Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California, 11626-11627 [E9-5808]

Download as PDF tjames on PRODPC61 with NOTICES 11626 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 51 / Wednesday, March 18, 2009 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clarence W. Coleman, PE, Director of Preconstruction and Environment, Federal Highway Administration, 310 New Bern Avenue, Suite 410, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601–1418, Telephone: (919) 747–7014, or Vincent J. Rhea, PE, Project Engineer, North Carolina Department of Transportation, 1548 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699–1548, Telephone: (919) 733–7844, ext. 261. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on a proposal for improving NC 109, through widening and/or constructing new roadway, between Old Greensboro Road and I–40/ US 311. The project is included in the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) 2009–2015 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) as TIP No. R–2568C. Improvements to the section of NC 109 south of Old Greensboro Road, extending south to Business I–85 in the City of Thomasville, were completed in 2007. The current project includes one alternative mainly on existing location and four alternatives mainly on new location. The project would be constructed as a four-lane, mediandivided roadway with partial control of access. Directional crossovers with offset left turns will be used at many of the major intersections. Improvements to NC 109 are considered necessary to improve traffic flow and service and to reduce conflicts between through traffic and local traffic. As required by Section 6002 of the Safe Accountable Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act: ‘‘A Legacy for Users’’, opportunities have been provided for involvement with the public in defining the project purpose and need and determining the range of alternatives to be considered for the project. Further opportunities for the public to comment on the environmental review process will be provided throughout the remainder of the project development process. Prior to the initiation of environmental studies in preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), a scoping letter soliciting comments on the proposed project was sent in December 2003 to the local, state, and federal agencies by NCDOT. The agency scoping meeting for the project was held in January 2004. No further scoping actions are planned. Since the start of the project, NCDOT has hosted two rounds of Citizens Informational Workshops. The first round was held in April 2004 to VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:48 Mar 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 announce the start of the project and to obtain public input concerning the location of potential alternatives. The second round was held in November 2005 to present and obtain public comments on five alternative corridors identified for the project. In 1997, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE), FHWA, and NCDOT signed an Interagency Agreement integrating Section 404 and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, known as the Section 404/NEPA Merger Process. The agreement requires the establishment of a project team at the beginning of each transportation project and outlines the coordination process with a series of Concurrence Points in order to promote cooperation and coordination during the study process and to ensure compatibility with local, state and federal planning projects and policies. To date, project merger team meetings have been held in September 2004 and August 2006. Upon completion of the draft EIS, a public hearing will be held, with public notice of the time and place of the hearing. The draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to the public hearing. 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 EIS should be directed to the FHWA 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: March 12, 2009. Clarence W. Coleman, Director of Preconstruction & Environment, Raleigh, North Carolina. [FR Doc. E9–5800 Filed 3–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, improvement of the Interstate 680 and State Route 4 interchange in the community of Pacheco, County of Contra Costa, State of California. The improvements will be between post mile 20.2 and 22.2 on Interstate 680, and between post mile R10.5 and R15.1 on State Route 4. Those actions grant approvals for the project. DATES: By this notice, the FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, 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 September 14, 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: For Caltrans: Melanie Brent, Chief, Office of Environmental Analysis, California Department of Transportation, District 4, 111 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 510–286–5231, melanie.brent@dot.ca.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) assigned, and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) assumed, environmental responsibilities for this project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Notice is hereby given that the Caltrans has taken final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by issuing approvals for the following highway project in the State of California: Replacing the northbound I–680 to westbound SR 4 loop ramp with a two-lane direct connector, and the eastbound SR 4 to southbound I–680 diagonal ramp with another two-lane connector in the first two phases of the project to improve operational deficiencies. Subsequent phases add another lane in the median of both directions of SR 4 to provide additional weaving capacity, add an auxiliary lane on eastbound SR 4 from the interchange to the Solano Way offramp, and replace the southbound I–680 to eastbound SR 4 loop ramp, the northbound I–680 to eastbound SR 4 diagonal ramp, and the westbound SR 4 to northbound I–680 diagonal ramp with new connectors and ramps, and widen the westbound SR 4 to southbound I–680 loop ramp from one to two lanes. The project had a No Build Alternative in addition to the Build E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 tjames on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 51 / Wednesday, March 18, 2009 / Notices alternative. The anticipated permits include: • 401 Water Quality Certification (from the Regional Water Quality Control Board under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act). • 404 Nationwide Permit (from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act). A public hearing/open house was held in Pacheco on August 22, 2006. The Environmental Assessment, Finding of No Significant Impact, which were approved on 26 November 2008, and other documents are available for public and agency review at the Caltrans address provided above. The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the project, approved on 26 November 2008, in the FHWA Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) issued on 26 November 2008, and in other documents in the FHWA project records. The EA, FONSI, and other project records are available by contacting Caltrans at the address provided above. The Caltrans EA and FONSI can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at https:// www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/envdocs.htm, 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 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], Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703–712]. 4. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470(aa)–11]; Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 469–469(c)]; Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act [25 U.S.C. 3001–3013]. 5. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000(d)– 2000(d)(1)]; The Uniform Relocation Assistance Act and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970. 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); VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:48 Mar 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 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 and Low Income Populations; E.O. 11514 Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality; E.O. 13112 Invasive Species. 11627 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Pacific Time). You may also contact Angela Freudenstein, Environmental Manager, 999 Third Ave., Suite 2424, Seattle, WA 98104; telephone: 206–382–5230; and email: freuda@wsdot.wa.gov. The SR 99 Project’s regular office hours are between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Pacific Time). Notice is hereby given that FHWA has taken final (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance agency actions by issuing licenses, Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning permits, and approvals for the following and Construction. The regulations highway project: SR 99 S. Holgate Street implementing Executive Order 12372 to S. King Street Viaduct Replacement regarding intergovernmental consultation on Project. The purpose of the project is to Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) replace the seismically vulnerable SR 99 mainline with a seismically sound Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). facility between approximately S. Issued on: March 11, 2009. Holgate Street and S. King Street. The Cindy Vigue, new SR 99 facility would maintain or Director, State Programs, Federal Highway improve access to, from, and across SR Administration, Sacramento, California. 99 for general purpose vehicles, transit, [FR Doc. E9–5808 Filed 3–17–09; 8:45 am] and freight. The project is located in the BILLING CODE 4910–22–P south downtown (SODO) area of Seattle, King County. The actions by FHWA on this project, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the June Federal Highway Administration 2008 Environmental Assessment (EA), Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions February 2009 Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), and in other on Proposed Highway in Washington documents in the FHWA administrative AGENCY: Federal Highway record for the project. The EA, FONSI Administration (FHWA), DOT. and other documents in the FHWA ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims administrative record are available by for judicial review of actions by FHWA. contacting FHWA or the Washington State Department of Transportation at SUMMARY: This notice announces actions the addresses provided above. taken by FHWA that are final within the The EA and FONSI can be viewed and meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The downloaded from the project Web site at actions relate to a proposed highway www.alaskanwayviaduct.org or viewed project, the SR 99 S. Holgate Street to at the Seattle Public Library as well as S. King Street Viaduct Replacement local neighborhood service centers in Project, in the State of Washington. the project area. This notice applies to Those actions grant licenses, permits, all Federal agency decisions on the and approvals for the project. project as of the issuance date of this DATES: By this notice, the FHWA is notice and all laws under which such advising the public of final agency actions were taken, including but not actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A limited to: claim seeking judicial review of the 1. General: National Environmental Federal agency actions on the highway Policy Act [42 U.S.C. 4321–4351]; project will be barred unless the claim Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. is filed on or before September 14, 2009. 109]. If the Federal law that authorizes 2. Air: Clean Air Act, as amended [42 judicial review of a claim provides a U.S.C. 7401–7671(q)]. time period of less than 180 days for 3. Land: Section 4(f) of the filing such claim, then that shorter time Department of Transportation Act of period still applies. 1966 [49 U.S.C. 303]; Landscaping and FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scenic Enhancement (Wildflowers) [23 Sharon Love, Environmental Program U.S.C. 319]. 4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act Manager, Federal Highway [16 U.S.C. 1531–1544]; Anadromous Administration, 711 S. Capitol Way, Suite 501, Olympia, Washington, 98501; Fish Conservation Act [16 U.S.C. 757(a)–757(g)]; Fish and Wildlife telephone: (360) 753–9558; and e-mail: Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661– sharon.love@dot.gov. The FHWA 667(d)]; Magnuson-Stevenson Fishery Washington Division’s Environmental Conservation and Management Act of Manager’s regular office hours are PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1

