Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highways in South Carolina, 13893-13894 [E6-3914]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 52 / Friday, March 17, 2006 / Notices mobility issues related to the surges of heavy pedestrian traffic in one direction or the other on an above-street bridge; inadequate lighting and poor pavement conditions along surface streets; lack of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)compliant facilities; and poor access and inconvenient connections to existing multi-modal transportation services. The Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, part of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Homeland Security mandate, requires a number of physical improvements be made at the Seattle Ferry Terminal, including areas for passenger and vehicle screening. 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Federal Highway Administration This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions on the listed projects Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions as of the issuance date of this notice and on Proposed Highways in South all laws under which such actions were Carolina taken, including but not limited to: 1. General: National Environmental AGENCY: Federal Highway Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321– Administration (FHWA), DOT. 4351]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims U.S.C. 109]. for judicial review of actions by FHWA 2. Air: Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7401– and other Federal agencies. 7671(q). 3. Land: Section 4(f) of the SUMMARY: This notice announces actions Department of Transportation Act of taken by the FHWA and other Federal 1966 [49 U.S.C. 303]; Landscaping and agencies that are final within the Scenic Enhancement (Wildflowers), 23 meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The U.S.C. 319. actions relate to various proposed 4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act highway projects in the State of South [16 U.S.C. 1531–1544 and Section Carolina. Those actions grant licenses, 1536], Marine Mammal Protection Act permits, and approvals for the projects. [16 U.S.C. 1361], Anadromous Fish DATES: By this notice, the FHWA is Conservation Act [16 U.S.C. 757(a)– advising the public of final agency 757(g)], Fish and Wildlife Coordination actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A Act [16 U.S.C. 661–667(d)], Migratory claim seeking judicial review of the Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703–712], Federal agency actions on any of the Magnuson-Stevenson Fishery listed highway projects will be barred Conservation and Management Act of unless the claim is filed on or before 1976, as amended [16 U.S.C. 1801 et September 13, 2006. If the Federal law seq.]. that authorizes judicial review of a 5. Historic and Cultural Resources: claim provides a time period of less than 180 days for filing such claim, then Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended that shorter time period still applies. [16 U.S.C. 470(f) et seq.]; Archeological FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 Robert L. Lee, Division Administrator, U.S.C. 470(aa)–11]; Archeological and Federal Highway Administration, 1835 Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. Assembly Street, Suite 1270, Columbia, 469–469(c)]; Native American Grave SC 29201; Telephone: (803) 765–5411; Protection and Repatriation Act e-mail: bob.lee@fhwa.dot.gov. The FHWA South Carolina Division Office’s (NAGPRA) [25 U.S.C. 3001–3013]. 6. Social and Economic: Civil Rights normal business hours are 7 a.m. to 4:30 Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000(d)– p.m. (eastern time). You may also 2000(d)(1)]; American Indian Religious contact Mr. J. Berry Still, P.E., South Freedom Act [42 U.S.C. 1996]; Farmland Carolina Department of Transportation, Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. 955 Park Street, P.O. Box 191, 4201–4209]. Columbia, SC 29202–0191; Telephone: 7. Wetlands and Water Resources: (803) 737–9967; e-mail: Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251–1377 StillJB@scdot.org. (Section 404, Section 401, Section 319); SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is Coastal Barrier Resources Act, 16 U.S.C. hereby given that the FHWA and other 3501–3510; Coastal Zone Management Federal agencies have taken final agency Act, 16 U.S.C. 1451–1465; Land and actions by issuing licenses, permits, and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), 16 approvals for the highway projects in U.S.C. 4601–4604; Safe Drinking Water the State of South Carolina that are Act (SDWA), 42 U.S.C. 300(f)–300(j)(6); listed below. The actions by the Federal Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, 33 agencies on a project, and the laws U.S.C. 401–406; Wild and Scenic Rivers under which such actions were taken, Act, 16 U.S.C. 1271–1287; Emergency are described in the documented Wetlands Resources Act, 16 U.S.C. categorical exclusion (CE), 3921, 3931; TEA–21 Wetlands environmental assessment (EA) Mitigation, 23 U.S.C. 103(b)(6)(m), environmental impact statement (EIS) or 133(b)(11); Flood Disaster Protection re-evaluation issued in connection with Act, 42 U.S.C. 4001–4128. 