Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA.
Notice of finding of no significant impact.
Pursuant to section 102 (2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Guidelines (40 CFR part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Guidelines (7 CFR part 650); the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, gives notice that an environmental impact statement is not being prepared for the Bayou L'Ours Hydrologic Restoration Project, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Donald W. Gohmert, State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 3737 Government Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71302; telephone (318) 473-7751.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The environmental assessment of the federally assisted action indicates that the project will not cause significant local, regional, or national impacts on the environment. As a result of these findings, Donald W. Gohmert, State Conservationist, has determined that preparation and review of an environmental impact statement is not needed for this project.
The project will reduce wetland loss and restore, at least partially, the hydrologic integrity of the Bayou L'Ours Ridge area. This will be accomplished by the installation of two (2) fixed crest weirs with boat bays, one (1) fixed crest weir with a barge bay, five (5) earthen plugs with slope protection, and approximately 4,800 linear feet of spoil bank restoration, and maintenance and restoration of existing features vital to the integrity of maintaining a hydrologic boundary.
The Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been forwarded to the Environmental Protection Agency and to various federal, state, and local agencies and interested parties. A limited number of copies of the FONSI are available to fill single copy requests at the above address. Basic data collected during the environmental assessment are on file and may be reviewed by contacting Donald W. Gohmert.
No administrative action on implementation of the proposal will be taken until 30 days after the date of this publication in the Federal Register.Start Signature
Donald W. Gohmert,
[FR Doc. 01-18450 Filed 7-24-01; 8:45 am]
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