Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on a Proposed Highway Project in California, 1757-1758 [E9-459]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 8 / Tuesday, January 13, 2009 / Notices Transportation, 600 Stewart Street, Suite 520, Seattle, Washington, 98101, Telephone: (206) 770–3519. The FHWA is issuing a Revised Notice of Intent (NOI) to advise the public of revisions to the scope of the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed development of a site to build pontoons for the SR 520 bridge in case of a catastrophic failure. A NOI was published in the January 3, 2008, Federal Register. The FHWA, in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), has revised the scope of the EIS since that time and will prepare an EIS on a proposal to expedite construction of pontoons needed to replace the existing traffic capacity of the State Route 520 (SR 520) Evergreen Point Bridge, and to store those pontoons until they are needed for catastrophic failure response or incorporated into the anticipated SR 520 bridge replacement. FHWA and WSDOT will prepare the EIS in accordance with the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU), and Washington’s State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The EIS will evaluate potential effects on the physical, human, and natural environments. Alternatives under consideration will include (1) taking no action and (2) building a new pontoon construction facility. Each proposed location for the casting basin facility will be evaluated as a separate alternative. Information describing the proposed action and a request for comments will be sent to appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies, and to Tribal nations, private organizations, and citizens who have previously expressed or are known to have interest in this proposal. Public and agency scoping meetings were held in January 2008 for one site under consideration in Hoquiam, Washington. Additional public and agency scoping meetings will be held to solicit comments and provide information on other sites advanced for full assessment in the project EIS in January 2009. The public, agencies, and Tribal nations will be invited to comment on the Draft EIS, and a public meeting will be held during the Draft EIS comment period. Public notice will be given of the time and place of these meetings. Project information will be available for public, agency, and Tribal nation review prior to scheduled meetings. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:10 Jan 12, 2009 Jkt 217001 (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.) 1757 following highway project in the State of California. The Doyle Drive project will replace the existing facility with a new six-lane facility and an southbound auxiliary lane between the Park Presidio Interchange and the new Presidio access at Girard Road. The new facility would Issued on: December 17, 2008. consist of two 3.4 meter (11 foot) lanes Stephen P. Boch, and one 3.6 meter (12 foot) outside lane Major Project Oversight Manager, Seattle, in each direction with 3.0-meter (10 Washington. foot) outside shoulders and 1.2-meter (4 [FR Doc. E9–429 Filed 1–12–09; 8:45 am] foot) inside shoulders. The landscaped BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P median between the northbound and southbound traffic lanes will vary from five meters (16 feet) to 12.5 meters (41 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION feet). [4910–RY] A 390 meter (1,279 foot) long highviaduct will be constructed between the Federal Highway Administration Park Presidio Interchange and San Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions Francisco National Cemetery. Shallow cut-and-cover tunnels would extend 260 on a Proposed Highway Project in meters (853 feet) past the cemetery to California east of Battery Blaney. AGENCY: Federal Highway Actions by the Federal agencies and Administration (FHWA), U.S. DOT. the laws under which such actions were ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims taken are described in the Final for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA Environmental Assessment for the and Other Federal agencies. project. The Record of Decision (ROD) was approved on December 19, 2008. SUMMARY: This notice announces actions The ROD and other documents in the taken by the FHWA and other Federal FHWA Administrative record file are agencies that are final within the available by contacting the FHWA or the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(1)(1). These California Department of Transportation actions relate to a proposedHighway at the addresses provided above. project on State Route 101 in San This notice applies to all Federal Francisco County, State of California. agency decisions as of the issuance date These actions grant approvals for the of this notice and all laws under which project. such actions were taken, including but DATES: By this notice, the FHWA is not limited to: 1. General: National Environmental advising the public of final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(1)(1). A Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321– 4351]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 claim seeking judicial review of the U.S.C. 109]. Federal agency actions on the highway 2. Air: Clean Air Act 42 U.S.C. 7401– project will be barred unless the claim 7671(q). is filed on or before July 13, 2009. If the 3. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act Federal law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time period [16 U.S.C. 1531–1544 and Section 1536], Fish and Wildlife Coordination of less than 180 days for filing such claim, then that shorter time period still Act [16 U.S.C. 661–667(d)]. Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703–712]. applies. 4. Historic and Cultural Resources: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Section 106 of the National Historic Cesar Perez, Senior Project DevelopmentEngineer, Federal Highway Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470(aa)–11]; Archeological Administration, 650 Capitol Mall, #4– Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 100, Sacramento, CA 95814, weekdays U.S.C. 470(aa)–11]; Archeological and between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., telephone Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 916–498–5065, 469–469(c)]; Native American Grave cesar.perez@fhwa.dot.gov, or Jared Protection and Repatriation Act Goldfine, Office Chief, California (NAGPRA) [25 U.S.C. 3001–3013]. Department of Transportation, District 5. Social and Economic: Civil Rights 4, P.O. Box 23660, Oakland, CA 94623– Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000(d)–2000(d) 0660, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 (1)]; American Indian Religious p.m., (510) 286–6203, Freedom Act [42 U.S.C. 1996]; Farmland Jared.Goldfine@dot.ca.gov. Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7U.S.C. 4201–4209]; The Uniform Relocation SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is Assistance and Real Property hereby given that the FHWA and other Federal agencies have taken final agency Acquisition PoliciesAct of 1970, as amended. actions by issuing approvals for the PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1 1758 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 8 / Tuesday, January 13, 2009 / Notices 6. Hazardous Materials: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9601–9675; Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA); Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 U.S.C. 6901–6992(k). 7. 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 andConstruction. 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: January 6, 2009. Cindy Vigue, Director, State Programs,Federal Highway Administration,Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. E9–459 Filed 1–12–09; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–1998–3637; FMCSA– 2000–7006; FMCSA–2000–7165; FMCSA– 2000–7363; FMCSA–2000–8203] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. SUMMARY: FMCSA previously announced its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 14 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has reviewed the comments submitted in response to the previous announcement and concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained 19:10 Jan 12, 2009 Jkt 217001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary D. Gunnels, Director, Medical Programs, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W64– 224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at https:// www.regulations.gov. Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption for a 2year period if it finds ‘‘such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.’’ The statute also allows the Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the 2-year period. The comment period ended on December 15, 2008. Discussion of Comments BILLING CODE 4910–22–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. FMCSA received no comment in this proceeding. Conclusion The Agency has not received any adverse evidence on any of these drivers that indicates that safety is being compromised. Based upon its evaluation of the 14 renewal applications, FMCSA renews the Federal vision exemptions for Henry W. Adams, Delbert R. Bays, Eugene A. Gitzen, Nelson V. Jaramillo, Larry D. Johnson, Bruce T. Loughary, Demetrio Lozano, Wayne R. Mantela, Kenneth D. May, Gordon L. Nathan, Bernice R. Parnell, Patrick W. Shea, Roy F. Varnado, Jr., and Rick A. Young. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each renewal exemption will be valid for 2 years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315. PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued on: January 6, 2009. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development. [FR Doc. E9–389 Filed 1–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Notice of Continuation of the Early Scoping—Efficient Transportation Decision Making Process for the South Florida East Coast Corridor Transit Analysis AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation and Florida Department of Transportation. ACTION: Continuation of the Early Scoping—Efficient Transportation Decision Making Process for the South Florida East Coast Corridor Transit Analysis. SUMMARY: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) issue this notice to advise governmental agencies, the public and other interested stakeholders of FTA’s and FDOT’s intent to continue the early scoping and planning-level National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)/Florida’s Efficient Transportation Decision Making (ETDM) process previously initiated for the South Florida East Coast Corridor Transit Analysis (SFECCTA) study. This notice is announcing to interested parties that additional early scoping meetings will be held at the beginning of the second phase of early scoping/ ETDM on the dates provided below, and to inform the general public regarding the ongoing planning process. The FTA and FDOT have been exploring transportation alternatives along an 85-mile section of the existing Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway freight corridor between Miami and Tequesta, Florida. A programmatic Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) developed an approach for evaluating impacts associated with various transportation improvement alternatives. The Tier 1 DEIS identified a number of transportation improvement alternatives that will be further evaluated in the continuation of the early scoping/ETDM process. This process is intended to result in selection of one or more locally-preferred transportation improvement alternatives. FDOT has been engaged in alternatives analysis and produced the Final Conceptual Alternatives Analysis/ Environmental Screening Report (AA/ ESR) that documents the results of the E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [4910-RY]

