Rehabilitation of Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 10 of the Mountain Creek Watershed, Ellis County, TX, 38768 [2010-16240]

Download as PDF 38768 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 6, 2010 / Notices Sawtooth Forest Plan already provides most of the specific restoration objectives for many of the Forest’s species of greatest conservation concern associated with the forested biological communities. Because of this, the Sawtooth Forest Plan will require only the identification of priority watersheds for restoration and minor amendments to management direction. Preliminary assessment results indicate that the effects of implementing the proposed plan amendment should have only minor environmental effects to the forested biological community on the Sawtooth NF, as well as outputs and services envisioned under the 2003 Forest Plan. Dated: June 28, 2010. Terence O. Clark, III, Acting Sawtooth National Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2010–16275 Filed 7–2–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service Rehabilitation of Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 10 of the Mountain Creek Watershed, Ellis County, TX wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service. ACTION: Notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact. 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. 10 of the Mountain Creek Watershed, Ellis County, Texas. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald W. Gohmert, 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, Donald W. Gohmert, State Conservationist, has determined that the preparation and review of an environmental impact statement is not VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:52 Jul 02, 2010 Jkt 220001 needed for this project. The project will rehabilitate Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 10 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 net elevation of the top of dam elevation 3.1 feet to 602.4 feet, install a new two-stage principal spillway (standard drop inlet type) with a port at elevation 575.14 feet and crest at elevation 576.8 feet, install a new 42 inch pipe, and install an impact basin to replace the existing plunge pool. The new principal spillway crest elevation will be raised by 1.5 feet. Flatten the back slope to a 31⁄2:1 slope, lime treat the embankment slopes, and install a new toe drain system along back toe of dam. Lower the crest of the auxiliary spillway 1.4 feet to elevation 592.6 feet and reshape the outlet section of the auxiliary spillway. All disturbed areas will be planted to adapted native and/ or introduced plant species. The proposed work will not have a significant effect 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 $2,805,600, of which $1,981,100 will be paid from the Small Watershed Rehabilitation funds and $824,500 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 Donald W. Gohmert, 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: June 28, 2010. Donald W. Gohmert, State Conservationist. [FR Doc. 2010–16240 Filed 7–2–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Ashley National Forest, UT, High Uintas Wilderness—Colorado River Cutthroat Trout Habitat Enhancement Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Ashley National Forest in cooperation with Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) proposes to restore genetically pure Colorado River cutthroat trout (CRCT; Onchorhynchus clarki pleuriticus) populations to suitable habitats within the High Uintas Wilderness. Implementation of this proposal would require the use of rotenone (a fish toxicant) to remove competing and hybridizing nonnative fish species from selected streams and lakes within the High Uintas Wilderness on the Roosevelt/Duchesne Ranger District. Nonnative fish species to be removed are primarily brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis), Yellowstone cutthroat trout (Onchorhynchus clarki bouvieri) and hybridized cutthroat trout. Removal of nonnative fish is necessary to enhance habitat and restore genetically pure CRCT populations to suitable habitats within the High Uintas Wilderness. Headwater subdrainages and basins proposed to be treated and monitored over a period of ten or more years include selected lakes and associated stream segments in the Garfield Basin and Swasey Hole in the Yellowstone River drainage, Fish Creek (a tributary to Moon Lake), Ottoson Basin and Oweep Creek in the Lake Fork River drainage, and Fall Creek in the Rock Creek drainage. DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received by August 5, 2010. The draft environmental impact statement is expected February 2011 and the final environmental impact statement is expected June 2011. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Ron Brunson, Roosevelt/Duchesne Ranger District, P.O. Box 981, Duchesne, Utah 84021. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to rbrunson@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to (435) 781–5215. It is important that reviewers provide their comments at such times and in such a way that they are useful to the Agency’s preparation of the EIS. Therefore, comments should be provided prior to the close of the comment period and should clearly articulate the reviewer’s concerns and contentions. E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources Conservation Service


Rehabilitation of Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 10 of the 
Mountain Creek Watershed, Ellis County, TX

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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. 10 of the Mountain 
Creek Watershed, Ellis County, Texas.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald W. Gohmert, 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, Donald W. Gohmert, 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. 10 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 net elevation of the top 
of dam elevation 3.1 feet to 602.4 feet, install a new two-stage 
principal spillway (standard drop inlet type) with a port at elevation 
575.14 feet and crest at elevation 576.8 feet, install a new 42 inch 
pipe, and install an impact basin to replace the existing plunge pool. 
The new principal spillway crest elevation will be raised by 1.5 feet. 
Flatten the back slope to a 3\1/2\:1 slope, lime treat the embankment 
slopes, and install a new toe drain system along back toe of dam. Lower 
the crest of the auxiliary spillway 1.4 feet to elevation 592.6 feet 
and reshape the outlet section of the auxiliary spillway. All disturbed 
areas will be planted to adapted native and/or introduced plant 
species. The proposed work will not have a significant effect 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 $2,805,600, of which 
$1,981,100 will be paid from the Small Watershed Rehabilitation funds 
and $824,500 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 
Donald W. Gohmert, 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: June 28, 2010.
Donald W. Gohmert,
State Conservationist.
[FR Doc. 2010-16240 Filed 7-2-10; 8:45 am]
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