Rehabilitation of Multiple Purpose Dam No. 3 of the Muddy Fork of the Illinois River Watershed, Washington County, Arkansas, 37184 [E7-13226]

Download as PDF 37184 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 130 / Monday, July 9, 2007 / Notices will meet in Willows, California. Agenda items covered include: (1) Introductions, (2) Approve Minutes, (3) Public Comment, (4) Project Proposals/ Possible Action, (5) Status of Funding, (6) Reports on Completed Projects, (7) General Discussion, (8) Next Agenda. DATES: The meeting will be held on July 23, 2007, from 1:30 p.m. and end at approximately 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Mendocino National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 825 N. Humboldt Ave., Willows, CA 95988. Individuals who wish to speak or propose agenda items send their names and proposals to Eduardo Olmedo, DFO, 825 N. Humboldt Ave., Willows, CA 95988. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bobbin Gaddini, Committee Coordinator, USDA, Mendocino National Forest, Grindstone Ranger District, P.O. Box 164, Elk Creek, CA 95939. (530) 968–1815; e-mail ggaddini@fs.fed.us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public. Committee discussion is limited to Forest Service staff and Committee members. However, persons who wish to bring matters to the attention of the Committee will file written statements with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. Public input sessions are provided and individuals who made written requests by July 19, 2007 have the opportunity to address the committee at those sessions. Dated: June 27, 2007. Eduardo Olmedo, Designated Federal Official. [FR Doc. 07–3308 Filed 7–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service Rehabilitation of Multiple Purpose Dam No. 3 of the Muddy Fork of the Illinois River Watershed, Washington County, Arkansas Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 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, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:59 Jul 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 U.S. Department of Agriculture, gives notice that an environmental impact statement is not being prepared for the rehabilitation of Multiple Purpose Dam No. 3 of the Muddy Fork of the Illinois River Watershed, Washington County, Arkansas. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kalven L. Trice, State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Rm. 3416 Federal Building, 700 West Capital Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201– 3225, Telephone (501) 301–3100. 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, Kalven L. Trice, State Conservationist, has determined that the preparation and review of an environmental impact statement is not needed for this project. The project will rehabilitate Multiple Purpose Dam (MPD) No. 3 to maintain the present level of flood control, fish habitat and recreational benefits and comply with the current dam safety and performance standards. Local Sponsoring Organizations for the rehabilitation of MPD No. 3 are the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Washington County Conservation District. Rehabilitation of MPD No. 3 will require the dam to be modified to meet current performance and safety standards for a high hazard dam. The modification will consist of: • The existing principal spillway inlet and conduit are adequate. The principal spillway crest will be maintained at Elevation 1169.3, the current permanent pool elevation. • Increasing spillway capacity by the addition of a 100-foot wide RCC structural spillway over the top of dam to supplement the existing 110-foot wide vegetated auxiliary spillway, with the crest elevation of both spillways set at Elevation 1175.3 feet, the current elevation for the vegetated spillway. • Raising the top of dam and dike (located northwest of the pool area) from Elevation 1179.0 feet to Elevation 1181.9 feet to safely pass the 6-hour to 72-hour duration Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) storms. All disturbed areas will be planted to plants that have wildlife values. The proposed work will not affect 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 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 project cost is estimated to be $1,429,900, of which $1,019,600 will be paid from the Small Watershed Rehabilitation funds and $410,300 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 Kalven L. Trice, State Conservationist. No administrative action on implementation of the proposal will be taken until August 8, 2007. Dated: June 28, 2007. Kalven L. Trice, State Conservationist. [FR Doc. 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NRCS State Conservationists who choose to adopt these practices for use within their States will incorporate them into Section IV of their respective electronic Field Office Technical Guides (eFOTG). These practices may be used in conservation systems that treat highly erodible land or on land determined to be a wetland. EFFECTIVE DATES: Comments will be received for a 30-day period commencing with this date of publication. Final versions of these new or revised conservation practice standards will be adopted after the close E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources Conservation Service


Rehabilitation of Multiple Purpose Dam No. 3 of the Muddy Fork of 
the Illinois River Watershed, Washington County, Arkansas

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 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 Multiple Purpose Dam No. 3 of the Muddy Fork of the 
Illinois River Watershed, Washington County, Arkansas.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kalven L. Trice, State 
Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Rm. 3416 
Federal Building, 700 West Capital Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201-3225, 
Telephone (501) 301-3100.

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, Kalven L. Trice, State Conservationist, has 
determined that the preparation and review of an environmental impact 
statement is not needed for this project.
    The project will rehabilitate Multiple Purpose Dam (MPD) No. 3 to 
maintain the present level of flood control, fish habitat and 
recreational benefits and comply with the current dam safety and 
performance standards. Local Sponsoring Organizations for the 
rehabilitation of MPD No. 3 are the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission 
and Washington County Conservation District.
    Rehabilitation of MPD No. 3 will require the dam to be modified to 
meet current performance and safety standards for a high hazard dam. 
The modification will consist of:
     The existing principal spillway inlet and conduit are 
adequate. The principal spillway crest will be maintained at Elevation 
1169.3, the current permanent pool elevation.
     Increasing spillway capacity by the addition of a 100-foot 
wide RCC structural spillway over the top of dam to supplement the 
existing 110-foot wide vegetated auxiliary spillway, with the crest 
elevation of both spillways set at Elevation 1175.3 feet, the current 
elevation for the vegetated spillway.
     Raising the top of dam and dike (located northwest of the 
pool area) from Elevation 1179.0 feet to Elevation 1181.9 feet to 
safely pass the 6-hour to 72-hour duration Probable Maximum 
Precipitation (PMP) storms.
    All disturbed areas will be planted to plants that have wildlife 
values. The proposed work will not affect 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 $1,429,900, of which 
$1,019,600 will be paid from the Small Watershed Rehabilitation funds 
and $410,300 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 
Kalven L. Trice, State Conservationist.
    No administrative action on implementation of the proposal will be 
taken until August 8, 2007.

    Dated: June 28, 2007.
Kalven L. Trice,
State Conservationist.
 [FR Doc. E7-13226 Filed 7-6-07; 8:45 am]
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