Natural Resources Conservation Service 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

LA-05 Floating Marsh Creation Demonstration Project, Terrebonne Parish, LA
Document Number: E5-8005
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
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 Floating Marsh Creation Demonstration Project (LA-05), Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.
Project: Pigeon Roost Creek Watershed, Floodwater Retarding Structure #3, Jackson County, KY
Document Number: E5-7824
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969: the Council of Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Regulations (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 Pigeon Roost Watershed, Jackson County, Kentucky.
Notice of Proposed Changes to Section IV of the Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG) of the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Indiana
Document Number: E5-7455
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
It is the intention of NRCS in Indiana to issue three revised conservation practice standards in Section IV of the FOTG. The revised standards are: Residue and Tillage ManagementNo-Till (329), Residue and Tillage ManagementMulch-Till (345) and Sediment Basin (350). These practices may be used in conservation systems that treat highly erodible land and/or wetlands.
South Fork Licking River Watershed Licking, Perry, and Fairfield Counties, OH
Document Number: 05-23168
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
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 being prepared for South Fork of Licking River Watershed, Licking, Perry, Fairfield Counties, Ohio.
Finding of No Significant Impact for Silt Salinity Control Project, Garfield County, CO
Document Number: 05-22809
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Environmental Statements; Availability
Document Number: 05-22358
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, to disclose potential effects to the human environment. The section of Coal Creek that traverses Cedar City, Utah, has channel stability and capacity deficiencies that pose a threat to existing infrastructure and development due to flooding. The NRCS proposes to modify the Coal Creek channel to safely convey floodwaters from a 100-year flood event. In conjunction with the proposed channel improvements, two irrigation diversion/drop structures on Coal Creek (the Main Street Diversion and the Woodbury Diversion) will have to be reconstructed to eliminate significant channel and capacity restrictions. In conjunction with the reconstruction of the diversion structures, sedimentation facilities would be constructed to remove gravel from water diverted from the Main Street Diversion. Also as part of this project, Cedar City proposes to improve and expand an existing parkway along Coal Creek to enhance aesthetic values and provide recreational opportunities for community residents and visitors. The Draft EIS presents detailed analyses for three alternatives. Alternative ANo Action, would continue the frequency and level of dredging and other management actions as they are currently planned. Existing channel and structural deficiencies would not be corrected. Alternative BRelocate Main Street Diversion, would remove the Main Street diversion/drop structure currently in use and relocate it to near 200 East. Implementation of this alternative would require approximately 3,250 feet of pipeline to be installed, flood and slope/ grading-related channel modifications from Center Street to I-15, and the continuation of periodic dredging as necessary. A sedimentation basin would be constructed to remove gravels from diverted irrigation water. The Woodbury diversion/drop structure would be reconstructed. Under this alternative, the parkway would be extended to Airport Road and landscaped. Parkway Option B1 proposes a crosswalk at the Main Street Bridge. Parkway Option B2 proposes to access existing sidewalks from the pedestrian bridge at 400 North to cross Main Street and avoid additional property acquisition. Alternative CReplace Main Street Diversion, would modify the Main Street diversion/drop structure by removing approximately half the drop. Implementation of this alternative would require approximately 3,000 feet of pipeline to be installed, flood and slope/grading-related channel modifications from Center Street to west of I-15, and the continuation of periodic dredging as necessary. Two sedimentation basins would be constructed to remove gravels from diverted irrigation water. The Woodbury diversion/drop structure would be reconstructed. Under this alternative, the parkway would be extended to Airport Road and landscaped. In addition, a historic pedestrian truss bridge would be removed to prevent channel constriction and potential flooding. Parkway Option C1 would construct an elevated pedestrian pathway under the Main Street Bridge. Parkway Option C2 would construct a large box culvert for pedestrian use just north of the bridge and under Main Street. As required by the NRCS for water projects, the National Economic Development (NED) benefit-cost process was used to determine benefit- cost ratios for each alternative. The alternative with the highest benefit-cost ratio (3.47:1) and thus designated as the NED Alternative was Alternative C, Parkway Option C1. Accordingly, the NRCS selected Alternative C, Parkway Option C1, as the Preferred Alternative. Written comments regarding this Draft EIS should be mailed to: Marnie Wilson, Coal Creek EIS, USDANRCS, Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building, 125 South State Street, Room 4402, Salt Lake City, UT 84138- 1100. Project information is also available on the Internet at: http:// www.ut.nrcs.usda.gov under Public Notices. Comments must be received no later than 45 days after this notice is published (December 26, 2005). Comments may also be submitted by sending a facsimile to (801) 524- 4593, or by e-mail to Marnie.Wilson@ut.usda.gov (please include the words ``Coal Creek Comment'' in the subject line of the E-mail).
