Environmental Impact Statement: Los Angeles County, CA, 4828-4829 [E9-1685]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES6 4828 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 16 / Tuesday, January 27, 2009 / Notices requested that the FAA review this material as the Noise Exposure Maps, as described in Section 47503 of the Act, and that the noise mitigation measures, to be implemented jointly by the airport and surrounding communities, be approved as a Noise Compatibility Program under Section 47504 of the Act. The FAA has completed its review of the Noise Exposure Maps and related descriptions submitted by Okaloosa County. The specific documentation determined to constitute the Noise Exposure Maps includes: Table 3–4, 2008 FAR Part 150 Forecasts; Table 4– 3, Operational Fleet Mix; Table 4–4, 2008 Average Daily Operations; Table 4–5, 2013 Average Daily Operations; Table 4–6, Flight Track Utilization; Figure 4–2, 2008/2013 Flight Tracks Runway 14; 2008/2013 Flight Tracks Runway 32; 2008/2013 Flight Tracks Touch-and-Go; Figure 4–5, 2008 Official Noise Exposure Map; Figure 4–6, 2013 Official Noise Exposure Map; Table 4– 9, 2008 Noise Exposure in the Airport Environs; Figure 4–7, 2008 Incompatible Land Uses; Table 4–10, 2013 Noise Exposure in the Airport Environs; and, Figure 4–8, 2013 Incompatible Land Uses. The FAA has determined that these maps for Destin-Ft. Walton Beach Airport are in compliance with applicable requirements. This determination is effective on January 14, 2009. FAA’s determination on the airport operator’s Noise Exposure Maps is limited to a finding that the maps were developed in accordance with the procedures contained in Appendix A of 14 CFR Part 150. Such determination does not constitute approval of the airport operator’s data, information or plans, or a commitment to approve a Noise Compatibility Program or to fund the implementation of that Program. If questions arise concerning the precise relationship of specific properties to noise exposure contours depicted on a Noise Exposure Map submitted under Section 47503 of the Act, it should be noted that the FAA is not involved in any way in determining the relative locations of specific properties with regard to the depicted noise exposure contours, or in interpreting the Noise Exposure Maps to resolve questions concerning, for example, which properties should be covered by the provisions of Section 47506 of the Act. These functions are inseparable from the ultimate land use control and planning responsibilities of local government. These local responsibilities are not changed in any way under Part 150 or through FAA’s review of Noise Exposure Maps. Therefore, the responsibility for the detailed overlaying of noise exposure VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:20 Jan 26, 2009 Jkt 217001 contours onto the map depicting properties on the surface rests exclusively with the airport operator that submitted those maps, or with those public agencies and planning agencies with which consultation is required under Section 47503 of the Act. The FAA has relied on the certification by the airport operator, under Section 150.21 of Part 150, that the statutorily required consultation has been accomplished. The FAA has formally received the Noise Compatibility Program for DestinFt. Walton Beach Airport, also effective on January 14, 2009. Preliminary review of the submitted material indicates that it conforms to the requirements for the submittal of Noise Compatibility Programs, but that further review will be necessary prior to approval or disapproval of the program. The formal review period, limited by law to a maximum of 180 days, will be completed on or before July 13, 2009. The FAA’s detailed evaluation will be conducted under the provisions of Part 150, Section 150.33. The primary considerations in the evaluation process are whether the proposed measures may reduce the level of aviation safety, create an undue burden on interstate or foreign commerce, or be reasonably consistent with obtaining the goal of reducing existing non-compatible land uses and preventing the introduction of additional non-compatible land uses. Interested persons are invited to comment on the proposed program with specific reference to these factors. All comments, other than those properly addressed to local land use authorities, will be considered by the FAA to the extent practicable. Copies of the Noise Exposure Maps, the FAA’s evaluation of the maps, and the proposed Noise Compatibility Program are available for examination at the following locations: Federal Aviation Administration, Orlando Airports District Office, 5950 Hazeltine National Drive, Suite 400, Orlando, Florida 32822. Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the heading, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Issued in Orlando, Florida, January 14, 2009. W. Dean Stringer, Manager, Orlando Airports District Office. [FR Doc. E9–1531 Filed 1–26–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Los Angeles County, CA AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent. SUMMARY: The FHWA, on behalf of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is issuing this notice to advise the public that a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for the proposed New State Route 138 project in Los Angeles County, California. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Kosinski, Deputy District Director, California Department of Transportation District 7 Division of Environmental Planning, 100 South Main Street, Mail Stop 16A, Los Angeles, CA 90012. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, the FHWA assigned, and Caltrans assumed, environmental responsibilities for this project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Caltrans as the delegated National Policy Act (NEPA) lead agency will prepare a draft Environmental Impact Statement on a proposal to construct a new freeway/ expressway within the City of Palmdale, Los Angeles County, California. The proposed alignment follows the existing Avenue P–8 corridor from State Route 14 to 100th Street for a distance of approximately 10 miles. This is part of a larger overall plan to construct a new freeway/expressway between SR–14 in Los Angeles County and I–15 in San Bernardino County. Improvements to this corridor are considered necessary to provide for the existing and projected traffic demand attributed to large-scale growth and increasing developments in the northern portion of Los Angeles County, especially in the cities of Palmdale and Lancaster. In addition, insufficient regional access both to and from the Palmdale Airport constrains the likelihood of future airport expansion. The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has identified the Palmdale Airport as the key component in the regional airport system and states that by 2025, the airport will play an important role in servicing the Northern Los Angeles Region as this area continues to experience growth. Alternatives under consideration include (1) ‘‘No-Build’’; (2) Constructing a new 4-lane east-west State Route 138 (SR–138) from State Route 14 (SR–14) to 50th Street, and then transitioning to a E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES6 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 16 / Tuesday, January 27, 2009 / Notices 4-lane expressway up to 100th Street; and (3) Constructing a freeway/ expressway similar in scope to Alternative 2 except for the portion between 15th Street and 70th Street where the alignment shifts south by approximately 2190 feet. For this segment the centerline alignment would follow the original easement granted by Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA). Incorporated into and studied with the various build alternatives will be design variations of grade and alignment. It is anticipated that this new freeway/expressway would be constructed on six to eight feet of fill material. In areas prone to flooding, the fill material (vertical profiles) would increase to avoid flooding problems. Culverts, ditches, and viaducts would also be constructed when necessary to avoid floodwaters and washes. For alternatives 2 and 3, viaducts are proposed from approximately Division Street to 10th Street and at Little Rock Wash. Alternatives 2 and 3 also include a proposal to close the existing partial interchange at SR–14 and Rancho Vista Blvd. and modifying the existing partial interchange at SR–14 and 10th Street West to a full interchange. It is anticipated that the proposed project may require the following federal approvals and permits: a Biological Opinion from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, approval of a PM10 and PM2.5 Hot Spot Analysis by the Conformity Working Group for transportation conformity determination under the Clean Air Act, Section 401, 402 and 404 permits under the Clean Water Act, and a Farmland Conversion Impact Rating under the Farmland Protection Policy Act. Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will be sent to appropriate Federal, State and local agencies, Participating Agencies, Tribal governments, and to private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed or are known to have an interest in this proposal. NEPA requires the lead agency to conduct an early and open process for determining the scope of issues to be addressed and for identifying the significant issues related to a proposed action. In compliance with NEPA, a formal scoping meeting will be held in the City of Palmdale on February 10, 2009 at the Palmdale Cultural Center, located at 38350 N. Sierra Highway, Palmdale, CA 93550. Public notice will be given of the time and place of the meeting. 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:20 Jan 26, 2009 Jkt 217001 Comments or questions concerning this proposed action and the draft EIS should be directed to Caltrans at the address provided above. (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 21, 2009. Cindy Vigue, Director, State Programs, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. E9–1685 Filed 1–26–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request January 16, 2009. The Department of the Treasury has submitted the following public information collection requirement(s) to OMB for emergency review, and it has been approved under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13. To allow interested persons to comment on this information collection, the Department is publishing this notice and plans to submit a request for a three-year extension of OMB’s approval. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling the Treasury Bureau Clearance Officer listed. Comments regarding this information collection should be addressed to the OMB reviewer listed and to the Treasury Department Clearance Officer, Department of the Treasury, Room 11020, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before March 30, 2009 to be assured of consideration. Office of Financial Stability OMB Number: 1505–0210. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) Capital Purchase Program (CPP) Monthly Survey. Description: Authorized under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (EESA) of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–343), the Department of the Treasury has implemented several aspects of the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Among these components is a voluntary Capital Purchase Program (CPP) under which the Department may purchase qualifying capital in U.S. banking organizations. The Treasury invested capital through this program in over 250 financial institutions. As part of this PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4829 program, Treasury would like to track how the capital is being used, and whether these capital injections are having the desired effect of ensuring liquidity within the banking system and thereby increasing lending