Environmental Impact Statement: Sampson, Duplin, and Cumberland Counties, NC, 27529-27530 [06-4368]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 91 / Thursday, May 11, 2006 / Notices directions, maps, and nearby hotels may be found by accessing the RTCA Web site. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), notice is hereby given for a Special Committee 189/EUROCAE Working Group 53 meeting. Environmental Impact Statement: Brunswick and New Hanover Counties, NC SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal Highway Administration Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an • Resolve all comments and issues to environmental impact statement will be prepared for a proposed highway project complete the Safety and Performance in Brunswick and New Hanover Requirements Standard for Air Traffic Counties, North Carolina. Data Link Services in Oceanic and FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Remote Airspace by July 26, 2006 for Clarence W. Coleman, PE., Operations final review and consultation. • Resolve all comments and issues to Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, 310 New Bern Avenue, complete the FANS 1/A–ATN Suite 410, Raleigh, North Carolina Interoperability Standard by July 26, 27601–1418, Telephone: (919) 856– 2006 for final review and consultation. 4346. • Agree on a work statement for SC– SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 189/WG–53 that details work items and FHWA, in cooperation with the North milestones. Carolina Department of Transportation The plenary agenda will include: (NCDOT) and the North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCTA), will • June 20: prepare an environmental impact • Opening Plenary Session (Welcome, statement (EIS) on a proposal to Introductions, and Administrative construct a multi-lane highway facility Remarks, Review and approval of in Brunswick and New Hanover Agenda and Meeting Minutes) Counties, North Carolina. Known as the Administrative. Cape Fear Skyway, the proposed • SC–189/WG–53 co-chair progress improvement would extend from US 17 report and review of work program. in Brunswick County, near the community of Bishop, to US 421 in the • Determine and agree to breakout city of Wilmington for a distance of groups if necessary. approximately 9.5 miles. The project • June 21–22: would include a crossing of the Cape • Breakout groups, as agreed, and Fear River. The proposed highway facility is plenary debriefs, as necessary. considered necessary as a means to • June 23: improve regional traffic flow, enhance • Debrief on progress for the week. access to the North Carolina Ports, improve emergency service response • Closing Plenary Session (Review times and facilitate emergency schedule and new action items. evacuation. Preliminary alternatives to Any other business, Adjourn). be evaluated include (1) taking no Attendance is open to the interested action (2) Transportation System public but limited to space availability. Management (TSM); (3) Transportation With the approval of the chairmen, Demand Management (TDM); (4) Mass members of the public may present oral Transit; and (5) constructing a multistatements at the meeting. Persons lane facility on new location with full wishing to present statements or obtain control of access. Incorporated into and information should contact the person studied with the various build listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION alternatives will be design variations of CONTACT section. grade and alignment. The EIS will Members of the public may present a address environmental, social, and written statement to the committee at economic impacts associated with the any time. development of the proposed action. Letters describing the proposed action Issued in Washington, DC, on May 3, 2006. and soliciting comments will be sent to Francisco Estrada C., appropriate Federal, State, and local RTCA Advisory Committee. agencies, and to private organizations [FR Doc. 06–4363 Filed 5–10–06; 8:45 am] and citizens who have previously expressed or are known to have an BILLING CODE 4910–13–M cchase on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Meeting Objectives VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:29 May 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27529 interest in this proposal. A series of public meetings will be held in the vicinity of the project throughout the development of the EIS. In addition, a public hearing will be held. Public notice will be given of the time and place of the meetings and hearing. The draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to any public hearings being held. 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: May 4, 2006. Clarence W. Coleman, Operations Engineer, Raleigh, North Carolina. [FR Doc. 06–4367 Filed 5–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Sampson, Duplin, and Cumberland Counties, NC Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Revised notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that we are rescinding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed highway project in Sampson, Duplin, and Cumberland 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), is rescinding the Draft Impact Environmental Statement (DEIS) for the proposed NC 24 improvements from 2.8 miles east of I–95 to I–40. In June, 1994, the DEIS for the project was approved, published, and made available for public review. The DEIS evaluated in detail twelve (12) Build alternatives. E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1 27530 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 91 / Thursday, May 11, 2006 / Notices Following a corridor public hearing in November 1994, a preferred alternative was selected. Subsequently, preliminary design and wetland delineation commenced for the preferred alternative. The results of the wetland delineation indicated that the project would require extensive wetland takings, far more than originally anticipated in earlier studies. As a result of these findings, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other resource agencies indicated that other alternatives should be studied to minimize natural resource impacts. Based on the comments received from various Federal and state agencies the FHWA and NCDOT have agreed not to prepare a Final EIS for the proposed NC 24 improvements from 2.8 miles east of I–95 to I–40. FHWA and NCDOT are in the process of finalizing the development of a new draft EIS for the proposed project. The new Draft EIS will include full range of alternatives that may utilize sections of existing NC 24 to minimize impacts to natural resources. 