Notice of Intent To Extend a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 05-22270
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Natural Resources Conservation Service published in the Federal Register notice of October 12, 2005 (70 FR 59314), a document stating ``Notice to Reinstate and Revise a Previously Approved Information Collection.'' This notice corrects the previously published document. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the intention of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to request an extension for and a revision to the currently approved information collection Volunteer Program-Earth Team. The collected information will help NRCS to match the skills of individuals who are applying for volunteer work that will further the Agency's mission. Information will be collected from potential volunteers who are 14 years of age or older.
Notice To Reinstate and Revise a Previously Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 05-20393
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to reinstate and revise a previously approved information collection. The collected information will help NRCS to match the skills of individuals who are applying for volunteer work that will further the Agency's mission. Information will be collected from potential volunteers who are 14 years of age or older.
Notice of Meeting of the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force
Document Number: 05-19770
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) will meet to continue discussions on critical air quality issues in relation to agriculture. Special emphasis will be placed on obtaining a greater understanding about the relationship between agricultural production and air quality.
Broad Creek Watershed, Delaware
Document Number: 05-18702
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pursuant to the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act, Public Law 83-566, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Guidelines (7 CFR part 622), the Natural Resources Conservation Service gives notice of the deauthorization of Federal funding for the Broad Creek Watershed project Sussex and Kent Counties, Delaware.
Notice of Proposed Change to the Natural Resources Conservation Service's National Handbook of Conservation Practices
Document Number: 05-18549
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
It is the intention of NRCS to issue one revised conservation practice standard in its National Handbook of Conservation Practices. This standard is: Wastewater Treatment Strip (NY635).
South River Watershed Structures Numbers 23, 25 and 26, Augusta County, VA
Document Number: 05-17967
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pursuant to Section 102[2][c] of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations [40 CFR part 1500]; and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Regulations [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 South River Watershed Dams Numbers 23, 25 and 26, Augusta County, Virginia.
North Fork Cowanesque River Watershed, Potter County, PA
Document Number: 05-17966
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
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 (formerly the Soil 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 North Fork Cowanesque River Watershed, Potter County, Pennsylvania.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: 05-17305
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication of the NRCS revision to the System of Records to reflect an Agency reorganization changing the name of the Soil Conservation Service to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, to change the system name to reflect categories of files contained in the system, to add a routine use to allow records to be accessed by technical service providers and contractors, and to update authorities, agency contact information, system accessibility, file maintenance, storage, and retrieval.
Notice of Cancellation of Meeting of the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force
Document Number: 05-16654
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, September 22-23, 2005, in Ithaca, New York, has been cancelled. The original meeting notice can be found in the Federal Register, Volume 70, Number 151, pages 45649-45650, published on Monday, August 8, 2005.
Notice of Availability of a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Sallisaw Creek Watershed Site Nos. 32, 33, and 34 in Sequoyah County, OK
Document Number: 05-16202
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Regulations (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 Sallisaw Creek Watershed Site Nos. 32, 33, and 34 Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.
Chiwapa Creek Watershed, Pontotoc, Lee and Monroe Counties, MS
Document Number: 05-15929
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pursuant to Section 102(2) (C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR Part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Regulations (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 Chiwapa Creek Watershed, Pontotoc, Lee, and Monroe Counties, Mississippi.
