Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) and Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Grand Prairie Area Demonstration Project, 58517 [2013-23134]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 24, 2013 / Notices Expiration Date: 02/28/2014. Type of Request: Extension with a revision. Abstract: FSA’s Farm Loan Programs provide loans to family farmers to purchase real estate and equipment, and finance agricultural production. Direct Loan Servicing—Regular, as specified in 7 CFR part 765, provides the requirements related to routine servicing actions associated with direct loans. FSA is required to actively supervise its borrowers and provide credit counseling, management advice and financial guidance. Additionally, FSA must document that credit is not available to the borrower from commercial credit sources in order to maintain eligibility for assistance. 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Garica, Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. 2013–23227 Filed 9–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service [Docket No. NRCS–2013–0004] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) and Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Grand Prairie Area Demonstration Project Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA. ACTION: Notice of availability of Record of Decision and Findings of No Significant Impact. AGENCY: This notice announces NRCS’ adoption, under provisions provided for in 40 CFR 1506.3 of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) entitled: ‘‘General Reevaluation Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Grand Prairie Demonstration Project dated September 1999’’ (GRR/EIS) and the availability of an associated NRCS ROD. NRCS has also adopted the two Environmental Assessments (EAs) associated with the project entitled: ‘‘Environmental Assessment Grand Prairie Area Demonstration Project, Post General Reevaluation Design Changes’’ (2004 EA) and ‘‘Environmental Assessment Grand Prairie Area Demonstration Project Canal Realignment and Pumping Station Borrow Area, Prairie County, Arkansas’’ (2010 EA), and an NRCS FONSI for each EA is available. ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD and FONSI are available upon request from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Room 3416, Federal Building, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58517 700 West Capitol Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201–3225. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charlotte Bowie, State Irrigation Engineer, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Room 3416, Federal Building, 700 West Capitol Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201– 3225; telephone: (501) 301–3148. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NRCS prepared the ROD and FONSI in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act after reviewing the EIS and the EAs and concurring with the analysis and findings therein, and finding that the proposed project modifications described in the EAs will not result in significant impacts to the environment. The Grand Prairie Area Demonstration Project is located in eastern Arkansas and includes portions of Prairie, Arkansas, Lonoke, and Monroe Counties. This project will provide for agricultural water supply, ground water protection, and wildlife enhancement within the project area. The project features include a major pumping station, conveyance channels and pipelines, and conservation measures for the Grand Prairie area. Signed this 13th day of September, 2013, in Washington, DC Terry J. Cosby, Acting Regional Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service. [FR Doc. 2013–23134 Filed 9–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service [Docket No. NRCS–2013–0005] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Bayou Meto Basin Project, Arkansas Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA. ACTION: Notice of availability of Record of Decision and Finding of No Significant Impact. AGENCY: This notice announces NRCS’ adoption, under provisions provided for in 40 CFR 1506.3 of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) entitled: ‘‘General Reevaluation Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Bayou Meto Basin project dated November 2006 and revised March 2007’’ (GRR/EIS) and the availability of an associated NRCS ROD. NRCS has SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 185 (Tuesday, September 24, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources Conservation Service

[Docket No. NRCS-2013-0004]


Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) and 
Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Grand Prairie Area 
Demonstration Project

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA.

ACTION: Notice of availability of Record of Decision and Findings of No 
Significant Impact.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces NRCS' adoption, under provisions 
provided for in 40 CFR 1506.3 of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 
Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) entitled: ``General 
Reevaluation Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Grand 
Prairie Demonstration Project dated September 1999'' (GRR/EIS) and the 
availability of an associated NRCS ROD. NRCS has also adopted the two 
Environmental Assessments (EAs) associated with the project entitled: 
``Environmental Assessment Grand Prairie Area Demonstration Project, 
Post General Reevaluation Design Changes'' (2004 EA) and 
``Environmental Assessment Grand Prairie Area Demonstration Project 
Canal Realignment and Pumping Station Borrow Area, Prairie County, 
Arkansas'' (2010 EA), and an NRCS FONSI for each EA is available.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD and FONSI are available upon request from 
the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Room 3416, Federal 
Building, 700 West Capitol Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-3225.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charlotte Bowie, State Irrigation 
Engineer, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Room 3416, Federal 
Building, 700 West Capitol Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-3225; 
telephone: (501) 301-3148.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NRCS prepared the ROD and FONSI in 
compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act after reviewing 
the EIS and the EAs and concurring with the analysis and findings 
therein, and finding that the proposed project modifications described 
in the EAs will not result in significant impacts to the environment.
    The Grand Prairie Area Demonstration Project is located in eastern 
Arkansas and includes portions of Prairie, Arkansas, Lonoke, and Monroe 
Counties. This project will provide for agricultural water supply, 
ground water protection, and wildlife enhancement within the project 
area. The project features include a major pumping station, conveyance 
channels and pipelines, and conservation measures for the Grand Prairie 
area.

    Signed this 13th day of September, 2013, in Washington, DC
Terry J. Cosby,
Acting Regional Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-23134 Filed 9-23-13; 8:45 am]
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