Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Illinois, 18133-18134 [06-3374]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 68 / Monday, April 10, 2006 / Notices weights than its existing part 36compliant configuration permits. [FR Doc. E6–5210 Filed 4–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement Adoption: Douglas County, KS Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent. wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public of its intent to adopt an existing Final Environmental Impact Statement in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality regulations, 40 CFR 1506.3. The Final EIS has been prepared and approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, for the South Lawrence Trafficway located in Lawrence, Kansas. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Wendall L. Meyer, Assistant Division Administrator, FHWA, Kansas Division Office, 6111 SW., 29th Street, Topeka, KS 66614, Telephone: (785) 228–2544; or Mr. Corky Armstrong, Road Design Engineer, Kansas Department of Transportation, Dwight D. Eisenhower Building, 700 SW Harrison Street, Topeka, KS 66603–3754, Telephone: (785) 296–3901. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), intends to adopt an approved Final EIS for the South Lawrence Trafficway located in Lawrence, Kansas. The EIS was prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, as part of a Section 404 Permit Application, Permit Application Number 200101697. The Notice of Intent for the EIS appeared in the FR, Volume 66, Number 152, August 7, 2001. The project consists of construction of a new section of K–10 Highway beginning in Douglas County at the existing K–10/U.S. 59 Highway interchange in southwest Lawrence extending approximately six miles north and east to a location on the existing K–10 alignment near the eastern edge of the City of Lawrence. The preferred alternative would replace the existing K–10 route through Lawrence with a limited access freeway along the southern edge of the city on an alignment identified as 32nd Street Alignment B. The EIS considered the social, environmental, and economic impacts of the project. The No-Action alternative and five roadway corridors VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:48 Apr 07, 2006 Jkt 208001 with a total of twelve reasonable build alternative alignments were evaluated and discussed in the Draft and Final EIS. The FHWA will also prepare and coordinate the distribution of a Draft and Final Section 4(f) Evaluation for the project, in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 303. These documents will evaluate the reasonable alternatives to determine if they are feasible and prudent as they relate to section 4(f). In addition, FHWA will prepare its own Record of Decision for the South Lawrence Trafficway alternative in accordance with 40 CFR 1505.2. Comments or questions concerning these proposed actions should be directed to the FHWA or KDOT at the addresses provided above. 18133 Mr. Norman R. Stoner, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, 3250 Executive Park Drive, Springfield, Illinois 62703–4514; Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m.; Telephone: (217) 492–4640; E-mail Address: Norman.Stoner@fhwa.dot.gov. You may also contact Mr. Gregory L. Mounts, Illinois Department of Transportation, Deputy Director, Region Two Engineer, 819 Depot Avenue, Dixon, Illinois 61021; Office Hours: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Telephone: (815) 284– 2271; E-mail Address: MountsGL@dot.il.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the FHWA and other Federal agencies have taken final agency (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance actions by issuing licenses, permits, and Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations approvals for the following highway implementing Executive Order 12372 project in the State of Illinois: U.S. regarding intergovernmental consultation on Route 20 from Galena to Freeport is a Federal programs and activities apply to this principal route in northwestern Illinois program.) having national, state, regional, and Issued on: April 3, 2006. local importance. This corridor is part of Wendell L. Meyer, the National Highway System. The route has high existing and forecasted traffic Assistant Division Administrator, Topeka, Kansas. volumes including trucks, high crash rates, and substandard capacity and [FR Doc. 06–3376 Filed 4–7–06; 8:45 am] level of service. The Selected BILLING CODE 4910–22–M Alternative will be a 78.8 km (49.7 mi) long, four-lane freeway with grade DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION separations at all intersecting roadways requiring approximately 1,127 hectares Federal Highway Administration (2,784 acres) of new right-of-way. It will begin northwest of Galena near the Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions existing intersection of IL Route 84 and on Proposed Highway in Illinois U.S. Route 20, proceed to the north and east of Galena, south of the Galena AGENCY: Federal Highway Territory, along the north side of Tapley Administration (FHWA), DOT. Woods, north of Elizabeth and ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims Woodbine, north of Stockton and south for judicial review of actions by FHWA of Lena, and end northwest of Freeport, and other Federal agencies. tying into the western end of the U.S. Route 20 Freeport Bypass. Except for the SUMMARY: This notice announces actions termini, which tie in along the existing taken by the FHWA and other Federal U.S. Route 20, the entire proposed agencies that are final within the freeway would be on new alignment. meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The The actions by the Federal agencies, and actions relate to a proposed highway the laws under which such actions were project, U.S. Route 20, Galena to taken, are described in the Final Freeport in JoDaviess and Stephenson Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) Counties, State of Illinois. Those actions for the project, approved on November grant licenses, permits, and approvals 16, 2004, in the FHWA Record of for the project. Decision (ROD) issued on September 22, 2005, and in other documents in the DATES: By this notice, the FHWA is FHWA administrative record. The FEIS, advising the public of final agency ROD, and other documents in the actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A FHWA administrative record file are claim seeking judicial review of the available by contacting the FHWA or the Federal agency actions on the highway Illinois Department of Transportation at project will be barred unless the claim the addresses provided above. The is filed on or before October 10, 2006. FHWA FEIS can be viewed and If the Federal law that authorizes downloaded from the project Web site at judicial review of a claim provides a http://www.dot.il.gov/desenv/env/html time period of less than 180 days for filing such claim, then that shorter time or hard copies of the FHWA FEIS and the ROD are available upon request. period still applies. PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 18134 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 68 / Monday, April 10, 2006 / Notices AGENCY: This notice requests public comment on issues to be reviewed as part of the reassessment. The FHWA working papers developed during the conduct of this reassessment will be placed in the docket for review and comment. DATES: This docket will remain open until the reassessment is complete. The anticipated completion date is September 30, 2007. However, in order for comments to be considered in the early stages of the reassessment, comments should be submitted on or before June 9, 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. David Winter, Highway System Performance Division, Office of Highway Information, (202) 366–0175, David.Winter@fhwa.dot.gov; or Janet Myers, Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366–2019, Janet.Myers@fhwa.dot.gov; Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: The FHWA is initiating a reassessment of the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS), which is a national highway transportation system database maintained and used by the FHWA. Electronic Access 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 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: 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]. 4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531–1544 and Section 1536]. 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.]. 6. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000(d)– 2000(d)(1)]; 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). 8. 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. (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: April 4, 2006. Norman R. Stoner, Division Administrator, FWHA, Illinois Division, Springfield, Illinois. [FR Doc. 06–3374 Filed 4–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2006–23638] Highway Performance Monitoring System—Reassessment wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:48 Apr 07, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 available under the help section of the Web site. An electronic copy of this notice may be downloaded from the Office of the Federal Register’s home page at http:// www.archives.gov and the Government Printing Office’s Web site at http:// www.access.gpo.gov. 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 comment (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 a Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (70 FR 19477), or you may visit http:// dms.dot.gov. Background The HPMS was developed in 1978 as a national highway transportation system database. The HPMS replaced numerous annual State data reports and biennial special studies conducted by each State for the FHWA. The FHWA used data from those reports and biennial special studies, and subsequently from HPMS, in reports to Congress pursuant to title 23, U.S.C., section 307 (current statutory provisions relating to the FHWA’s biennial Conditions and Performance Reports are contained in 23, U.S.C., section 502(h)). The data gathered in HPMS also are used for a variety of FHWA functions, including apportionment of Federal-aid Highway Funds to individual States and assessment of changes in highway system performance. A major purpose of the HPMS always has been to provide data that reflect the extent, condition, performance, use, and operating characteristics of the Nation’s highways. In order to meet this primary objective, the HPMS has gone through an evolutionary process that has recognized the changing needs for accurate and timely data. For the most part, changes to the HPMS over its nearly 30-year life reflect adjustments that respond to legislative and other changes in the the Federal-aid highway program. The HPMS was originally implemented as a national sample-based monitoring system. The sample data was supplemented with area-wide mileage, travel, and other data as a means to provide control total information and for other analytical purposes. In 1980, the HPMS was merged with the Mileage Facilities Reporting System (MFRS), which was a basic inventory system that included facility mileage, travel, and accident statistics. After the HPMS and MFRS E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 68 (Monday, April 10, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18133-18134]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-3374]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in 
Illinois