Canon City C-4 Dam Repair Project; Fremont County, CO
Document Number: 05-15928
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR Part 1500); and the Natural Resource Conservation Service Regulations (7 CFR Part 650); the Natural Resource Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, gives notice that an environmental impact statement is not being prepared for the Canon City C-4 Dam Repair Project, Fremont County, Colorado.
Indian Creek Watershed Supplemental Watershed Plan & Environmental Assessment Number 1 Pottawattamie County, IA.
Document Number: 05-15635
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c)of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Regulations (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 Indian Creek Watershed Supplemental Watershed Plan and Environmental Assessment Number 1, Pottawattamie County, Iowa.
Notice of Meeting of the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force
Document Number: 05-15634
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) will meet to continue discussions on critical air quality issues in relation to agriculture. Special emphasis will be placed on obtaining a greater understanding about the relationship between agricultural production and air quality.
Notice of Availability of a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Caney-Coon Creek Watershed Site No. 2 in Coal County, OK
Document Number: 05-15633
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR Part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Regulations (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 Caney-Coon Creek Watershed Site No. 2, Coal County, Oklahoma.
Notice of Proposed Changes to Section IV of the Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG) of the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Indiana
Document Number: 05-15626
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
It is the intention of NRCS in Indiana to issue eight revised conservation practice standards in Section IV of the FOTG. The revised standards are: Waste Storage Facility (313), Waste Treatment Lagoon (359), Irrigation Storage Reservoir (436), Irrigation Storage, Microirrigation, (441) Irrigation System, Sprinkler (442), Irrigation System, Surface and Subsurface (443), Irrigation Water Management (449), and Irrigation Regulating Reservoir (552). These practices may be used in conservation systems that treat highly erodible land and/or wetlands.
Big Delta State Historical Park Streambank Protection Project, Big Delta, AK
Document Number: 05-15379
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
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 of a Finding of No Significant Impact according to the Environmental Assessment of the Big Delta State Historical Park Streambank Protection Project.
Environmental Statement; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-14830
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), has prepared an Environmental Assessment in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as amended, the implementing regulations for NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and NRCS policy. The St. George and Washington Canal Washington Fields Pipeline Project is a federally assisted action authorized as a Congressional Earmark under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004. The Environmental Assessment was developed in coordination with the Washington County Water Conservancy District and the Bureau of Land Management. Upon review of the Environmental Assessment, the State Conservationist for NRCS, Utah, made a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and the determination was made that no environmental impact statement is required to support the project. Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Regulations (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 St. George and Washington Canal Washington Fields Pipeline Project. Written comments regarding this action may be submitted to: Sylvia Gillen, State Conservationist, USDA/NRCS, Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building, 125 South State Street, Room 4402, Salt Lake City, UT 84138-1100. Comments must be received no later than 30 days after this notice is published.
Muddy Fork of the Illinois River Watershed, Washington County, AR
Document Number: 05-14829
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Regulations (7 CFR part 650), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, gives notice that an environmental impact statement is not being prepared for the rehabilitation of Lake Prairie Grove, Multiple Purpose Structure No. 4, Muddy Fork of the Illinois River Watershed, Washington County, Arkansas.
Conservation Security Program
Document Number: 05-14297
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Conservation Security Program (CSP) is authorized by Title XII, Chapter 2, Subchapter A, of the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) published an amendment to the interim final rule for CSP on March 25, 2005, (70 FR 15201), with a comment period expiring July 25, 2005. By this notice, NRCS is extending the period during which it will accept public comment on the amended interim final rule for CSP to September 9, 2005. This extension is to give the public additional time to comment on key issues that have been raised regarding the implementation of the program under the amended interim final rule.
Caballo Arroyos Site 4 (Wardy-Hedgecock Dam), Doña Ana County, NM
Document Number: 05-13717
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR Part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Rules (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 rehabilitation of Caballo Arroyos Site 4 (Wardy-Hedgecock Dam) in Do[ntilde]a Ana County, New Mexico.
Big Cedar Creek Watershed, Floyd and Polk County, GA
Document Number: 05-13716
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Regulations (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 Big Cedar Creek Watershed Floyd and Polk County, Georgia.
