Environmental Impact Statement Adoption: Douglas County, KS, 18133 [06-3376]

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

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Environmental Impact Statement Adoption: Douglas County, KS

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 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 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.

(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.)

    Issued on: April 3, 2006.
Wendell L. Meyer,
Assistant Division Administrator, Topeka, Kansas.
[FR Doc. 06-3376 Filed 4-7-06; 8:45 am]
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