Environmental impact statement: Gaston and Mecklenburg Counties, NC, 24909-24910 [06-3949]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 81 / Thursday, April 27, 2006 / Notices SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 24, 2006, starting at 8 a.m. at the Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters Building, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, in the Bessie Coleman Conference Center, located on the 2nd Floor. This will be the forty-third meeting of the COMSTAC. The proposed agenda for the meeting will feature an update on commercial space transportation legislative activities, briefings on national space and security policies, new RLV technology developments, and the Office of Space Commercialization in the Department of Commerce, and an activities report from FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation. The 2006 Commercial Space Transportation Forecasts on the geosynchronous and non-geosynchronous markets will also be released at this meeting. An agenda will be posted on the FAA Web site at http://ast.faa.gov/COMSTAC. Meetings of the COMSTAC Working Groups (Technology and Innovation, Reusable Launch Vehicle, Risk Management, and Launch Operations and Support) will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2006. For specific information concerning the times and locations of the working group meetings, contact the Contact Person listed below. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should inform the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Parker (AST–100), Office of the Commercial Space Transportation, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 331, Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 267–3674; E-mail brenda.parker@faa.dot.gov. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Issued in Washington, DC, April 19, 2006. Patricia Grace Smith, Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation. [FR Doc. E6–6306 Filed 4–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:41 Apr 26, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Sixth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 207/Airport Security Access Control Systems Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of RTCA Special Committee 207 Meeting, Airport Security Access Control Systems. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 207, Airport Security Access Control Systems. DATES: The meeting will be held May 11, 2006, from 10-5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at RTC A, Inc., Conference Rooms, 1828 L Street, NW., Suite 805, Washington, DC 20036. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: (1) RTCA Secretariat, 1828 L Street, NW., Suite 805, Washington, DC 20036; telephone (202) 833–9339; fax (202) 833–9434; web site http://www.rtca.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (P.L. 92–463, 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), notice is hereby given for a Special Committee 207 meeting. The agenda will include: • May 11: • Opening Plenary Session (Welcome, Introductions, and Administrative Remarks) • Agenda Overview • Workgroup Reports • Workgroup 2: System Performance Requirements • Workgroup 3: Subsystem Functional Performance Requirements • Workgroup 4: System Verification and validation • Workgroup 5: Biometrics • Workgroup 6: Credentials • Workgroup 7: Perimeter • ICAO Update • Closing Plenary Session (Other Business, Establish Agenda, Date and Place for Seventh and Eighth Meetings). Attendance is open to the interested public but limited to space availability. With the approval of the chairmen, members of the public may represent oral statements at the meeting. Persons wishing to present statements or obtain information should contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Members of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24909 Issued in Washington, DC, on April 18, 2006. Robert L. Bostiga, RTCA Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. 06–3946 Filed 4–26–06; 8:45am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Butler County, PA Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Cancellation of the notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice rescinds the previous Notice of Intent (issued October 3, 2001—Vol. 66, No. 192) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed highway project in Butler County. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David W. Cough, P.E., Director of Operations, Federal Highway Administration, Pennsylvania Division Office, 228 Walnut Street, Room 508, Harrisburg, PA 17101–1720, Telephone (717) 221–3411–OR–Brian Allen, Assistant District Engineer for Design, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 10–0, 2550 Oakland Avenue, P.O. Box 429, Indiana, PA, 15701, Telephone (724) 357–2077. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional traffic analyses have indicated that all project alternatives can be down-scoped with little or no significant impact to the environment. An Environmental Assessment will be pursued, based on a revised project scoping. (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.) James A. Cheatham, FHWA Division Administrator, Harrisburg, PA. [FR Doc. 06–3988 Filed 4–26–06; 8:45am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental impact statement: Gaston and Mecklenburg Counties, NC Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1 rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES 24910 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 81 / Thursday, April 27, 2006 / Notices SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an environmental impact statement will be prepared for a proposed highway project in Gaston and Mecklenburg Counties, North Carolina. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clarence W. Coleman, P.E., Operations Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, 310 New Bern Avenue, Ste 410, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601– 1418, Telephone: (919) 856–4346. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCTA), will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) addressing proposed improvements to east-west transporation mobility in the area around the City of Gastonia and other municipalities in southern Gaston County. As part of this proposed action, the NCDOT also proposes to improve mobility, access and connectivity between southern Gaston County and Mecklenburg County. The proposed project study area consists of the following general boundaries: I–85 to the north, the South Carolina State line to the south, the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport to the east, and the I–85 and US 29–74 junction to the west. The proposed action is consistent with the thoroughfare plans approved by the Gaston Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Mecklenburg-Union MPO. Alternatives to be studied in detail include: 1. No-Build. 2. Construction of a new location highway. Sixteen detailed study alternatives or corridors will be studied in the Draft EIS. The proposed project is being developed as a candidate toll road. Accordingly, in conjunction with development of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and other on-going project development activities, NCTA is conducting a study to evaluate the feasibility of developing the proposed highway as a toll road and funding it, in whole or in part, through the issuance of ‘‘revenue bonds.’’ Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments have been sent to appropriate Federal, State and local agencies. Citizens’ informational workshops, meetings with local officials, and a public hearing will be held. Information on the dates, times and locations of the citizens’ informtional workshops and public hearings will be advertised in the local news media, and newsletters will be VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:13 Apr 26, 2006 Jkt 208001 mailed to those on the project mailing list. The Draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to the public hearing. To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action are 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. e-mail Tim.Haugh@fhwa.dot.gov. You may also contact Reuben Yost, Special Projects Manager, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities DOT&PF), 6860 Glacier Highway, P.O. Box 112506, Juneau, Alaska 99811– 2506; office hours 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (AST), phone (907) 465–1774, e-mail Reuben_Yost@dot.state.ak.us. Notice is hereby given that the FHWA and other Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing approvals for the (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance following highway project in the State Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning of Alaska: FHWA Alaska Division and Construction. The regulations Project Number STP–000S(131) titled implementing Executive order 12372 the Juneau Access Improvements regarding intergovernmental consultation on Project, involves construction of Federal programs and activities apply to this approximately 51 miles of two lane program.) highway from the end of Glacier Issued on: April 20, 2006. Highway at Echo cover in the City and Clarence W. Coleman, Borough of Juneau to a point two miles Operations Engineer, Raleigh, North Carolina. north of the Katzehin River in the [FR Doc. 06–3949 Filed 4–26–06; 8:45am] Haines Borough. A ferry terminal will BILLING CODE 4910–22–M be constructed at the north end of the highway, and new shuttle ferries will be constructed to run from Haines and DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Skagway. Three major rivers will be bridged as well as several streams. The Federal Highway Administration actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were Notice of Final Federal Ageny Actions taken, are described in the Final on Proposed Highway in Alaska Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) AGENCY: Federal Highway for the project, approved on January 18, Administration (FHWA), DOT. 2006, in the FHWA Record of Decision ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims (ROD) issued on April 3, 2006, and in for judicial review of actions by FHWA other documents in the FHWA and other Federal Agencies. administrative record. The FEIS, ROD, and other documents in the FHWA SUMMARY: This notice announces actions administrative record file are available taken by the FHWA and other Federal by contacting the FHWA or the DOT&PF agencies that are final within the at the addresses provided above. The meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The FHWA FEIS and ROD can be viewed actions relate to a proposed highway and downloaded from the project Web project, the East Lynn Canal Highway, site at http://dot.alaska.gov/ Alaska Route Number 7, from Echol juneauaccess or viewed at public Cove to Katz Point in the Haines and libraries in the project area. Juneau Boroughs, State of Alaska. Those This notice applies to all Federal actions grant licenses, permits, and agency decisions as of the issuance date approvals for the project. of this notice and all laws and Executive DATES: By this notice, the FHWA is Orders under which such actions were advising the public of final agency taken, including but not limited to: action subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A 1. General: National Environmental claim seeking judicial review of the Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321– Federal agency actions on the highway 4351]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 project will be barred unless the claim U.S.C. 109]. is filed on or before October 24, 2006. 2. Air: Clean Air Act, [42 U.S.C. 7401– If the Federal law that authorizes 7671(q)]. judicial review of a claim provides a 3. Land: Section 4(f) of the time period of less than 180 days for Department of Transportation Act of filing such claim, then that shorter time 1966 [49 U.S.C. 303]. period still applies. 4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531–1544 and section 1536], FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Marine Mammal Protection Act [16 Haugh, Environmental and Right-ofU.S.C. 1361], Fish and Wildlife Way Programs Manager, FHWA Alaska Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661– Division, P.O. Box 21648, Juneau, Alaska 99802–1648; office hours 7 a.m.– 667(d)], Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 4:30 p.m. (AST), phone (907) 586–7418; U.S.C. 703–712]; Magnuson-Stevens PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 81 (Thursday, April 27, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24909-24910]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-3949]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Environmental impact statement: Gaston and Mecklenburg Counties, 
NC

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 will be prepared for a proposed highway 
project in Gaston and Mecklenburg Counties, North Carolina.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clarence W. Coleman, P.E., Operations 
Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, 310 New Bern Avenue, Ste 410, 
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-1418, Telephone: (919) 856-4346.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the North 
Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the North Carolina 
Turnpike Authority (NCTA), will prepare an environmental impact 
statement (EIS) addressing proposed improvements to east-west 
transporation mobility in the area around the City of Gastonia and 
other municipalities in southern Gaston County. As part of this 
proposed action, the NCDOT also proposes to improve mobility, access 
and connectivity between southern Gaston County and Mecklenburg County. 
The proposed project study area consists of the following general 
boundaries: I-85 to the north, the South Carolina State line to the 
south, the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport to the east, and the 
I-85 and US 29-74 junction to the west. The proposed action is 
consistent with the thoroughfare plans approved by the Gaston Urban 
Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Mecklenburg-Union 
MPO.
    Alternatives to be studied in detail include:
    1. No-Build.
    2. Construction of a new location highway. Sixteen detailed study 
alternatives or corridors will be studied in the Draft EIS.
    The proposed project is being developed as a candidate toll road. 
Accordingly, in conjunction with development of the Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement and other on-going project development activities, 
NCTA is conducting a study to evaluate the feasibility of developing 
the proposed highway as a toll road and funding it, in whole or in 
part, through the issuance of ``revenue bonds.''
    Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments have 
been sent to appropriate Federal, State and local agencies. Citizens' 
informational workshops, meetings with local officials, and a public 
hearing will be held. Information on the dates, times and locations of 
the citizens' informtional workshops and public hearings will be 
advertised in the local news media, and newsletters will be mailed to 
those on the project mailing list. The Draft EIS will be available for 
public and agency review and comment prior to the public hearing.
    To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed 
action are 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.

(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 20, 2006.
Clarence W. Coleman,
Operations Engineer, Raleigh, North Carolina.
[FR Doc. 06-3949 Filed 4-26-06; 8:45am]
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