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Federal Register / Vol. 67, No.

214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2002 / Notices 67387

SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) Dated: October 21, 2002. (This activity is listed in the Catalog of
of the National Environmental Policy James W. Ford, Federal Domestic Assistance under NO.
Act of 1969; the Council on State Conservationist. 10.904, Watershed Protection and Flood
Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Prevention, and is subject to the provisions
[FR Doc. 02–28067 Filed 11–4–02; 8:45 am] of Executive Order 12372, which requires
CFR part 1500); and the Natural intergovernmental consultation with State
BILLING CODE 3410–16–P
Resources Conservation Service and local officials.)
Guidelines (7 CFR part 650); the Natural Dated: October 21, 2002.
Resources Conservation Service, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE James W. Ford,
Department of Agriculture, gives notice
that an environmental impact statement State Conservationist.
Natural Resources Conservation
is not being prepared for the East Prong [FR Doc. 02–28068 Filed 11–4–02; 8:45 am]
Service
Little Pigeon River watershed, Sevier BILLING CODE 3410–16–P
County, Tennessee. Notice of Intent To Prepare an
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Environmental Impact Statement
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
James W. Ford, State Conservationist,
AGENCY: Natural Resources
Natural Resources Conservation Service, Rural Utilities Service
Conservation Service.
675 U.S. Courthouse, 801 Broadway,
Nashville, Tennessee 37203, telephone ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an Owen Electric Cooperative; Notice of
(615) 277–2531. Environmental Impact Statement for the Finding of No Significant Impact
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The
Cane Creek Remedial Plan, Lauderdale
County, Tennessee. AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA.
environmental assessment of this
ACTION: Notice of finding of no
federally assisted action indicates that SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that in significant impact.
the project will not cause significant accordance with the National
local, regional, or national impacts on Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that
the environment. As a result of these U.S. Department of Agriculture— the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has
findings, James W. Ford, State Natural Resources Conservation Service made a finding of no significant impact
Conservationist, has determined that the will prepare an Environmental Impact with respect to a request from Owen
preparation and review of an Statement to assess potential Electric Cooperative for financing
environmental impact statement is not environmental impacts associated with assistance from RUS to finance the
needed for this project. proposed structural measures to control construction of a new headquarters
East Prong Little Pigeon River the widening and degradation of the facility in Owen County, Kentucky.
Watershed, Sevier County, TN; Notice channel of Cane Creek. The project FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob
of a Finding of No Significant Impact sponsor is the Cane Creek Watershed Quigel, Environmental Protection
District. The actions proposed in the Specialist, Engineering and
The project purpose is watershed Environmental Staff, RUS, Stop 1571,
Cane Creek Remedial Plan address the
protection. The planned works of 1400 Independence Avenue, SW,
continuing degradation and widening of
improvement include best management Washington, DC 20250–1571, telephone
the channel of Cane Creek and its
practices to reduce streambank erosion (202) 720–0468, e-mail at
tributaries resulting from modification
and nutrient loading from livestock bquigel@rus.usda.gov.
of the main channel in 1970. The
access to streams, and measures to
sponsor’s objective is to stabilize the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Owen
reduce erosion and sedimentation from
main channel bottom and limit head- Electric Cooperative proposes to
eroding pastureland. Federal financial
cutting of two major tributaries. Six construct a new headquarters facility in
assistance will be provided to accelerate
alternatives to address the concerns Owen County, Kentucky. The site of the
financial and technical assistance for
were addressed in the Plan. The new facility is located south of the
land treatment.
sponsor’s preferred alternative includes unincorporated community of Bromley
The Notice of a Finding of No installation of five low head riprap
Significant Impact (FONSI) has been less than 1⁄2 mile south intersection of
chutes in the main channel and one U.S. Highway 127 and State Route 35 on
forwarded to the Environmental structure each in two large tributaries to
Protection Agency and to various the western side to U.S. Highway 127.
Cane Creek. Benefits of the sponsor’s The new headquarters facility will be
Federal, State and local agencies and preferred plan are the protection of five
interested parties. A limited number of located on a 46-acre parcel of property.
main channel bridges and two county Approximately 13 acres of the property
copies of the FONSI are available to fill bridges; four previously installed repair
single copy requests at the above will be used for the facility. The facility
structures will also be protected. will consist of a 31,900 square-foot, one
address. Basic data developed during Approximately 84,000 cubic yards of
the environmental assessment are on story office building, a 27, 900 square-
sediment will be prevented from foot service building, 95 employee and
file and may be reviewed by contacting annually entering the Hatchie River.
James W. Ford. 35 visitor parking spaces, a pole storage
Ten acres of riparian forest and 9.2 acres yard, a metal utility building, a lattice
No administrative action on of recreational fishing area will be
implementation of the proposal will be radio tower, and a 175-kilowatt standby
created. No federally listed threatened electric generator with a 500-gallon
taken until 30 days after the date of this or endangered species are known from
publication in the Federal Register. diesel fuel storage tank. Access to the
the watershed. facility will be via a paved driveway
(This activity is listed in the Catalog of
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: from U.S. Highway 127.
Federal Domestic Assistance under No.
10.904, Watershed Protection and Flood James W. Ford, State Conservationist, Copies of the Finding of No
Prevention, and is subject to the provisions Natural Resources Conservation Service, Significant Impact are available from
of Executive Order 12372, which requires 675 U.S. Courthouse, 801 Broadway, RUS at the address provided herein or
intergovernmental consultation with State Nashville, Tennessee 37203, telephone from Mr. William T. Prather of Owen
and local officials.) (615) 277–2531. Electric Cooperative, PO Box 400,

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