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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.
Conservation Security Program
Document Number: 05-5895
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Natural Resources Conservation Service
This document announces the sign-up CSP-05-01 for the Conservation Security Program (CSP). This sign-up will be open from March 28, 2005, through May 27, 2005, in selected 8-digit watersheds in all 50 States and the Caribbean.
Conservation Security Program
Document Number: 05-5894
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Natural Resources Conservation Service
This document establishes an amendment to the interim final rule governing activities under the Conservation Security Program (CSP) which is administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The CSP sets forth a mechanism to provide financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers who, in accordance with certain requirements, conserve and improve the quality of soil, water, air, energy, plant and animal life, and support other conservation activities. The CSP regulations implement provisions of the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, and are intended to assist agricultural producers in taking actions that will provide long-term beneficial effects to our Nation.
Sandia Mountain Tributaries Site 1 (Piedra Liza Dam), Sandoval County, NM
Document Number: 05-5653
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-23
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 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 Sandia Mountain Tributaries Site 1 (Piedra Liza Dam) in Sandoval County, New Mexico.
Environmental Quality Incentive Program
Document Number: 05-5556
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Under the regulations of the Commodity Credit Corporation for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will review and update national priorities for implementation based upon information gained from state and national listening sessions and response to this document. This document requests the public to provide input to NRCS about which resource concerns should be given national priority in the implementation of EQIP for FY 2006 and thereafter.
Notice of Proposed Change to Section IV of the Virginia State Technical Guide
Document Number: 05-5456
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
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: 386, Field Border; 393, Riparian Herbaceous Cover; and 393, Filter Strip Facility. These practices will be used to plan and install conservation practices on cropland, pastureland, woodland, and wildlife land.
Environmental Assessment; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-4125
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), has prepared a plan and environmental assessment 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 Muddy Creek 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 Muddy Creek EA, 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 Muddy Creek 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 Muddy Creek Salinity Control Project, Emery and Sevier Counties, 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.
Notice of Proposed Changes to Section IV of the Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG) of the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Indiana
Document Number: 05-3723
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
It is the intention of NRCS in Indiana to issue one new and four revised conservation practice standards in Section IV of the FOTG. The new standard is Salinity and Sodic Management (610). The revised standards are: Dry Hydrant (432), Forage Harvest Management (511), Access Road (560) and Spoil Spreading (572). These practices may be used in conservation systems that treat highly erodible land and/or wetlands.
Rehabilitation of Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 4 of the Martinez Creek Watershed, Bexar County, TX
Document Number: 05-3394
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-23
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 rehabilitation of Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 4 of the Martinez Creek Watershed, Bexar County, Texas.
Notice of Intent
Document Number: 05-2663
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Utah State Office, announces its intention to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to evaluate the impacts of floodplain and stream channel modifications in the Coal Creek Watershed. A plan would be developed to reduce safety risks and property damage caused by flooding of Cedar City and agricultural lands, improve water quality, and address related resource and amenity issues for the community. The EIS will analyze the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of alternatives to the human environment, as identified in the NEPA planning process, including any structural and non-structural measures that would address resource concerns in Coal Creek floodplain. The purpose of this notice is to request participation and invite comments from all those individuals and organizations interested in the development of the EIS. Proposed Action: The section of Coal Creek that traverses through Cedar City, Utah has channel stability and capacity deficiencies that pose a threat to existing infrastructure and development. Typical summer, fall, and winter discharges through this section of Coal Creek range from 5 to 15 cubic feet per second (cfs). However, intense summer cloudburst events centered in the upper Coal Creek watershed during the past 100 years have resulted in several flood events with peak discharges of between 4,000 and 