8. Hazardous Materials: the project, and in other documents in the FHWA administrative record for the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability project. The CE, EA, FEIS or reAct (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9601–9675; evaluation and other documents from Superfund Amendments and the FHWA administrative record files Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA); for the listed projects are available by DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 13894 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 52 / Friday, March 17, 2006 / Notices Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 U.S.C. 6901–6992(k). 9. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988 Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations; E.O. 11593 Protection and Enhancement of Cultural Resources; E.O. 13007 Indian Sacred Sites; E.O. 13287 Preserve America; E.O. 13175 Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments; E.O. 11514 Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality; E.O. 13112 Invasive Species. The projects subject to this notice are: 1. Project Location: Richland and Calhoun Counties, U.S. 601 Bridge Replacements. Project Reference Number: BR–BR88(042). Project type: The project proposes to provide for the replacement of the U.S. Route 601 bridge over the Congaree River and three overflow bridges including pavement resurfacing. The section of U.S. 601 proposed for pavement resurfacing and replacement of the four bridges extends from near the intersection of U.S. Route 601/S.C. Route 48 to a point just beyond the Congaree River, a distance of approximately 4.3 miles. NEPA document: An Environmental Assessment (EA) was completed for the proposed project and approved on March 23, 2005. A Finding of No Significant Impacts (FONSI) was issued on November 30, 2005. 2. Project Location: Beaufort and Colleton Counties. U.S. 17 Bridge Replacement. Project Reference Number: BR–BR88(039). Project type: The project includes the replacement of the existing 2-lane U.S. 17 bridge over the Combahee River. The proposed project involves the construction of a new bridge downstream from the existing bridge. The finished product will be an 840′ long by 81′9″ wide structure that will carry four 12′ lanes. NEPA document: A Categorical Exclusion (CE) was completed on the proposed project and approved on August 29, 2005. 3. Project Location: Lone Star, Calhoun County; Remini, Clarendon County; Briggs, DeLane, Pearson Connector formerly known as the James E. Clyburn Connector. Project Reference Number: FHWA–SC–EIS–01–01–F. Project type: The proposed action consists of constructing a two-lane road to connect the existing road system from the intersection of S.C. Route 33 and S.C. Route 267 to Secondary Road 52 or Road S–26. The proposed action crosses Lake Marion in the vicinity of an VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:52 Mar 16, 2006 Jkt 208001 existing CSX railroad bridge and would consist of a 46′10″ wide and approximately 2.8 mile long bridge structure. NEPA document: An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was prepared for the project. The FEIS was approved and issued on December 5, 2002. The Record of Decision (ROD) for the project was issued on June 12, 2003. 4. Project Location: Hanahan, Berkeley County, Secondary Road 732, Railroad Avenue Extension. Project Reference Number: NCB–NC08(001). Project type: The project proposes to extend Railroad Avenue east of the existing CSX railroad along the existing railroad right of way. This extension would begin from a point just south of Mabeline Road northward approximately 1.2 miles to Eagle Landing Road. The extended roadway would have a typical section consisting of two 12-foot travel lanes including curb and gutter, and a sidewalk on one side. NEPA document: An Environmental Assessment (EA) was prepared for the project and was approved on October 6, 2004. A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was issued on December 20, 2004. 5. Project Location: North Augusta, Aiken County, Palmetto Parkway Extension Phase II formerly known as the Bobby Jones Expressway. Project Reference Number: FHWA–SC–75–03– F. Project type: The proposed project will construct a four-lane divided freeway with full access control on new location, along the east side of North Augusta. The freeway, which will be designed to interstate standards and designated as the Palmetto Parkway or I–520, will begin just north of U.S. 1/ U.S. 78 and continue north to I–20, a distance of approximately 6.5 miles. The roadway will provide regional travel between I–20 and I–520 south of Augusta, GA. NEPA document: An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was prepared for the project. A Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was issued on September 19, 1979. A Re-evaluation of the FEIS was completed on October 9, 2003. A Record of Decision (ROD) was issued on February 24, 2004. (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). PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued on: March 13, 2006. Robert D. Thomas, Assistant Division Administrator, Columbia, SC. [FR Doc. E6–3914 Filed 3–16–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Informal Hearing Implementation Process Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 52 (Friday, March 17, 2006)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highways in 
South Carolina

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions 
by FHWA and other Federal agencies.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and other 
Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 
139(l)(1). The actions relate to various proposed highway projects in 
the State of South Carolina. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and 
approvals for the projects.

