Natural Resources Conservation Service 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Conservation Innovation Grants Fiscal Year 2008 Announcement of Program Funding; Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 10.912
Document Number: E7-24411
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
NRCS requests applications for Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Applications are accepted from all 50 States, the Caribbean Area (Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands), and the Pacific Basin Area (Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). NRCS anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in FY 2008 will be approximately $20 million. Funds will be awarded through a nationwide competitive grants process. There are three CIG categories available in FY 2008: Natural Resource Concerns Category, Technology Category, and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Category. Applications are requested from eligible government or non-government organizations or individuals for competitive consideration of grant awards for projects between one and three years in duration. This notice identifies the objectives for CIG projects, the eligibility criteria for projects and associated instructions needed to apply to CIG.
Plant Materials Centers
Document Number: E7-23525
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Minor editorial changes are being made to clarify and update the existing regulation on plant materials centers. Although the changes are minor, the entire part is published in this final rule for the convenience of the reader.
Notice of Intent: To Request Comments on a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E7-23189
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the intention of NRCS to request a revision for a currently approved information collection, Long-Term Contracting.
Notice of Intent To Request Comments on a Currently Approved Information Collection.
Document Number: 07-5747
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
This notice announces the intention of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to request comments on a currently approved information collection for which approval will expire, 0578-0030, Emergency Watershed Protection Program. Public Participation: The NRCS invites full public participation to promote open communication and better decision-making. All persons and organizations that have an interest in the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program are urged to provide comments. Scoping Process: Public participation is requested throughout the scoping process. The NRCS is soliciting comment the public indicating what issues and impacts the public believes should be encompassed within the scope of the EWP Program. Comments are invited on (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility, (b) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used, (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, such as through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technologic collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Date Scoping Comments Are Due: Comments on this notice must be received by January 18, 2008 to ensure consideration. Comments may be sent to Phyllis I. Watkins, Agency OMB Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Mailstop 5460, Beltsville, MD 20705-5000; (301) 504- 2170; phyllis.i.watkins@wdc.usda.gov.
Sandy Urban Fish Pond/Park Project, Salt Lake County, UT
Document Number: E7-20198
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
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 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 Sandy Urban Fish Pond/Park Project, Salt Lake County, UT.
Supplemental Watershed Plan -Environmental Assessment for the Mary's Creek Watershed Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 7; Shelby County, TN
Document Number: E7-19530
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-03
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 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 Supplemental Watershed Plan-Environmental Assessment for the Mary's Creek Watershed Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 7, Shelby County, Tennessee.
Notice of Proposed Change to Section IV of the Virginia State Technical Guide
Document Number: E7-17624
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
It has been determined by the NRCS State Conservationist for Virginia that changes must be made in the NRCS State Technical Guide specifically in practice standards: 396, Fish Passage and 645, Upland Wildlife Habitat Management. These practices will be used to plan and install conservation practices on cropland, pastureland, woodland, and wildlife land.
Notice of Meeting of the Agriculture Air Quality Task Force
Document Number: 07-4265
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) will meet to continue discussions on air quality issues relating to agriculture.
Lost Creek Watershed, Newton County, MO
Document Number: E7-16703
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-23
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 Lost Creek Watershed, Newton County, Missouri.
Dunloup Creek Watershed, Fayette and Raleigh Counties, WV
Document Number: E7-16382
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Kevin Wickey, responsible Federal official for projects administered under the provisions of the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act, Public Law 83-566, 16 U.S.C. 1001-1008, in the State of West Virginia, is hereby providing notification that a Record of Decision to proceed with the installation of the Dunloup Creek Watershed Project is available. Single copies of this Record of Decision may be obtained from Kevin Wickey at the address shown below.
Notice of Proposed Changes to Section IV of the Iowa State Technical Guide
Document Number: E7-16381
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-21
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 IV Practice Standards and Specifications, Stripcropping (585) to account for improved technology. This practice standard can be used in systems that treat highly erodible land.
