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37114

Notices Federal Register


Vol. 68, No. 120

Monday, June 23, 2003

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER The notice of a Filing of No 1. Construct a roller-compacted concrete
contains documents other than rules or Significant Impact (FONSI) has been emergency spillway over the top of an
proposed rules that are applicable to the forwarded to the U.S. Environmental existing earthen embankment. This
public. Notices of hearings and investigations, constructed emergency spillway is designed
Protection Agency and to various to bring the existing dam into compliance
committee meetings, agency decisions and Federal, State, and local agencies and
rulings, delegations of authority, filing of with current dam safety criteria in Georgia.
petitions and applications and agency
interest parties. A limited number of the The current emergency spillway will be
statements of organization and functions are FONSI are available to fill single copy removed from service by constructing a berm
examples of documents appearing in this requests at the above address. Basic data from material excavated on the existing
section. developed during the environmental embankment. The roller-compacted concrete
assessment are on file and may be spillway on Y–17 will be covered with grass
reviewed by contacting Jimmy to accommodate concerns of local residents
and project sponsors related to Collins Hill
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Bramblett at the above number. Park, a local county owned and maintained
No administrative action on recreational facility.
Natural Resources Conservation implementation of the proposal will be 2. The measures will be planned and
Service taken until 30 days after the date of this installed by developing a contract with the
publication in the Federal Register. current operator of the dam.
Yellow River Watershed Structures No.
15 and No. 17: Gwinnett County, Leonard Jordan, Effects of Recommended Action
Georgia State Conservationist. Installing a roller-compacted emergency
(This activity is listed in the Catalog of spillway will bring Yellow River Watershed
AGENCY: Natural Resources Federal Domestic Assistance under Structure No. 15 and No. 17 into compliance
Conservation Service, USDA. 10.904, Watershed Protection and Flood with current dam safety criteria. This will
ACTION: Notice of a Finding of No Prevention, and is subject to the essentially eliminate the risk to loss of life for
individuals in 68 homes, 4 recreational
Significant Impact. provisions of Executive Order 12372, facilities, and 6 roads (5 bridges)
which requires inter-government downstream. Addition effects will include
SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102[2][c] consultation with State and local continued protection against flooding,
of the National Environmental Policy officials.) continued water quality benefits, continued
Act of 1969, the Council on fishing activities, continued recreational
Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Finding of No Significant Impact for Yellow opportunities, protected land values,
CFR part 1500); and the Natural River Watershed Structures No. 15 and No. protected road and utility networks, and
Resources Conservation Service 17, Gwinnett County, Georgia, June 2003 reduced maintenance costs for public
Regulations (7 CFR part 650); the infrastructure.
Introduction
Natural Resources Conservation Service, Wildlife habitat will not be disturbed
The Yellow River Watershed is a federally during installation activities. No wetlands,
U.S. Department of Agriculture, gives assisted action authorized for planning under wildlife habitat, fisheries, prime farmland, or
notice that an environmental impact Public Law 106–472, the Small Watershed cultural resources will be destroyed or
statement is not being prepared for the Rehabilitation Act, which amends Public threatened by this project. Some 53 acres of
Yellow River Watershed Structures No. Law 83–566, the Watershed Protection and wetland and wetland type wildlife habitat
15 and No. 17, Gwinnett County, Flood Prevention Act. An environmental will be preserved. Fishery habitats will also
Georgia. assessment was undertaken in conjunction be maintained.
with development of the watershed plan. No endangered or threatened plant or
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This assessment was conducted in animal species will be adversely affected by
Jimmy Bramblett, Water Resources consultation with local, State, and Federal the project.
Programs Leader, Natural Resources agencies as well as with interested There are no wilderness areas in the
Conservation Service, Federal Building, organizations and individuals. Data watershed.
355 East Hancock Avenue, Athens, developed during the assessment are Scenic values will be complemented with
Georgia 30601, Telephone (706) 546– available for public review at the following improved riparian quality and cover
location: U.S. Department of Agriculture, conditions resulting from the installation of
2073, e-mail
Natural Resources Conservation Service, 355 conservation animal waste management
jimmy.bramblett@ga.usda.gov. East Hancock Avenue, Athens, Georgia system and grazing land practices.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 30601.
Alternatives
Environmental Assessment of this Recommended Action
federally assisted action indicates that Seven alternative plans of action were
This document describes a plan for considered in project planning. No
the project will not cause significant upgrading an existing floodwater retarding significant adverse environmental impacts
local, regional or national impacts on structure, Yellow River Watershed Structure are anticipated from installation of the
the environment. As a result of these No. 15 (Y–15) and No. 17 (Y–17), to meet selected alternative. Also, the planned action
findings, Leonard Jordan, State current dam safety criteria in Georgia. The is the most practical, complete, and
Conservationist, has determined that the plan calls for construction of a roller- acceptable means of protecting life and
preparation and review of an compacted concrete emergency spillway over property of downstream residents.
environmental impact statement is not the top of an existing earthen embankment
on each structure. Works of improvement Consultation—Public Participation
needed for this project. will be accomplished by providing financial Original sponsoring Organizations include
The project purpose is continued and technical assistance through an eligible the Gwinnett County Government, Gwinnett,
flood prevention. The planned works of local sponsor. County Soil and Water Conservation District,
improvements include upgrading two The principal project measures for each and the Upper Ocmulgee River Resource
existing floodwater retarding structures. structure are to: Conservation and Development Council. At