DATES: By this notice, the FHWA is advising the public of final agency 
actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A claim seeking judicial review 
of the Federal agency actions on any of the listed highway projects 
will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before September 13, 
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: Mr. Robert L. Lee, Division 
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, 1835 Assembly Street, 
Suite 1270, Columbia, SC 29201; Telephone: (803) 765-5411; e-mail: 
bob.lee@fhwa.dot.gov. The FHWA South Carolina Division Office's normal 
business hours are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (eastern time). You may also 
contact Mr. J. Berry Still, P.E., South Carolina Department of 
Transportation, 955 Park Street, P.O. Box 191, Columbia, SC 29202-0191; 
Telephone: (803) 737-9967; e-mail: StillJB@scdot.org.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the FHWA and 
other Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing 
licenses, permits, and approvals for the highway projects in the State 
of South Carolina that are listed below. The actions by the Federal 
agencies on a project, and the laws under which such actions were 
taken, are described in the documented categorical exclusion (CE), 
environmental assessment (EA) environmental impact statement (EIS) or 
re-evaluation issued in connection with the project, and in other 
documents in the FHWA administrative record for the project. The CE, 
EA, FEIS or re-evaluation and other documents from the FHWA 
administrative record files for the listed projects are available by 
contacting the FHWA or the SCDOT at the addresses provided above.
    This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions on the listed 
projects as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under 
which such actions were taken, including but not limited to:
    1. General: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 
4321-4351]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109].
    2. Air: Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7401-7671(q).
    3. Land: Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 
1966 [49 U.S.C. 303]; Landscaping and Scenic Enhancement (Wildflowers), 
23 U.S.C. 319.
    4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531-1544 and 
Section 1536], Marine Mammal Protection Act [16 U.S.C. 1361], 
Anadromous Fish Conservation Act [16 U.S.C. 757(a)-757(g)], Fish and 
Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661-667(d)], Migratory Bird Treaty 
Act [16 U.S.C. 703-712], Magnuson-Stevenson Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act of 1976, as amended [16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.].
    5. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National 
Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470(f) et 
seq.]; Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 U.S.C. 
470(aa)-11]; Archeological and Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 
469-469(c)]; Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act 
(NAGPRA) [25 U.S.C. 3001-3013].
    6. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 
2000(d)-2000(d)(1)]; American Indian Religious Freedom Act [42 U.S.C. 
1996]; Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. 4201-4209].
    7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251-
1377 (Section 404, Section 401, Section 319); Coastal Barrier Resources 
Act, 16 U.S.C. 3501-3510; Coastal Zone Management Act, 16 U.S.C. 1451-
1465; Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), 16 U.S.C. 4601-4604; 
Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), 42 U.S.C. 300(f)-300(j)(6); Rivers and 
Harbors Act of 1899, 33 U.S.C. 401-406; Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, 16 
U.S.C. 1271-1287; Emergency Wetlands Resources Act, 16 U.S.C. 3921, 
3931; TEA-21 Wetlands Mitigation, 23 U.S.C. 103(b)(6)(m), 133(b)(11); 
Flood Disaster Protection Act, 42 U.S.C. 4001-4128.
    8. Hazardous Materials: Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9601-9675; 
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA);

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Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 U.S.C. 6901-6992(k).