Notice of Availability of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
Document Number: E7-16380
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The NRCS has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for a stream restoration project on a private landowner's land on McDonald Creek. A copy of the FONSI and the final Environmental Assessment (EA) is available for public review at the following locations: NRCS Office, 10507 N. McAlister Road, OR 97850. Grande Ronde Model Watershed, 1114 J Avenue, La Grande, OR 97850. La Grande Public Library, 2006 Fourth Street, La Grande, OR 97850. Additional copies may be obtained by contacting Greg Kuehl, NRCS, 541-963-4178, ext. 107.
Rehabilitation of Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 7 of the West Fork Point Remove Creek Watershed; Conway County, AR
Document Number: E7-15626
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-10
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 No. 7 of the West Fork Point Remove Creek Watershed, Conway County, Arkansas.
North Fork Powell River Watershed, Lee County, Virginia
Document Number: E7-14210
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
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, gives notice that an Environmental Impact Statement is not being prepared for the North Fork Powell River Watershed in Lee County, Virginia.
Lost River Subwatershed of the Potomac River Watershed, Hardy County, WV
Document Number: E7-13744
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Kevin Wickey, responsible Federal official for projects administered under the provisions of the Flood Control Act of 1944, Public Law 78-534, in the State of West Virginia, is hereby providing notification that a Record of Decision to proceed with the installation of the Lost River Site 16 project on Lower Cove Run is available. Single copies of this Record of Decision may be obtained from Kevin Wickey at the address shown below.
East Texas to Mississippi Expansion Project; Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket Nos. CP06-446-000, PF06-17-000, PF-06-23-000, FERC EIS 0206D
Document Number: E7-13644
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
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 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, has decided to subordinate its rights, acquired under the Wetland Reserve Program (WRP), to allow the Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP (Gulf South) to cross NRCS held conservations easements associated with the East Texas to Mississippi Expansion Project (Project) in Madison Parish, Red River Parish, Richland Parish and Ouachita Parish, LA. On September 1, 2006, Gulf South filed, in Docket No. CP04-446-000, an application under section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) for authorization to construct and operate its proposed project. The proposed project consists of 241.9 miles of pipeline, and 110,604 horsepower (hp) of compression that will connect Gulf South's existing facilities in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana to Gulf South's pipeline in Simpson County, Mississippi. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has prepared a final environmental impact statement (EIS) to fulfill requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The purpose of this document was to make public the analysis of the environmental impacts that would likely result from the construction and operation of the proposed Project. The NRCS participated as a cooperating agency in the preparation of the EIS. The project will affect approximately 16 NRCS held Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) easements by creating a 60 ft. permanent right of way (within a 100 ft. construction right of way) that extends for approximately 241.9 miles of which 12.5 miles is over lands encumbered under WRP easements located in Madison, Red River, Richland and Ouachita Parishes, Louisiana. Of the 34,584 acres encumbered by WRP easements in Madison Parish, Louisiana 76.43 acres will be affected; Of the 513 acres encumbered by WRP easements in Red River Parish, Louisiana 4.61 acres will be affected; of the 7,285 acres encumbered by WRP easements in Richland Parish, Louisiana 6.36 acres will be affected; of the 3,716 acres encumbered by WRP easements in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana 1.82 acres will be affected.
Notice of Proposed Changes to the Natural Resources Conservation Service's National Handbook of Conservation Practices
Document Number: E7-13251
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Notice is hereby given of the intention of NRCS to issue a series of new or revised conservation practice standards in its National Handbook of Conservation Practices. These standards include: ``Agrichemical Handling Facility (Code 309)'' (This is a new standard), and ``Fence (Code 382)'' (This is an existing standard that has been updated). 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 (eFOTG). These practices may be used in conservation systems that treat highly erodible land or on land determined to be a wetland.
Rehabilitation of Multiple Purpose Dam No. 3 of the Muddy Fork of the Illinois River Watershed, Washington County, Arkansas
Document Number: E7-13226
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-09
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 rehabilitation of Multiple Purpose Dam No. 3 of the Muddy Fork of the Illinois River Watershed, Washington County, Arkansas.