activity. The Treasury will be conducting evaluations using quarterly Call Report data supplied by these financial institutions to their primary regulator. However, in order to have a more frequent and timely snapshot of the current lending environment, Treasury is requesting the ability to conduct a monthly survey of the 20 largest institutions by loans outstanding in order to supplement the quarterly analysis. Respondents: Businesses and other for-profit institutions. Estimated Total Reporting Burden: 12,000 hours. Clearance Officer: Suzanne Tosini, Treasury Office of Financial Stability, 1801 L Street, NW., Washington, DC 20220, (202) 927–9627. Robert Dahl, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 16 (Tuesday, January 27, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4828-4829]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-1685]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Environmental Impact Statement: Los Angeles County, CA

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA, on behalf of the California Department of 
Transportation (Caltrans), is issuing this notice to advise the public 
that a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for 
the proposed New State Route 138 project in Los Angeles County, 
California.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Kosinski, Deputy District 
Director, California Department of Transportation District 7 Division 
of Environmental Planning, 100 South Main Street, Mail Stop 16A, Los 
Angeles, CA 90012.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, the FHWA assigned, 
and Caltrans assumed, environmental responsibilities for this project 
pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Caltrans as the delegated National Policy 
Act (NEPA) lead agency will prepare a draft Environmental Impact 
Statement on a proposal to construct a new freeway/expressway within 
the City of Palmdale, Los Angeles County, California. The proposed 
alignment follows the existing Avenue P-8 corridor from State Route 14 
to 100th Street for a distance of approximately 10 miles. This is part 
of a larger overall plan to construct a new freeway/expressway between 
SR-14 in Los Angeles County and I-15 in San Bernardino County.
    Improvements to this corridor are considered necessary to provide 
for the existing and projected traffic demand attributed to large-scale 
growth and increasing developments in the northern portion of Los 
Angeles County, especially in the cities of Palmdale and Lancaster. In 
addition, insufficient regional access both to and from the Palmdale 
Airport constrains the likelihood of future airport expansion. The 
Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has identified 
the Palmdale Airport as the key component in the regional airport 
system and states that by 2025, the airport will play an important role 
in servicing the Northern Los Angeles Region as this area continues to 
experience growth.
    Alternatives under consideration include (1) ``No-Build''; (2) 
Constructing a new 4-lane east-west State Route 138 (SR-138) from State 
Route 14 (SR-14) to 50th Street, and then transitioning to a

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4-lane expressway up to 100th Street; and (3) Constructing a freeway/
expressway similar in scope to Alternative 2 except for the portion 
between 15th Street and 70th Street where the alignment shifts south by 
approximately 2190 feet. For this segment the centerline alignment 
would follow the original easement granted by Los Angeles World Airport 
(LAWA). Incorporated into and studied with the various build 
alternatives will be design variations of grade and alignment.
    It is anticipated that this new freeway/expressway would be 
constructed on six to eight feet of fill material. In areas prone to 
flooding, the fill material (vertical profiles) would increase to avoid 
flooding problems. Culverts, ditches, and viaducts would also be 
constructed when necessary to avoid floodwaters and washes. For 
alternatives 2 and 3, viaducts are proposed from approximately Division 
Street to 10th Street and at Little Rock Wash. Alternatives 2 and 3 
also include a proposal to close the existing partial interchange at 
SR-14 and Rancho Vista Blvd. and modifying the existing partial 
interchange at SR-14 and 10th Street West to a full interchange.
    It is anticipated that the proposed project may require the 
following federal approvals and permits: a Biological Opinion from the 
United States Fish and Wildlife Service, approval of a PM10 and PM2.5 
Hot Spot Analysis by the Conformity Working Group for transportation 
conformity determination under the Clean Air Act, Section 401, 402 and 
404 permits under the Clean Water Act, and a Farmland Conversion Impact 
Rating under the Farmland Protection Policy Act.
    Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will 
be sent to appropriate Federal, State and local agencies, Participating 
Agencies, Tribal governments, and to private organizations and citizens 
who have previously expressed or are known to have an interest in this 
proposal. NEPA requires the lead agency to conduct an early and open 
process for determining the scope of issues to be addressed and for 
identifying the significant issues related to a proposed action. In 
compliance with NEPA, a formal scoping meeting will be held in the City 
of Palmdale on February 10, 2009 at the Palmdale Cultural Center, 
located at 38350 N. Sierra Highway, Palmdale, CA 93550. Public notice 
will be given of the time and place of the meeting.
    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 draft EIS should be 
directed to Caltrans at the address provided above.

(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 21, 2009.
Cindy Vigue,
Director, State Programs, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, 
California.
[FR Doc. E9-1685 Filed 1-26-09; 8:45 am]
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