U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS JOHN W. FLANNAGAN AND NORTH FORK OF POUND RIVER

April 21, 2022

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY

DRAFT REGIONAL

MASTER PLAN AND

INTEGRATED

ENVIRONMENTAL

ASSESSMENT

U.S. ARMY CORPS

OF ENGINEERS

JOHN W. FLANNAGAN

AND
NORTH FORK OF
POUND RIVER

DICKENSON AND WISE COUNTIES, VIRGINIA

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Huntington District, hereby informs the public of the release of the draft John W. Flannagan and North Fork of Pound River 2022 Regional Master Plan and Integrated Environmental Assessment (hereafter Plan), and draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The purpose of this Plan is to serve as the strategic land use management document, guiding comprehensive management and development of all recreational, natural, and cultural resources throughout the John W. Flannagan and North Fork of Pound River Project Areas.

The current individual Master Plans for John W. Flannagan Lake and North Fork of Pound River were implemented in September 1986 and December 1979, respectively, and many changes have occurred in policy since that time. This revision is intended to update those Master Plans and adopts a regionalized approach due to the projects' proximity and similar conditions.

In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and 40 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) 1501.5-1501.6, the Integrated Environmental Assessment and draft FONSI must be available to the public in the affected area for thirty (30) days for review and comment. The draft Regional Master Plan and Integrated Environmental Assessment, draft FONSI, will be available for a 30-day public comment period beginning on April 26, 2022 and ending on May 27, 2022. Copies of the draft Plan may be viewed at the following locations:

Haysi Public Library
157 O'Quinn Street
Haysi, VA 24256

Phone: (276) 865-4851

Jonnie B. Deel

Memorial Library

198 Chase Street

Clintwood, VA 24228

Phone: (276) 926-6617

The draft documents may also be viewed at the following website:

https://www.lrh.usace.

army.mil/Missions/

Civil-Works/

Current-Projects/

JW-Flannagan-NF-Pound-Lakes-Master-Plan/

Comments pertaining to the documents may be submitted by email to

CELRH-MP-Flannagan- Pound@

usace.army.mil

or by letter to:

Ms. Rebecca A. Rutherford Chief

Environmental Analysis

Section, Planning Branch

U.S. Army Corps

of Engineers

502 8th Street

Huntington, West Virginia 25701-2070

Telephone: (304) 399-5924

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