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San Carlos Watershed, Pinal County, Arizona

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Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA.


Notice of Availability 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 Regulations (40 CFR part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Regulations (7 CFR part 650); the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, gives notice than an environmental impact statement is not being prepared for the San Carlos Watershed, Pinal County, Arizona.

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Michael Somerville, State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 3003 North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona, 85012. Telephone: (602) 280-8808.

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The environmental assessment of this 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, Michael Somerville, State Conservationist, has determined that the preparation and review of an environmental impact statement are not needed for this project.

The project purposes are agricultural water management and includes a mixture of land treatment and management practices to conserve irrigation water. The planned works of improvement include irrigation land leveling, suitable irrigation water conveyance, structures for turnouts and water measurement for irrigation water management, and plant, and fertility management practices (not cost-shared) including irrigation water management, crop residue use, conservation cropping sequence, appropriate erosion control practices as needed, nutrient management and pest management. All works of improvement are on previously cropped land.

The Notice of a 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 developed during the environmental assessment are on the file and may be reviewed by contacting Donald Paulus, at (602) 280-8780.

No administrative action on implementation of the proposal will be taken until 30 days after the date of this publication in the Federal Register.

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Dated: August 9, 2001.

Michael Somerville,

State Conservationist.

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[FR Doc. 01-26475 Filed 10-19-01; 8:45 am]