Engineers Corps May 1, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Upper Columbia Alternative Flood Control and Fish Operations, Libby and Hungry Horse Dams, MT
Document Number: E6-6532
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Seattle District, announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Upper Columbia Alternative Flood Control and Fish Operations. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is a cooperating agency for this FEIS. The document describes and analyzes the environmental impacts of alternative flood control operations at Libby Dam on the Kootenai River and at Hungry Horse Dam on the South Fork Flathead River. Both dams are located in northwestern Montana. The overall goal of the FEIS is to evaluate effects of alternative dam operations to provide better reservoir and flow conditions at and below Libby and Hungry Horse Dams for anadromous and resident fish listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), consistent with authorized project purposes, including maintaining the current level of flood control benefits. Two new alternatives for Libby Dam were added in the FEIS and the Corps is particularly interested in any comments on those alternatives which are described in Section 2.2 and evaluated in Section 3.3 of the FEIS.
Navigation Regulations
Document Number: 06-4064
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Corps is amending the regulations for lockage operations at Bonneville Lock and Dam and amending the regulations which establish the restricted areas at Little Goose Lock and Dam. The Corps is making corrections and adjustments to the lockage control, signals, and permissible dimensions of vessels for Bonneville Lock and Dam. These changes correct language for the new replacement lock. For the Little Goose Lock and Dam the Corps is making adjustments in the upstream channel restricted area boundary to provide a recreational craft corridor along the north shoreline. This will provide better boat ramp access in support of the small craft portage route and reduce interference between fishermen and the boat ramp.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Pine Mountain Dam & Lake Project, AR
Document Number: 06-4061
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Little Rock District will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Pine Mountain Dam and Lake Project, AR. The purpose of the EIS will be to present alternatives and assess the impacts to the human environment associated with providing flood control, recreation and water supply for the surrounding areas in Arkansas and Oklahoma from the proposed project. The study area includes the entire Lee Creek watershed together with the lower Lee Creek reservoir near Van Buren, AR. The proposed project could affect agriculture, recreation, flood control, water supply and natural resources within the study area. The EIS will evaluate potential impacts (positive and negative) to the natural, physical, and human environment as a result of implementing any of the proposed project alternatives that may be developed during the EIS process.