Environmental Impact Statement: Boone County and the City of Columbia, MO, 9854-9855 [06-1774]

Download as PDF hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 9854 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 38 / Monday, February 27, 2006 / Notices statistical data from the existing files of State agencies. The data includes motorvehicle registration and fees, motor-fuel use and taxation, driver licensing, and highway taxation and finance. Federal, State, and local governments use the data for transportation policy discussions and decisions. Motor-fuel data are used in attributing receipts to the Highway Trust Fund and subsequently in the apportionment formulas that are used to distribute Federal-Aid Highway Funds. The data are published annually in the FHWA’s Highway Statistics and Our Nation’s Highways. Information from Highway Statistics is used in the joint FHWA and Federal Transit Administration required biennial report to Congress, The Status of the Nation’s Highways, Bridges, and Transit: Conditions and Performance Report to Congress, which contrasts present status to future investment needs. 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E6–2724 Filed 2–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P BILLING CODE 4910–22–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Boone County and the City of Columbia, MO Notice To Rescind Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement: Benton County, MO AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Rescind Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an environmental impact statement (EIS) will be prepared for proposed improvements between the I–70 and State Route Z interchange and the U.S. Route 63 and State Route AC interchange in Boone County and the City of Columbia, Missouri. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Peggy J. Casey, Environmental Projects Engineer, FHWA Division Office, 3220 West Wedgewood, Suite H, Jefferson City, MO 65109, Telephone: (573) 638– 2620 or Mr. Dave Nichols, Director of Project Development, Missouri Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 270, Jefferson City, MO 65102, Telephone: (573) 751–4586. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), will prepare an EIS for a proposal for improvements between the I–70 and State Route Z interchange and the U.S. 63 and State Route AC interchange in Boone County and the City of Columbia, Missouri. A location study will run concurrently with the preparation of the EIS and will provide definitive reasonable alternatives for evaluation in the EIS. The proposed action will accomplish several goals: (1) Improve safety, (2) decrease congestion, and (3) support community regional development. The proposed project will include improvements to be located within a study area defined by U.S. Route 63 on the west, State Route PP (Clark Lane) on the north, State Route AC on the south, and State Route Z on the east. The study area is approximately 5 miles in length and 4 miles in width. Known potential impacts include residential and/or commercial relocations and access changes. A Department of Army Section AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that we are rescinding the Notice Of Intent (NOI) to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for a proposed project in central Missouri. The NOI was published in the Federal Register on April 20, 1994. This rescission is based on a reduction in scope from the 1994 proposal to build a 17.5-mile, four-lane relocation of U.S. Route 65 in Benton County. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy J. Casey, Environmental Projects Engineer, FHWA Division Office, 3220 West Edgewood, Suite H, Jefferson City, MO 65109; Telephone: (573) 638–2620 or Mr. Kevin Keith, Chief Engineer, Missouri Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 270, Jefferson City, MO 65102, Telephone: (573) 751–2803. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This project as now proposed involves widening approximately 15 miles of U.S. Route 65 in Benton County, Missouri, from two lanes to four lanes with consideration of relocation in the vicinity of Lincoln. We will also consider a two plus one improvement, which calls for two lanes with the addition of a passing lane, where needed. The proposed project begins south of the Missouri Route 52 South Junction and proceeds southward to the Missouri Route 7 North Junction at Warsaw. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Intent. E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 38 / Monday, February 27, 2006 / Notices 404 permit and a floodplain development permit from the State Emergency Management Agency may be required. Alternatives under consideration include (1) taking no action, (2) implementing transportation system management options, (3) and build alternatives. Substantial preliminary coordination has occurred with local officials. As part of the scoping process, an interagency coordination meeting will be held with all appropriate Federal, state and local agencies. This coordination will continue throughout the study as an ongoing process. In addition, public information meetings and further meetings with community officials will be held to solicit public and agency input. A location public hearing will be held to present the findings of the Draft EIS. Public notice will be given announcing the time and place of all public meetings and the public hearing. To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action are addressed and all significant issues are identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be directed to the FHWA or MoDOT at the addresses previously provided. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highways Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Issued on February 13, 2006. Peggy J. Casey, Environmental Projects Engineer, Jefferson City. [FR Doc. 06–1774 Filed 2–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Electronic Access and Filing [FHWA Docket No. FHWA–2006–23550] Interstate Oasis Program Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FHWA is soliciting comments on a proposed Interstate Oasis program. Specifically, section 1310 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (‘‘SAFETEA–LU’’, Pub. L. 109–59, enacted August 10, 2005), requires the Secretary of Transportation to develop standards for designating VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:15 Feb 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 certain facilities as Interstate Oases and to design a uniform logo for such designated facilities. The FHWA has developed a preliminary framework for an Interstate Oasis program and is seeking public comments in order to refine and finalize the program. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 28, 2006. ADDRESSES: Mail or hand deliver comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Dockets Management Facility, Room PL–401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590– 0001, or submit electronically at http://dms.dot.gov/submit, or fax comments to (202) 493–2251. All comments should include the docket number that appears in the heading of this document. All comments received will be available for examination and copying at the above address from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Those desiring notification of receipt of comments must include a selfaddressed, stamped postcard or you may print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments electronically. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comments (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000, (Volume 65, Number 70, Pages 19477–78) or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Hari Kalla, (202) 366–5915, Office of Transportation Operations, HOTO, or Mr. Robert Black, Office of the Chief Counsel, HCC–30, (202) 366–1359. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: You may submit or retrieve comments online through the Document Management System (DMS) at: http:// dms.dot.gov/submit. The DMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. Electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines are available under the help section of the Web site. An electronic copy of this document may also be downloaded from the Office of the Federal Register’s home page at: http://www.archives.gov and the Government Printing Office’s Web page at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara. PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9855 Background In response to a provision in the Joint Explanatory Statement of the Committee of Conference (House Report 106–355) that accompanied the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2000 (Pub. L. 106– 69, 113 Stat. 986), the FHWA has been in the process of investigating a number of issues relating to rest areas on the Interstate System. Of particular concern is that States are considering closing or privatizing rest areas on Interstate highways because of the costs of maintenance and operation, security issues, and potential liability. Insufficient truck parking has also been found to be a significant problem in some States at rest areas on the Interstate system, on local road systems near interchanges with Interstate highways, and at adjoining businesses. Commercialization of existing Interstate highway public rest areas to allow private firms to provide services such as those found in ‘‘service plazas’’ on many toll roads and turnpikes, in exchange for private responsibility for maintenance and operation of the rest areas, has been advocated by some States and by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). However, such commercialization is not authorized by current laws and regulations and is strongly opposed by business interests located off the Interstate system. The designation of certain privately owned facilities off the Interstate system, such as commercial truck stops, under public-private partnership agreements, has been identified as a potential alternative to address road user needs in lieu of commercialization of Interstate rest areas and as a possible way to provide motorist services as well as help address shortages of truck parking. Such private facilities would be required to meet certain minimum standards and signing would be provided on the highway to lead road users to these facilities. The FHWA has identified two States, Utah and Vermont, that have programs in operation for designation of and signing to such off-Interstate facilities, and a third State, Louisiana, that has developed the framework for such a program but has not implemented it. In August 2005, SAFETEA–LU was enacted. Section 1310 of SAFETEA–LU, entitled ‘‘Interstate Oasis Program’’, requires FHWA to establish an Interstate Oasis program and, after providing an opportunity for public comment, develop standards for designating as an Interstate Oasis a facility that, as a minimum, offers products and services E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 38 (Monday, February 27, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9854-9855]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-1774]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Environmental Impact Statement: Boone County and the City of 
Columbia, MO

