Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a Floodplain – Hardwick, Vermont.
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY
The Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) has independently reviewed the following
Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) ,
completed on January 30, 2020 : Hardwick Yellow Barn and Business Accelerator Environmental
Assessment (hereinafter “the 2020 EA”). NBRC has determined that the proposed action analyzed under
the 2020 EA adequately covers the Proposed Action under consideration by NBRC, and the information
and analysis presented in the 2020 EA are still accurate and sufficient. NBRC has chosen to adopt the
2020 EA prepared by EDA for the Proposed Action. The adoption of another agency’s final EA is
permissible under 40 CFR 1506.3 for the purpose of eliminating duplication.
Application #: NBRC23GVT02
Applicant: The Center for an Agricultural Economy
Project Title: Hardwick Yellow Barn Business Accelerator
Location: 281 VT RT 15 W, Hardwick, Vermont
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