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Porter Bayou Watershed, Bolivar and Sunflower Counties, Mississippi

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AGENCY:

Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA.

ACTION:

Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement.

SUMMARY:

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 being prepared for Porter Bayou Watershed, Bolivar and Sunflower Counties, Mississippi.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The environmental assessment of this federal assisted action indicates that the project may cause significant local, regional, or national impacts on the environment. As a result of these findings, Homer L. Wilkes, State Conservationist has determined that the preparation and review of an environmental impact statement is needed for this project.

The project concerns a watershed plan to provide flood protection and watershed protection. Alternatives under consideration include conservation land treatment using best management practices and channel work.

A draft environmental impact statement will be prepared and circulated for review by agencies and the public. The Natural Resources Conservation Service invites participation and consultation of agency individuals that have special expertise, legal jurisdiction, or interest in the preparation of the draft environmental impact statement. Further information on the proposed action may be obtained from Homer L. Wilkes at the above address or telephone number.

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“(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.)”

Dated: December 20, 2002.

Homer L. Wilkes,

State Conservationist.

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[FR Doc. 03-796 Filed 1-14-03; 8:45 am]

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