Environmental Assessment: Cameron County, TX, 58369-58370 [E9-27152]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 217 / Thursday, November 12, 2009 / Notices requires in each abandonment exemption proceeding a detailed map of the rail line, depicting the line’s relation to other rail lines, roads, water routes, and population centers. The Board uses this information to determine the scope and the impact of the proposed abandonment. In addition, this information is posted on the Board’s Web site and serves as a form of notice to current and/or potential shippers, and to persons who might want to make an offer of financial assistance under 49 U.S.C. 10904; acquire the line as a trail under the National Trails System Act, 16 U.S.C. 1247(d); or acquire the line for another public purpose under 49 U.S.C. 10905. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Collection Number Two Title: System Diagram Maps (or, in the case of small carriers, the alternative narrative description of rail system). OMB Control Number: 2140–0003. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension without change. Respondents: Common carrier freight railroads that are either new or reporting changes in the status of one or more of their rail lines. Number of Respondents: 3. Estimated Time per Response: 7.1 hours, based on average time reported in informal survey of respondents conducted in 2009. Frequency of Response: 1. Total Annual Burden Hours: 21 hours. Total Annual ‘‘Non-Hour Burden’’ Cost: None have been identified. Needs and Uses: Under 49 CFR 1152.10–1152.13, all railroads subject to the Board’s jurisdiction are required to keep current system diagram maps on file, or alternatively in the case of a Class III carrier (a carrier with assets of not more than $20 million in 1991 dollars), to submit the same information in narrative form. The information sought in this collection identifies all lines in a particular railroad’s system, categorized to indicate the likelihood that service on a particular line will be abandoned and/or whether service on a line is currently provided under the financial assistance provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10904. Carriers are obligated to amend these maps as the need to change the category of any particular line arises. The Board uses this information to facilitate informed decision making, and this information, which is available to the public from the carrier by request, 49 CFR 1152.12(c)(3), may serve as notice to the shipping public of the carrier’s intent to abandon or retain a line. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:12 Nov 10, 2009 Jkt 220001 Under the PRA, a Federal agency conducting or sponsoring a collection of information must display a currently valid OMB control number. A collection of information, which is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), includes agency requirements that persons submit reports, keep records, or provide information to the agency, third parties, or the public. Under section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, Federal agencies are required to provide a 60day notice and comment period through publication in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: November 4, 2009. Cynthia T. Brown, Chief, Section of Administration, Office of Proceedings. [FR Doc. E9–27149 Filed 11–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Assessment: Cameron County, TX AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Opportunity for public hearing for Environmental Assessment (EA). SUMMARY: FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an opportunity for public hearing will be afforded. If a request is made by interested citizens to have a Public Hearing to discuss the socio-economic and environmental effects of the second international bridge project at the Veterans International Bridge at Los Tomates in Brownsville, Texas. One will be scheduled and adequate notices will be publicized. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory S. Punske P.E. District Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, Texas Division, 300 East 8th Street, Room 826, Austin, Texas 78701, Telephone (512) 536–5960. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in cooperation with Cameron County and the City of Brownsville, plan to construct a second international bridge at the Veteran’s International Bridge located at Los Tomates from the General Services Administration (GSA) Facilities in Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, to the International Demarcation line on the Rio Grande, a PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58369 distance of approximately 0.26 miles. The proposed improvement would be constructed 32 feet downstream of the existing bridge within the existing 300feet wide right-of-way (ROW) and would not require additional ROW. No displacement of individuals, families, farms or non-profit organizations are anticipated. The new bridge span would provide service to and a connection between Brownsville, Texas and H. Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Cameron County and the City of Brownsville plans to submit an international bridge application for the proposed bridge to the Texas Transportation Commission. The proposed bridge typical section would have an overall width of 56 feet consisting of four 12 feet wide travel lanes and a 5 feet wide security chain link fenced sidewalk for pedestrians. The proposed bridge approach roadway would consist of four 12′ wide travel lanes, a sidewalk and shoulders with variable width. The bridge connection or the center bridge span would have an overall maximum width of 88 feet and would consist of two 12 feet wide travel lanes, a travel lane of variable width with a minimum from 12 feet to a maximum of 48 feet and a 5 feet wide security chain link fenced sidewalk for pedestrians. The proposed bridge on the U.S. side would be connected to a similar proposed bridge structure in the Mexico side. A mid-point connection of the two bridges would be constructed to provide flexibility in operation, maintenance, and security. Five bridge spans near the river would join the existing bridge to the proposed bridge. This transitional connection would allow for one bridge to be operational while maintenance is undertaken on the opposite bridge. This bridge connection section would allow traffic diversion from one bridge to another in case of an accident or emergency. Approximately 0.406 acres of waters of the U.S. including wetlands would be impacted by the proposed improvements. The proposed project is located within the 100-year floodplain and would permit the conveyance of the 100-year flood without causing significant damage. Information about the tentative construction schedule can be obtained from the district office. Location maps, design plans, schematic, environmental assessment and other available information concerning the proposed project are on file and available for viewing at the TxDOT District office (956) 702–6100 located at 600 W. U.S. Expressway 83 in Pharr. Copies can be obtained by submitting a written request to the Pharr District office. For your convenience, it E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1 58370 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 217 / Thursday, November 12, 2009 / Notices is advised to call beforehand to schedule an appointment to view the available information. Information about the tentative construction schedule can be obtained from the district office. Interested citizens may request a Public Hearing to be held to discuss the socio-economic and environmental