Wastewater Treatment Facility. The Final EIS addressed all comments on the Draft EIS from the April 10, 2012 public hearing and 60 day public comment period. The Final EIS was made available on January 27, 2013 and was subject to a 30-day waiting period. 

Record of Decision
City of Rehoboth Beach Final Record of Decision January 2015 

Final EIS Report - prepared by the GHD global engineering firm's Bowie, Md. office

Chapter 00_Title Page, etc.
Chapter 01_Summary
Chapter 02_Introduction
Chapter 03_Alternative Analysis
Chapter 04_Proposed Action
Chapter 05_Effluent Characteristics and Concerns
Chapter 06_Ocean Modeling
Chapter 07_Environmental Consequences (Physical Environment)
Chapter 08_Environmental Consquences (Biological Environment)
Chapter 09_Environmental Consequences (Human Environment)
Chapter 10_Cumulative Impacts
Chapter 11_List of Preparers
Chapter 12_References
Chapter 13_Glossary and Abbreviations
Chapter 99_Back End Pages

Appendices

Appendix A - Consent Order

Appendix B - Rehoboth Beach Cost Benefit Analysis
Appendix C - Documentation of Land Search Effort
Appendix D - Reverse Osmosis System Cost Estimate
Appendix E - Lawler, Matusky, and Skelly Engineers 2003 Dilution Model
Appendix F - RBWWTP Priority Pollutant Scan
Appendix G - RBWWTP Effluent Force Main Study
Appendix H - Marine Boring Logs

Appendix I - Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) Scan
Appendix J - GHD Ocean Model
Appendix J - GHD Ocean Model Appendices
Appendix K1 - Previous Water Quality Data-Sharp 1998
Appendix K2 - Previous Water Quality Data-DNREC 2007
Appendix K3 - Previous Water Quality Data-GHD 2010-2011
Appendix L1 - Field Data Instrument Calibration and Practices-YSI Sonde
Appendix L2 - Field Data Instrument Calibration and Practices-Teledyne RD (SOP)
Appendix L3 - Field Data Instrument Calibration and Practices-Seabird
Appendix L4 - Field Data Instrument Calibration and Practices-YSI Castaway
Appendix M - Drilling Mud MSD Sheet
Appendix N - Potential Impacts of Treated Watewater on Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins
Appendix O - Submerged Cultural Resource Survey

Appendix P1 - Exhibits Presented at Public Meeting (Exhibits 1-17)

Appendix P2 - Exhibits Presented at Public Meeting (Exhibits 18-38)

Appendix Q - Hearing Officer's Report

Appendix R - Exhibits Presented During Public Comment Period (Exhibits 39-89)

Appendix S - List of Amendments to Draft EIS

Appendix T -  Response to Exhibits Presented During Public Comment Period

 

 

 

 
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