Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Willow Creek Watershed, Glacier County, Montana, on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, 10477-10478 [2019-05322]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 55 / Thursday, March 21, 2019 / Notices to which this NOFA applies is: 10.904 Watershed Protection and Flood. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service Watkins Branch Watershed, Buchanan County, Virginia Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA. ACTION: Notice of intent to deauthorize Federal Funding and request for comments. AGENCY: NRCS gives notice of the intent to deauthorize Federal funding for the Watkins Branch Watershed project, Buchanan County, Virginia. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments by May 20, 2019. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your comments, include the volume, date, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit your comments by the following method: • Federal eRulemaking Portal Website: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov and search for docket ID NRCS–2019–0002. Follow the online instruction for submitting comments electronically. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Bricker, VA State Conservationist, 1606 Santa Rosa Road, Suite 209, Richmond, Virginia 23229. Telephone: (804) 287– 1691 or email: Jack.Bricker@ va.usda.gov. Also, for specific questions regarding this notice, contact Wade Biddix, (804) 287–1675 or Wade.Biddix@va.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954 (Pub. L. 83–566) and NRCS Guidelines (7 CFR part 622), a determination has been made by John Bricker, NRCS State Conservationist in Virginia, that the proposed works of improvement for the Watkins Branch Watershed project will not be installed. The sponsoring local organizations have concurred in this determination and agree that Federal funding should be deauthorized for the project. Information regarding this determination may be obtained from John Bricker, NRCS State Conservationist at the above contact information. No administrative action on implementation of the proposed deauthorization will be taken until 60 days after the date of this publication in the Federal Register. amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Federal Assistance Programs The title and number of the Federal assistance programs, as found in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Mar 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 John A. Bricker, VA State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service. [FR Doc. 2019–05309 Filed 3–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service [Docket No. NRCS–2019–0001] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Willow Creek Watershed, Glacier County, Montana, on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). AGENCY: The NRCS Montana State Office gives notice that an EIS is being prepared for the Willow Creek Watershed Project in the proximity of Browning, Montana on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. This notice announces our intent to prepare an EIS, provide information on the nature of the proposed action and possible alternatives, invite public participation in the EIS process, and identify cooperating agency contacts. The EIS process will evaluate alternatives recommended for detailed study because of previous planning-level studies completed by NRCS and additional (new) alternatives identified during scoping. DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by April 22, 2019. Comments received after this date will be considered to the extent possible. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this NOI. In your comments, include the volume, date, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for docket ID NRCS–2019–0001. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail, Hand Delivery, Fax, or Courier: Amy Darlinton P.E., Northern Engineering & Consulting, Inc., 200 N 34th Street, Billings, MT 59101, email: amy.darlinton@neciusa.com, fax: (406) 206–5248 or telephone: (406) 206–5248. All written comments will be publicly available on www.regulations.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10477 Tom Watson, State Conservationist, NRCS, 10 E Babcock, Suite 443, Bozeman, MT 59715, telephone (406) 587–6811 or email tom.watson@mt.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRCS Montana State Office gives notice that an EIS is being prepared for the Willow Creek Watershed Project in the proximity of Browning, Montana on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. The EIS process will evaluate alternatives recommended for detailed study because of previous planning-level studies completed by NRCS and additional (new) alternatives identified during scoping. Preparing an EIS, providing information on the nature of the proposed action and possible alternatives, inviting public participation in the EIS process, and identifying cooperating agency contacts is being done as required by section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Guidelines (40 CFR part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) regulations that implement NEPA in 7 CFR part 650. The initial agency scoping of this federally assisted action indicates that the project may cause significant local, regional, or national impacts on the environment. Tom Watson, State Conservationist, has determined that the preparation and review of an EIS is needed for this project. The objective of the EIS is to formulate and evaluate alternatives to prevent or reduce Willow Creek floodwater damage through Browning, Montana. A draft EIS will be prepared and circulated for review by agencies and the public. NRCS invites participation and consultation of agencies and individuals that have special expertise, legal jurisdiction, or interest in the preparation of the draft environmental impact statement. Written comments on the scope of the draft EIS, including the project’s need and purpose, the alternatives to be considered, types of issues that should be addressed, associated research that should be considered, and the