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 the rehabilitation of Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 3C of the East Fork Above Lavon Watershed of the Trinity River Watershed.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Tomas M. Dominquez, Acting State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 101 South Main, Temple, Texas 76501-7682, Telephone (254) 742-9800.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
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, Tomas M. Dominquez, Acting State Conservationist, has determined that the preparation and review of an environmental impact statement is not needed for this project.
The project will rehabilitate Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 3C to maintain the present level of flood control benefits and comply with the current performance and safety standards.
Rehabilitation of the site will require the disturbance of 3.59 acres. A new 30 inch principal spilllway and an additional auxiliary spillway 180 feet wide will be installed. The disturbed areas will be planted to plants that have wildlife values. The proposed work will not affect any prime farmland, endangered or threatened species, wetlands, or cultural resources.
Federal assistance will be provided under authority of the Small Watershed Rehabilitation Amendments of 2000 (Section 313, Pub. L. 106-472). Total project costs is estimated to be $1,215,700, of which $790,205 will be paid from the Small Watershed Rehabilitation funds and $425,495 from local funds.
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 Tomas M. Dominquez, Acting State Conservationist.
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
Dated: August 13, 2002.
Tomas M. Dominquez,
Acting State Conservationist.
[FR Doc. 02-21715 Filed 8-26-02; 8:45 am]
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