National Endowment of the Humanities Public Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment For Garnet A. Wilson Public Library of Pike County

To: All Interested Agencies, Groups, and Individuals

This is to give notice that the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library of Pike County has conditionally received a Challenge Infrastructure and Capacity Building Grant (CHA-276805) from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Garnet A. Wilson Public Library of Pike County proposes to construct a 19,000 square foot Main Library facility in Waverly, Ohio, to replace the existing building. The applicant has submitted an Environmental Assessment (EA) that documents impacts of the proposed action.

The proposed construction will take place at 207 N. Market Street, Waverly, Ohio 45690.

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and NEH’s implementing guidance, an EA is being prepared to assess the potential impacts of the proposed alternatives on the human and natural environments. This public notice invites public comments on the proposed project in accordance with NEPA.

The draft EA and draft Finding of No Significant Impact are available online at for review between September 24, 2021, and October 25, 2021.  Written comments regarding this environmental action should be submitted no later than 5 pm on October 25, 2021, to Ann Piesen, NEH Federal Preservation and Environmental Officer at If no substantive comments are received by this deadline, the draft EA and associated Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) will become final and be published by NEH. If substantive comments are received, they will be addressed as appropriate in the final documents.