Non-Rock Alternatives to Shoreline Protection Demonstration Project (LA-16) Iberia, Jefferson, and Lafourche Parishes, LA, 33051 [2013-13060]

Download as PDF sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 106 / Monday, June 3, 2013 / Notices community adjacent to the river. Beyond the riparian community are agricultural fields on the east side of the diversion dam and BLM land on the west side of the diversion dam that is primarily comprised of desert shrubs and grasses. Environmental resources consist of the natural and man-made environment. Preliminary resource concerns associated with the rehabilitation of the diversion dam may include both beneficial and negative impacts to water quality and supply, fish, threatened and endangered species, cultural, recreation, aesthetics, and public health and safety. Alternatives—NRCS is analyzing the following conceptual alternatives to rehabilitate the diversion dam: • Repair Existing Diversion Dam: Repair the existing diversion to safely pass flood events. • Replace Existing Diversion Dam: Demolish the existing diversion dam and install a new dam in the same location. • Replace Diversion Dam Downstream: Demolish the existing diversion dam and install a new diversion dam downstream. • Replace Diversion Dam Upstream: Demolish the existing diversion dam and install a new diversion dam upstream. • Diversion Decommissioning: Completely remove the diversion dam from the river and stabilize the diversion site. The existing water rights at the dam would be supplemented via pumping out of the river or other options to provide water to the water rights holders. • Fish Passage Upstream/ Downstream: Construct a passage system(s) on the dam to allow safe upstream and downstream passage of fish over the diversion dam. • Electric Fish Barrier: Install an electric fish barrier to prevent fish from swimming into the powerhouse and irrigation canal on the west side of the diversion dam. • Fish Barrier: Install a fish barrier to prevent fish from swimming into irrigation canal on the east side of the diversion dam. • Boat Passage Upstream/ Downstream: Construct a passage system(s) on the dam to allow safe downstream passage of boats past the diversion dam. NRCS will consider any viable alternatives brought forward during scoping if it is substantially different from the alternatives described above. NRCS will also study a No-Action alternative which would consist of no Federal money used for the rehabilitation of the diversion dam. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:40 May 31, 2013 Jkt 229001 Cooperating Agencies—Federal, state, and local agencies that may be interested in or affected by the project may request or be requested by NRCS to become a cooperating agency in the development of the EIS. Signed this 24th day of May, 2013, in Salt Lake City, Utah. David C Brown, Utah State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service. [FR Doc. 2013–13062 Filed 5–31–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service Non-Rock Alternatives to Shoreline Protection Demonstration Project (LA– 16) Iberia, Jefferson, and Lafourche Parishes, LA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Department of Agriculture. ACTION: Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Guidelines (40 CFR part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Guidelines (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 Non-Rock Alternatives to Shoreline Protection Demonstration Project (LA–16), Iberia, Jefferson, and Lafourche Parishes, Louisiana. SUMMARY: 33051 shoreline protection systems will be demonstrated in up to three (3) test sites in coastal Louisiana. Up to five (5) ‘‘non-rock’’ shoreline protection systems will be installed in 500 linear foot sections at each site, extending a maximum of 4,200 linear feet (including buffer areas) along the shoreline at each site. The sites selected include the western side of the peninsula separating Vermilion and Weeks Bay in Iberia Parish; the southeast shoreline of Lake Salvador in Jefferson Parish; and the western shoreline of Bayou Perot in Lafourche Parish. The Notice of 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 collected during the environmental assessment are on file and may be reviewed by contacting W. Britt Paul. No administrative action on implementation of the proposal will be taken until 30 days after the date of this publication in the Federal Register. W. Britt Paul, Acting State Conservationist. [FR Doc. 2013–13060 Filed 5–31–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–53–2013] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Notification of Proposed Production Activity, The Gas Company, LLC dba Hawai’i Gas, Subzone 9F (Synthetic Natural Gas), Kapolei, Hawaii An environmental assessment of the 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, W. Britt Paul, Acting State Conservationist, has determined that preparation and review of an environmental impact statement is not needed for this project. The project will install and monitor various shoreline protection systems in areas of the state where physical, logistical and environmental limitations preclude the use of rock structures. The The Gas Company, LLC dba Hawai’i Gas (Hawai’i Gas), operator of Subzone 9F, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board for their facility in Kapolei, Hawaii. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on May 22, 2013. The subzone currently has authority to produce synthetic natural gas, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, hydrocarbon gas mixtures and zinc sulfide using certain foreign-status feedstocks produced within Subzone 9A. The current request would allow Hawai’i Gas to admit the feedstocks listed below from any source in foreign status. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials and components and specific finished W. Britt Paul, Acting State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 3737 Government Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71302; telephone (318) 473– 7751. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 106 (Monday, June 3, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 33051]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-13060]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources Conservation Service


Non-Rock Alternatives to Shoreline Protection Demonstration 
Project (LA-16) Iberia, Jefferson, and Lafourche Parishes, LA

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service, Department of 
Agriculture.

ACTION: Notice of 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 Guidelines (40 
CFR part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service 
Guidelines (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 Non-Rock 
Alternatives to Shoreline Protection Demonstration Project (LA-16), 
Iberia, Jefferson, and Lafourche Parishes, Louisiana.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: W. Britt Paul, Acting State 
Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 3737 
Government Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71302; telephone (318) 473-
7751.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An environmental assessment of the 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, W. Britt Paul, Acting State Conservationist, has 
determined that preparation and review of an environmental impact 
statement is not needed for this project.
    The project will install and monitor various shoreline protection 
systems in areas of the state where physical, logistical and 
environmental limitations preclude the use of rock structures. The 
shoreline protection systems will be demonstrated in up to three (3) 
test sites in coastal Louisiana. Up to five (5) ``non-rock'' shoreline 
protection systems will be installed in 500 linear foot sections at 
each site, extending a maximum of 4,200 linear feet (including buffer 
areas) along the shoreline at each site. The sites selected include the 
western side of the peninsula separating Vermilion and Weeks Bay in 
Iberia Parish; the southeast shoreline of Lake Salvador in Jefferson 
Parish; and the western shoreline of Bayou Perot in Lafourche Parish.
    The Notice of 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 collected during the 
environmental assessment are on file and may be reviewed by contacting 
W. Britt Paul.
    No administrative action on implementation of the proposal will be 
taken until 30 days after the date of this publication in the Federal 
Register.

W. Britt Paul,
Acting State Conservationist.
[FR Doc. 2013-13060 Filed 5-31-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-16-P