5,000 cfs. The peak snowmelt event on record is approximately 1,800 cfs. The NRCS, in cooperation with Cedar City, proposes to modify portions of the Coal Creek channel that are located east of Interstate 15 within the corporate limits of Cedar City. Channel modifications are needed to protect existing infrastructure and development from damage or loss caused by bank erosion or flood water from a 100-year flood event and to eliminate the portion of the 100-year floodplain located outside the stream channel, as defined on existing Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood hazard boundary maps. In conjunction with needed channel improvements, one or more irrigation diversion structures on Coal Creek may have to be relocated upstream from their current locations to eliminate existing flooding hazards. It is an NRCS goal to construct new diversion facilities that will improve irrigation water quality by removing sediment from irrigation water after it is diverted from Coal Creek. NRCS will also consider the option of locating the new diversion facilities to allow a pressurized irrigation system to be constructed in the future. New pipeline facilities would need to be constructed as part of this project from any new diversion facilities to the heads of the existing canals where the existing diversions are located. In addition to the flood control and irrigation system improvements, NRCS and Cedar City propose to design and construct a trail system and other Parkway improvements adjacent to the Coal Creek Channel that would enhance aesthetic values and provide recreational opportunities for community residents and visitors. 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 Coal Creek watershed and floodplain as it impacts Cedar City are urged to participate in the NEPA environmental analysis process. Assistance will be provided as necessary to anyone having difficulty in determining how to participate. A Public Involvement Plan (PIP) has been developed and will be followed. Public comments are welcomed throughout the NEPA process. Opportunities for public participation include: (1) The EIS scoping period when comments on the NRCS proposal will be solicited through various media and at a public meeting to be held in Cedar City, Utah, March 10, 2005; (2) the 45-day review and comment period for the published Draft EIS; and (3) for 30 days after publication of the Final EIS. Scoping Process: Public participation is requested throughout the scoping process. The NRCS is soliciting comments from the public indicating what issues and impacts the public believes should be encompassed within the scope of the EIS analysis, voicing any concerns they might have about the identified resource protection measures, and submitting any ideas they might have for addressing risks to life and property in the Coal Creek floodplain. Other opportunities for public input include: (1) Once the Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Draft EIS is published in the Federal Register, comments will be accepted on the Draft EIS for a period of not less than 45 days, and (2) once the Final EIS is published in the Federal Register; comments will be accepted for a period of not less than 30 days. The NRCS will provide a written response to all comments received and will consider the issues presented for study and possible inclusion in the EIS. The public participation plan describes responsibilities and outreach opportunities in this process. Date Scoping Comments are Due: Comments may be submitted by regular mail, facsimile, or E-mail until 5 p.m. MST, March 21, 2005. Written comments submitted by regular mail should be postmarked by March 21, 2005, to ensure full consideration. (Note: The scoping period will continue for a period of 30 calendar days after the issuance date of this NOI.) Comments postmarked after this date will be considered to the extent practicable. Scoping Meeting: A public scoping meeting/open house will be held Thursday, March 10, 2005, to provide information on Coal Creek planning activities conducted to date, give the opportunity to discuss the issues and alternatives that should be covered in the Draft EIS, and to receive oral and written comments. The open house will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cedar City Public Library, 303 North 100 East, Cedar City, Utah.
Notice of Proposed Changes to the Natural Resources Conservation Service's National Handbook of Conservation Practices
Document Number: 05-1745
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Notice is hereby given of the intention of NRCS to issue 21 new or revised conservation practice standards in its National Handbook of Conservation Practices. These standards include: Amendments for Treatment of Agricultural Waste (Code 591), Early Successional Habitat Development (Code 647), Firebreak (Code 394), Fuel Break (Code 383), Land Reclamation, Toxic Discharge Control (Code 455), Residue and Tillage Management Mulch Till (Code 345), Residue and Tillage ManagementNo Till/Strip Till/Direct Seed (Code 329), Residue and Tillage ManagementRidge Till (Code 346), Restoration and Management of Declining Habitats (Code 643), Riparian Herbaceous Cover (Code 390), Shallow Water Management for Wildlife (Code 646), Slash Treatment (Code 384), Streambank and Shoreline Protection (Code 580), Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility (Code 632), Upland Wildlife Habitat Management (Code 645), Use Exclusion (Code 472), Waste Treatment (Code 629), Wetland Creation (Code 658), Wetland Enhancement (Code 659), Wetland Restoration (Code 657), and Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management (Code 644). 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.
