NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY – Louisiana: Wildlife Services (WS), a program within the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), has issued a Decision and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for a final Environmental Assessment (EA) titled “Managing Damage and Threats of Damage Caused by Birds in the State of Louisiana”. The EA analyzed potential environmental effects of alternative strategies to WS involvement in bird damage management in Louisiana. The proposed action is to implement an integrated approach using a variety of methods to reduce bird damage to agricultural resources, property, and natural resources, and threats to human health and safety. Based on the analyses contained in the EA and the associated Decision and FONSI, WS concluded that implementation of the proposed action (Alternative 1) would not have a significant impact upon the quality of the human environment. WS signed the Decision and FONSI on September 20, 2022, selecting the proposed action alternative.
OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW THE DECISION/FONSI, EA, AND PUBLIC COMMENTS
You can view the Decision and FONSI, the EA, and the public comments received by visiting the https://www.regulations.gov website. In the search box on the website, enter APHIS-2022-0049.
If you would like a copy of the EA and/or the Decision and FONSI sent to you by mail, WS asks that you mail a written request to:
P.O. Box 589
Port Allen, Louisiana 70767
When submitting a request by mail, please include a mailing address.