Division OF AGRICULTURE Rural Enchancment Stay Oak Financial institution: 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 (RBS) has made a Discovering of No Vital Influence (FONSI) with respect to a request for potential financing assist to Stay Oak Financial institution (Lender) Inside The Sort of a Mortgage Notice Guarantee beneath the Rural Power for America Renewable Power Methods & Power Effectivity Enhancements Mortgage and Grant Program on behalf of Holocene Clear Power Powhatan Photo voltaic I LLC (Proprietor) for development of the Powhatan Photo voltaic I Panel Array Construction Enterprise in Powhatan, Powhatan County, Virginia. Further Information: To buy copies of the EA and FONSI, or for further information, contact: Laurette Tucker, Rural Enterprise Packages Specialist, RBS, 100 Dominion Drive, Farmville, VA 23901, (434)392-4906 X125, [email protected]. The EA and FONSI are additionally out there for public consider On the tackle listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY Information: The proposed project consists of development of a 5-megawatt (MW) floor-mounted photovoltaic (PV) system on the east facet of Previous Buckingham Road shut to the metropolis of Powhatan. The PV system and associated elements Shall be located on roughly 55.2 acres Of A a lot greater, 89.85-acre mother or father parcel (Website) – this parcel is recognized by Powhatan County Assessor as: 037-23B. The Proposed Enterprise’s infrastructure Would Embrace placing in PV solar panels; inverters (To permit for the transmission to the utility grid); connections to The prevailing powerlines and needed safety options collectively with entry roads, perimeter roads and fencing. Options confacetred by RBS and the Lender include: No action and the proposed project. The alternatives are talked about Inside the Holocene Clear Power Powhatan Photo voltaic I Power Enterprise EA. The RBS has considered and accredited the EA for the proposed project. The current of the EA for public consider was introduced by RBS by way of notice Inside The subsequent newspaper(s): Powhatan Right now on September 29, 2021 and October 6, 2021. A 14-day remark interval was introduced Inside the newspaper notice(s). The EA was additionally out there for public consider On the RBS office famous above. No suggestions have been acquired. Based mostly on the EA, commitments made by the Proprietor, and public suggestions acquired, RBS has concluded thOn the project 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 project Might Have not any antagonistic impact on assets listed or eligible for itemizing on the Nationwide Register of Historic Places. The Agency has additionally concluded thOn the proposed project Isn’t Extra probably to have an effect on federally listed threatened and endangered species or designated essential habitOn thereof. The proposed project Wouldn’t disproportionately have an effect on minority and/or low-income populations. No completely different potential significant impacts ensuing from the proposed project have been recognized. Subsequently, RBS 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 Enchancment’s Environmental Insurance coverage policies and Procedures (7 CFR Half 1970) for its action associated to the project. RBS is glad thOn the environmental impacts of the proposed project have been adequately tackleed. RBS’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 project. Dated: October 27, 2021