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on a Proposed Highway 
Project in California

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. 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(1)(1). These actions relate to a proposedHighway project on State 
Route 101 in San Francisco County, State of California. These actions 
grant approvals for the project.

DATES: By this notice, the FHWA is advising the public of final agency 
actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(1)(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 July 13, 2009. 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: Cesar Perez, Senior Project 
DevelopmentEngineer, Federal Highway Administration, 650 Capitol Mall, 
4-100, Sacramento, CA 95814, weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 
p.m., telephone 916-498-5065, cesar.perez@fhwa.dot.gov, or Jared 
Goldfine, Office Chief, California Department of Transportation, 
District 4, P.O. Box 23660, Oakland, CA 94623-0660, weekdays between 8 
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., (510) 286-6203, Jared.Goldfine@dot.ca.gov.

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 California. 
The Doyle Drive project will replace the existing facility with a new 
six-lane facility and an southbound auxiliary lane between the Park 
Presidio Interchange and the new Presidio access at Girard Road. The 
new facility would consist of two 3.4 meter (11 foot) lanes and one 3.6 
meter (12 foot) outside lane in each direction with 3.0-meter (10 foot) 
outside shoulders and 1.2-meter (4 foot) inside shoulders. The 
landscaped median between the northbound and southbound traffic lanes 
will vary from five meters (16 feet) to 12.5 meters (41 feet).
    A 390 meter (1,279 foot) long high-viaduct will be constructed 
between the Park Presidio Interchange and San Francisco National 
Cemetery. Shallow cut-and-cover tunnels would extend 260 meters (853 
feet) past the cemetery to east of Battery Blaney.
    Actions by the Federal agencies and the laws under which such 
actions were taken are described in the Final Environmental Assessment 
for the project. The Record of Decision (ROD) was approved on December 
19, 2008. The ROD and other documents in the FHWA Administrative record 
file are available by contacting the FHWA or the California Department 
of Transportation at the addresses provided above.
    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. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531-1544 and 
Section 1536], Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661-
667(d)]. Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703-712].
    4. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National 
Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470(aa)-11]; 
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].
    5. 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) [7U.S.C. 4201-4209]; The 
Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition PoliciesAct 
of 1970, as amended.

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    6. Hazardous Materials: Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9601-9675; 
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA); Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 U.S.C. 6901-6992(k).
    7. 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 andConstruction. 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: January 6, 2009.
Cindy Vigue,
Director, State Programs,Federal Highway Administration,Sacramento, 
California.
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