Environmental Impact Statement: Mohave County, AZ, 30660-30661 [07-2727]

Download as PDF 30660 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 105 / Friday, June 1, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2007–28297] Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of request for extension of currently approved information collection. hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval for renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by July 31, 2007. 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The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued on: May 22, 2007. James R. Kabel, Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division. [FR Doc. E7–10612 Filed 5–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Mohave County, AZ Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Highway Administration is issuing this notice to advise the public that an environmental impact statement will be prepared for the proposed State Route 95 Realignment in Mohave County, Arizona. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Davis, Senior Engineering Manager for Operations, Federal Highway Administration, Arizona Division Office, 400 E. Van Buren Street, Suite 410, Phoenix, Arizona 85004–0674, Telephone: (602) 379– 3645, Fax: (602) 379–3608, E-mail: Kenneth.davis@fhwa.dot.gov; or Robert Hollis, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Arizona Division Office, 400 E. Van Buren Street, Suite 410, Phoenix, AZ 85004–0674, Telephone: (602) 379– 3725, FAX: (602) 379–3608, E-mail: Robert.hollis@fhwa.dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), Mohave County, and the City of Bullhead City will prepare a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental impact statement (EIS) on a proposal to realign State Route 95 in Mohave County, Arizona. The proposed highway improvement will involve the relocation of the existing route on a new alignment east of the current highway beginning approximately two miles south of Interstate 40 and extending north to State Route 68 for a distance of approximately 42 miles. An analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the development of access roads connecting the new highway alignment with the existing roadways to west will also be studied as part of this EIS. The reconstruction of State Route 95 is considered necessary to provide for an access controlled highway to facilitate regional traffic flow and reduce traffic congestion. E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 105 / Friday, June 1, 2007 / Notices Alternatives under consideration include (1) Taking no action and (2) consideration of at least two different alignments for potential relocation and development of the highway as a limited access facility located east of the existing State Route 95 highway primarily on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The BLM has accepted the role of Cooperating Agency for the study and will work closely with ADOT and FHWA to ensure NEPA evaluation includes analyses necessary for the BLM to utilize the FHWA EIS as a basis for decision to amend the BLM Kingman Resource Management Plan to allow for the highway to traverse public lands managed by BLM. Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will be sent to appropriate federal, state, and local agencies, and to private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed interest in this proposal. Formal NEPA agency and public scoping meetings, a series of public information meetings, and 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 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 Research, 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. 315; U.S.C. 771.123. hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES Dated: May 23, 2007. Kenneth H. Davis, Senior Engineering Manager for Operations, Federal Highway Administration, Arizona Division Office, Phoenix, Arizona. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 105 (Friday, June 1, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30660-30661]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-2727]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Environmental Impact Statement: Mohave County, AZ

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Highway Administration is issuing this notice to 
advise the public that an environmental impact statement will be 
prepared for the proposed State Route 95 Realignment in Mohave County, 
Arizona.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Davis, Senior Engineering 
Manager for Operations, Federal Highway Administration, Arizona 
Division Office, 400 E. Van Buren Street, Suite 410, Phoenix, Arizona 
85004-0674, Telephone: (602) 379-3645, Fax: (602) 379-3608, E-mail: 
Kenneth.davis@fhwa.dot.gov; or
    Robert Hollis, Division Administrator, Federal Highway 
Administration, Arizona Division Office, 400 E. Van Buren Street, Suite 
410, Phoenix, AZ 85004-0674, Telephone: (602) 379-3725, FAX: (602) 379-
3608, E-mail: Robert.hollis@fhwa.dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Arizona 
Department of Transportation (ADOT), Mohave County, and the City of 
Bullhead City will prepare a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 
environmental impact statement (EIS) on a proposal to realign State 
Route 95 in Mohave County, Arizona. The proposed highway improvement 
will involve the relocation of the existing route on a new alignment 
east of the current highway beginning approximately two miles south of 
Interstate 40 and extending north to State Route 68 for a distance of 
approximately 42 miles. An analysis of the potential environmental 
impacts of the development of access roads connecting the new highway 
alignment with the existing roadways to west will also be studied as 
part of this EIS. The reconstruction of State Route 95 is considered 
necessary to provide for an access controlled highway to facilitate 
regional traffic flow and reduce traffic congestion.

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    Alternatives under consideration include (1) Taking no action and 
(2) consideration of at least two different alignments for potential 
relocation and development of the highway as a limited access facility 
located east of the existing State Route 95 highway primarily on public 
lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The BLM has 
accepted the role of Cooperating Agency for the study and will work 
closely with ADOT and FHWA to ensure NEPA evaluation includes analyses 
necessary for the BLM to utilize the FHWA EIS as a basis for decision 
to amend the BLM Kingman Resource Management Plan to allow for the 
highway to traverse public lands managed by BLM.
    Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will 
be sent to appropriate federal, state, and local agencies, and to 
private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed 
interest in this proposal. Formal NEPA agency and public scoping 
meetings, a series of public information meetings, and 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 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 Research, 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. 315; U.S.C. 771.123.

    Dated: May 23, 2007.
Kenneth H. Davis,
Senior Engineering Manager for Operations, Federal Highway 
Administration, Arizona Division Office, Phoenix, Arizona.
[FR Doc. 07-2727 Filed 5-31-07; 8:45 am]
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