Environmental Assessment; City of Wilber Flood Control, Lower Big Blue Watershed, Saline County, NE
Document Number: E7-12154
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-22
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. Pursuant to the implementing regulations for NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508); the USDA Departmental Policy for the NEPA (7 CFR part 1b); the Natural Resources Conservation Service Regulations (7 CFR part 650); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service policy (General Manual Title 190, Part 410); the Natural Resources Conservation Service gives notice that an environmental impact statement is not being prepared for constructing a single floodwater retarding dam in the Lower Big Blue Watershed, Saline County, Nebraska. The Environmental Assessment was developed in coordination with the sponsoring local organization (Lower Big Blue Natural Resources District) for a proposed floodwater retarding dam in the Lower Big Blue Watershed to reduce flood damages downstream of the site, including the city of Wilber, Nebraska. Upon consideration of the affected environment, alternatives, environmental consequences, and comments and coordination with concerned public and agencies, the State Conservationist for NRCS, Nebraska found that based on the significance and context and intensity that the proposed action is not a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. Thus, a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was made.
Notice of Proposed Change to Section IV of the Virginia State Technical Guide
Document Number: 07-3067
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
It has been determined by the NRCS State Conservationist for Virginia that changes must be made in the NRCS State Technical Guide specifically in practice standard: 382, Fence. This practice will be used to plan and install conservation practices on cropland, pastureland, woodland, and wildlife land.
West Fork Duck Creek Watershed, Noble County, OH
Document Number: 07-2555
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Services, 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 Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 7 (Caldwell Lake Dam) in the West Fork Duck Creek Watershed.
Florence Flood Retarding Structure Supplemental Watershed Plan, Pinal County, AZ
Document Number: E7-9147
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
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 (NRCS) 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 Florence Flood Retarding Structure (FRS) Supplemental Watershed Plan, Pinal County, Arizona.
Notice of Availability of Finding of No Significant Impact and Environmental Assessment for Use of NRCS Conservation Practices To Address Natural Resource Concerns on Non-Federal Lands in the New England States and New York
Document Number: E7-8790
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended; the Council of Environmental Quality Guidelines (40 CFR Part 650); 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 assessment (EA) has been prepared for the use of NRCS conservation practices to address natural resource concerns on non- federal lands in the New England States and New York. The environmental assessment of this federally assisted action indicates that the provision of financial assistance to implement common conservation practices identified within the EA will not result in significant individual or cumulative impacts on the quality of the human environment, particularly when focusing on the significant adverse impacts that NEPA is intended to help decision makers avoid and mitigate against. As a result of these findings, Ms. Margo L. Wallace (Connecticut), Ms. Joyce Swartzendruber (Maine), Ms. Christine Clarke (Massachusetts), Mr. George Cleek, IV, (New Hampshire), Mr. Ron Alvarado (New York), Ms. Roylene Rides at the Door (Rhode Island), and Ms. Judith M. Doerner (Vermont), State Conservationists, have made a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and determined that the preparation and review of an environmental impact statement are not required.
Rehabilitation of Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 15 of the Nolan Creek Watershed, Bell County, TX
Document Number: E7-8296
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-01
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 No. 15 of the Nolan Creek Watershed, Bell County, Texas.
Rehabilitation of Multiple Purpose Dam No. 5 of the Poteau River Watershed, Scott County, AR
Document Number: E7-7405
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-19
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 Multiple Purpose Dam No. 5 of the Poteau River Watershed, Scott County, Arkansas.
Marysville Irrigation Company Gravity Pressurized Irrigation Delivery System; Fremont County, ID
Document Number: E7-6740
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-10
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 Marysville Irrigation Company, Gravity Pressurized, Irrigation Delivery System, Fremont County, Idaho.
Notice of Meeting of the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force
Document Number: E7-6737
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) will meet to continue discussions on air quality issues relating to agriculture.
