Notice of Availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Little Otter Creek Watershed Plan, Caldwell County, Missouri, 64827-64829 [2019-25557]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 227 / Monday, November 25, 2019 / Notices allow a fee to be charged. Those features include designated parking area, permanent toilets, increased patrols, and picnic tables. These expanded amenity fee sites will honor all applicable Interagency Passes. Dated: October 30, 2019. Richard A. Cooksey, Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2019–25434 Filed 11–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Proposed New Recreation Fees: Shawnee National Forest Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of proposed new recreation fees. AGENCY: The Shawnee National Forest is proposing to charge new fees at six recreation sites. All sites are highly developed day use sites with significant infrastructure. They provide amenities and special opportunities that are beyond those typical of Shawnee National Forest day use sites. Fees are assessed based on the level of amenities and services provided, cost of operation and maintenance, market assessment, and public comment. The fees listed are proposed and will be determined upon further analysis and public comment. Funds from fees would be used for the continued operation and maintenance of these recreation sites. An analysis of the nearby state and private recreation opportunities with similar amenities show that the proposed fees are reasonable for the area. DATES: Comments on the fee changes will be accepted December 26, 2019. Following the public comment period, the fee proposal will be subject to review and recommendation by the Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee. If approved by the Regional Forester, implementation of new fees will occur no sooner than 180 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Lisa Helmig, Acting Forest Supervisor, Shawnee National Forest, 50 Highway 145N, Harrisburg, Illinois 62946. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Lecher, Shawnee National Forest Recreation Staff Officer, 618–253–7114. Information about proposed fee changes can also be found on the Shawnee National Forest website: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/shawnee. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Nov 22, 2019 Jkt 250001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Garden of the Gods Recreation Area (Saline County, IL) already includes a fee campground (Pharaoh Campground). This proposal will not affect the campground fee but will institute a $5 per vehicle fee for the day use area associated with the quarter mile paved ‘‘Observation Trail’’ that leads visitors through unique rock formations and along the tops of the bluffs overlooking the Shawnee Hills and Garden of the Gods Wilderness Area. Pounds Hollow Recreation Area (Gallatin County, IL) includes the only non-concession-operated swim beach on the forest. Pine Ridge Campground is an existing fee site within the recreation area. This proposal is to institute a $5 per vehicle fee for the swimming beach and picnic shelter on Pounds Hollow Lake. Johnson Creek Recreation Area (Jackson County, IL) includes an existing fee campground (Johnson Creek Campground). This proposal will not affect the campground fee but would institute a $5 per vehicle day-use fee for the boat launch on Kinkaid Lake. Pomona Boat Launch (Jackson County, IL) is a jointly managed boat launch on Cedar Lake. Pomona Township maintains the parking area and mowed grounds, while the Forest Service manages the launch, toilets, and picnic facilities. This proposal would institute a $5 per vehicle day-use fee for the boat launch area. Little Grand Canyon (Jackson County, IL) is a trailhead providing access to a National Natural Landmark area. This proposal would institute a $5 per vehicle day-use fee for the trailhead facilities. Bell Smith Springs Interpretive Site (Pope County, IL) provides access to a National Natural Landmark area. This proposal would institute a $5 per vehicle day-use fee for the interpretive site facilities. A Shawnee National Forest annual pass will also be created which will grant the holder year-round use of the recreation facilities at these day-use-fee sites. The cost for the annual pass is proposed to be $30, final cost will be determined through this public comment process and further analysis. The Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108–447) directed the Secretary of Agriculture to publish a six month advance notice in the Federal Register whenever new recreation fee areas are established. Once public involvement is complete, these new fees will be reviewed by a Recreation Resource Advisory Committee prior to a final decision and implementation. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64827 Revenue generated by the proposed fees would be used to leverage federal funding, grants, and partnership contributions to fund maintenance and upgrades to features and facilities such as toilets, docks and ramps, picnic tables and grills, parking lots and access roads, interpretive and informational signing, and to restore natural resources damaged by visitor use. Dated: October 29, 2019. Richard A. Cooksey, Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2019–25433 Filed 11–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service Notice of Availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Little Otter Creek Watershed Plan, Caldwell County, Missouri Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). ACTION: Notice of availability for the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS). AGENCY: NRCS announces the availability of the FSEIS for the Little Otter Creek Watershed Plan (LOCWP), Caldwell County, Missouri, involving the proposed construction of a multipurpose reservoir. The purpose of this supplement is to address changes which have occurred since NRCS prepared the LOCWP and Environmental Impact Statement in 2003. The FSEIS updates the original EIS with more recent relevant environmental information and expands the alternatives analysis beyond those previously considered. The FSEIS evaluates reasonable and practicable alternatives and their expected environmental impacts under the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) provisions of the Council on Environmental Quality. DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by December 26, 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. Comments may be submitted by the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/ and search for Docket ID NRCS–2019–0019. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 64828 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 227 / Monday, November 25, 2019 / Notices NRCS will post all comments on http://www.regulations.gov. Copies of the FSEIS are available at: http://tiny.cc/ 1fd33y. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Hamilton, Assistant State Conservationist, Water Resources and Easements, at chris.hamilton@usda.gov or (573) 876–0912. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication should contact the USDA Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The NRCS in cooperation with the Caldwell County Commission, Caldwell County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has prepared a FSEIS for the LOCWP in Caldwell County, Missouri authorized pursuant to the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act, Public Law 83–566, (16 U.S.C. 1001–1008). The NRCS determined that additional analysis was required and that the purposes of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) would be furthered through the preparation of a FSEIS. The USACE is a cooperating federal agency in the preparation of the FSEIS. The FSEIS has considered all reasonable and practicable alternatives to meet the purpose and need for the Federal action. The FSEIS has assessed the potential social, economic, and environmental impacts of the project, and addressed Federal, State, and local regulatory requirements along with pertinent environmental and socio-economic issues. The FSEIS analyzed the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects of the proposed action. A Notice of Intent to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the LOCWP was published in the Federal Register on December 23, 2013. A Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the LOCWP was published in the Federal Register on March 29, 2019. A public open house was held from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Kingston, Missouri to answer questions and solicit comments on the DSEIS document. The 45-day public comment period ended on May 13, 2019. NRCS has responded to all substantive comments received. Copies of comments received and NRCS responses to those comments appear in Appendix C of the FSEIS. The 6,323-acre Little Otter Creek Watershed is located two miles east of Hamilton in Caldwell County in VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Nov 22, 2019 Jkt 250001 northwest Missouri. It is a tributary to Otter Creek which drains to Shoal Creek; the Grand River, and the Missouri River. Engineering reports dating back nearly 50 years document water supply problems in Caldwell County. Underlying geologic formations severely limit groundwater quality and availability. The Missouri Drought Plan places Caldwell County in a region classified as having ‘‘severe surface and groundwater supply drought vulnerability.’’ Digital models estimate that existing water sources could supply only 37 percent of the county’s demand during the drought of record. In addition, the LOCWP documented annual flood damages to crop and pasture land, fences, roads and bridges. The LOCWP also identified the need for additional recreational opportunities in the surrounding area. At the request of the Caldwell County Commission and the Caldwell County Soil and Water Conservation District, the NRCS began watershed planning activities in July 2000 under the authority of the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954, Public Law 83–566, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1001–1008). NRCS issued a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement in July of 2002. On August 6, 2002, the voters of Caldwell County approved a one-half percent sales tax to assist in funding the local match for project installation. NRCS completed the LOCWP and Environmental Impact Statement in March 2003 and announced a Record of Decision to proceed with installation in May 2003. The project has not been installed because sufficient funding has not been available. Installation of the proposed action will result in temporary and permanent impacts to jurisdictional waters of the United States requiring a Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 permit. The USACE has not issued a Section 404 permit for this project. Comments received during the EIS process suggested that a larger number of reasonable and practicable alternatives be considered. Potential impacts of all reasonable and practicable alternatives have been updated and analyzed in the SEIS in compliance with Section 404(b)(1) of the CWA. The USACE and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completed an Approved Jurisdictional Determination in March 2010. Proposed Action The proposed Federal action as presented in the 2003 EIS includes one approximately 362-acre multiplepurpose reservoir on Little Otter Creek, PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 a water intake structure, a raw water line, fish and wildlife habitat enhancement, and recreational facilities. The