Notice of Final Federal Ageny Actions on Proposed Highway in Alaska, 24910-24911 [06-3989]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 81 / Thursday, April 27, 2006 / Notices rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Fisheries Conservation and Management Act 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.]. 6. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000(d)– 2000(d)(1)]. 7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) [16 U.S.C. 4601–4604]; Wild and Scenic Rivers Act [16 U.S.C. 1271– 1287]. 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; E.O. 13186 Migratory Birds. 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. Mr. Mark Vonder Embse, Senior Transportation Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, 200 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215; telephone: (614) 280–6854; e-mail: Mark.Vonderembse@fhwa.dot.gov. FHWA Ohio Division Office’s normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (eastern time). You may also contact Mr. Tim Hill, Ohio Department of Transportation, 1980 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223; telephone: (614) 644–0377. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Notice is hereby given that the FHWA and other Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing licenses, permits, and (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance approvals for the following highway Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations project in the State of Ohio: U.S. Route implementing Executive Order 12372 24, from east of the IR469 bypass in regarding intergovernmental consultation on New Haven, Indiana, Allen County, Federal programs and activities apply to this Indiana to SR424 west of Defiance, program.) Ohio. The project will be a 40 mile long, Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(1)(1). four-lane divided expressway in Ohio and freeway in Indiana. The proposed Issued on: April 18, 2006. highway will be on new alignment. The David C. Miller, alignment is south of and parallel to the Division Administrator, Juneau, Alaska. Maumee River and existing US24. West [FR Doc. 06–3989 Filed 4–26–06; 8:45am] of the City of Defiance, the proposed BILLING CODE 4910–22–M highway overlaps with the existing US24 alignment prior to crossing the DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maumee River. The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are Federal Highway Administration described in the Final Environmental Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions Impact Statement (FEIS) for the project, on Proposed Highway in Ohio approved on October 26, 2005, in the FHWA Record of Decision (ROD) issued AGENCY: Federal Highway on December 9, 2005, and in other Administration (FHWA), DOT. documents in the FHWA administrative ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims record. The FEIS, ROD, and other for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA documents in the FHWA administrative and Other Federal Agencies. record file are available by contacting SUMMARY: This notice announces actions the FHWA or the Ohio Department of Transportation at the addresses taken by the FHWA and other Federal provided above. The FHWA FEIS and agencies that are final within the ROD can be viewed at the Paulding meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The County Carnegie Library-Antwerp and actions relate to a proposed highway Payne Branches, Defiance Public project, U.S. Route 24, from east of the Library, Defiance County Engineer’s IR469 bypass in New Haven, Indiana, Office, Allen County (IN) Engineer’s Allen County, Indiana to SR424 west of Office. For additional locations to view Defiance, Ohio. Those actions grant the FEIS and/or ROD, please call the licenses, permits, and approvals for the aforementioned contacts. project. This notice applies to all Federal DATES: By this notice, the FHWA is agency decisions as of the issuance date advising the public of final agency of this notice and all laws under which actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A such actions were taken, including but claim seeking judicial review of the not limited to: Federal agency actions on the highway 1. General: National Environmental project will be barred unless the claim Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321– is filed on or before October 24, 2006. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:13 Apr 26, 2006 Jkt 208001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24911 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; Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), 16 U.S.C. 4601–4604. 4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531–1544 and Section 1536], Marine Mammal Protection Act [16 U.S.C. 1361], Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661– 667(d)], Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703–712]. 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); 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. 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. (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). E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 81 (Thursday, April 27, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24910-24911]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-3989]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Ageny Actions on Proposed Highway in 
Alaska

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, the East 
Lynn Canal Highway, Alaska Route Number 7, from Echol Cove to Katz 
Point in the Haines and Juneau Boroughs, State of Alaska. Those actions 
grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.

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 October 24, 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: Tim Haugh, Environmental and Right-of-
Way Programs Manager, FHWA Alaska Division, P.O. Box 21648, Juneau, 
Alaska 99802-1648; office hours 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (AST), phone (907) 
586-7418; 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the FHWA and 
other Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing 
approvals for the following highway project in the State of Alaska: 
FHWA Alaska Division Project Number STP-000S(131) titled the Juneau 
Access Improvements Project, involves construction of approximately 51 
miles of two lane highway from the end of Glacier Highway at Echo cover 
in the City and Borough of Juneau to a point two miles north of the 
Katzehin River in the Haines Borough. A ferry terminal will be 
constructed at the north end of the highway, and new shuttle ferries 
will be constructed to run from Haines and Skagway. Three major rivers 
will be bridged as well as several streams. 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 January 18, 2006, in the FHWA Record of Decision 
(ROD) issued on April 3, 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 
DOT&PF at the addresses provided above. The FHWA FEIS and ROD can be 
viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at http://
dot.alaska.gov/juneauaccess or viewed at public libraries in the 
project area.
    This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions as of the 
issuance date of this notice and all laws and Executive Orders 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], Marine Mammal Protection Act [16 U.S.C. 1361], Fish and 
Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661-667(d)], Migratory Bird Treaty 
Act [16 U.S.C. 703-712]; Magnuson-Stevens

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Fisheries Conservation and Management Act 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.].
    6. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 
2000(d)-2000(d)(1)].
    7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Land and Water Conservation Fund 
(LWCF) [16 U.S.C. 4601-4604]; Wild and Scenic Rivers Act [16 U.S.C. 
1271-1287].
    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; E.O. 13186 Migratory Birds.

(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(1)(1).

    Issued on: April 18, 2006.
David C. Miller,
Division Administrator, Juneau, Alaska.
[FR Doc. 06-3989 Filed 4-26-06; 8:45am]
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