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Pellaphalia Creek Watershed, Leake County, MS

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Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA.


Notice of a 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 that an environmental impact statement is not being prepared for Pellaphalia Creek Watershed, Leake County, Mississippi.

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Homer L. Wilkes, State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Suite 1321, A.H. McCoy Federal Building, 100 West Capitol Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39269, Telephone: 601-965-5205.

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The environmental assessment of this Federal assisted action indicates that the project will not cause significant local, regional, or national impacts on the environment. As a result of these findings, Homer L. Wilkes, State Conservationist had determined that the preparation and review of an environmental impact statement are not needed for this project.

The project concerns a watershed plan to reduce flood damage to the disadvantaged residents of a rural Leake County community in the Pellaphalia Creek Watershed. The planned works of improvement consists of installing one Class I Dike (levee) and elevating one residence above the 100-year elevation.

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 file and may be reviewed by contacting Homer L. Wilkes. No administrative action on implementation of the proposal will be taken until 30 days after the date of this publication in the Federal Register.

(This activity is listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under No. 10.904—Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention and is subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372 which requires intergovernmental consultation with State and local officials.)

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Dated: January 11, 2002.

Homer L. Wilkes,

State Conservationist.

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[FR Doc. 02-1288 Filed 1-17-02; 8:45 am]