[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 212 (Thursday, October 31, 1996)]
[Pages 56216-56217]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-27959]


Natural Resources Conservation Service

Departee Creek Watershed, Independence and Jackson Counties, 

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Guidelines (40 
CFR Part 1500); the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, gives notice that an environmental impact 
statement is being prepared for the Departee Creek Watershed, in 
Independence and Jackson Counties, Arkansas.

Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Room 5404, 
Federal Building, 700 West Capitol Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201, 
Telephone (501) 324-5445.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The environmental assessment of this 
federally assisted action indicates that the project may cause 
significant local, regional, or national impacts on the environment. As 
a result of these findings, Thomas H. Wehri, State Conservationist, has 
determined that the preparation and review of an environmental impact 
statement is needed for this project.
    The project concerns a plan for flood prevention. Alternatives 
under consideration to reach this objective include two upland dams and 
conservation easements in the floodplain for wetland restoration.
    A draft environmental impact statement will be prepared and 
circulated for review by agencies and the public. The Natural Resources 
Conservation Service invites participation and consultation of agencies 
and individuals that have special expertise, legal jurisdiction, or 
interest in the preparation of the draft environmental impact 
statement. Further information on the proposed action may be obtained 
from Thomas H. Wehri, State Conservationist at the above address and 
telephone number.

(This activity is listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance under No. 10.904--Watershed Protection and Flood 
Prevention--and is subject to the provisions of Executive Order 
12372 which requires intergovernmental consultation with State and 
local officials)

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    Dated: October 18, 1996.
Kalven L. Trice,
Deputy State Conservationist.
[FR Doc. 96-27959 Filed 10-30-96; 8:45 am]