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Draft Supplemental Watershed Plan No. 1 and Environmental Assessment Plum Creek Watershed, Rehabilitation of Flood Retarding Structure (FRS) #18

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AGENCY:

Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

ACTION:

Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Plum Creek FRS #18 Draft Supplemental Watershed Plan and Environmental Assessment.

SUMMARY:

The Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Kentucky State Office, gives notice that a draft supplemental watershed plan/environmental assessment for the rehabilitation of Plum Creek FRS #18 is now available for public review and comment.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jacob Kuhn, Acting State Conservationist, Natural Resource Conservation Service, 771 Corporate Drive, Suite 210, Lexington, KY 40503-5479, telephone (859) 224-7350.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This project was initiated due to the Kentucky Division of Water (KDOW) Office of Dam Safety issuance of a notice of violation (NOV) to the Plum Creek Watershed Conservancy District for Plum Creek FRS #18. Construction of FRS#18 was completed in 1957 under the Pilot Watershed Program and authorized by the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (PL 83-566). Due to changes in KDOW dam safety regulations and a pre-existing home below the dam, the KDOW is now requiring the dam to be upgraded to meet class C criteria (high hazard) or to remove the threat of flooding to the downstream home. The preferred alternative for this project is Alternative #2—demolition of the existing home and construction of a new elevated home on the same site. The proposed alternative would upgrade the dam to meet NRCS and KDOW current standards and criteria for a “Significant” or “Moderate” hazard (class B) dam and would replace the concrete riser and add a supplemental toe drain system to the dam.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Basic data developed during the environmental assessment are on file and may be reviewed by contacting Anita Arends, Resource Conservationist, telephone (859) 224-7354. Copies of the draft Plan/EA are available upon request. The public comment period will end 45-days after the date of this publication in the Federal Register.

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Dated: September 20, 2006.

Jacob Kuhn,

Acting State Conservationist.

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[FR Doc. E6-15776 Filed 9-26-06; 8:45 am]

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