[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 142 (Tuesday, July 26, 1994)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 94-18164]

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[Federal Register: July 26, 1994]


Bonneville Power Administration


Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement for Burlington 
Bottoms Wildlife Mitigation Project

AGENCY: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), Department of Energy 

ACTION: Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement.


SUMMARY: BPA proposes to provide funds for the protection and 
enhancement of wildlife and wildlife habitat for the Burlington Bottoms 
Wildlife Mitigation Project in a floodplain and wetlands located in 
Multnomah County in the State of Oregon.
    In accordance with DOE regulations for compliance with floodplain 
and wetlands environmental review requirements (10 CFR Part 1022), BPA 
will prepare a floodplain and wetlands assessment and will perform this 
proposed action in a manner so as to avoid or minimize potential harm 
to or within the affected floodplain and wetlands.
    The assessment will be included in the environmental assessment 
being prepared for the proposed project in accordance with the 
requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. A floodplain 
statement of findings will be included in any finding of no significant 
impact that may be issued following the completion of the environmental 

DATES: Comments are due to the address below no later than August 25, 

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to the Public Involvement Manager, 
Bonneville Power Administration--ALP, P.O. Box 12999, Portland, Oregon 

PG, Bonneville Power Administration, P.O. Box 3621, Portland, Oregon, 
97208-3621, telephone number 503-230-4261, fax number 503-230-3752.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Burlington Bottoms consists of 169 ha (417 
acres) of wetlands, riparian, and pasture (formerly wet prairie) 
habitat along the floodplain of the lower Columbia and Willamette 
Rivers. The area is located adjacent to the Multnomah Channel between 
Sauvie Island and the Tualatin Mountains (T2N, R1W, Sections 20 and 
21). Past human activities at Burlington Bottoms have altered the 
quality and quantity of the existing wetlands. BPA proposes that 
existing wetlands would be maintained and where possible, enhanced to 
improve wildlife habitat. Enhancement activities could include control 
or removal of non-native plant species such as Reed canary grass, which 
is present in all of the lakes and ponds. The beaver dams located on 
the property have created wetlands. Should these dams be breached, 
water level control structures may be installed to maintain existing 
    Maps and further information are available from BPA at the address 

    Issued in Portland, Oregon, on July 12, 1994.

Roy B. Fox,
NEPA Compliance Officer, Office of Power Sales.
[FR Doc. 94-18164 Filed 7-25-94; 8:45 am]