Health Resources and Services Administration
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
Proposed Cayce/West Columbia Primary Care Center
407 North Brown St., West Columbia, SC
C8DCS29108, Project 129075-01
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Council on Environmental Quality regulations for implementing NEPA (44 CFR Parts 1500 through 1508) and the HHS General Administration Manual Part 30 Environmental Protection (February 25, 2000), HRSA has determined that the Proposed Construction of the new Cayce/West Columbia Primary Care Center will have no significant adverse impact on the quality of the human environment. As a result of this FONSI, an Environmental Impact Statement will not be prepared.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides discretionary grant and cooperative agreement awards to support health centers expand their capacity to provide primary and preventive health care services to medically underserved populations nationwide.
Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers Inc. has applied for HRSA grant funding. The applicant proposes to use grant funds for the construction of a new 9,000 square foot primary care center at 407 North Brown Street, West Columbia, SC. The proposed site for the new facility is roughly 1.3 acres and is currently a vacant lot surrounded by multi-unit apartments, single family homes, and a light commercial manufacturing business. The applicant has submitted an Environmental Assessment (EA) that documents impacts of the proposed action. This EA is incorporated by reference into this FONSI.
Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Assessment for this project, which can be found by CLICKING HERE or at the following address(es) for public examination upon request between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
ECCHC – Administrative Offices, 1800 Saint Julian Place, Columbia, SC 29204
Attn: Peatra Cruz, (803) 733-5969 – ext. 4170
Waverly Family Practice – Harden Street Medical Arts, 1228 Harden Street, Columbia SC 29204
Attn: TaNesha Jones, (803) 748-1181 – ext. 4501
No further environmental review of this project is proposed prior to final approval from HRSA.
Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on this project may submit written comments to Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center, Attn: Peatra Cruz, Director, Organizational Development and Special Projects, 1800 Saint Julian Place, Ste. 206, Columbia SC 29204. Written comments will be accepted through March 12, 2016.
HRSA will consider all comments received within 15 days of this “Notice” prior to final approval from HRSA.