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Fredonia Flood Retarding Structure Rehabilitation Project, Coconino County, AZ

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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 (NRCS) 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 Fredonia Flood Retarding Structure (FRS) Rehabilitation Project, Coconino County, Arizona.

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David L. McKay, State Conservationist, USDA-NRCS, 230 North First Avenue, Suite 509, Phoenix, Arizona 85003, telephone: (602) 280-8801.

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The environmental assessment of this Start Printed Page 51126federally assisted action indicates that the project will not cause significant local, regional, or national impacts on the environment. Based on evidence presented, David L. McKay, State Conservationist, has determined that the preparation and review of an environmental impact statement are not needed for this project.

The project proposes to decommission the Fredonia FRS by converting the dam to a levee/floodway and directing flows north to a floodway discharging to Kanab Creek. This will meet the project purpose of providing for continued 100-year flood protection for the Town of Fredonia, Arizona, and surrounding areas.

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. 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 Don Paulus, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs, at the above address.

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: September 28, 2009.

David L. McKay,

State Conservationist.

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[FR Doc. E9-23890 Filed 10-2-09; 8:45 am]