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LEGAL NOTICE Availability of Draft Envir

LEGAL NOTICE Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Assessment and Notice of Public Meeting Sports & Activity Fields Redevelopment University of Wisconsin – Superior This is a notice for the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA) Report for the University of Wisconsin – Superior proposed sports & activity fields redevelopment project published in the Wisconsin State Journal and Superior Telegram on November 18, 2022. The State of Wisconsin Department of Administration Division of Facilities Development has retained Ayres Associates to prepare this DEIA. The document was prepared in accordance with the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act (WEPA), Wisconsin Statutes 1.11, and UWSA guidelines (Board of Regents’ Resolution 2508, November 6, 1981). A public meeting to present the DEIA for the proposed project will begin on Friday, December 2, 2022, at 5:30 PM. The meeting will be held virtually and can be attended online at https://meet.goto.com/123155349 or via phone by dialing +1 (224) 501-3412 followed by access code 123-155-349. A description of the project and potential environmental impacts will be presented. All persons will be afforded a reasonable opportunity to identify both orally and in writing any support, issues, or concerns they believe should be further addressed during the EIA process for this proposed project. This project redevelops the recreation fields north of the Gates Gym and the Marcovich Wellness Center, including Ole Haugsrud Stadium field and the adjacent residence hall parking lot. This project also replaces the natural turf soccer field and outdoor track and fields located on the south end of campus. Project work includes excavation of the former football field, surrounding recreational fields, and adjacent residence hall parking lot; replacement of the existing soils with filtration fabric, engineered fill, and drain tile to provide appropriate drainage capabilities and features; and installation of new artificial turf, storm water drainage and management infrastructure, field and site lighting, bleachers, and protective fencing around the entire site. In addition to a new track and field, the project also includes a jumping area and replacement tennis courts on the south side, and field throws on the north side. The purpose of the Draft EIA is to identify the project’s potential impacts on the physical, biological, social, and economic environments. The Draft EIA describing these potential impacts is being made available to the public and appropriate federal, state, and local agencies for a 15-day minimum review period, starting November 18 and concluding December 2, 2022. Copies of the document are available for review online at: www.ayresprojectinfo.com. If you are interested in this project or have any information relevant to it, we welcome your comments, suggestions, or other input. For consideration in the Final EIA, please submit your comments at the meeting or in writing by December 2, 2022. Comments in writing can be sent to: Mitchell Banach, PG Ayres Associates 3433 Oakwood Hills Pkwy Eau Claire, WI 54701 BanachM@AyresAssociates.com Comment forms are available via the project website. (Nov. 18, 2022) WNAXLP 123049