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Public Notice Announcing the Availability of an Environmental Assessment UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Development Plant Company of Virginia LLC: Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment AGENCY: Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), USDA ACTION: Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the RBS, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act, is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) in connection with possible impacts related to a project proposed by Plant Company of Virginia LLC (Plant Co.), of Stuarts Draft, Virginia. The proposal is for construction of a new greenhouse, warehouse, bio-retention pond, stormwater channels, and access road. The project site is located along Stuarts Draft Highway to the east of the Town of Stuarts Draft just west of the intersection with Stone Drive and will encompass approximately twenty-eight (28) acres. Plant Co. will be submitting an application to RBS for funding of the proposal. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Boatwright, Business Programs Specialist, RBS, 650 North Lee Highway, Suite 3, Lexington, VA 24450, (540)319-6468, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Plant Co. proposes to construct a new 220,000 square foot greenhouse, a new 70,000 square foot warehouse with adjacent gravel parking area, stormwater channels, a two (2) acre bio-retention pond, a paved access road, and all related appurtenances. dpStudio Environmental Design and Consulting LLC, an environmental consultant, prepared an environmental assessment for RBS that describes the project, assesses the proposed project's environmental impacts, and summarizes as applicable any mitigation measures used to minimize environmental effects. RBS has conducted an independent evaluation of the environmental assessment and believes that it accurately assesses the impacts of the proposed project. No significant impacts are expected as a result of the construction of the project. Questions and comments should be sent to RBS at the address provided. RBS will accept questions and comments on the environmental assessment for fourteen (14) days from the date of publication of this notice. Any final action by RBS related to the proposed project will be subject to, and contingent upon, compliance with all relevant Federal environmental laws and regulations and completion of environmental review procedures as prescribed by 7 CFR Part 1970, Environmental Policies and Procedures. A general location map of the proposal is shown below. Dated: September 8, 2020


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