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[FR Doc No: E9-5808]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in 
California

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions 
by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), pursuant to 
23 U.S.C. 327.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to 
announce actions taken by Caltrans that are final within the meaning of 
23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, 
improvement of the Interstate 680 and State Route 4 interchange in the 
community of Pacheco, County of Contra Costa, State of California. The 
improvements will be between post mile 20.2 and 22.2 on Interstate 680, 
and between post mile R10.5 and R15.1 on State Route 4. Those actions 
grant approvals for the project.

DATES: By this notice, the FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, 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 September 
14, 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: For Caltrans: Melanie Brent, Chief, 
Office of Environmental Analysis, California Department of 
Transportation, District 4, 111 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 9 a.m. to 4 
p.m., 510-286-5231, melanie.brent@dot.ca.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, the Federal Highway 
Administration (FHWA) assigned, and the California Department of 
Transportation (Caltrans) assumed, environmental responsibilities for 
this project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Notice is hereby given that the 
Caltrans has taken final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) 
by issuing approvals for the following highway project in the State of 
California: Replacing the northbound I-680 to westbound SR 4 loop ramp 
with a two-lane direct connector, and the eastbound SR 4 to southbound 
I-680 diagonal ramp with another two-lane connector in the first two 
phases of the project to improve operational deficiencies. Subsequent 
phases add another lane in the median of both directions of SR 4 to 
provide additional weaving capacity, add an auxiliary lane on eastbound 
SR 4 from the interchange to the Solano Way off-ramp, and replace the 
southbound I-680 to eastbound SR 4 loop ramp, the northbound I-680 to 
eastbound SR 4 diagonal ramp, and the westbound SR 4 to northbound I-
680 diagonal ramp with new connectors and ramps, and widen the 
westbound SR 4 to southbound I-680 loop ramp from one to two lanes. The 
project had a No Build Alternative in addition to the Build

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alternative. The anticipated permits include:
     401 Water Quality Certification (from the Regional Water 
Quality Control Board under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act).
     404 Nationwide Permit (from the U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act).
    A public hearing/open house was held in Pacheco on August 22, 2006. 
The Environmental Assessment, Finding of No Significant Impact, which 
were approved on 26 November 2008, and other documents are available 
for public and agency review at the Caltrans address provided above.
    The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such 
actions were taken, are described in the Environmental Assessment (EA) 
for the project, approved on 26 November 2008, in the FHWA Finding of 
No Significant Impact (FONSI) issued on 26 November 2008, and in other 
documents in the FHWA project records. The EA, FONSI, and other project 
records are available by contacting Caltrans at the address provided 
above. The Caltrans EA and FONSI can be viewed and downloaded from the 
project Web site at https://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/envdocs.htm, 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 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], Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703-712].
    4. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National 
Historic Preservation Act, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470(aa)-11]; 
Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 469-469(c)]; 
Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act [25 U.S.C. 3001-
3013].
    5. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 
2000(d)-2000(d)(1)]; The Uniform Relocation Assistance Act and Real 
Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970.
    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 and Low Income Populations; 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 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: March 11, 2009.
Cindy Vigue,
Director, State Programs, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, 
California.
[FR Doc. E9-5808 Filed 3-17-09; 8:45 am]
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