Environmental Impact Statement: Lafourche, St. Charles, and Jefferson Parishes, LA, 11013-11014 [06-1981]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 42 / Friday, March 3, 2006 / Notices • Approval of Summary for the Fourth meeting held on 7–8 February 2006, RTCA Paper No. 035–06/SC204–013. • EUROCAE ELT Status. • Committee Presentations, Discussion, Recommendations. • Revisions/Updates to DO–204— Minimum Operational Performance Standards for 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT). • Revisions/Updates to DO–183— Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Emergency Locator Transmitters—Automatic FixedELT (AF), Automatic Portable-ELT (AP), Automatic Deployable-ELT (AD), Survival-ELT (S) Operating on 121.5 and 243.0 Megahertz. • Closing Session (Other Business, Assignment/Review of Future Work, Date and Place of Next Meeting, Closing Remarks, Adjourn). Attendance is open to the interested public but limited to space availability. With the approval of the chairmen, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. 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ACTION: Notice of intent. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise interested agencies and the public that, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for a proposed road project (State Project No. 700–92–0011 and Federal Aid Project No. NH–9201(501)) in Lafourche, St. Charles, and Jefferson Parishes, Louisiana. Mr. William C. Farr, Programs Operations FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:43 Mar 02, 2006 Jkt 208001 Manager, Federal Highway Administration, 5304 Flanders Drive, Suite A, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808, Telephone: (225) 757–7615; Facsimile: (225) 757–7601 or Mr. Vincent Russo, Environmental Engineer Administrator, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, P.O. Box 94245, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804, Telephone: (225) 242–4502; Facsimile: (225) 242–4500. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LDOTD), will prepare an EIS on a proposal to upgrade a portion of U.S. Highway 90 (US 90) to full ‘‘Control of Access’’ highway meeting interstate standards. US 90 would become an extension of Interstate 49 (I–49). The project consists of the proposed I–49 extension from Raceland to the completed portion of the Westbank Expressway. The approximate distance of the project is 43 miles. Previously, on April 7, 2003, separate Notices of Intent were published for the I–49 South Raceland to David Pond section of I–49 and the section from LA 306 to the Westbank Expressway. These separate environmental documents are in preparation but yet unfinished. Public comments to date raised common concerns with the scope of the cumulative impact inquiry if each section of I–49 is treated as separate based upon logical termini and independent utility. Thus, the two sections of the proposed I–49 are to be considered together to measure cumulative impacts under 40 CFR 1508.7. The LDOTD, in coordination with the FHWA, will continue to conduct preliminary environmental (both social and natural environment) and engineering constraints studies, the development of concept line and grade alternatives, initial impact evaluation, more detailed study of line and grade alternatives and environmental impact and cumulative impacts. FHWA and LDOTD will develop a DEIS, hold a public hearing, select a preferred alternative, prepare a Final EIS with complete detailed environmental and line and grade studies, and a Record of Decision for I–49 from Raceland to the completed portion of the Westbank Expressway. Previously, there have been a total of twelve public information meetings among the three parishes to receive public comment throughout the NEPA process, and a public hearing has been conducted in Lafourche and St. Charles Parishes for SIU 1 from Raceland to the Davis Pond. Additionally, town hall, PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11013 small group informational, and public officials’ meetings have been held and will continue to be held. There will be an additional public hearing. Interested individuals, organizations, and public agencies are invited to attend the public meetings and participate in identifying any important environmental issues related to the proposed alternatives and suggesting alternatives which are more economical or which have less environmental effects while achieving similar transportation objectives. To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action is addressed, and all significant issues 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 at the address provided above. The public will receive notices on location and time of future opportunities for participation at meetings and public hearings through newspaper advertisements and other means. If you wish to be placed on the mailing list to receive further information as the project develops, please contact Mr. William Farr with FHWA or Mr. Vincent Russo with LDOTD at the addressed above. In accordance with the regulations and guidance by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), as well as 23 CFR part 450 and 23 policies; the EIS will include an evaluation of the social, economic, and environmental impacts of the alternatives. The EIS will comply with the requirements of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and with Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice. The EIS will meet the requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s transportation conformity regulations (40 CFR part 93 and 23 CFR 450.322(b)(8)). After publication, the Draft EIS will be available for public agency review and comment. The Final EIS will consider the public and agency comments received during the public and agency circulation of the Draft EIS and will determine the preferred alternative. Opportunity for additional public comment will be provided throughout all phrases of the project development. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program) E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM 03MRN1 11014 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 42 / Friday, March 3, 2006 / Notices Dated: Issued on February 27, 2006. Joe A. Bloise, Acting Division Administrator, FHWA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. [FR Doc. 06–1981 Filed 3–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway Project in California Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions by FMWA and other Federal agencies. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces a final approval action taken by the FHWA within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The action concerns a proposed project, First Street Viaduct and Street Widening Project on First Street between Hewitt Street and Clarence Street in Los Angeles County, California. DATES: By this notice, the FHWA is advising the public of final agency action subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A claim seeking judicial review of the Federal agency actions on the highway project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before August 30, 2006. If the Federal law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time period of less than 180 days for filing such claim, then that shorter time period still applies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Healow, Project Development Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, 650 Capitol Mall #4– 100, Sacramento, CA 95814, weekdays between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., telephone 916–498–5849, Steve.Healow@fhwa.dot.gov. Gary Iverson, California Department of Transportation, Division of Environmental Planning, 100 South Main Street, Ste #100, Los Angeles, CA 90012–3712, 213–897–3818, Gary.Iverson@dot.ca.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the FHWA has signed a Record of Decision for the First Street Viaduct and Street Widening Project [#BHLS–5006(636)] in Los Angeles, California. The project will widen the First Street Viaduct by approximately twenty-six feet, providing two eastbound and two westbound traffic lanes on the viaduct between Vignes Street and Mission Road separated by dual light rail tracks within a raised VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:43 Mar 02, 2006 Jkt 208001 median. The project would also widen First Street east of the viaduct between Mission Road and Clarence Street to align the street with the widened viaduct. Further improvements to the viaduct will replace the north railing, provide roadway shoulders and reconstruct the Santa Fe Avenue and Myers Street undercrossings to meet current design standards. Total length of the project is approximately 0.7 miles. The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the project, approved on November 30, 2005, in the FHWA Record of Decision (ROD) issued on February 22, 2006, and in other documents in the FHWA administrative record. The FEIS, ROD, and other documents in the FHWA administrative record file are available by contacting the FHWA or the California Department of Transportation at the addresses provided above. This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including but not limited to the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 (49 U.S.C. 303), the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Uniform Relocation Assessment and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended [No private right of action under SAFETEA–LU]. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). Issued on: February 24, 2006. Gene K. Fong, Division Administrator, Sacramento, CA. 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All communications concerning this safety review should identify the appropriate docket number (e.g., Petition for Approval Docket Number FRA–2006– 23687) and must be submitted to the Docket Clerk, DOT Central Docket Management Facility, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Communication received within 90 days of the date of this notice will be considered by FRA to the extent practicable. All written communications concerning this safety review are available for examination during regular business hours (9 a.m.–5 p.m.) at the above facility. All documents in the public docket are also available for inspection and copying on the Internet at the docket facility’s Web site at http://dms.dot.gov. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all the comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 42 (Friday, March 3, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11013-11014]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-1981]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Environmental Impact Statement: Lafourche, St. Charles, and 
Jefferson Parishes, LA

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise interested agencies 
and the public that, in accordance with the National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA), an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be 
prepared for a proposed road project (State Project No. 700-92-0011 and 
Federal Aid Project No. NH-9201(501)) in Lafourche, St. Charles, and 
Jefferson Parishes, Louisiana.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. William C. Farr, Programs 
Operations Manager, Federal Highway Administration, 5304 Flanders 
Drive, Suite A, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808, Telephone: (225) 757-
7615; Facsimile: (225) 757-7601 or Mr. Vincent Russo, Environmental 
Engineer Administrator, Louisiana Department of Transportation and 
Development, P.O. Box 94245, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804, Telephone: 
(225) 242-4502; Facsimile: (225) 242-4500.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Louisiana 
Department of Transportation and Development (LDOTD), will prepare an 
EIS on a proposal to upgrade a portion of U.S. Highway 90 (US 90) to 
full ``Control of Access'' highway meeting interstate standards. US 90 
would become an extension of Interstate 49 (I-49). The project consists 
of the proposed I-49 extension from Raceland to the completed portion 
of the Westbank Expressway. The approximate distance of the project is 
43 miles.
