Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in INDIANA, 31874-31875 [E7-11090]

Download as PDF 31874 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 110 / Friday, June 8, 2007 / Notices All comments should include the Docket number FHWA–2007–28310. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION For information regarding the Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program, contact Gwen Sutton, 703–235–0538, Office of Professional and Corporate Development, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 4600 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22203. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program. Background: The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program is authorized by Public Law 109–59, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users of 2005 (SAFETEALU). The purpose of the fellowship is to advance transportation education and research, and attract qualified students to the field of transportation. The Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship allows for the collection and analysis of vital program information, also serving as a management tool to measure program performance and evaluate effectiveness in meeting Federal intent and workforce development common goals and objectives. An application form is used to collect basic information from the student to determine eligibility and qualifications for fellowship. Respondents: Approximately 200 students submit applications each year. Frequency: Annually. Estimated Average Burden per Response: The estimated burden to complete the application is 3 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Approximately 600 hours annually. Electronic Access: Internet users may access all comments received by the U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL–401, by using the universal resource locator (URL): https://dms.dot.gov, 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. Please follow the instructions online for more information and help. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued on: June 4, 2007. James R. Kabel, Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division. [FR Doc. E7–11127 Filed 6–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:14 Jun 07, 2007 Jkt 211001 Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in INDIANA Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA and Other Federal Agencies. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces action 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 the proposed U.S. 31 Kokomo Corridor highway project, in the Counties of Howard and Tipton, State of Indiana. This action is the Record of Decision issued by FHWA for the U.S. 31 Kokomo Corridor Project. DATES: By this notice, the FHWA is advising the public of final agency actions 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 December 5, 2007. 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: Mr. Lawrence Heil, P.E., Air Quality/ Environmental Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, Indiana Division, 575 North Pennsylvania Street, Room 254, 46204; telephone: (317) 226–7480; e-mail: Larry.Heil@fhwa.dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the FHWA has taken final agency action subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by approving the Record of Decision for the following highway project in the State of Indiana: U.S. 31 Kokomo Corridor, in Howard and Tipton Counties. The project provides for upgrading existing U.S. 31 between 2 miles south of SR 26 and one mile north of the U.S. 35 northern junction (approximately 12 miles) to a fully access controlled, grade-separated freeway. The proposed freeway will be on both new and existing alignment. The FHWA project reference number is Des. No. 0200094. The actions by FHWA are described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the project, approved on March 9, 2007 and in the FHWA Record of Decision (ROD) issued on May 14, 2007, and in other documents in the project record. The FEIS, ROD, and other documents in the FHWA project file are available by contacting the FHWA at the PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 addresses provided above. The FEIS and ROD can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at https:// www.us31kokomo.com. 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 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: Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), 16 U.S.C. 4601–4604; 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]; National Forest Management Act (NFMA) of 1976 [16 U.S.C. 1600–1614]. 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: 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 E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 110 / Friday, June 8, 2007 / Notices 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). Issued on: June 4, 2007. Robert F. Tally Jr., Division Administrator, Indianapolis, Indiana. [FR Doc. E7–11090 Filed 6–7–07; 8:45 am] Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received into any of DOT’s dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or of the person signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, or other entity). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register (65 FR 19477, Apr. 11, 2000). This statement is also available at https://dms.dot.gov. Background BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [FMCSA Docket No. FMCSA–2006–26601] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to exempt seventy-three individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: The exemptions are effective June 8, 2007. The exemptions expire on June 8, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary D. Gunnels, Chief, Physical Qualifications Division, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Room W64–224, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 16, 2007, FMCSA published a notice of receipt of Federal diabetes exemption applications from seventy-four individuals, and requested comments from the public (72 FR 12656). The public comment period closed on April 16, 2007 and two comments were received. FMCSA has evaluated the eligibility of the seventy-four applicants and determined that granting the exemptions to seventy-two of these individuals would achieve a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved by complying with the current regulation, 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3). The Agency subsequently determined that two of the applicants did not meet the minimal age criteria outlined in 49 CFR 391.11(b)(1) which states that an individual must be at least 21 years old to operate a CMV in interstate commerce. The two applicants in question, Michael J. Guido and Cameron D. Hubbard will not be granted an exemption at this time. However, they can reapply for the exemption after they have satisfied the criteria discussed above. The Agency announces a correction regarding Robert A. Hartung, a Federal diabetes exemption applicant who was first published in a notice for comments on March 1, 2007 (72 FR 9402). There were no comments to the docket regarding granting him an exemption but he was omitted from the notice of final disposition that was published on April 30, 2007. Therefore, he will be granted an exemption with an effective date of April 30, 2007. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Document Management System (DMS) at: https://dmses.dot.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to https:// dms.dot.gov and/or Room W12–140 on the West Building Ground Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Diabetes Mellitus and Driving Experience of the Applicants The Agency established the current standard for diabetes in 1970 because several risk studies indicated that diabetic drivers had a higher rate of crash involvement than the general population. The diabetes rule provides that ‘‘A person is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle if that person has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of diabetes VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:14 Jun 07, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31875 mellitus currently requiring insulin for control’’ (49 CFR 391.41(b)(3)). FMCSA established its diabetes exemption program, based on the Agency’s July 2000 study entitled ‘‘A Report to Congress on the Feasibility of a Program to Qualify Individuals with Insulin-Treated Diabetes Mellitus to Operate in Interstate Commerce as Directed by the Transportation Act for the 21st Century.’’ The report concluded that a safe and practicable protocol to allow some drivers with ITDM to operate CMVs is feasible. The 2003 notice in conjunction with the November 8, 2005 (70 FR 67777) Federal Register Notice provides the current protocol for allowing such drivers to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. These seventy-three applicants have had ITDM over a range of 1 to 38 years. These applicants report no hypoglycemic reaction that resulted in loss of consciousness or seizure, that required the assistance of another person, or resulted in impaired cognitive function without warning symptoms in the past 5 years (with one year of stability following any such episode). In each case, an endocrinologist has verified that the driver has demonstrated willingness to properly monitor and manage their diabetes, received education related to diabetes management, and is on a stable insulin regimen. These drivers report no other disqualifying conditions, including diabetes-related complications. Each meets the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). The qualifications and medical condition of each applicant were stated and discussed in detail in the March 16, 2007, Federal Register Notice (72 FR 12656). Therefore, they will not be repeated in this notice. Basis for Exemption Determination Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption from the diabetes standard in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3) if the exemption is likely to achieve an equivalent or greater level of safety than would be achieved without the exemption. The exemption allows the applicants to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. To evaluate the effect of these exemptions on safety, FMCSA considered medical reports about the applicants’ ITDM and vision, and reviewed the treating endocrinologist’s medical opinion related to the ability of the driver to safely operate a CMV while using insulin. Consequently, FMCSA finds that exempting these applicants from the diabetes standard in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3) E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 110 (Friday, June 8, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31874-31875]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-11090]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in 
INDIANA