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the initiation of the planning process, Suzanne Kenyon, Cultural Resources antidumping duty order on freshwater
meetings were held with representatives of Specialist with the NRCS-National Water crawfish tail meat from the People’s
the original sponsoring organizations to Management Center, visited the project site Republic of China covering the period
ascertain their interest and concerns in the fall of 2001. She provided a September 1, 2001, through August 31,
regarding the Yellow River Watershed. methodology for considering culturally
Gwinnett County agreed to serve as ‘‘lead significant resources, which was followed in
2002. These new shipper reviews
sponsor’’ being responsible for leading the this planning process. An inventory of the covered four exporters: Zhoushan
planning process with assistance form NRCS. watershed, and associated downstream Huading Seafood Co., Ltd.; Hubei
As lead sponsor they also agreed to provide impacted area was completed with no Qianjiang Houhu Frozen & Processing
non-federal cost-share, property rights, culturally important or archaeological sites Factory; Qingdao Jin Yong Xiang
operation and maintenance, and public noted. The area of potential effect was Aquatic Foods Co., Ltd.; and Siyang
participation during, and beyond, the provided to the Georgia State Historic Foreign Trading Corporation (Siyang).
planning process. Meetings with the project Preservation Office with passive concurrence See Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat
sponsors were held throughout the planning provided.
process, and project sponsors provided From the People’s Republic of China:
Public Participation: Public meetings were
representation at planning team, technical held on November 12, 2002, and November
Initiation of Antidumping New Shipper
advisory, and public meetings. 14, 2002, to explain the NRCS Watershed Reviews (67 FR 67822) (New Shipper
An Interdisciplinary Planning Team Rehabilitation Program and to scope resource Initiation). For the reasons discussed
provided for the ‘‘technical’’ administration problems, issues, and concerns of local below, we are rescinding the review of
of this project. Technical administration residents associated with the Y–15 and Y–17 Siyang.
includes tasks pursuant to the NRCS nine- project area. Potential alternative solutions to EFFECTIVE DATE: June 23, 2003.
step planning process, and planning bring Y–15 and Y–17 into compliance with
procedures outlined in the NRCS-National FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
current dam safety criteria were also
Planning Procedures Handbook. Examples of presented. Through a voting process, meeting Sean Carey or Dana Mermelstein at
tasks completed by the Planning Team participants provided input on issues and (202) 482–3964 and (202) 482–1391,
include, but are not limited to, Preliminary concerns to be considered in the planning respectively; AD/CVD Enforcement,
Investigations, Hydrologic Analysis, process, and identified the most socially Office 7, Group III, Import
Reservoir Sedimentation Surveys, Economic acceptable alternative solution. Administration, International Trade
Analysis, Formulating and Evaluating A second round of public meetings was Administration, U.S. Department of
Alternatives, and Writing the Watershed held on March 27, 2003, and April 3, 2003,
Plan—Environmental Assessment. Data
Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution
to summarize planning accomplishments, Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.
collected from partner agencies, databases, convey results of the reservoir sedimentation
landowners, and others throughout the entire survey, and present various structural SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
planning process, were evaluated at Planning alternatives. The roller compacted concrete
