North Fork Cowanesque River Watershed, Potter County, PA, 53775-53776 [05-17966]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 175 / Monday, September 12, 2005 / Notices Background DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE At a 2003 meeting with the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee, AMS was asked to review all the fresh fruit and vegetable grade standards for usefulness in serving the industry. AMS had identified the United States Standards for Grades of Lemons for a possible revision. The United States Standards for Grades of Lemons were last amended December 27, 1999. On April 26, 2005, a notice seeking comments regarding any revision to the lemon grade standards that may be necessary to better serve the industry was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 21392) with the comment period that ended June 27, 2005. During that sixty-day comment period, no comments were received. The Agency has decided not to proceed further with this action. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627. Dated: September 6, 2005. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 05–17946 Filed 9–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Fanshaw Project Environmental Impact Statement Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice to rescind notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, is issuing this notice to advise the public that we are rescinding the notice of intent (NOI) to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Fanshaw Project. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tiffany Benna, Team Leader at Petersburg Ranger District, P.O. Box 1328, Petersburg, AK 99833, phone (907) 772–3871. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Forest Service is rescinding the NOI published in the Federal Register on May 4, 2000 to prepare an EIS for the Fanshaw Project. The NOI is being rescinded because the project was based on the 1999 Tongass Land Management Plan Revision Record of Decision. Dated: August 24, 2005. Forrest Cole, Tongass Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 05–18007 Filed 9–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:25 Sep 09, 2005 Jkt 205001 Notice of Tri-County Advisory Committee Meeting Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the authorities in the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463) and under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106– 393) the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest’s Tri-County Resource Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, October 6, 2005, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Deer Lodge, Montana, for a business meeting. The meeting is open to the public. DATES: Thursday, October 6, 2005. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the USDA Service Center, 1002 Hollenback Road, Deer Lodge, Montana. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas W. Heintz, Designated Forest Official (DFO), Acting Forest Supervisor, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, at (406) 683–3973. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda topics for this meeting includes a review of projects approved and proposed for funding as authorized under Title II of Pub. L. 106–393, new proposals for funding, and public comment. If the meeting location is changed, notice will be posted in local newspapers, including The Montana Standard. Dated: September 6, 2005. Thomas W. Heintz, Designated Federal Official. [FR Doc. 05–17981 Filed 9–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Notice of Madison-Beaverhead Advisory Committee Meeting Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the authorities in the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463) and the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106– 393), the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest’s Madison-Beaverhead Resource Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 11, 2005, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Alder, Montana, for a business meeting. The meeting is open to the public. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Tuesday, October 11, 2005. The meeting will be held at the Fire Hall in Alder, Montana. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas W. Heintz, Designated Forest Official (DFO), Forest Supervisor, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, at (406) 683–3973. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda topics for these meetings include hearing and deciding on proposals for projects to fund under Title II of Pub. L. 106–393, hearing public comments, and other business. If the meeting location changes, notice will be posted in local newspapers, including the Dillon Tribune and The Montana Standard. DATES: ADDRESSES: Forest Service ACTION: 53775 Sfmt 4703 Dated: September 6, 2005. Thomas W. Heintz, Acting Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 05–17982 Filed 9–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service North Fork Cowanesque River Watershed, Potter County, PA Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact. AGENCY: 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 North Fork Cowanesque River Watershed, Potter County, Pennsylvania. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Robin E. Heard, State Conservationist, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, One Credit Union Place, Suite 340, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110– 2993; Phone: 717–237–2200; Fax: 717– 237–2239. 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, Robin E. Heard, State Conservationist, has determined that the preparation and review of an E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 53776 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 175 / Monday, September 12, 2005 / Notices environmental impact statement are not needed for this project. The project purpose is to maintain the current level of flood damage reduction by rehabilitating the existing North Fork Dam. Dam rehabilitation will bring North Fork Dam into compliance with current dam design, performance and safety criteria and extend its service life by 100 years. The planned works of improvement include raising the top of dam about 8 feet, stabilizing the existing auxiliary spillway, lining the principal spillway outlet pool with riprap, refurbishing the existing principal spillway and installing a graded filter of drainfill along the toe of the dam. 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 Robin E. Heard. 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: August 30, 2005. Robin E. Heard, State Conservationist. (This activity is listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under No. 10.916—Watershed Rehabilitation Program— and is subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372, which requires intergovernmental consultation with State and local officials.) [FR Doc. 05–17966 Filed 9–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service South River Watershed Structures Numbers 23, 25 and 26, Augusta County, VA Natural Resources Conservation Service. ACTION: Notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact. AGENCY: 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 VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:25 Sep 09, 2005 Jkt 205001 statement is not being prepared for South River Watershed Dams Numbers 23, 25 and 26, Augusta County, Virginia. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise Doetzer, State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 1606 Santa Rosa Road, Suite 209, Richmond, Virginia 23229. Telephone (804) 287–1691, E-Mail Denise.Doetzer@va.usda.gov. 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, Denise Doetzer, State Conservationist, has determined that the preparation and review of an environmental impact statement is not needed for this project. The project purpose is continued flood prevention. The planned works of improvement include upgrading three existing floodwater retarding structures. The Notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact [FONSI] has been forwarded to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and to various Federal, State, and local agencies and interested parties. A limited number 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 Denise Doetzer at the above number. No administrative action on implementation of the proposal will be taken until 30 days after the date of this publication in the Federal Register. assessment are available for public review at the following location: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 1606 Santa Rosa Road, Suite 209, Richmond, Virginia 23229–5014. M. Denise Doetzer, State Conservationist. [This activity is listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under 10.904, Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention, and is subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372, which requires intergovernment consultation with State and local officials]. Effects of Recommended Action Making the proposed improvements will bring these three South River Watershed Dams into compliance with current dam design and safety criteria. This will essentially eliminate the risk to loss of life for individuals in 191 homes, 10 commercial buildings, 2 churches, 3 major roads and 13 residential roads downstream. The daily traffic counts for the three major roads total about 3,700 vehicles. Additional effects will include continued protection against flooding, continued water quality benefits, continued fishing activities, continued recreational opportunities, protected land values, protected road and utility networks, and reduced maintenance costs for public infrastructure. Wildlife habitat will not be disturbed during installation activities. No wetlands, wildlife habitat, fisheries, prime farmland, or cultural resources will be destroyed or threatened by this project. About 3.75 acres of wetland and Introduction The South River Watershed Rehabilitation Project is a federally assisted action authorized for planning under Public Law 106–472, the Small Watershed Rehabilitation Act, which amends Public Law 83–566, the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act. An environmental assessment was undertaken in conjunction with development of the supplemental watershed plan. This assessment was conducted in consultation with local, State, and Federal agencies as well as with interested organizations and individuals. Data developed during the PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Recommended Action This document describes a plan for upgrading three existing floodwater retarding structures, South River Watershed Dams Numbers 23, 25 and 26, to meet current dam design and safety criteria in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The plan calls for the widening and/or armoring of the auxiliary spillways, and raising the height of the top of each dam 4–5 feet through the construction of parapet walls. Works of improvement will be accomplished by providing financial and technical assistance through an eligible local sponsor. The principal project measures are to: 1. Raise the top of each dam 4–5 feet by installing a concrete parapet wall on the upstream side of the dam crest. The auxiliary spillways will be widened and/or armored with articulated concrete blocks. These are the major structural components of the project. There are a number of smaller improvements such as elevating and lengthening the training dikes, cleaning the dam toe drains, replacing the square risers with rectangular risers, removing trees from the abutments, and improving the access road. 2. The measures will be planned and installed by developing a project agreement with the current operator of the dam. E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 175 (Monday, September 12, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53775-53776]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-17966]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources Conservation Service