purpose of the proposed Federal action is to: • Provide approximately 1.24 million gallons per day of locally-controlled raw water supply to meet the projected 50year usage demand for Caldwell County; • Provide approximately 60,000 annual recreational user-days; and • Provide an approximate 96 percent reduction in annual flood damages in the 3.8 miles of Little Otter Creek between the reservoir and the confluence with Otter Creek. Alternatives The SEIS evaluated environmental impacts of the following alternatives and other action alternatives identified that were reasonable and practicable: (1) Creation of a multi-purpose reservoir; (2) A combination of independent purpose alternatives to meet the overall project purposes and needs; and (3) The no-action alternative. The SEIS identified the National Economic Development alternative, which is the alternative with the greatest net economic benefit consistent with protecting the Nation’s environment and documents the estimated direct, indirect and cumulative impacts of the proposed action and alternatives on the environment. Scoping In developing the LOCWP, numerous scoping meetings were held to gather public input and keep the community informed on the status of project planning activities. Several community surveys and interviews were conducted to gather information, and periodic news articles were published to update local citizens. The Caldwell County Lake Project Steering Committee was formed to further insure public input into the planning process. A public open house was held from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Kingston, Missouri, to answer questions and solicit comments on the DSEIS document. NEPA procedures do not require additional public scoping meetings for the development of a SEIS and none are planned at this time. Comments received were used to revise the Draft and Final SEIS. Public Involvement The NRCS invites full public participation to promote open communication and better decisionmaking. All persons and organizations with an interest in the LOCWP are urged E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 227 / Monday, November 25, 2019 / Notices to comment. Public comments are welcome, and comments may be submitted to the NRCS for 30 days after publication of the Final SEIS. Distribution of the comments received will be included in the Administrative Record without change and may include any personal information provided, unless the commenter indicates that the comment includes information claimed to be confidential business information. Other Environmental Review and Coordination Requirements The USACE is a cooperating agency in the preparation of the FSEIS. The NRCS as the lead Federal agency will continue to coordinate with other agencies and entities throughout the NEPA process including: Caldwell County Commission, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri Department of Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and EPA. The FSEIS addresses project compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including NEPA, CWA, Endangered Species Act, and the National Historic Preservation Act. 64829 Permits or Licenses Required DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The proposed Federal action requires a CWA Section 404 permit from the USACE. The project also requires certification by the State of Missouri, Department of Natural Resources, under Section 401 of the CWA, that the project would not violate State water quality standards. A land disturbance permit issued by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources under Section 402 of the CWA (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit) is required. Construction and Safety Permits issued by the Missouri Dam and Reservoir Safety Program are also required. Economic Development Administration Serapio Flores, Missouri State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service. [FR Doc. 2019–25557 Filed 11–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice and opportunity for public comment. AGENCY: The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of the firms contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firms’ workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: LIST OF PETITIONS RECEIVED BY EDA FOR CERTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE [11/5/2019 through 11/18/2019] Date accepted for investigation Firm name Firm address Maximum Promotions, Inc ....................... 705 North West Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104. 500 East Washington Street, Suite 425, Norristown, PA 19401. 1270 North Main Street, Mars Hill, NC 28754. 965 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642. Richard E. Bishop, Ltd ............................ Advanced Superabrasives, Inc., d/b/a Advanced Tool, Inc. Othernet, Inc ............................................ Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing must be submitted to the Trade Adjustment Assistance Division, Room 71030, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten (10) calendar days following publication of this notice. These petitions are received pursuant to section 251 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Please follow the requirements set forth in EDA’s regulations at 13 CFR 315.9 for procedures to request a public hearing. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official number and title for the program under which VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Nov 22, 2019 Jkt 250001 11/6/2019 11/12/2019 11/15/2019 11/18/2019 these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms. Irette Patterson, Program Analyst. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 227 (Monday, November 25, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources Conservation Service