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 action 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 the proposed U.S. 31 Kokomo Corridor 
highway project, in the Counties of Howard and Tipton, State of 
Indiana. This action is the Record of Decision issued by FHWA for the 
U.S. 31 Kokomo Corridor Project.

DATES: By this notice, the FHWA is advising the public of final agency 
actions 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 December 5, 2007. 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: Mr. Lawrence Heil, P.E., Air Quality/
Environmental Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, Indiana 
Division, 575 North Pennsylvania Street, Room 254, 46204; telephone: 
(317) 226-7480; e-mail: Larry.Heil@fhwa.dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the FHWA has 
taken final agency action subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by approving 
the Record of Decision for the following highway project in the State 
of Indiana: U.S. 31 Kokomo Corridor, in Howard and Tipton Counties. The 
project provides for upgrading existing U.S. 31 between 2 miles south 
of SR 26 and one mile north of the U.S. 35 northern junction 
(approximately 12 miles) to a fully access controlled, grade-separated 
freeway. The proposed freeway will be on both new and existing 
alignment. The FHWA project reference number is Des. No. 0200094. The 
actions by FHWA are described in the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement (FEIS) for the project, approved on March 9, 2007 and in the 
FHWA Record of Decision (ROD) issued on May 14, 2007, and in other 
documents in the project record. The FEIS, ROD, and other documents in 
the FHWA project file are available by contacting the FHWA at the 
addresses provided above. The FEIS and ROD can be viewed and downloaded 
from the project Web site at https://www.us31kokomo.com. 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 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: Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), 16 U.S.C. 4601-
4604; 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]; National Forest Management Act (NFMA) of 1976 [16 U.S.C. 
1600-1614].
    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: 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

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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).

    Issued on: June 4, 2007.
Robert F. Tally Jr.,
Division Administrator, Indianapolis, Indiana.
 [FR Doc. E7-11090 Filed 6-7-07; 8:45 am]
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