Team meetings held on various dates Background
alternative was identified as the most
throughout the planning process. Informal complete, acceptable, efficient, and effective On September 30, 2002 the
discussions amongst planning team plan for the watershed. Department received a timely request
members, partner agencies, and landowners for a new shipper review of the
were conducted throughout the entire Conclusion
antidumping duty order on freshwater
planning period. The Environmental Assessment
A Technical Advisory Group was
crawfish tail meat from the PRC from
summarized above indicates that this Federal
developed to aid the Planning Team with the action will not cause significant adverse
Siyang, an exporter of subject
planning process. local, regional, or national impacts on the merchandise to the United States. In
The following agencies were involved in environment. Therefore, base on the above this request, Siyang identified Anhui
developing this plan and provided findings, I have determined that an Golden Bird Agricultural Products
representation on the Technical Advisory environmental impact statement for the Development Co., Ltd. (Golden Bird) as
Group: recommended plan of action on Yellow River the producer who supplied the subject
• Gwinnett County Government; Watershed Structure No. 15 and No. 17 is not merchandise to Siyang. Pursuant to
• Gwinnett County Soil and Water required. section 351.214(b)(2)(ii)(B) of the
Conservation Districts;
• Georgia Department of Natural Dated: June 13, 2003.
Department’s regulations, Siyang
Resources, Environmental Protection included, in addition to its own
Leonard Jordan,
Division [EPD], Safe Dams Program; certifications, a certification from the
State Conservationist. general manager of Golden Bird stating
• Georgia Department of Natural
Resources, Wildlife Resources Division [FR Doc. 03–15758 Filed 6–20–03; 8:45 am] that Golden Bird was the producer and
[WRD], Game and Fisheries Section; BILLING CODE 3410–16–M certifying that Golden Bird did not
• Georgia Soil and Water Conservation export subject merchandise during the
Commission; period of investigation (POI).
• United States Environmental Protection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Furthermore, pursuant to sections
Agency (EPA), Region IV;
• USDA, Natural Resources Conservation
351.214(b)(2)(iii)(A) and (B) of the
International Trade Administration Department’s regulations, Golden Bird
Service (NRCS);
• USDI, Fish and Wildlife Service (F&WS); [A–570–848] also certified that it had never been
• US Army Corps of Engineers (COE). affiliated with any other producer or
A meeting and field tour with the Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From exporter of subject merchandise to the
Technical Advisory Group was held on the People’s Republic of China: United States during the POI, and that
February 27, 2002, to assess proposed Rescission of Antidumping Duty New its activities are not controlled by the
measures and their potential impact on Shipper Review PRC central government. On November
resources of concern. A review of National 1, 2002, the Department initiated this
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) concerns AGENCY: Import Administration,
was initiated at this meeting. Effects of
new shipper review covering the period
International Trade Administration, September 1, 2001 through August 31,
proposed measures on NEPA concerns Department of Commerce.
reviewed were documented. Additional field 2002. See New Shipper Initiation.
tours were held with the COE on March 11, SUMMARY: On November 1, 2002 the Siyang provided responses to the
2002, to determine the most efficient 404 Department published the initiation of Department’s original and supplemental
permitting process. the four new shipper reviews of the questionnaires on January 6, and April

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