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 a proposed highway project, U.S. Route 
20, Galena to Freeport in JoDaviess and Stephenson Counties, State of 
Illinois. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the 
project.

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 the highway project will be barred 
unless the claim is filed on or before October 10, 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. Norman R. Stoner, Division 
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, 3250 Executive Park 
Drive, Springfield, Illinois 62703-4514; Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:15 
p.m.; Telephone: (217) 492-4640; E-mail Address: 
Norman.Stoner@fhwa.dot.gov. You may also contact Mr. Gregory L. Mounts, 
Illinois Department of Transportation, Deputy Director, Region Two 
Engineer, 819 Depot Avenue, Dixon, Illinois 61021; Office Hours: 8 
a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Telephone: (815) 284-2271; E-mail Address: 
MountsGL@dot.il.gov.

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 following highway project in 
the State of Illinois: U.S. Route 20 from Galena to Freeport is a 
principal route in northwestern Illinois having national, state, 
regional, and local importance. This corridor is part of the National 
Highway System. The route has high existing and forecasted traffic 
volumes including trucks, high crash rates, and substandard capacity 
and level of service. The Selected Alternative will be a 78.8 km (49.7 
mi) long, four-lane freeway with grade separations at all intersecting 
roadways requiring approximately 1,127 hectares (2,784 acres) of new 
right-of-way. It will begin northwest of Galena near the existing 
intersection of IL Route 84 and U.S. Route 20, proceed to the north and 
east of Galena, south of the Galena Territory, along the north side of 
Tapley Woods, north of Elizabeth and Woodbine, north of Stockton and 
south of Lena, and end northwest of Freeport, tying into the western 
end of the U.S. Route 20 Freeport Bypass. Except for the termini, which 
tie in along the existing U.S. Route 20, the entire proposed freeway 
would be on new alignment. 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 16, 2004, in the FHWA Record of Decision (ROD) issued on 
September 22, 2005, 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 Illinois 
Department of Transportation at the addresses provided above. The FHWA 
FEIS can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at http://
www.dot.il.gov/ desenv/env/html or hard copies of the FHWA FEIS and the 
ROD are available upon request.

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    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:
    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].
    4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531-1544 and 
Section 1536].
    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.].
    6. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 
2000(d)-2000(d)(1)]; 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).
    8. 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.

(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: April 4, 2006.
Norman R. Stoner,
Division Administrator, FWHA, Illinois Division, Springfield, Illinois.
[FR Doc. 06-3374 Filed 4-7-06; 8:45 am]
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