News Release Wolf Creek Autobahn – EAW July 17, 2019
Rice County has submitted to the Environmental Quality Board an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for Wolf Creek Autobahn which includes: the construction of a recreational road course, new villas, convenience market and fuel station, RV park, and retail businesses related to automotive recreation on 466.41 acres east of CSAH 46 and west of Interstate 35 in Sections 1, 2, 12, and 13 of Forest Township, Rice County. Existing land use includes: agricultural as cultivated cropland, rural farmstead, and natural land cover including wetlands and forested areas.
Written comments that address the accuracy and completeness of the materials contained in the EAW, potential impacts that may warrant further investigation, and the need for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the proposed project will be accepted by the County during the thirty-day period from July 22, 2019 to Augus 21, 2019.
Written comments should be sent by 4:30 p.m., August 21, 2019 to: Julie Runkel, Environmental Services Director Rice County Environmental Services 320 3rd Street NW Faribault, MN 55021 or [email protected]
The Rice County Planning Commission will also accept verbal comments that address the accuracy and completeness of the materials contained in the EAW, potential impacts that may warrant further investigation, and the need for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the proposed project at the August 8, 2019 Planning Commission meeting at Buckham West (formerly Faribault Senior Center), 19 West Division Street, Faribault, MN. The public hearing will begin at 7:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Rice County Environmental Services at 507-332-6113.
The EAW can be reviewed on the Rice County website: https://www.co.rice.mn.us/157/EnvironmentalServices. A paper copy of the document is also available at the Rice County Environmental Services Department, 320 3rd Street NW, Faribault, MN.
Julie Runkel, Environmental Services Director, (507) 332-6113
Sara Folsted, County Administrator, (507) 332-6121
RICE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION HELD A PUBLIC HEARING FOR COMMENTS ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT. BUT YOU STILL HAVE A VOICE.
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