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: May 4, 2006. Clarence W. Coleman, Operations Engineer, Raleigh, North Carolina. [FR Doc. 06–4368 Filed 5–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA)/Joint Planning Advisory Group (JPAG) AGENCY: Maritime Administration, DOT. Synopsis of March 28, 2006, meeting with VISA participants. cchase on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES ACTION: The VISA program requires that a notice of the time, place, and nature of each JPAG meeting be published in the Federal Register.The full text of the VISA program, including these requirements, is published in 70 FR VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:29 May 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 55947–55955, dated September 23, 2005. On March 28, 2006, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) co-hosted a meeting of the VISA JPAG at USTRANSCOM, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Meeting attendance was by invitation only, due to the nature of the information discussed and the need for a government-issued security clearance. Of the 52 U.S.-flag carrier corporate participants enrolled in the VISA program 19 companies participated in the JPAG meeting. Two representatives for maritime labor also participated in the meeting. In addition, representatives from MARAD and the Department of Defense attended the meeting. Brig Gen Paul Selva, USAF, TCJ3, USTRANSCOM, and James Caponiti, Associate Administrator for National Security, MARAD, welcomed the participants. Brig Gen Selva noted that he maintains a deep appreciation of the capabilities the maritime industry delivers to support DOD sealift logistics. Mr. Caponiti remarked that while some progress has been made in recent JPAG meetings regarding the findings of DOD’s Mobility Capabilities Study (MCS), future JPAG meetings should provide a more focused operational perspective on how the maritime industry will be able to respond to the MCS assumptions. The purpose of the JPAG meeting was to brief participants on USTRANSCOM’s Turbo Distribution Exercise 2006 and to provide an overview of the Department of Defense’s Operations Plan (OPLAN). There was also a discussion related to activation of JPAG participants’ capacity and intermodal resources to support the OPLAN. The following VISA companies participated in the March 28, 2006 JPAG meeting: American President Lines, Ltd.; American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier, LLC; American Shipping Group; APL Marine Services, Ltd.; APL Maritime Ltd; Central Gulf Lines, Inc.; CP Ships USA, LLC; Crowley Liner Services, Inc.; Crowley Marine Services, Inc.; Farrell Lines Incorporated; Fidelio Limited Partnership; Liberty Global Logistics, LLC; Liberty Shipping Group Limited Partnership; Maersk Line, Limited; Matson Navigation Company, Inc.; Patriot Shipping, LLC; Patriot Titan, LLC; Sealift Inc.; and Waterman Steamship Corporation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Taylor E. Jones II, Director, Office of Sealift Support, (202) 366–2323. (Authority: 49 CFR 1.66). PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: May 5, 2006. Joel C. Richard, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–7156 Filed 5–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–55 (Sub-No. 667X)] CSX Transportation, Inc.— Abandonment Exemption—in Harlan County, KY CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 12.56-mile rail line on its Southern Region, Huntington Division-West, Cumberland Valley Subdivision, from milepost OWH 258.5 to the end of the track at milepost OWH–271.06, in Harlan County, KY. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 40828, 40843 and 40927. CSXT has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic can be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the line either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the 2-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7 (environmental reports), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic reports), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the abandonment and discontinuance shall be protected under Oregon Short Line R. Co.—Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed. Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of financial assistance (OFA) has been received, this exemption will be effective on June 10, 2006, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,1 1 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 91 (Thursday, May 11, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27529-27530]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-4368]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Environmental Impact Statement: Sampson, Duplin, and Cumberland 
Counties, NC

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Revised notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that we 
are rescinding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed 
highway project in Sampson, Duplin, and Cumberland 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), is rescinding the Draft 
Impact Environmental Statement (DEIS) for the proposed NC 24 
improvements from 2.8 miles east of I-95 to I-40. In June, 1994, the 
DEIS for the project was approved, published, and made available for 
public review. The DEIS evaluated in detail twelve (12) Build 
alternatives.

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Following a corridor public hearing in November 1994, a preferred 
alternative was selected. Subsequently, preliminary design and wetland 
delineation commenced for the preferred alternative. The results of the 
wetland delineation indicated that the project would require extensive 
wetland takings, far more than originally anticipated in earlier 
studies. As a result of these findings, the U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers and other resource agencies indicated that other alternatives 
should be studied to minimize natural resource impacts. Based on the 
comments received from various Federal and state agencies the FHWA and 
NCDOT have agreed not to prepare a Final EIS for the proposed NC 24 
improvements from 2.8 miles east of I-95 to I-40.
    FHWA and NCDOT are in the process of finalizing the development of 
a new draft EIS for the proposed project. The new Draft EIS will 
include full range of alternatives that may utilize sections of 
existing NC 24 to minimize impacts to natural resources.
    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: May 4, 2006.
Clarence W. Coleman,
Operations Engineer, Raleigh, North Carolina.
[FR Doc. 06-4368 Filed 5-10-06; 8:45 am]
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