Notice of Availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental 
Impact Statement for the Little Otter Creek Watershed Plan, Caldwell 
County, Missouri

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Department 
of Agriculture (USDA).

ACTION: Notice of availability for the Final Supplemental Environmental 
Impact Statement (FSEIS).

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SUMMARY: NRCS announces the availability of the FSEIS for the Little 
Otter Creek Watershed Plan (LOCWP), Caldwell County, Missouri, 
involving the proposed construction of a multi-purpose reservoir. The 
purpose of this supplement is to address changes which have occurred 
since NRCS prepared the LOCWP and Environmental Impact Statement in 
2003. The FSEIS updates the original EIS with more recent relevant 
environmental information and expands the alternatives analysis beyond 
those previously considered. The FSEIS evaluates reasonable and 
practicable alternatives and their expected environmental impacts under 
the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) provisions of the Council on 
Environmental Quality.

DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by December 26, 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. Comments may be submitted by the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/ and search for Docket ID NRCS-2019-0019. Follow 
the instructions for submitting comments.

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    NRCS will post all comments on http://www.regulations.gov. Copies 
of the FSEIS are available at: http://tiny.cc/1fd33y.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Hamilton, Assistant State 
Conservationist, Water Resources and Easements, at 
[email protected] or (573) 876-0912. Persons with disabilities 
who require alternative means for communication should contact the USDA 
Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The NRCS in cooperation with the Caldwell County Commission, 
Caldwell County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers (USACE) has prepared a FSEIS for the LOCWP in 
Caldwell County, Missouri authorized pursuant to the Watershed 
Protection and Flood Prevention Act, Public Law 83-566, (16 U.S.C. 
1001-1008). The NRCS determined that additional analysis was required 
and that the purposes of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 
would be furthered through the preparation of a FSEIS. The USACE is a 
cooperating federal agency in the preparation of the FSEIS. The FSEIS 
has considered all reasonable and practicable alternatives to meet the 
purpose and need for the Federal action. The FSEIS has assessed the 
potential social, economic, and environmental impacts of the project, 
and addressed Federal, State, and local regulatory requirements along 
with pertinent environmental and socio-economic issues. The FSEIS 
analyzed the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects of the proposed 
action.
    A Notice of Intent to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact 
Statement for the LOCWP was published in the Federal Register on 
December 23, 2013. A Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the LOCWP was published in 
the Federal Register on March 29, 2019. A public open house was held 
from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Kingston, 
Missouri to answer questions and solicit comments on the DSEIS 
document. The 45-day public comment period ended on May 13, 2019. NRCS 
has responded to all substantive comments received. Copies of comments 
received and NRCS responses to those comments appear in Appendix C of 
the FSEIS.
    The 6,323-acre Little Otter Creek Watershed is located two miles 
east of Hamilton in Caldwell County in northwest Missouri. It is a 
tributary to Otter Creek which drains to Shoal Creek; the Grand River, 
and the Missouri River.
    Engineering reports dating back nearly 50 years document water 
supply problems in Caldwell County. Underlying geologic formations 
severely limit groundwater quality and availability. The Missouri 
Drought Plan places Caldwell County in a region classified as having 
``severe surface and groundwater supply drought vulnerability.'' 
Digital models estimate that existing water sources could supply only 
37 percent of the county's demand during the drought of record. In 
addition, the LOCWP documented annual flood damages to crop and pasture 
land, fences, roads and bridges. The LOCWP also identified the need for 
additional recreational opportunities in the surrounding area.
    At the request of the Caldwell County Commission and the Caldwell 
County Soil and Water Conservation District, the NRCS began watershed 
planning activities in July 2000 under the authority of the Watershed 
Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954, Public Law 83-566, as 
amended (16 U.S.C. 1001-1008). NRCS issued a Notice of Intent to 
prepare an Environmental Impact Statement in July of 2002. On August 6, 
2002, the voters of Caldwell County approved a one-half percent sales 
tax to assist in funding the local match for project installation. NRCS 
completed the LOCWP and Environmental Impact Statement in March 2003 
and announced a Record of Decision to proceed with installation in May 
2003. The project has not been installed because sufficient funding has 
not been available. Installation of the proposed action will result in 
temporary and permanent impacts to jurisdictional waters of the United 
States requiring a Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 permit. The USACE 
has not issued a Section 404 permit for this project. Comments received 
during the EIS process suggested that a larger number of reasonable and 
practicable alternatives be considered. Potential impacts of all 
reasonable and practicable alternatives have been updated and analyzed 
in the SEIS in compliance with Section 404(b)(1) of the CWA. The USACE 
and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completed an 
Approved Jurisdictional Determination in March 2010.

