Pohick Creek Watershed Dam No. 8, Fairfax County, Virginia; Finding of No Significant Impact, 50170 [2011-20585]

Download as PDF 50170 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 156 / Friday, August 12, 2011 / Notices years or until objectives are met. Approximately 20,000 to 30,000 acres of vegetation would be treated annually and up to 60,000 acres prescribed burned annually across the two forests. Restoration activities would: (1) Mechanically cut trees and prescribe burn on approximately 389,993 aces, (2) cut trees by hand and prescribe burn on slopes greater than 40 percent on approximately 99 acres, (3) prescribe burn only on approximately 205,278 acres, (4) decommission 941 miles of roads designated ‘‘closed’’, (5) decommission 170 miles of unauthorized roads, (6) construct 46 miles of temporary roads for haul access and obliterate when treatments are finished, (7) reconstruct 27 miles of existing open roads for natural resource, health and human safety concerns, (8) open 183 miles of existing closed roads in order to conduct treatments and close and rehabilitate as needed when treatments are finished, (9) restore 78 springs, (10) restore 43 miles of ephemeral channels, and (11) construct 82 miles of protective (aspen and springs) fencing. An old tree and large tree implementation strategy, that are integral to the proposed action, are included as appendices B and C in the proposed action document. Forest plan amendments are integral to the proposed action. Three non-significant forest plan amendments would be required on the Coconino NF to implement the proposed action. One non-significant forest plan amendment would be required on the Kaibab NF. The proposed amendments are located at appendix F in the proposed action document. Possible Alternatives A full range of alternatives to the proposed action, including a no-action alternative, will be considered. The noaction alternative represents no change and serves as the baseline for the comparison among the action alternatives. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Responsible Official The Responsible Officials are the Coconino Forest Supervisor and Kaibab Forest Supervisor. Nature of Decision To Be Made Given the purpose and need of the project, the forest supervisors will review the proposed action, other alternatives and the environmental consequences in order to make the following decisions including determining: (1) Whether to select the proposed action or another alternative; (2) the location, design, and scheduling VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:37 Aug 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 of proposed restoration activities; (3) the estimated products, if any, to be made available from the project; (4) mitigation measures, monitoring requirements and adaptive management actions; and (5) whether forest plan amendments are needed. Scoping Process This corrected notice of intent initiates the scoping process, which guides the development of the environmental impact statement. Two open houses are planned during the comment period. The first open house will be held on August 18, 2011 at the Williams Ranger District, 742 South Clover Road, Williams, Arizona, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The second open house will be held on August 20, 2011 at the Coconino National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 1824 S. Thompson Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86101, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please contact Paula Cote at (928) 226–4686 for additional information. It is important that reviewers provide their comments at such times and in such manner that they are useful to the agency’s preparation of the environmental impact statement. Therefore, comments should be provided prior to the close of the comment period and should clearly articulate the reviewer’s concerns and contentions. Comments received in response to this solicitation, including names and addresses of those who comment, will be part of the public record for this proposed action. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered, however. Dated: August 5, 2011. M. Earl Stewart, Forest Supervisor, Coconino National Forest. [FR Doc. 2011–20496 Filed 8–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service Pohick Creek Watershed Dam No. 8, Fairfax County, Virginia; Finding of No Significant Impact Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact. AGENCY: 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 Pohick Creek Watershed Dam No. 8, Fairfax County, Virginia. John A. Bricker, State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 1606 Santa Rosa Road, Suite 209, Richmond, Virginia 23229. Telephone (804) 287–1691, E-Mail Jack.Bricker@va.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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, John A. Bricker, 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 an existing floodwater retarding structure. The Notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been forwarded to the 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 John A. Bricker 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: John A. Bricker, 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]. [FR Doc. 2011–20585 Filed 8–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 156 (Friday, August 12, 2011)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-20585]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources Conservation Service


Pohick Creek Watershed Dam No. 8, Fairfax County, Virginia; 
Finding of No Significant Impact

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 Pohick Creek Watershed Dam No. 8, Fairfax County, 
Virginia.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John A. Bricker, State 
Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 1606 Santa 
Rosa Road, Suite 209, Richmond, Virginia 23229. Telephone (804) 287-
1691, E-Mail Jack.Bricker@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, John A. Bricker, 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 an existing floodwater retarding 
structure.
    The Notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been 
forwarded to the 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 John A. Bricker 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.

John A. Bricker,
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 inter-government consultation with State and local 
officials].

[FR Doc. 2011-20585 Filed 8-11-11; 8:45 am]
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