    9. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988 
Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address 
Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income 
Populations; E.O. 11593 Protection and Enhancement of Cultural 
Resources; E.O. 13007 Indian Sacred Sites; E.O. 13287 Preserve America; 
E.O. 13175 Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments; E.O. 11514 Protection and Enhancement of Environmental 
Quality; E.O. 13112 Invasive Species.
    The projects subject to this notice are:
    1. Project Location: Richland and Calhoun Counties, U.S. 601 Bridge 
Replacements. Project Reference Number: BR-BR88(042). Project type: The 
project proposes to provide for the replacement of the U.S. Route 601 
bridge over the Congaree River and three overflow bridges including 
pavement resurfacing. The section of U.S. 601 proposed for pavement 
resurfacing and replacement of the four bridges extends from near the 
intersection of U.S. Route 601/S.C. Route 48 to a point just beyond the 
Congaree River, a distance of approximately 4.3 miles. NEPA document: 
An Environmental Assessment (EA) was completed for the proposed project 
and approved on March 23, 2005. A Finding of No Significant Impacts 
(FONSI) was issued on November 30, 2005.
    2. Project Location: Beaufort and Colleton Counties. U.S. 17 Bridge 
Replacement. Project Reference Number: BR-BR88(039). Project type: The 
project includes the replacement of the existing 2-lane U.S. 17 bridge 
over the Combahee River. The proposed project involves the construction 
of a new bridge downstream from the existing bridge. The finished 
product will be an 840' long by 81'9'' wide structure that will carry 
four 12' lanes. NEPA document: A Categorical Exclusion (CE) was 
completed on the proposed project and approved on August 29, 2005.
    3. Project Location: Lone Star, Calhoun County; Remini, Clarendon 
County; Briggs, DeLane, Pearson Connector formerly known as the James 
E. Clyburn Connector. Project Reference Number: FHWA-SC-EIS-01-01-F. 
Project type: The proposed action consists of constructing a two-lane 
road to connect the existing road system from the intersection of S.C. 
Route 33 and S.C. Route 267 to Secondary Road 52 or Road S-26. The 
proposed action crosses Lake Marion in the vicinity of an existing CSX 
railroad bridge and would consist of a 46'10'' wide and approximately 
2.8 mile long bridge structure. NEPA document: An Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) was prepared for the project. The FEIS was approved and 
issued on December 5, 2002. The Record of Decision (ROD) for the 
project was issued on June 12, 2003.
    4. Project Location: Hanahan, Berkeley County, Secondary Road 732, 
Railroad Avenue Extension. Project Reference Number: NCB-NC08(001). 
Project type: The project proposes to extend Railroad Avenue east of 
the existing CSX railroad along the existing railroad right of way. 
This extension would begin from a point just south of Mabeline Road 
northward approximately 1.2 miles to Eagle Landing Road. The extended 
roadway would have a typical section consisting of two 12-foot travel 
lanes including curb and gutter, and a sidewalk on one side. NEPA 
document: An Environmental Assessment (EA) was prepared for the project 
and was approved on October 6, 2004. A Finding of No Significant Impact 
(FONSI) was issued on December 20, 2004.
    5. Project Location: North Augusta, Aiken County, Palmetto Parkway 
Extension Phase II formerly known as the Bobby Jones Expressway. 
Project Reference Number: FHWA-SC-75-03-F. Project type: The proposed 
project will construct a four-lane divided freeway with full access 
control on new location, along the east side of North Augusta. The 
freeway, which will be designed to interstate standards and designated 
as the Palmetto Parkway or I-520, will begin just north of U.S. 1/U.S. 
78 and continue north to I-20, a distance of approximately 6.5 miles. 
The roadway will provide regional travel between I-20 and I-520 south 
of Augusta, GA. NEPA document: An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) 
was prepared for the project. A Final Environmental Impact Statement 
(FEIS) was issued on September 19, 1979. A Re-evaluation of the FEIS 
was completed on October 9, 2003. A Record of Decision (ROD) was issued 
on February 24, 2004.

(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: March 13, 2006.
Robert D. Thomas,
Assistant Division Administrator, Columbia, SC.
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