Proposed Action

    The proposed Federal action as presented in the 2003 EIS includes 
one approximately 362-acre multiple-purpose reservoir on Little Otter 
Creek, a water intake structure, a raw water line, fish and wildlife 
habitat enhancement, and recreational facilities. The purpose of the 
proposed Federal action is to:
     Provide approximately 1.24 million gallons per day of 
locally-controlled raw water supply to meet the projected 50-year usage 
demand for Caldwell County;
     Provide approximately 60,000 annual recreational user-
days; and
     Provide an approximate 96 percent reduction in annual 
flood damages in the 3.8 miles of Little Otter Creek between the 
reservoir and the confluence with Otter Creek.

Alternatives

    The SEIS evaluated environmental impacts of the following 
alternatives and other action alternatives identified that were 
reasonable and practicable:
    (1) Creation of a multi-purpose reservoir;
    (2) A combination of independent purpose alternatives to meet the 
overall project purposes and needs; and
    (3) The no-action alternative.
    The SEIS identified the National Economic Development alternative, 
which is the alternative with the greatest net economic benefit 
consistent with protecting the Nation's environment and documents the 
estimated direct, indirect and cumulative impacts of the proposed 
action and alternatives on the environment.

Scoping

    In developing the LOCWP, numerous scoping meetings were held to 
gather public input and keep the community informed on the status of 
project planning activities. Several community surveys and interviews 
were conducted to gather information, and periodic news articles were 
published to update local citizens. The Caldwell County Lake Project 
Steering Committee was formed to further insure public input into the 
planning process. A public open house was held from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 
p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Kingston, Missouri, to answer 
questions and solicit comments on the DSEIS document. NEPA procedures 
do not require additional public scoping meetings for the development 
of a SEIS and none are planned at this time. Comments received were 
used to revise the Draft and Final SEIS.

Public Involvement

    The NRCS invites full public participation to promote open 
communication and better decision-making. All persons and organizations 
with an interest in the LOCWP are urged

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to comment. Public comments are welcome, and comments may be submitted 
to the NRCS for 30 days after publication of the Final SEIS. 
Distribution of the comments received will be included in the 
Administrative Record without change and may include any personal 
information provided, unless the commenter indicates that the comment 
includes information claimed to be confidential business information.

Other Environmental Review and Coordination Requirements

    The USACE is a cooperating agency in the preparation of the FSEIS. 
The NRCS as the lead Federal agency will continue to coordinate with 
other agencies and entities throughout the NEPA process including: 
Caldwell County Commission, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, 
Missouri Department of Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
and EPA. The FSEIS addresses project compliance with applicable laws 
and regulations, including NEPA, CWA, Endangered Species Act, and the 
National Historic Preservation Act.

Permits or Licenses Required

    The proposed Federal action requires a CWA Section 404 permit from 
the USACE. The project also requires certification by the State of 
Missouri, Department of Natural Resources, under Section 401 of the 
CWA, that the project would not violate State water quality standards. 
A land disturbance permit issued by the Missouri Department of Natural 
Resources under Section 402 of the CWA (National Pollutant Discharge 
Elimination System Permit) is required. Construction and Safety Permits 
issued by the Missouri Dam and Reservoir Safety Program are also 
required.

Serapio Flores,
Missouri State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-25557 Filed 11-22-19; 8:45 am]
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