Environmental Impact Statement: Clackamas County, Oregon, 17594-17595 [E7-6580]

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[FR Doc. 07–1719 Filed 4–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Clackamas County, Oregon Federal Highway Administration, Oregon Department of Transportation, and Clackamas County, Oregon. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is issuing this notice of intent to advise agencies and the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared to assess the impacts of a proposed transportation project on Harmony Road in Clackamas County, Oregon. DATES: A public scoping meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at the Sunnybrook Service Center Auditorium, 9101 SE., Sunnybrook Blvd., Clackamas, OR 97015. The public scoping meeting will include an open house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and informational presentations at 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6, and 6:30 p.m. The informational presentation will be followed by a question and answer period. An agency scoping meeting will be held on May 10, 2007 at the Oregon Department of Transportation, 123 NW Flanders, Room 344, Portland, OR 97209. The agency scoping meeting will be from 2:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Graham, P.E., Operations Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, 530 Center Street NE., Suite 100, Salem, OR 97301, Telephone: (503) 587–4727 or Ron Weinman, Principal Transportation Planner, Clackamas County, 9101 SE., Sunnybrook Blvd., Clackamas, OR 97015, Telephone: (503) 353–4533. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), and Clackamas County Department of Transportation and Development, will prepare an EIS on a proposal to improve the transportation system in the SE Harmony Road corridor, from SE 82th Avenue to State Highway 224 (approximately 1.5 miles). The project will consider alignment and PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 improvement options on SE Harmony Road and intersections at SE Railroad Avenue/SE Linwood Avenue and SE Lake Road/SE International Way. In addition, the project study will consider alignment options for the extension of SE Sunnybrook Boulevard west of SE 82nd Avenue and its western terminus. A significant project consideration is grade separation of the road and the Union Pacific rail line at the Harmony Road/Linwood Avenue/Railroad Avenue intersection. Improvements to the corridor are considered necessary to enhance safety and to reduce congestion associated with existing and projected traffic demand. Levels of service at intersections in the area are currently failing and are anticipated to worsen without improvements. By 2030, the number of households in the study area is expected to increase by 24 percent and the number of jobs by 43 percent. Growth is anticipated in association with planned development in and around the extension of regional lightrail service to the Clackamas Regional Center, which encompasses the Harmony Road corridor and is adopted in the Metro 2040 Growth Concept. The at-grade railroad mainline that crosses on the southwest side of the Harmony Road/Linwood Avenue/ Railroad Avenue intersection is part of the future high-speed rail corridor between Eugene, OR and Vancouver, BC. Operation of high-speed passenger trains along this corridor mandates grade separation of the rail line and the roadway for safety and operational purposes. Currently, there are approximately 6 passenger trains and 24 freight trains crossing at this location each day, resulting in an average daily gate activation time of 150 minutes. These train crossings further burden the Harmony Road corridor with traffic delay. The EIS will identify transportation needs and deficiencies in the project study area, including mobility, access, system linkages and continuity, and safety. The range of evaluated transportation alternatives in the EIS will be developed to meet the identified project purpose and need. Potential alternatives and combinations thereof may include but are not limited to: (1) Taking no action; (2) adding capacity to existing roadways; (3) extending Sunnybrook Boulevard to the west of SE 82nd Avenue and determining its alignment and terminus; (4) redesigning intersections along Harmony Road at Linwood Avenue/Railroad Avenue and Lake Road/International Way; (5) grade separating the road from the railroad crossing at the Harmony Road/Linwood E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 67 / Monday, April 9, 2007 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Avenue/Railroad Avenue intersection; and (6) improving pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Design variations of potential alternatives will also be studied, as appropriate. The EIS will be initiated with a scoping process. The scoping process will include a program of public outreach and agency coordination conducted over the next several months in order to elicit input on project purpose and need, potential alternatives, significant and insignificant issues, and collaborative methods of analyzing transportation alternatives and environmental impacts. In total, the public outreach program will include multiple public meetings conducted by Clackamas County as well as coordination with two stakeholder committees—one committee comprised of community and technical representatives and the other committee comprised of policy level representatives. A public hearing will be held in connection with the release of the draft EIS. Public notice will be given regarding the time and place of the public meetings and hearing. An Internet Web site (https:// www.harmonyroadea.org) and other communication media will be utilized throughout the process to provide public information and to receive comments. All comments and input received