Revision of List of Agents To Accept Legal Process
Document Number: 05-512
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
This document revises the list of agents designated to accept legal process found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 581, appendix A. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Human Resources Services Team, PO Box 2890, Room 5212South Bldg., Washington, DC 20013-2890, (202) 720-4264. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Human Resources Services Team, 501 W. Felix Street, FWFC, Bldg. 23, PO Box 6567, Ft. Worth, TX 76115, (817) 504-3504. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 3381 Skyway Drive, PO Box 311, Auburn, AL 36830, (334) 887-4543. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 800 West Evergreen, Atrium Bldg., Suite 100, Palmer, AK 99645-6539, (907) 761-7743. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. CourthouseFederal Bldg., 230 N. First Avenue, Suite 509, Phoenix, AZ 85003-1706, (602) 280-8800. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Federal Bldg., Room 3416, 700 West Capitol Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201-3228, (501) 301-3136. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 430 G Street, Suite 4164, Davis, CA 95616-4164, (530) 792-5691. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 655 Parfet Street, Room E200C, Lakewood, CO 80215-5517, (720) 544-2823. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 344 Merrow Road, Tolland, CT 06084-3917, (860) 871-4011. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 1203 College Park Drive, Suite 101, Dover, DE 19904-8713, (302) 678- 4173. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 2614 NW. 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606-6611, (352) 338-9526. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 355 E. Hancock Avenue, Stop Number 200, Athens, GA 30601, (706) 546- 2118. Administrative Officer, Natural Resources Conservation Service, FHB Bldg., Suite 301, 400 Route 8, Mongmong, GU 96910-2003, (671) 472-7165. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 4118, Honolulu, HI 96850-4118, (808) 541- 2600, ext. 150. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 693 Federal Bldg., 210 Walnut, Suite 693, Des Moines, IA 50309, (515) 284-4587. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 9173 West Barnes Drive, Suite C, Boise, ID 83709-1574, (208) 378-5712. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 2118 W. Park Court, Champaign, IL 61821, (217) 353-6619. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 6013 Lakeside, Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46278-2933, (317) 290-3200, ext. 333. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 760 S. Broadway, Salina, KS 67401, (785) 823-4522. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 771 Corporate Drive, Suite 210, Lexington, KY 40503, (859) 224-7401. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 3737 Government Street, Alexandria, LA 71303, (318) 473-7769. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 451 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002-2955, (413) 253-4353. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, John Hanson Business Center, 339 Busch's Frontage Road, Suite 301, Annapolis, MD 21401, (410) 757-2926. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 967 Illinois Avenue, Suite 3, Bangor, ME 04401, (207) 990- 9100, ext. 501. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 3001 Coolidge Road, Suite 250, East Lansing, MI 48823, (517) 324-5134. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 375 Jackson Street, Suite 600, St. Paul, MN 55101, (651) 602-7855. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Suite 1321, Federal Bldg., 100 West Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39269- 1399, (601) 965-4549. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Parkade Center, Suite 250, Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65203- 2536, (573) 876-0904. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Federal Bldg., Room 443, 10 East Babcock Street, Bozeman, MT 59715- 4704, (406) 587-6937. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 4405 Bland Road, Suite 205, Raleigh, NC 27609-6293, (919) 873-2108. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 220 E. Rosser Avenue, Room 278, P.O. Box 1458, Bismarck, ND 58502-1458, (701) 530-2008. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Federal Bldg., Room 152, 100 Centennial Mall North, Lincoln, NE 68508- 3866, (402) 437-4057. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Federal Bldg., 2 Madbury Road, Durham, NH 03824-2043, (603) 868-7581. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 220 Davidson Avenue, 4th Floor, Somerset, NJ 08873, (732) 537-6081. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 6200 Jefferson Street, NE., Suite 305, Albuquerque, NM 87109-3734, (505) 761-4409. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 5301 Longley Lane, Bldg. F, Suite 201, Reno, NV 89511-1805, (775) 784- 5868. ext.172. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 441 South Salina Street, Suite 354, Room 520, Syracuse, NY 13202-2450, (315) 477-6512. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 200 North High Street, Room 522, Columbus, OH 43215-2478, (614) 255- 2509. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 100 USDA, Suite 206, Stillwater, OK 74074-2655, (405) 742-1209. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 101 SW Main Street, Suite 1300, Portland, OR 97204-3221, (503) 414- 3223. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 1 Credit Union Place, Suite 340, Harrisburg, PA 17110-2993, (717) 237- 2229. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, IBM Bldg., Suite 604, 654 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Hato Rey, PR 00918-4123 (787) 766-5206, ext. 228. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 60 Quaker Lane, Suite 46, Warwick, RI 02886-0111, (401) 828-1300. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Strom Thurmond Federal Bldg., 1835 Assembly Street, Room 950, Columbia, SC 29201-2489, (803) 253-3920. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Federal Bldg., 200 Fourth Street SW., Huron, SD 57350-2475, (605) 352- 1224. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 675 U.S. Courthouse, 801 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203-3878, (615) 277- 2541. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, W.R. Poage Federal Bldg., 101 South Main Street, Temple, TX 76501-7602, (254) 742-9931. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, W.F. Bennett Federal Bldg., 125 South State Street, Room 4402, Salt Lake City, UT 84138-1100, (801) 524-4576. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 356 Mountain View Drive, Suite 105, Colchester, VT 05446, (802) 951- 6796. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Culpeper Bldg., Suite 209, 1606 Santa Rosa Road, Richmond, VA 23229- 5014, (804) 287-1666. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Rock Point Tower II, W. 316 Boone Avenue, Suite 450, Spokane, WA 99201- 2348, (509) 323-2931. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 75 High Street, Room 301, Morgantown, WV 26505, (304) 284-7599. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 8030 Excelsior Drive, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53717, (608) 662-4430. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, P.O. Box 33124, Casper, WY 82602, (307) 233-6794.
Notice of Availability of Finding of No Significant Impact for the Conservation Security Program
Document Number: 05-510
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has prepared a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and an Environmental Assessment (EA) consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, to implement the Conservation Security Program, which 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. Upon review of the analysis of potential environmental impacts from a national perspective, the Chief of NRCS found that the program would not result in a significant impact on the quality of the human environment, particularly when focusing on the significant adverse impacts that NEPA is intended to help decisionmakers avoid and mitigate against. Therefore, a FONSI was issued, and no environmental impact statement is required for national implementation of the program.
Lower Payette River Ditch Diversion, Replacement Payette County, ID
Document Number: 05-509
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-11
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 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 a draft environmental assessment has been prepared for a federally assisted proposed project by the Lower Payette Ditch Company, Payette County, Idaho.
Notice of Proposed Change to the Natural Resources Conservation Service's National Handbook of Conservation Practices
Document Number: 05-508
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
It is the intention of the NRCS in Idaho to issue revised conservation practice standards in its National Handbook of Conservation Practices. The revised standards are: Alley Cropping (311), Waste Storage Facility (313), Brush Management (314), Composting Facility (317), Well Decommissioning (351), Waste Treatment Lagoon (359), Atmospheric Resource Quality Management (370), Silvopasture Establishment (381), Field Border (386), Irrigation Water Conveyance Ditch and Canal Lining, Flexible Membrane (428B), Irrigation System, Sprinkler (442), Forest Site Preparation (490), Heavy Use Area Protection (561), Nutrient Management (590), Pest Management (595) and Salinity and Sodic Soil Management (610).
Notice of Meeting of the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force
Document Number: 05-268
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-06
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. This will be the first meeting of the renewed Task Force and its newly appointed members.