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Public Notice Announcing the Availability of an Environmental Assessment
February 12, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Yomba Shoshone Tribe: Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment
Agency: Rural Utility Service (RUS), USDA
Action: Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment
Summary: Notice is hereby given that the RUS, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act, is adopting an environmental assessment (EA) prepared by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in connection with possible impacts related to a project posed by the Yomba Shoshone Tribe (YST), of Yomba, Nevada. The proposal is for construction of water system improvements. YST has submitted an application to RUS for funding of the proposal.
For Further Information Contact:
John Nelson, State Environmental Coordinator,
USDA Rural Development
1390 South Curry St.
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-887-1222, ext. 4759
Supplemental Information: Yomba Shoshone Tribe proposes to construct a new water tank and water mains to the service area along with the necessary appurtenances.
The BLM prepared an environmental assessment for this project that describes the project, assesses the proposed project’s environmental impacts, and summarizes as applicable any mitigation measures used to minimize environmental effects. The entire environmental assessment is available here.
A hard copy of the report is also available at the Environmental Offices of the Yomba Shoshone Tribe, Yomba Reservation, or at the USDA RD State Office located at 1390 South Curry Street, Carson City, NV 89703. RUS has conducted an independent evaluation of the environmental assessment and believes that it accurately assesses the impacts of the proposed project. No significant impacts are expected as a result of the construction of the project.
Questions and comments should be sent to USDA Rural Development at the address provided. RUS will accept questions and comments on the environmental assessment for 14 days from the date of this notice.