EA-1862: Finding of No Significant Impact
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Oneida Seven Generations Corporation: Energy Recovery Project, Green Bay, Wisconsin
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) provided Federal funding, appropriated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, to the Wisconsin Department of Commerce (now the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation) under the State Energy Program (SEP). The State proposes to provide a £2 million loan from its SEP funds to the Oneida Seven Generations Corporation (Oneida) to construct and operate an energy recovery facility that would produce electricity from processing municipal solid waste (MSW) in Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin (proposed project). The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), an agency of the Department of the Interior (DOI), has already provided $584,000 in Federal funding to Oneida for this project. BIA is also considering providing a loan guarantee of up to $19 million. BIA made its initial award to Oneida to support preliminary planning and studies. These elements of the proposed project do not significantly impact the environment and the initial funding does not commit the government to this project in advance of the conclusion of the EA. DOE's Proposed Action is to authorize the State expenditure of Federal funding under the SEP for the new facility. The Proposed Action also includes BIA's decision to authorize the Joan guarantee.