North Fork Cowanesque River Watershed, Potter County, PA

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 North Fork Cowanesque River Watershed, Potter 
County, Pennsylvania.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Robin E. Heard, State 
Conservationist, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, One 
Credit Union Place, Suite 340, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110-2993; 
Phone: 717-237-2200; Fax: 717-237-2239.

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, Robin E. Heard, State Conservationist, has 
determined that the preparation and review of an

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environmental impact statement are not needed for this project.
    The project purpose is to maintain the current level of flood 
damage reduction by rehabilitating the existing North Fork Dam. Dam 
rehabilitation will bring North Fork Dam into compliance with current 
dam design, performance and safety criteria and extend its service life 
by 100 years. The planned works of improvement include raising the top 
of dam about 8 feet, stabilizing the existing auxiliary spillway, 
lining the principal spillway outlet pool with riprap, refurbishing the 
existing principal spillway and installing a graded filter of drainfill 
along the toe of the dam.
    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 Robin E. Heard.
    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: August 30, 2005.
Robin E. Heard,
State Conservationist.
(This activity is listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance under No. 10.916--Watershed Rehabilitation Program--and 
is subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372, which 
requires intergovernmental consultation with State and local 
officials.)
[FR Doc. 05-17966 Filed 9-9-05; 8:45 am]
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