Rehabilitation of Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 15 of the Nolan Creek Watershed, Bell County, TX, 23795 [E7-8296]

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 83 (Tuesday, May 1, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Page 23795]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-8296]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources Conservation Service


Rehabilitation of Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 15 of the 
Nolan Creek Watershed, Bell County, TX

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service, Department of 
Agriculture.

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 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 
rehabilitation of Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 15 of the Nolan 
Creek Watershed, Bell County, Texas.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Salvador Salinas, Acting State 
Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 101 South 
Main, Temple, Texas 76501-7682, Telephone (254) 742-9800.

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, Salvador Salinas, Acting State 
Conservationist, has determined that the preparation and review of an 
environmental impact statement is not needed for this project.
    The project will rehabilitate Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 15 
to maintain the present level of flood control benefits and comply with 
the current performance and safety standards.
    Rehabilitation of the site will require the dam to be modified to 
meet current performance and safety standards for a high hazard dam. 
The modification will consist of raising the top of dam 2.7 feet, 
installation of an additional principal spillway (30'' hooded inlet 
type), installation of a foundation drain system along the back toe of 
the embankment, raising the crest elevation of the auxiliary spillway 
0.3 feet and widening the auxiliary spillway 20 feet. The auxiliary 
spillway will be vegetated and the embankment and auxiliary spillway 
will be fenced for livestock exclusion. All disturbed areas will be 
planted to adapted native and/or introduced species. The proposed work 
will not have a significant affect on any prime farmland, endangered or 
threatened species, wetlands, or cultural resources.
    Federal assistance will be provided under authority of the Small 
Watershed Rehabilitation Amendments of 2000 (Section 313, Pub. L. 106-
472). Total project cost is estimated to be $1,043,600, of which 
$757,700 will be paid from the Small Watershed Rehabilitation funds and 
$285,900 from local funds.
    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. 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 
Salvador Salinas, Acting State Conservationist.
    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: April 19, 2007.
Salvador Salinas,
Acting State Conservationist.
[FR Doc. E7-8296 Filed 4-30-07; 8:45 am]
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