Hatch Valley Arroyos Site 6 (Garfield Dam), Doña Ana County, NM
Document Number: 05-13112
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Rules (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 rehabilitation of Hatch Valley Arroyos Site 6 (Garfield Dam) in Do[ntilde]a Ana County, New Mexico.
Cape Cod Water Resources Restoration Project, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Document Number: 05-12591
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
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, give notice that an environmental impact statement is being prepared for the Cape Cod Watershed, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
Rehabilitation of Floodwater Retarding Structure Nos. 1A, 2B, 4, and 17 of the East Fork Above Lavon Watershed of the Trinity River Watershed, Collin County, TX
Document Number: 05-11743
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Regulations (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 rehabilitation of Floodwater Retarding Structure (FRS) Nos. 1A, 2B, 4, and 17 of the East Fork Above Lavon Watershed of the Trinity River Watershed, Collin County, Texas.
Rehabilitation of Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 18A of the Little Elm and Laterals Watershed of the Trinity River Watershed, Collin County, TX
Document Number: 05-11742
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Regulations (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 rehabilitation of Floodwater Retarding Structure (FRS) No. 18A of the Little Elm and Laterals Watershed of the Trinity River Watershed, Collin County, Texas.
Haynes Creek-Brushy Fork Creek Watershed Structure No. 3: Gwinnett County, GA
Document Number: 05-11432
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Regulations (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, Haynes CreekBrushy Fork Creek Watershed Structure No. 3: Gwinnett County, Georgia.
South Kona Watershed, Hawaii County, Hawaii
Document Number: 05-11281
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
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 being prepared for the South Kona Watershed, Hawaii County, Hawaii.
South Kona Watershed, Hawaii County, HI
Document Number: 05-11268
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
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 being prepared for the South Kona Watershed, Hawaii County, Hawaii.
Notice of Proposed Changes to Section IV of the Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG) of the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Michigan
Document Number: 05-11025
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
It is the intention of NRCS in Michigan to issue revised conservation practice standards in Section IV of the FOTG. The revised standards include:
Notice of Meeting of the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force
Document Number: 05-9845
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) will meet to continue discussions on critical air quality issues in relation to agriculture. Special emphasis will be placed on obtaining a greater understanding about the relationship between agricultural production and air quality.
Notice of Proposed Changes to Section IV of the Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG) of the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Indiana
Document Number: 05-9151
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
It is the intention of NRCS in Indiana to issue five revised conservation practice standards in Section IV of the FOTG. The revised standards are: Clearing and Snagging (326), Fence (382), Field Border (386), Riparian Herbaceous Cover (390) and Roof Runoff Structure (558). These practices may be used in conservation systems that treat highly erodible land and/or wetlands.
Notice of Proposed Change to the Natural Resources Conservation Service's National Handbook of Conservation Practices
Document Number: 05-9150
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
It is the intention of NRCS to issue one revised conservation practice standard in its National Handbook of Conservation Practices. This standard is: Feed Management (NY592).
West Tarkio Watershed, Page and Montgomery Counties, IA and Atchison County, MO
Document Number: 05-7921
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pursuant to 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 Guidelines (7 CFR part 650); the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture gives notice that an environmental impact statement (EIS) is being prepared for West Tarkio Watershed, Page and Montgomery Counties, Iowa and Atchison County, Missouri.
Notice of Proposed Changes to the Natural Resources Conservation Service's National Handbook of Conservation Practices
Document Number: 05-7580
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Notice is hereby given of the intention of NRCS to issue 11 new or revised conservation practice standards in its National Handbook of Conservation Practices. These standards include: Alley Cropping (Code 311), Prescribed Burning (Code 338), Multistory Cropping (Code 379), Windbreak-Shelterbelt Establishment (Code 380), Riparian Forest Buffer (Code 391), Tree-Shrub Site Preparation (Code 490), Tree-Shrub Establishment (Code 612), Windbreak-Shelterbelt Renovation (Code 650), Forest Trails and Landings (Code 655), Tree-Shrub Pruning (Code 660), and Forest Stand Improvement (Code 666). NRCS State Conservationists who choose to adopt these practices for use within their States will incorporate them into Section IV of their respective electronic Field Office Technical Guides. These practices may be used in conservation systems that treat highly erodible land or on land determined to be wetland.
Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-7579
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), has prepared an Environmental Assessment consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended. The Goshute Spring Range Improvement is a federally assisted action authorized for planning under Public Law 76-159 the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, and federal financial assistance through the Enviromental Quality Incentives Program. An Environmental Assessment was undertaken in conjunction with the development of the conservation plan. This assessment was undertaken in conjunction with local, state, and federal agencies as well as the Goshute Tribal Government, and other interested parties and individuals. Upon review of the information in the Goshute Spring Range Improvement, the State Conservationist, NRCS, Utah, made a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and the determination was made that no environmental impact statement is required to support the Goshute Spring Range Improvement. Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Regulations (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 Goshute Spring Range Improvement, Goshute Reservation, Ibapah, Utah. Written comments regarding this action may be submitted to: Sylvia Gillen, State Conservationist, USDA/NRCS, Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building, 125 South State Street, Room 4402, Salt Lake City, UT 84138-1100. Comments must be received no later than 30 days after this notice is published.
White Tank Mountains Watershed, AZ
Document Number: 05-6646
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pursuant to the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act, Pub. L. 83-566, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Guidelines (7 CFR 622), the Natural Resources Conservation Service gives notice of the deauthorization of Federal funding for the White Tank Mountains Watershed, Maricopa County, Arizona effective on March 9, 2005.
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Document Number: 05-6645
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
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 Raccoon Island Shore Protection/Marsh Creation Project (TE-48), Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.
Notice of Proposed Changes to Section IV of the Tennessee Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG)
Document Number: 05-6635
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
It has been determined by the NRCS State Conservationist for Tennessee that changes must be made in the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide, specifically in practice standard Critical Area Planting (342) to account for improved technology. This practice standard can be used in conservation systems designed to treat highly erodible cropland.
Emergency Watershed Protection Program
Document Number: 05-6098
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is issuing a final rule for the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program to improve the effectiveness of its response to natural disasters. This final rule establishes the process by which NRCS will administer the EWP Program, responds to comments on the proposed rule received from the public during the 60-day comment period, and incorporates modifications and clarifications to improve implementation of the program.
Record of Decision for the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement on the Emergency Watershed Protection Program
Document Number: 05-6097
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
This notice presents the Record of Decision (ROD) regarding the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) implementation of revisions to the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program to allow NRCS to more effectively and efficiently meet EWP statutory requirements and improve the effectiveness of agency responses to sudden watershed impairments caused by natural disasters. NRCS prepared a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (FPEIS) for EWP Program changes and published the FPEIS on the NRCS Web site. A Notice of Availability (NOA) of the EWP FPEIS was published in the Federal Register on December 30, 2004 and all agencies and persons on the FPEIS distribution list were notified individually as well. Printed and CD- ROM versions of the FPEIS were made available and delivered to all those who requested. This Decision Notice summarizes the environmental, social, and economic impacts of the EWP Program alternatives identified in the FPEIS that were considered in making this decision, and explains why NRCS selected the Preferred AlternativeEWP Program Improvement and Expansion (Alternative 4) for improving the EWP Program. The public may access the NRCS responses to substantive comments on the FPEIS at http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/ewp/.
Notice of Proposed Changes to Section 4 of the Iowa State Technical Guide
Document Number: 05-6366
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
It has been determined by the NRCS State Conservationist for Iowa that changes must be made in the NRCS State Technical Guide specifically in Section 4, Practice Standards and Specifications 328, Conservation Crop Rotation; 330, Contour Farming; and 332, Contour Buffer Strips, to account for improved technology. These practices can be used in systems that treat highly erodible land.
Tanana River Floodplain Acquisition Project at Salcha, Alaska
Document Number: 05-6225
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
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 (formerly the Soil 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 Tanana River Floodplain Acquisition Project at Salcha, Alaska.
Lower Payette River Ditch Diversion, Replacement; Payette County, ID
Document Number: 05-6096
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
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 a federally assisted proposed project by the Lower Payette Ditch Company, Payette County, Idaho.