Natural Resources Conservation Service.
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 Upper Knapps Creek Watershed Natural Stream Restoration Demonstration Project, Pocahontas County, West Virginia.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Lillian V. Woods, State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 75 High Street, Room 301, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, telephone (304) 284-7545.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, Lillian V. Woods, State Conservationist, has determined that the preparation and review of an environmental impact statement are not needed for this project.
The project purpose is to restore natural channel geometry and profile to Start Printed Page 7765impaired segments of Upper Knapps Creek in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, and to provide the interested public the opportunity to observe techniques utilized and results obtained.
The 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 Lillian V. Woods.
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)Start Signature
Lillian V. Woods,
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