    Previously, on April 7, 2003, separate Notices of Intent were 
published for the I-49 South Raceland to David Pond section of I-49 and 
the section from LA 306 to the Westbank Expressway. These separate 
environmental documents are in preparation but yet unfinished. Public 
comments to date raised common concerns with the scope of the 
cumulative impact inquiry if each section of I-49 is treated as 
separate based upon logical termini and independent utility. Thus, the 
two sections of the proposed I-49 are to be considered together to 
measure cumulative impacts under 40 CFR 1508.7.
    The LDOTD, in coordination with the FHWA, will continue to conduct 
preliminary environmental (both social and natural environment) and 
engineering constraints studies, the development of concept line and 
grade alternatives, initial impact evaluation, more detailed study of 
line and grade alternatives and environmental impact and cumulative 
impacts. FHWA and LDOTD will develop a DEIS, hold a public hearing, 
select a preferred alternative, prepare a Final EIS with complete 
detailed environmental and line and grade studies, and a Record of 
Decision for I-49 from Raceland to the completed portion of the 
Westbank Expressway.
    Previously, there have been a total of twelve public information 
meetings among the three parishes to receive public comment throughout 
the NEPA process, and a public hearing has been conducted in Lafourche 
and St. Charles Parishes for SIU 1 from Raceland to the Davis Pond. 
Additionally, town hall, small group informational, and public 
officials' meetings have been held and will continue to be held. There 
will be an additional public hearing.
    Interested individuals, organizations, and public agencies are 
invited to attend the public meetings and participate in identifying 
any important environmental issues related to the proposed alternatives 
and suggesting alternatives which are more economical or which have 
less environmental effects while achieving similar transportation 
objectives.
    To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed 
action is addressed, and all significant issues 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 at the address provided above.
    The public will receive notices on location and time of future 
opportunities for participation at meetings and public hearings through 
newspaper advertisements and other means. If you wish to be placed on 
the mailing list to receive further information as the project 
develops, please contact Mr. William Farr with FHWA or Mr. Vincent 
Russo with LDOTD at the addressed above.
    In accordance with the regulations and guidance by the Council on 
Environmental Quality (CEQ), as well as 23 CFR part 450 and 23 
policies; the EIS will include an evaluation of the social, economic, 
and environmental impacts of the alternatives. The EIS will comply with 
the requirements of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and with 
Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice. The EIS will meet the 
requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 
transportation conformity regulations (40 CFR part 93 and 23 CFR 
450.322(b)(8)). After publication, the Draft EIS will be available for 
public agency review and comment.
    The Final EIS will consider the public and agency comments received 
during the public and agency circulation of the Draft EIS and will 
determine the preferred alternative. Opportunity for additional public 
comment will be provided throughout all phrases of the project 
development.

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


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    Dated: Issued on February 27, 2006.
Joe A. Bloise,
Acting Division Administrator, FHWA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
[FR Doc. 06-1981 Filed 3-2-06; 8:45 am]
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