during the EIS process will be considered and documented. The FHWA, ODOT, and Clackamas County Department of Transportation and Development will evaluate significant transportation, environmental, social, and economic impacts of the project alternatives. Potential areas of impact include: Neighborhoods, Section 4(f) resources, environmental justice, and natural resources. All impacts will be evaluated for both the construction period and long-term period of operation. Measures to avoid, minimize and mitigate any significant adverse impacts will be developed. Comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties, to ensure that the full range of issues related to this project are addressed and all significant issues are identified. Comments or questions regarding the proposed action and the EIS should be directed to the FHWA or Clackamas County at the address provided above. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [FHWA Docket No. FHWA–05–22706] Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensed Driver Information Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On January 6, 2006, the FHWA published a notice in the Federal Register at 71 FR 969 to solicit public comments on the quality, timeliness, comprehensiveness, and other characteristics of data collected on motor vehicle registration and licensed driver information. Based on public comments received, the FHWA has determined to make a change to the driver’s license data definition for teenage drivers, to eliminate the collection of information on disqualified commercial drivers licenses, and to develop enhanced software to receive and process motor vehicle registration and licensed driver data more efficiently. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ralph Erickson, Office of Highway Policy Information, (202) 366–9235, or Mr. Wilbert Baccus, Office of Chief Counsel, (202) 366–1396, Federal Highway Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access and Filing: Internet users may access this document, the initial notice, and all comments received by the U.S. DOT Docket Facility by using the Universal Resource Locator (URL) https://dms.dot.gov. It is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. Electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines are available under the help section of the Web site. An electronic copy of this document may also be downloaded by accessing the Office of the Federal Register’s home page at https://www.archives.gov and from the Government Printing Office’s Web page at https://www.gpoaccess.gov/ nara. Background: The FHWA collects and publishes motor vehicle registration and licensed driver information obtained from the States and the District of (Authority: 23 U.S.C. 315) Dated: April 2, 2007. Jeff Graham, Operations Engineer, FHWA Oregon Division. [FR Doc. E7–6580 Filed 4–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:21 Apr 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 1 Highway Statistics is an annual report containing analyzed data on motor fuel, motor vehicles, driver licensing, highway user taxation, State and local highway finance, highway mileage, and other selected data. This report has been published each year since 1945. It is available at the following URL: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohpi/hss. PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17595 Columbia. This information is collected from State departments of transportation pursuant to 23 CFR 420.105 and is published in Highway Statistics.1 The information in Highway Statistics plays a key role in the development of Federal highway legislation. The information is used in preparing legislatively required reports to Congress, in evaluating highway safety programs, and, in general, as an aid to highway planning, programming, budgeting, forecasting, and fiscal management. This information is also used extensively in the evaluation of Federal, State, and local highway programs. In recent years, FHWA has implemented several reassessment efforts to assure that Highway Statistics data remains up-to-date and relevant for current purposes. On January 6, 2006, the FHWA published a notice in the Federal Register at 71 FR 969 to solicit public comments on the quality, timeliness, comprehensiveness, and other characteristics of the driver license data. Based on the public comments received, the FHWA has determined to make a change to the data definition of teenage driver to reflect more accurately the actual number of teens driving, to eliminate the collection of information on disqualified commercial drivers licenses, and to update the software used to collect the motor vehicle registration and licensed driver information from the States. Actions Taken to Date Teenage Drivers In the past, FHWA’s definition of a licensed driver has been ‘‘[a] person that can drive inclusively between the hours of 5 a.m. and Midnight without another licensed driver in the vehicle.’’ However, State drivers license laws have changed significantly in recent years, especially in the area of teenage drivers. Now, all 50 States and the District of Columbia have some form of graduated licensing for teenage drivers. Some States prohibit teens from driving unless accompanied by a supervisory driver. Other States prohibit teens from driving during certain hours of the day. And still other States may allow nighttime teenage driving, but only with adult supervision. A full definition of Graduated Driver’s License can be found in Section 1313.5(d) in the following National Highway Traffic Safety Administration URL: https:// www.nhtsa.dot.gov/nhtsa/whatsup/ tea21/GrantMan/HTML/ 24b_Sec410T21Reg_23CFR1313.html. As such, the past FHWA data definition E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Environmental Impact Statement: Clackamas County, Oregon

