Wellington Microtech, LLC:  Discover of Discovering of No Vital Influence

Agency: Rural Enterprise Cooperative Service, USDA

Movement: Discover of Discovering of No Vital Influence

Abstract: The agricultural Enterprise Cooperative Service (RBCS) has made a Discovering of No Vital Influence (FONSI) with respect to a request for potential financing assist to Wellington Microtech, LLC, of Wellington, Carbon County, Utah, for The enchancment of a biogasoline refinery.

Further Information: To buy copies of the Environmental Evaluation (EA) and FONSI, or for further information, contact James Campbell, Power Program Specialist, RBCS, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20250, (202) 205-2421, e-mail @ [email protected]].

SUPPLEMENTARY Information:  The proposed enterprise will Include The enchancment and operation of a 3,000 barrel per day (41.2 million gallon per yr) biogasoline refinery Which might produce drop-in renewable diesel gasoline, renewable hydrotreated naphtha, and renewable jet gasoline. Wellington Microtech’s renewable diesel can substitute conventional diesel with out mixing and with out requiring engine modifications. Burning WM’s biogasolines Rather than petroleum gasolines will Finish in a 75% discount in greenhouse gasoline emissions. The proposed enchancment Shall be located on roughly 46 acres comprised of two parcels recognized by the Carbon County Assessor as 02-2215-0002 and 1B-0292-0000. The proposed website is located off Enterprise Lane, north of West Ridge Road in Wellington, Utah, in an industrialized space and is presently vacant land which has conventionally been used for agriculture. Options thought-about by the RBCS and Wellington Microtech embrace:  No action and the proposed action various. The variouss are talked about Inside the EA ready for the RBCS by True North Environmental Consultants. The RBCS has considered and accredited the EA for the proposed enterprise. 

The current of the EA for public consider and remark was introduced by way of notice Inside the ETV Information on July 14 and July 21, 2021. A 14-day remark interval was introduced Inside the newspaper notices. The EA was additionally out there from Mr. Campbell. No suggestions have been acquired. 

Based mostly on its EA, commitments made by Wellington Microtech, and no public suggestions acquired, the RBCS has concluded that the enterprise would Have not any significant impact (or no impacts) to water extreme quality, wetlands, floodplains, land use, aesthetics, transportation, or human well being and safety. 

The proposed enterprise Could have not any antagonistic impact on assets listed or eligible for itemizing on the Nationwide Register of Historic Places. The Agency has additionally concluded that the proposed enterprise Isn’t Extra probably to have an effect on federally listed threatened and endangered species or designated essential habitat thereof.  The proposed enterprise Wouldn’t disproportionately have an effect on minority and/or low-income populations.

No completely different potential significant impacts ensuing from the proposed enterprise have been recognized. Subsequently, the RBCS has decided that this FONSI fulfills its obligations beneath the Nationwide Environmental Coverage Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality Legal guidelines (40 CFR §§ 1500-1508), and USDA Rural Development’s Environmental Insurance coverage policies and Procedures (7 CFR Half 1970) for its action associated to the enterprise.

The RBCS is glad that the environmental impacts of the proposed enterprise have been adequately addressed. The RBCS’s federal action Wouldn’t Finish in significant impacts to The regular of the human environment, and as such it Will not put together an Environmental Influence Assertion for its action associated to the proposed enterprise. 

Dated: August 11, 2021 


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