Notice of Proposed Change to Section IV of the Virginia State Technical Guide
Document Number: E7-5719
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
It has been determined by the NRCS State Conservationist for Virginia that changes must be made in the NRCS State Technical Guide specifically in practice standards: 647, Early Successional Habitat Development Management, 511, Forage Harvest Management, 655, Forest Trails and Landings and 512, Pasture and Hay Planting. These practices will be used to plan and install conservation practices on cropland, pastureland, woodland, and wildlife land.
Manoa Watershed, Honolulu County, Hawaii
Document Number: E7-5255
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-22
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 the Manoa Watershed, Honolulu County, Hawaii.
Notice of Proposed Changes to Section IV of the Tennessee Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG)
Document Number: E7-4961
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service-Tennessee, 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 standards Residue and Tillage Management, Mulch Till; Residue and Tillage Management, No-till/Strip Till/Direct Seed; and Residue and Tillage Management, Ridge Till to account for improved technology. These practice standards can be used in conservation systems designed to treat highly erodible cropland.
Notice of Proposed Changes for Section IV of the Field Office Technical Guide
Document Number: E7-3358
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
It is the intention of NRCS in Maryland to issue new or revised conservation practice standards for Section IV of the Field Office Technical Guide. These standards include, but are not limited to, the following: Animal Mortality Facility (Code 316); Brush Management (Code 314); Composting Facility (Code 317); Field Border (Code 386); Filter Strip (Code 393); Fish Passage (Code 396); Fishpond Management (Code 399); Forage Harvest Management (Code 511); Forest Stand Improvement (Code 666); Heavy Use Area Protection (Code 561); Hedgerow Planting (Code 422); Irrigation Water Management (Code 449); Manure Transfer (Code 634); Nutrient Management (Code 590); Pasture and Hay Planting (Code 512); Pest Management (Code 595); Pond Sealing or Lining, Compacted Clay Treatment (Code 521D); Prescribed Forestry (Code 409); Streambank and Shoreline Protection (Code 580); Stream Habitat Improvement and Management (Code 395); Structure for Water Control (Code 587); Surface Drain, Field Ditch (Code 607); Tree/Shrub Establishment (Code 612); Use Exclusion (Code 472); Waste Storage Facility (Code 313); Waste Utilization (Code 633); Water and Sediment Control Basin (Code 638); Watering Facility (Code 614); Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment (Code 380). Some of these practice standards may be used in conservation systems to comply with Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation provisions of the Farm Bill.
Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-2058
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has prepared a plan and environmental assessment (EA) consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended. Funding for salinity control projects is available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program which is covered by a programmatic EA. The Manila- Washam plan and EA were developed to more specifically evaluate the effects associated with this type of water quality activity. Upon review of the information in the Manila-Washam EA, the Utah NRCS State Conservationist made a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and the determination was made that no environmental impact statement is required to support the Manila-Washam Plan. 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 Manila-Washam Salinity Control Project, Daggett County, Utah; and Sweetwater County, Wyoming. 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.
Notice of Proposed Changes to the Natural Resources Conservation Service's National Handbook of Conservation Practices
Document Number: E7-469
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Notice is hereby given of the intention of NRCS to issue a series of new or revised conservation practice standards in its National Handbook of Conservation Practices. These standards include: ``Conservation Cover (Code 327)'', ``Contour Farming (Code 330)'', ``Contour Buffer Strips (Code 332)'', ``Critical Area Treatment (Code 342)'', ``Field Border (Code 386)'', ``Irrigation System, Tailwater Recovery (Code 447)'', ``Sinkhole and Sinkhole Area Treatment (Code 527)'', and ``Prescribed Grazing (Code 528).'' 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 (eFOTG). These practices may be used in conservation systems that treat highly erodible land or on land determined to be a wetland.
Rehabilitation of Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 8 of the Poteau River Watershed, Scott County, AR
Document Number: E6-22500
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-03
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 No. 8 of the Poteau River Watershed, Scott County, Arkansas.