Environmental Impact Statement; Manatee and Hillsborough Counties, FL, 9656 [E9-4736]

Download as PDF 9656 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 42 / Thursday, March 5, 2009 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on February 26, 2009. John A. Moore, Co-Chair, Aeronautical Charting Forum. [FR Doc. E9–4501 Filed 3–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement; Manatee and Hillsborough Counties, FL jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent. SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for a proposed highway project in Manatee and Hillsborough Counties, Florida. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Linda Anderson, Environmental Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, 545 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, Telephone: (850) 942–9650 extension 3053. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), will prepare an EIS for a proposal to improve access between Port Manatee and Interstate 75 (I–75) in Manatee and Hillsborough Counties. The study area for the proposed project generally extends from south of I–275 to south of State Road 674 and from the Tampa Bay coast line to east of I–75, in northern Manatee County or southern Hillsborough County. The study corridor is approximately 7 miles long. An enhanced roadway connection from I–75 to Port Manatee would serve as a crucial freight route, improve the overall efficiency of the existing highway network and relieve congestion at the gateway to the port. Alternatives under consideration include: (1) Taking no action; (2) upgrades to existing roadways; and (3) alternatives on a new east-west alignment. A potential new roadway alignment would provide access to Port Manatee at U.S. 41 and connect to a new or modified interchange with I–75. Coordination with appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies, and with private organizations and citizens who have expressed interest in this proposal has been undertaken and will continue. A series of public meetings and a public hearing will be held in Manatee County between September 2008 and December 2010. Public notice VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:13 Mar 04, 2009 Jkt 217001 will be given of the time and place of the meetings and hearing. Prior to the public hearing, the Draft EIS will be made available for public and agency review and comment. There are no plans to hold a formal scoping meeting after this notice of intent to prepare an EIS. The information gained through agency meetings, the Florida Efficient Transportation Decision Making (ETDM) process, and public involvement will be used for scoping. As part of the scoping process, a series of meetings were held between September 23–30, 2008 to provide affected government agencies, interested groups, and the public with an opportunity to review and comment on the draft purpose and need statement developed for the project. A subsequent series of meetings is anticipated for summer 2009 to provide agencies and the public an opportunity for input into the alternatives analysis and development. The ETDM process is approved by FHWA as meeting the streamlining requirements of Section 6002 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU). To ensure that the full range of issues related to the proposed action is 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.) Issued on: February 26, 2009. Linda Anderson, Environmental Protection Specialist. [FR Doc. E9–4736 Filed 3–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Public Transportation Apportionments, Allocations and Grant Program Information AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The ‘‘American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, 2009’’ (Pub. L. 111– 5; ‘‘ARRA’’), signed into law by PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 President Barack Obama on February 17, 2009, includes $8.4 billion for transit capital improvements. This notice implements the transit formula program related provisions of the ARRA and provides program and grant application requirements for these funds, to be made available through Federal Transit Administration (FTA) assistance programs. Additional notices will be published in the near future for the transit discretionary program provisions in the ARRA. DATES: Complete grant applications must be submitted in TEAM by July 1, 2009. FTA must reallocate certain unobligated funds by September 1, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information about this notice contact Henrika Buchanan-Smith, Director, Office of Transit Programs, at (202) 366–2053. Please contact the appropriate FTA regional or metropolitan office (Appendix C) for any specific requests for information or technical assistance. An FTA headquarters contact for each major program area also is included in the discussion of that program in the text of the notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Overview of This Notice II. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 A. Overview of the ARRA B. Public Transportation and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 III. FTA ARRA Programs and Funding A. Transit Capital Assistance Program B. Fixed Guideway Infrastructure Investment C. Capital Investment Grants (New Starts and Small Starts) IV. FTA Policy and Procedures for ARRA Grants Requirements A. Civil Rights B. Automatic Pre-Award Authority to Incur Project Costs C. Grant Application Procedures D. Reporting Requirements and Certifications Applicable to Recipients of ARRA Funding E. Oversight F. Technical Assistance Tables 1. Appropriations and Apportionments for Grant Programs 2. Transit Capital Assistance (Urbanized) 3. Transit Capital Assistance (Urbanized) FORMULA 4. Transit Capital Assistance (Urbanized) Formula Data Unit Values 5. Transit Capital Assistance (Nonurbanized) 6. Fixed Guideway Infrastructure Investment Apportionments 7. Fixed Guideway Infrastructure Investment Formula APPENDIX A: GRANT APPLICATION E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Environmental Impact Statement; Manatee and Hillsborough 
Counties, FL

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for a proposed 
highway project in Manatee and Hillsborough Counties, Florida.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Linda Anderson, Environmental 
Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, 545 John Knox Road, 
Tallahassee, Florida 32301, Telephone: (850) 942-9650 extension 3053.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Florida 
Department of Transportation (FDOT), will prepare an EIS for a proposal 
to improve access between Port Manatee and Interstate 75 (I-75) in 
Manatee and Hillsborough Counties. The study area for the proposed 
project generally extends from south of I-275 to south of State Road 
674 and from the Tampa Bay coast line to east of I-75, in northern 
Manatee County or southern Hillsborough County. The study corridor is 
approximately 7 miles long. An enhanced roadway connection from I-75 to 
Port Manatee would serve as a crucial freight route, improve the 
overall efficiency of the existing highway network and relieve 
congestion at the gateway to the port.
    Alternatives under consideration include: (1) Taking no action; (2) 
upgrades to existing roadways; and (3) alternatives on a new east-west 
alignment. A potential new roadway alignment would provide access to 
Port Manatee at U.S. 41 and connect to a new or modified interchange 
with I-75.
    Coordination with appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies, 
and with private organizations and citizens who have expressed interest 
in this proposal has been undertaken and will continue. A series of 
public meetings and a public hearing will be held in Manatee County 
between September 2008 and December 2010. Public notice will be given 
of the time and place of the meetings and hearing. Prior to the public 
hearing, the Draft EIS will be made available for public and agency 
review and comment. There are no plans to hold a formal scoping meeting 
after this notice of intent to prepare an EIS. The information gained 
through agency meetings, the Florida Efficient Transportation Decision 
Making (ETDM) process, and public involvement will be used for scoping. 
As part of the scoping process, a series of meetings were held between 
September 23-30, 2008 to provide affected government agencies, 
interested groups, and the public with an opportunity to review and 
comment on the draft purpose and need statement developed for the 
project. A subsequent series of meetings is anticipated for summer 2009 
to provide agencies and the public an opportunity for input into the 
alternatives analysis and development. The ETDM process is approved by 
FHWA as meeting the streamlining requirements of Section 6002 of the 
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A 
Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).
    To ensure that the full range of issues related to the proposed 
action is 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.)

    Issued on: February 26, 2009.
Linda Anderson,
Environmental Protection Specialist.
[FR Doc. E9-4736 Filed 3-4-09; 8:45 am]
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