methodologies to be used in impact evaluations should be sent to Northern Engineering & Consulting, Inc. (NECI), (see ADDRESSES section above for contact information). Two scoping meetings were held to present the project and develop the scope of the draft EIS on Wednesday, January 24, 2019, at 629 All Chiefs Road, Browning Montana Blackfeet Tribal Council Chambers, Browning, Montana 59417. Comments received, including the names and addresses of FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 10478 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 55 / Thursday, March 21, 2019 / Notices those who comment, are part of the public record. Scoping meeting presentation materials are available on the Northern Engineering & Consulting, Inc., website at http://www.neciusa.com/. Representatives of Blackfeet Tribal governments and Federal, State, regional and local agencies that may have an interest in any aspect of the project were invited to be cooperating agencies. Background Historically, when a Willow Creek Flood Control Project Plan-EIS was completed for Browning in 1975, it was signed by NRCS and the following project sponsors: City of Browning, Blackfeet Tribal Council, and Glacier County Conservation District. Over the last 43 years, residential and municipal developments have encroached on Flat Iron Creek and the planned footprint of the upper floodwater diversion. As a result, the Plan-EIS (1975) is no longer feasible. The following documents are available for review from Amy Darlinton (see ADDRESSES section above for contact information): • Original analyses of engineering alternatives, • 80% design of selected alternative, • Preliminary and final watershed project plans, and • EIS. Federal Assistance Programs The title and number of the Federal assistance programs, as found in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, to which this NOFA applies is: 10.904 Watershed Protection and Flood. Tom Watson, Montana State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service. [FR Doc. 2019–05322 Filed 3–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Ohio Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Ohio Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting via SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Mar 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 teleconference on Friday April 5, 2019, from 3–4 p.m. EDT for the purpose of reviewing received testimony and planning for future testimony on education funding in the state. DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday April 5, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. EDT. Public Call Information: Dial: 1–855– 719–5012, Conference ID: 7027912. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Wojnaroski, DFO, at mwojnaroski@usccr.gov or 312–353– 8311. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Members of the public may listen to the discussion. This meeting is available to the public through the above listed toll free number. An open comment period will be provided to allow members of the public to make a statement as time allows. The conference call operator will ask callers to identify themselves, the organization they are affiliated with (if any), and an email address prior to placing callers into the conference room. Callers can expect to incur regular charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, according to their wireless plan. The Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over land-line connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877– 8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Regional Programs Unit Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 230 S Dearborn, Suite 2120, Chicago, IL 60604. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353–8324, or emailed to Carolyn Allen at callen@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit Office at (312) 353–8311. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available via www.facadatabase.gov under the Commission on Civil Rights, Ohio Advisory Committee link. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are also directed to the Commission’s website, http://www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit office at the above email or street address. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agenda Welcome and Roll Call Discussion: Education Funding in Ohio Community Forum Preparations: Columbus OH, April 16, 2019 Public Comment Adjournment Dated: March 18, 2019. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2019–05408 Filed 3–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION [Docket No. CPSC–2012–0026] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Requirements Pertaining to Third Party Conformity Assessment Bodies Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requests comments on a proposed extension of approval of a collection of information under the requirements pertaining to third party conformity assessment bodies, approved previously under OMB Control No. 3041–0156. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of this collection of information from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by May 20, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CPSC–2012– 0026, by any of the following methods: Electronic Submissions: Submit electronic comments to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. The CPSC does not accept comments submitted by electronic mail (email), except through www.regulations.gov. The CPSC encourages you to submit electronic comments by using the Federal eRulemaking Portal, as described above. Written Submissions: Submit written submissions by mail/hand delivery/ courier to: Division of the Secretariat, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Room 820, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone (301) 504–7923. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 55 (Thursday, March 21, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10477-10478]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-05322]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources Conservation Service

