Switzler Creek Watershed
The Switzler Creek Watershed Rehabilitation Project Site No. 7 is a federally assisted action authorized for planning under the Authority of the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act, Public Law 83-566 (PL-83-566), as amended by Section 313 of Public Law 106-472, The Small Watershed Rehabilitation Amendments of 2000, and in accordance with Section 102 (2) (c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, Public Law 91-190, as amended (42 USC 43221 et seq.). These acts authorize the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to provide technical and financial assistance to local project sponsors. Sponsoring local organizations (SLO) of the Switzler Creek Watershed are the Osage County Conservation District and the Switzler Creek Watershed Joint District No. 63.
An environmental assessment was undertaken in conjunction with the development of supplement to the original watershed plan. This assessment was conducted in consultation with local, State, Tribal Governments, and Federal agencies as well as with interested organizations and individuals. Upon consideration of the affected environment, alternatives, environmental consequences, and comments and coordination with concerned public and agencies, the State Conservationist for NRCS, Kansas found that the proposed action is not a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment, and has determined that an environmental impact statement for the Switzler Creek Watershed Plan is not required.
For further information relating to the project action, please refer to the Environmental Assessment. No administrative action on implementation of the proposed action will be taken until 15 days after the date of publication of the Notice of Availability in the local news media.
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Notice of Availability (PDF; 66 KB)
Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF; 35 KB)
Environmental Assessment (PDF; 1.7 MB)
Environmental Assessment, Appendix A - Tables (PDF; 23 KB)
Environmental Assessment, Appendix B - Comments (PDF; 587 KB)
Environmental Assessment, Appendix C - Support Maps (PDF; 643 KB)
Environmental Assessment, Appendix D - Investigation and Analysis Report (PDF; 63 KB)
Environmental Assessment, Appendix E - Supporting Information (PDF; 8.3 MB)
Environmental Assessment, Appendix F - Project Map (PDF; 316 KB)