Tanana River Floodplain Acquisition Project at Salcha, Alaska, 16210 [05-6225]

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AGENCY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Guidelines (40 CFR, part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (formerly the Soil Conservation Service) Guidelines (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 Tanana River Floodplain Acquisition Project at Salcha, Alaska. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Febe Ortiz, Acting State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Alaska State Office, 800 West Evergreen Avenue, Suite 100, Palmer, AK 99645– 6539; Phone: 907–761–7760; Fax: 907– 761–7790. SUPPLEMENTARY 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 60 (Wednesday, March 30, 2005)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 05-6225]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources Conservation Service


Tanana River Floodplain Acquisition Project at Salcha, Alaska

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of a finding of no significant impact.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Guidelines (40 
CFR, part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service 
(formerly the Soil Conservation Service) Guidelines (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 Tanana River Floodplain Acquisition Project at 
Salcha, Alaska.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Febe Ortiz, Acting State 
Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Alaska State 
Office, 800 West Evergreen Avenue, Suite 100, Palmer, AK 99645-6539; 
Phone: 907-761-7760; Fax: 907-761-7790.

SUPPLEMENTARY 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, Febe Ortiz, Acting 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 reduce flood induced damages in the 
Tanana River floodplain at Salcha, Alaska and to restore floodplain 
function and values. The planned works of improvement include the 
voluntary acquisition of residential, commercial and other property; 
the removal and decommissioning of buildings and other facilities; and 
the re-vegetation and restoration of acquired sites. Restored land will 
be maintained, in perpetuity, for floodplain use and function.
    The Notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been 
forwarded to the Environmental Protection Agency and other 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 Febe Ortiz.
    No administrative action on implementation of the proposal will be 
taken until 30 days after the date of this publication in the Federal 
Register.

    Dated: March 23, 2005.
Mark R. Weatherstone,
Acting State Conservationist.

(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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