[Docket No. NRCS-2019-0001]


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Willow Creek Watershed, Glacier County, Montana, on the Blackfeet 
Indian Reservation

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

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS).

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SUMMARY: The NRCS Montana State Office gives notice that an EIS is 
being prepared for the Willow Creek Watershed Project in the proximity 
of Browning, Montana on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. This notice 
announces our intent to prepare an EIS, provide information on the 
nature of the proposed action and possible alternatives, invite public 
participation in the EIS process, and identify cooperating agency 
contacts. The EIS process will evaluate alternatives recommended for 
detailed study because of previous planning-level studies completed by 
NRCS and additional (new) alternatives identified during scoping.

DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by April 22, 2019. 
Comments received after this date will be considered to the extent 
possible.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this NOI. In your 
comments, include the volume, date, and page number of this issue of 
the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for docket ID NRCS-2019-0001. Follow the 
online instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail, Hand Delivery, Fax, or Courier: Amy Darlinton P.E., 
Northern Engineering & Consulting, Inc., 200 N 34th Street, Billings, 
MT 59101, email: amy.darlinton@neciusa.com, fax: (406) 206-5248 or 
telephone: (406) 206-5248.
    All written comments will be publicly available on 
www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Watson, State Conservationist, 
NRCS, 10 E Babcock, Suite 443, Bozeman, MT 59715, telephone (406) 587-
6811 or email tom.watson@mt.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRCS Montana State Office gives notice 
that an EIS is being prepared for the Willow Creek Watershed Project in 
the proximity of Browning, Montana on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. 
The EIS process will evaluate alternatives recommended for detailed 
study because of previous planning-level studies completed by NRCS and 
additional (new) alternatives identified during scoping. Preparing an 
EIS, providing information on the nature of the proposed action and 
possible alternatives, inviting public participation in the EIS 
process, and identifying cooperating agency contacts is being done as 
required by section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA) of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Guidelines (40 CFR 
part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) 
regulations that implement NEPA in 7 CFR part 650. The initial agency 
scoping of this federally assisted action indicates that the project 
may cause significant local, regional, or national impacts on the 
environment. Tom Watson, State Conservationist, has determined that the 
preparation and review of an EIS is needed for this project.
    The objective of the EIS is to formulate and evaluate alternatives 
to prevent or reduce Willow Creek floodwater damage through Browning, 
Montana. A draft EIS will be prepared and circulated for review by 
agencies and the public. NRCS invites participation and consultation of 
agencies and individuals that have special expertise, legal 
jurisdiction, or interest in the preparation of the draft environmental 
impact statement.
    Written comments on the scope of the draft EIS, including the 
project's need and purpose, the alternatives to be considered, types of 
issues that should be addressed, associated research that should be 
considered, and the methodologies to be used in impact evaluations 
should be sent to Northern Engineering & Consulting, Inc. (NECI), (see 
ADDRESSES section above for contact information).
    Two scoping meetings were held to present the project and develop 
the scope of the draft EIS on Wednesday, January 24, 2019, at 629 All 
Chiefs Road, Browning Montana Blackfeet Tribal Council Chambers, 
Browning, Montana 59417. Comments received, including the names and 
addresses of

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those who comment, are part of the public record.
    Scoping meeting presentation materials are available on the 
Northern Engineering & Consulting, Inc., website at http://www.neciusa.com/.
    Representatives of Blackfeet Tribal governments and Federal, State, 
regional and local agencies that may have an interest in any aspect of 
the project were invited to be cooperating agencies.

Background

    Historically, when a Willow Creek Flood Control Project Plan-EIS 
was completed for Browning in 1975, it was signed by NRCS and the 
following project sponsors: City of Browning, Blackfeet Tribal Council, 
and Glacier County Conservation District.
    Over the last 43 years, residential and municipal developments have 
encroached on Flat Iron Creek and the planned footprint of the upper 
floodwater diversion. As a result, the Plan-EIS (1975) is no longer 
feasible. The following documents are available for review from Amy 
Darlinton (see ADDRESSES section above for contact information):
     Original analyses of engineering alternatives,
     80% design of selected alternative,
     Preliminary and final watershed project plans, and
     EIS.

Federal Assistance Programs

    The title and number of the Federal assistance programs, as found 
in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, to which this NOFA 
applies is:
    10.904 Watershed Protection and Flood.

Tom Watson,
Montana State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-05322 Filed 3-20-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-16-P