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration, Oregon Department of 
Transportation, and Clackamas County, Oregon.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is issuing this 
notice of intent to advise agencies and the public that an 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared to assess the 
impacts of a proposed transportation project on Harmony Road in 
Clackamas County, Oregon.

DATES: A public scoping meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 
at the Sunnybrook Service Center Auditorium, 9101 SE., Sunnybrook 
Blvd., Clackamas, OR 97015. The public scoping meeting will include an 
open house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and informational presentations at 
4:30, 5, 5:30, 6, and 6:30 p.m. The informational presentation will be 
followed by a question and answer period. An agency scoping meeting 
will be held on May 10, 2007 at the Oregon Department of 
Transportation, 123 NW Flanders, Room 344, Portland, OR 97209. The 
agency scoping meeting will be from 2:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Graham, P.E., Operations 
Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, 530 Center Street NE., Suite 
100, Salem, OR 97301, Telephone: (503) 587-4727 or Ron Weinman, 
Principal Transportation Planner, Clackamas County, 9101 SE., 
Sunnybrook Blvd., Clackamas, OR 97015, Telephone: (503) 353-4533.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Oregon 
Department of Transportation (ODOT), and Clackamas County Department of 
Transportation and Development, will prepare an EIS on a proposal to 
improve the transportation system in the SE Harmony Road corridor, from 
SE 82th Avenue to State Highway 224 (approximately 1.5 miles). The 
project will consider alignment and improvement options on SE Harmony 
Road and intersections at SE Railroad Avenue/SE Linwood Avenue and SE 
Lake Road/SE International Way. In addition, the project study will 
consider alignment options for the extension of SE Sunnybrook Boulevard 
west of SE 82nd Avenue and its western terminus. A significant project 
consideration is grade separation of the road and the Union Pacific 
rail line at the Harmony Road/Linwood Avenue/Railroad Avenue 
intersection.
    Improvements to the corridor are considered necessary to enhance 
safety and to reduce congestion associated with existing and projected 
traffic demand. Levels of service at intersections in the area are 
currently failing and are anticipated to worsen without improvements. 
By 2030, the number of households in the study area is expected to 
increase by 24 percent and the number of jobs by 43 percent. Growth is 
anticipated in association with planned development in and around the 
extension of regional light-rail service to the Clackamas Regional 
Center, which encompasses the Harmony Road corridor and is adopted in 
the Metro 2040 Growth Concept.
    The at-grade railroad mainline that crosses on the southwest side 
of the Harmony Road/Linwood Avenue/Railroad Avenue intersection is part 
of the future high-speed rail corridor between Eugene, OR and 
Vancouver, BC. Operation of high-speed passenger trains along this 
corridor mandates grade separation of the rail line and the roadway for 
safety and operational purposes. Currently, there are approximately 6 
passenger trains and 24 freight trains crossing at this location each 
day, resulting in an average daily gate activation time of 150 minutes. 
These train crossings further burden the Harmony Road corridor with 
traffic delay.
    The EIS will identify transportation needs and deficiencies in the 
project study area, including mobility, access, system linkages and 
continuity, and safety. The range of evaluated transportation 
alternatives in the EIS will be developed to meet the identified 
project purpose and need. Potential alternatives and combinations 
thereof may include but are not limited to: (1) Taking no action; (2) 
adding capacity to existing roadways; (3) extending Sunnybrook 
Boulevard to the west of SE 82nd Avenue and determining its alignment 
and terminus; (4) redesigning intersections along Harmony Road at 
Linwood Avenue/Railroad Avenue and Lake Road/International Way; (5) 
grade separating the road from the railroad crossing at the Harmony 
Road/Linwood

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Avenue/Railroad Avenue intersection; and (6) improving pedestrian and 
bicycle facilities. Design variations of potential alternatives will 
also be studied, as appropriate.
    The EIS will be initiated with a scoping process. The scoping 
process will include a program of public outreach and agency 
coordination conducted over the next several months in order to elicit 
input on project purpose and need, potential alternatives, significant 
and insignificant issues, and collaborative methods of analyzing 
transportation alternatives and environmental impacts.
    In total, the public outreach program will include multiple public 
meetings conducted by Clackamas County as well as coordination with two 
stakeholder committees--one committee comprised of community and 
technical representatives and the other committee comprised of policy 
level representatives. A public hearing will be held in connection with 
the release of the draft EIS. Public notice will be given regarding the 
time and place of the public meetings and hearing.
    An Internet Web site (https://www.harmonyroadea.org) and other 
communication media will be utilized throughout the process to provide 
public information and to receive comments. All comments and input 
received during the EIS process will be considered and documented.
    The FHWA, ODOT, and Clackamas County Department of Transportation 
and Development will evaluate significant transportation, 
environmental, social, and economic impacts of the project 
alternatives. Potential areas of impact include: Neighborhoods, Section 
4(f) resources, environmental justice, and natural resources. All 
impacts will be evaluated for both the construction period and long-
term period of operation. Measures to avoid, minimize and mitigate any 
significant adverse impacts will be developed.
    Comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties, 
to ensure that the full range of issues related to this project are 
addressed and all significant issues are identified. Comments or 
questions regarding the proposed action and the EIS should be directed 
to the FHWA or Clackamas County at the address provided above.

    (Authority: 23 U.S.C. 315)

    Dated: April 2, 2007.
Jeff Graham,
Operations Engineer, FHWA Oregon Division.
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