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Intent.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an 
environmental impact statement (EIS) will be prepared for proposed 
improvements between the I-70 and State Route Z interchange and the 
U.S. Route 63 and State Route AC interchange in Boone County and the 
City of Columbia, Missouri.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Peggy J. Casey, Environmental 
Projects Engineer, FHWA Division Office, 3220 West Wedgewood, Suite H, 
Jefferson City, MO 65109, Telephone: (573) 638-2620 or Mr. Dave 
Nichols, Director of Project Development, Missouri Department of 
Transportation, P.O. Box 270, Jefferson City, MO 65102, Telephone: 
(573) 751-4586.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Missouri 
Department of Transportation (MoDOT), will prepare an EIS for a 
proposal for improvements between the I-70 and State Route Z 
interchange and the U.S. 63 and State Route AC interchange in Boone 
County and the City of Columbia, Missouri. A location study will run 
concurrently with the preparation of the EIS and will provide 
definitive reasonable alternatives for evaluation in the EIS. The 
proposed action will accomplish several goals: (1) Improve safety, (2) 
decrease congestion, and (3) support community regional development.
    The proposed project will include improvements to be located within 
a study area defined by U.S. Route 63 on the west, State Route PP 
(Clark Lane) on the north, State Route AC on the south, and State Route 
Z on the east. The study area is approximately 5 miles in length and 4 
miles in width. Known potential impacts include residential and/or 
commercial relocations and access changes. A Department of Army Section

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404 permit and a floodplain development permit from the State Emergency 
Management Agency may be required.
    Alternatives under consideration include (1) taking no action, (2) 
implementing transportation system management options, (3) and build 
alternatives. Substantial preliminary coordination has occurred with 
local officials. As part of the scoping process, an interagency 
coordination meeting will be held with all appropriate Federal, state 
and local agencies. This coordination will continue throughout the 
study as an ongoing process. In addition, public information meetings 
and further meetings with community officials will be held to solicit 
public and agency input. A location public hearing will be held to 
present the findings of the Draft EIS. Public notice will be given 
announcing the time and place of all public meetings and the public 
hearing.
    To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed 
action are addressed and all significant issues are identified, 
comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. 
Comments or questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS 
should be directed to the FHWA or MoDOT at the addresses previously 
provided.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, 
Highways Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing 
Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on 
Federal programs and activities apply to this program.)

    Issued on February 13, 2006.
Peggy J. Casey,
Environmental Projects Engineer, Jefferson City.
[FR Doc. 06-1774 Filed 2-24-06; 8:45 am]
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