Flood Control, Mississippi River & Tributaries, Yazoo River Basin, Yazoo Headwaters Project, Mississippi Tributaries Unit, 4383 [E9-1627]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 15 / Monday, January 26, 2009 / Notices significant analysis in the plan/EIS are likely to include, but may not be limited to, native species declines, including effects of invasive species; degraded and lost habitat and prevention of future losses of habitat and resources; loss of ecosystem function including an altered hydrograph and reduced sediment load; statutory responsibilities, such as complying with the Endangered Species Act; criteria, goals and objectives and priorities for restoration; program, authority, and data gaps, including identification of new strategies for mitigation, recovery, and restoration efforts; and cumulative impacts. The plan/EIS will also include identification and analysis of the social, economic, and cultural impacts of the various alternatives, as well as important ecosystem functions. 5. Cooperating Agencies. Federal agencies, Tribes, and state governments are being invited to participate in the planning process as cooperating agencies under the NEPA. 6. Additional Review and Consultation. Additional public, scientific, and statutory review and consultation, which will be incorporated into the preparation of this EIS, will include, but shall not be limited to: Section 401 of Clean Water Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act; the Endangered Species Act, and the Clean Air Act. In addition, as directed by WRDA 2007, the development of this plan will be done in consultation with the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee. 7. Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) is anticipated to be available as early as November of 2013 or, no later than January of 2014. A series of public meetings will be conducted following the release of the DEIS. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E9–1629 Filed 1–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:20 Jan 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Flood Control, Mississippi River & Tributaries, Yazoo River Basin, Yazoo Headwaters Project, Mississippi Tributaries Unit AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. ACTION: Notice of intent. SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, in conjunction with the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee District, the non-Federal sponsor, is undertaking studies to evaluate the authorized Yazoo Headwaters Project. As part of this work, a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) is being prepared to update existing National Environmental Policy Act documentation. Initiate SEIS, February 2, 2009. Correspondence may be sent to Mr. Matthew Mallard, U.S. Army Engineer District, Vicksburg, CEMVK– PP–PQ, 4155 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183–3435. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Matthew Mallard at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, telephone (601) 631–5960, fax (601) 631–5115, or e-mail at matthew.s.mallard@usace.army.mil. DATES: ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Action. An SEIS will identify and evaluate impacts associated with construction in the remaining authorized Yazoo Tributaries subbasins, including channel improvement, levee construction and enlargement, associated water control structures, bank stabilization, grade control measures, and environmental design features. Alternatives. Alternative urban and agricultural flood protection measures will be identified to meet existing and future flood protection needs and evaluated in cooperation with state and Federal agencies, local government, and the public. Scoping. Scoping is the process for determining the range of the alternatives and significant issues to be addressed in the SEIS. For this analysis, a letter will be sent to all parties believed to have an interest in the analysis, requesting their input on alternatives and issues to be evaluated. The letter will also notify interested parties of the public scoping meeting that will be held in the local area. A notice will be sent to the local news media. All interested parties are PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4383 invited to comment at this time, and anyone interested in the study should request to be included on the mailing list. A public scoping meeting will be held March 2, 2009, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Leflore County Civic Center, 200 Highway 7 North, Greenwood, MS 38930, and March 3, 2009, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Marks Community House, Pecan Street, Marks, MS 38646. Significant Issues. The tentative list of resources and issues to be evaluated in the SEIS includes aquatic resources, recreational and commercial fisheries, wildlife resources, water quality, air quality, threatened or endangered species, recreation resources, and cultural resources. Tentative socioeconomic items to be evaluated in the SEIS include business and industrial activity, tax revenues, population, community and regional growth, transportation, housing, community cohesion, and navigation. Environmental Consultation and Review. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will be asked to assist in the documentation of existing conditions, impact analysis of alternatives, and overall study review through the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (FWCA) consultation procedures. The FWS would provide an FWCA report to be incorporated into the SEIS. The draft SEIS or a Notice of Availability will be distributed to all interested agencies, organizations, and individuals. Estimated Date of Availability. The earliest that the draft SEIS is expected to be available is September 2012. Dated: January 13, 2009. Douglas J. Kamien, Chief, Planning, Programs, and Project Management Division. [FR Doc. E9–1627 Filed 1–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Compliance Agreement Department of Education. Notice of written findings and compliance agreement with the Nevada Department of Education. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice is being published in the Federal Register consistent with section 457(b)(2) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA). Section 457 of GEPA authorizes the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) to enter into a compliance agreement with a recipient that is failing to comply substantially with Federal program requirements. In order to enter E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Flood Control, Mississippi River & Tributaries, Yazoo River 
Basin, Yazoo Headwaters Project, Mississippi Tributaries Unit

AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, in 
conjunction with the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee District, the non-
Federal sponsor, is undertaking studies to evaluate the authorized 
Yazoo Headwaters Project. As part of this work, a Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) is being prepared to update 
existing National Environmental Policy Act documentation.

DATES: Initiate SEIS, February 2, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Correspondence may be sent to Mr. Matthew Mallard, U.S. Army 
Engineer District, Vicksburg, CEMVK-PP-PQ, 4155 Clay Street, Vicksburg, 
MS 39183-3435.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Matthew Mallard at U.S. Army Corps 
of Engineers, Vicksburg District, telephone (601) 631-5960, fax (601) 
631-5115, or e-mail at matthew.s.mallard@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Proposed Action. An SEIS will identify and evaluate impacts 
associated with construction in the remaining authorized Yazoo 
Tributaries subbasins, including channel improvement, levee 
construction and enlargement, associated water control structures, bank 
stabilization, grade control measures, and environmental design 
features.
    Alternatives. Alternative urban and agricultural flood protection 
measures will be identified to meet existing and future flood 
protection needs and evaluated in cooperation with state and Federal 
agencies, local government, and the public.
    Scoping. Scoping is the process for determining the range of the 
alternatives and significant issues to be addressed in the SEIS. For 
this analysis, a letter will be sent to all parties believed to have an 
interest in the analysis, requesting their input on alternatives and 
issues to be evaluated. The letter will also notify interested parties 
of the public scoping meeting that will be held in the local area. A 
notice will be sent to the local news media. All interested parties are 
invited to comment at this time, and anyone interested in the study 
should request to be included on the mailing list.
    A public scoping meeting will be held March 2, 2009, from 7 to 9 
p.m. at the Leflore County Civic Center, 200 Highway 7 North, 
Greenwood, MS 38930, and March 3, 2009, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Marks 
Community House, Pecan Street, Marks, MS 38646.
    Significant Issues. The tentative list of resources and issues to 
be evaluated in the SEIS includes aquatic resources, recreational and 
commercial fisheries, wildlife resources, water quality, air quality, 
threatened or endangered species, recreation resources, and cultural 
resources. Tentative socioeconomic items to be evaluated in the SEIS 
include business and industrial activity, tax revenues, population, 
community and regional growth, transportation, housing, community 
cohesion, and navigation.
    Environmental Consultation and Review. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service (FWS) will be asked to assist in the documentation of existing 
conditions, impact analysis of alternatives, and overall study review 
through the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (FWCA) consultation 
procedures. The FWS would provide an FWCA report to be incorporated 
into the SEIS. The draft SEIS or a Notice of Availability will be 
distributed to all interested agencies, organizations, and individuals.
    Estimated Date of Availability. The earliest that the draft SEIS is 
expected to be available is September 2012.

    Dated: January 13, 2009.
Douglas J. Kamien,
Chief, Planning, Programs, and Project Management Division.
[FR Doc. E9-1627 Filed 1-23-09; 8:45 am]
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