Notice To Rescind Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement: Lawrence, Christian, and Greene Counties, MI, 4280-4281 [E9-1420]

Download as PDF 4280 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 14 / Friday, January 23, 2009 / Notices • DO–270 Normative Appendix. • Review and Resolution of Final Review and Comment (FRAC) responses. • Approval of DO–270 Normative Appendix for submission to PMC. • Closing Plenary (Any Other Business, Review of Next Plenary Meeting Dates (if required), Adjourn). Attendance is open to the interested public but limited to space availability. With the approval of the chairmen, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. Persons wishing to present statements or obtain information should contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Members of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. posted at https:// www.stelizabethswestcampus.com. A related Section 4(f) Evaluation, prepared by FHWA is posted at the above project Web site as well as at https:// www.efl.fhwa.dot.gov/projectsenvironment.aspx. A hard copy of the GSA Final EIS and the Section 4(f) Evaluation can be viewed at the following location until March 30, 2009: Federal Highway Administration, Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division, 21400 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling, VA 20166. SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public of its intent to adopt an existing Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality regulations, 40 CFR 1506.3. The Final EIS has been prepared and approved by the General Services Administration (GSA), National Capital Region. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jack Van Dop, Senior Technical Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, 21400 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling, VA 20166, Telephone 703–404–6282 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The FHWA, in cooperation with the District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) intends to adopt those portions of an approved Final EIS, related to the specific transportation aspects, for consolidation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Headquarters offices located in the District of Columbia. The FHWA, in consultation with the DDOT, will determine if additional documentation will be provided as a supplement to this Final EIS prior to issuing a decision document. The Final EIS was prepared by the General Services Administration, National Capital Region. The FHWA, DDOT and other federal agencies are cooperating agencies for this Final EIS. The Revised Notice of Intent for the EIS appeared in the FR, Volume 72, Number 124, June 28, 2007. The project consists of consolidation of the DHS Headquarters at the St. Elizabeths Campus in Southeast Washington, DC. DHS requested that GSA fulfill its requirement of collocating 4.5 million gross square feet of office; with parking, the project would accommodate up to 6.4 million gross square feet of development and adaptive re-use. The EIS considered the social, environmental, and economic impacts of the project. The No-Action alternative, three campus redevelopment alternatives, four interchange alternatives (I–295/Malcolm X Interchange) and a transportation nobuild alternative were considered in the Final EIS. Electronic Access An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded by using a computer, modem and suitable communications software from Government Printing Office’s Electronic Bulletin Board Service at (202) 512– 1661. Internet users may reach the Office of the Federal Register’s home page at: https://www.nara.gov/fedreg and the Government Printing Office’s Web site at: https://www.access.gpo.gov/nara. The Final EIS, prepared by GSA is Agency Action The FHWA action subject to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act for this project is approval of modifications to the I–295/Malcolm X Interchange, and a related access road. Approval of modifications to the interchange may have the potential to impact other transportation infrastructure in the District of Columbia. The GSA preferred alternative is identified in the Final EIS. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 303, the Issued in Washington, DC, on January 13, 2009. Francisco Estrada C., RTCA Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. E9–1342 Filed 1–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement Adoption; Washington, DC mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:32 Jan 22, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00147 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FHWA has also prepared and coordinated the distribution of a Section 4(f) Evaluation for the project. The Evaluation assesses the reasonable transportation alternatives subject to Section 4(f) to determine if they are they are the only feasible and prudent alternatives pursuant to Section 4(f). In addition, FHWA will prepare its own Record of Decision for the Selected Alternative in accordance with 40 CFR 1505.2. (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 proposed action.) Authority: 23 U.S.C. 315; 49 CFR 1.48. Dated: January 14, 2009. Karen A. Schmidt, Director, Program Administration. [FR Doc. E9–1385 Filed 1–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice To Rescind Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement: Lawrence, Christian, and Greene Counties, MI AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT and the Missouri Department of Transportation. ACTION: Rescind Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that we are rescinding the Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for improvements that were proposed to the transportation system in Lawrence, Christian, and Greene Counties, Missouri. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy J. Casey, Environmental Projects Team Leader, FHWA Division Office, 3220 West Edgewood, Suite H, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109, Telephone: (573) 638–2620 or Kathy Harvey, State Design Engineer, Missouri Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 270, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, Telephone: (573) 526–5678. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), is rescinding the NOI to prepare an EIS for a project that had been proposed to improve the transportation system in Lawrence, Christian and Greene Counties, E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 14 / Friday, January 23, 2009 / Notices Missouri. The NOI is being rescinded because MoDOT lacks funding to build this project. They do not want to concentrate their efforts on completing an EIS for a project which may not be built for 20 years. (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: January 15, 2009. Peggy J. Casey, Environmental Projects Team Leader, Jefferson City. [FR Doc. E9–1420 Filed 1–22–09; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Funding Availability: Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program. SUMMARY: This notice solicits proposals to compete for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 funds through the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program (Transit in Parks Program), formerly the Alternative Transportation in Parks and Public Lands program (ATPPL), administered by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in partnership with the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service. The purpose of the program is to enhance the protection of national parks and Federal lands, and increase the enjoyment of visitors’ experience. The program funds capital and planning expenses for alternative transportation systems such as buses and trams in federally-managed parks and public lands. Federal land management agencies, as well as State, tribal and local governments acting with the consent of a Federal land management agency are eligible to apply. DOI, after consultation with and in cooperation with FTA, will determine the final selection and funding of projects. DATES: Complete proposals must be received by 12 midnight EST on February 27, 2009. ADDRESSES: Project proposals must be submitted to FTA. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals through the government-wide electronic grants Web site at https://www.grants.gov. Click 18:32 Jan 22, 2009 Jkt 217001 Contact Vanessa Williams, Office of Program Management, FTA, 202–366–2053, email: vanessa.williams@dot.gov. Applicants may also contact the following Transit in Parks Program points of contact at the Federal land management agencies: • National Park Service: Mark H Hartsoe, Mark_H_Hartsoe@nps.gov; tel: 202–513–7025, fax: 202–371–6675, mail: 1849 C Street, NW. (MS2420); Washington, DC 20240–0001. • Fish and Wildlife Service: Nathan Caldwell, nathan_caldwell@fws.gov, tel: 703–358–2205, fax: 703–358–2517, mail: 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 634; Arlington, VA 22203. • Forest Service: Ellen LaFayette, elafayette@fs.fed.us, tel: 703–605–4509, cell: 703–472–2456, fax: 703–605–1542, mail: 1400 Independence Avenue, SW.; Washington, DC 20250–1101. FedEx: USDA Forest Service, Engineering Suite RPC 500, 1601 N. Kent Street, Arlington, VA 22209. • Bureau of Land Management: Linda Force, linda_force@blm.gov, tel: 202– 452–5110, fax: 202–452–5046, mail: 1849 C Street, NW.; Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4910–22–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 on ‘‘Find Grant Opportunities,’’ then on ‘‘Basic Search,’’ and enter Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program as the keyword. Submissions will also be accepted by e-mail, mail, or fax to: Vanessa Williams, Office of Program Management, FTA, 202–366–2053, fax: 202–366–7951, e-mail: SarbanesProgram@dot.gov, mail: 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE.; E44–417; Washington, DC 20590. The required project proposal template is available at grants.gov and on the program Web site at https://www.fta.dot.gov/ Transit_in_Parks_Program. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. General Program Information II. Guidelines for Preparing and Submitting Proposals III. Proposal Review, Selection, and Notification IV. Additional Program Information I. General Program Information A. Authority Section 3021 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act—A Legacy for Users of 2005 (SAFETEA–LU), as amended established the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program (Transit in Parks Program) (49 U.S.C. 5320). SAFETEA– LU authorized $96.9 million in funding for the program for FYs 2006 through 2009. SAFETEA–LU authorized $26.9 million for FY 2009. Availability of PO 00000 Frm 00148 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4281 funding is subject to congressional appropriations, which have not yet been finalized for FY 2009. No one project may receive more than 25 percent of available funds. B. Background Congestion in and around parks and public lands causes traffic delays and noise and air pollution that substantially detract from the visitor’s experience and the protection of natural resources. In August 2001, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and DOI published a comprehensive study of alternative transportation needs in national parks and related Federal lands. The study identified significant alternative transportation needs at sites managed by the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Additionally, a supplement to this report identified Forest Service sites that would benefit from such services. Section 3021 of SAFETEA–LU (49 U.S.C. 5320) addresses these needs by establishing a new program to fund alternative transportation projects in national parks and other Federal lands. The goals of the program are to: • Conserve natural, historical, and cultural resources; • Reduce congestion and pollution; • Improve visitor mobility and accessibility; • Enhance visitor experience; and • Ensure access to all, including persons with disabilities. C. Eligible Applicants (1) Federal land management agencies that manage an eligible area, including but not limited to the National Park Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Reclamation; and (2) State, tribal and local governments with jurisdiction over land in the vicinity of an eligible area, acting with the consent of a Federal land management agency, alone or in partnership with a Federal land management agency or other governmental or non-governmental participant. If the applicant is a State, tribal, or local government, a letter from the unit(s) of the Federal land management agency or agencies affected expressing support for the project should be submitted with the project proposal. Note: An eligible area is any federally owned or managed park, refuge, or recreational area that is open to the general public, including a unit of the National Park System, a unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System, a recreational area managed E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 14 (Friday, January 23, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4280-4281]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-1420]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice To Rescind Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental 
Impact Statement: Lawrence, Christian, and Greene Counties, MI

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT and the Missouri 
Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Rescind Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact 
statement.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that we 
are rescinding the Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an environmental 
impact statement (EIS) for improvements that were proposed to the 
transportation system in Lawrence, Christian, and Greene Counties, 
Missouri.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy J. Casey, Environmental Projects 
Team Leader, FHWA Division Office, 3220 West Edgewood, Suite H, 
Jefferson City, Missouri 65109, Telephone: (573) 638-2620 or Kathy 
Harvey, State Design Engineer, Missouri Department of Transportation, 
P.O. Box 270, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, Telephone: (573) 526-
5678.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Missouri 
Department of Transportation (MoDOT), is rescinding the NOI to prepare 
an EIS for a project that had been proposed to improve the 
transportation system in Lawrence, Christian and Greene Counties,

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Missouri. The NOI is being rescinded because MoDOT lacks funding to 
build this project. They do not want to concentrate their efforts on 
completing an EIS for a project which may not be built for 20 years.

(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: January 15, 2009.
Peggy J. Casey,
Environmental Projects Team Leader, Jefferson City.
 [FR Doc. E9-1420 Filed 1-22-09; 8:45 am]
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