effects of the highway project by mailing a written request to the District Engineer’s Office at the P.O. Box 1717 in Pharr, Texas 78577, faxing request to (956) 702–6110, or e-mailing request to rgelsto@dot.state.tx.us on or before Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 5 p.m. In the event such a request is received, a Public Hearing will be scheduled and adequate notices will be publicized regarding the date and location of the hearing. If a public hearing is requested, persons who require special communication or accommodation needs are encouraged to contact Amy Rodriguez at (956) 702– 6100 at least five days before the hearing. Comments and suggestions from all interested parties are invited to ensure that the full range of issues related to the proposed project are identified and addressed. Comments or questions concerning this proposed action and the EA 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: November 5, 2009. Gregory S. Punske, District Engineer, Austin, Texas. [FR Doc. E9–27152 Filed 11–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. PE–2009–54] Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of petitions for exemption received. This notice contains a summary of certain petitions seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA’s regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:12 Nov 10, 2009 Jkt 220001 omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition. DATES: Comments on petitions received must identify the petition docket number involved and must be received on or before December 2, 2009. You may send comments identified by Docket Number FAA– 2009–0899 using any of the following methods: • Government-wide rulemaking Web site: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to the Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Fax: Fax comments to the Docket Management Facility at 202–493–2251. • Hand Delivery: Bring comments to the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Docket: To read background documents or comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov at any time or to the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. ADDRESSES: We will post all comments we receive, without change, to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. Using the search function of our docket Web site, anyone can find and read the comments received into any of our dockets, including the name of the individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anna Bruse, (202) 267–9655, or Tyneka Thomas (202) 267–7626, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. PO 00000 Frm 00132 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued in Washington, DC, on November 5, 2009. Pamela Hamilton-Powell, Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petitions for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2009–0899. Petitioner: National Test Pilot School. Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 61.3(a) and (c). Description of Relief Sought: National Test Pilot School (NTPS) seeks an exemption from 14 CFR 61.3(a) and (c) to allow flight test training of foreign military test pilot students enrolled in NTPS who have no civil licenses to be trained in aircraft requiring two licensed pilots. [FR Doc. E9–27140 Filed 11–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance Jefferson County Airpark Steubenville, OH AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent of waiver with respect to land. SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to nonaeronautical use and to authorize the release of 1.8473 acres of airport property for non-aeronautical development. The land consists of a portion of a 3.728 acre parcel acquired under grant 3–390074–10. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the Jefferson County to lease the property. The land is not needed for aeronautical use. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the lease of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the lease of the airport property will be in accordance with FAA’s Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with section 47107(h) of title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 14, 2009. E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 217 (Thursday, November 12, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58369-58370]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-27152]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Environmental Assessment: Cameron County, TX

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Opportunity for public hearing for Environmental Assessment 
(EA).

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SUMMARY: FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an 
opportunity for public hearing will be afforded. If a request is made 
by interested citizens to have a Public Hearing to discuss the socio-
economic and environmental effects of the second international bridge 
project at the Veterans International Bridge at Los Tomates in 
Brownsville, Texas. One will be scheduled and adequate notices will be 
publicized.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory S. Punske P.E. District 
Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, Texas Division, 300 East 8th 
Street, Room 826, Austin, Texas 78701, Telephone (512) 536-5960.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Texas Department of Transportation 
(TxDOT) in cooperation with Cameron County and the City of Brownsville, 
plan to construct a second international bridge at the Veteran's 
International Bridge located at Los Tomates from the General Services 
Administration (GSA) Facilities in Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, 
to the International Demarcation line on the Rio Grande, a distance of 
approximately 0.26 miles. The proposed improvement would be constructed 
32 feet downstream of the existing bridge within the existing 300-feet 
wide right-of-way (ROW) and would not require additional ROW. No 
displacement of individuals, families, farms or non-profit 
organizations are anticipated. The new bridge span would provide 
service to and a connection between Brownsville, Texas and H. 
Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Cameron County and the City of 
Brownsville plans to submit an international bridge application for the 
proposed bridge to the Texas Transportation Commission.
    The proposed bridge typical section would have an overall width of 
56 feet consisting of four 12 feet wide travel lanes and a 5 feet wide 
security chain link fenced sidewalk for pedestrians. The proposed 
bridge approach roadway would consist of four 12' wide travel lanes, a 
sidewalk and shoulders with variable width. The bridge connection or 
the center bridge span would have an overall maximum width of 88 feet 
and would consist of two 12 feet wide travel lanes, a travel lane of 
variable width with a minimum from 12 feet to a maximum of 48 feet and 
a 5 feet wide security chain link fenced sidewalk for pedestrians. The 
proposed bridge on the U.S. side would be connected to a similar 
proposed bridge structure in the Mexico side. A mid-point connection of 
the two bridges would be constructed to provide flexibility in 
operation, maintenance, and security. Five bridge spans near the river 
would join the existing bridge to the proposed bridge. This 
transitional connection would allow for one bridge to be operational 
while maintenance is undertaken on the opposite bridge. This bridge 
connection section would allow traffic diversion from one bridge to 
another in case of an accident or emergency.
    Approximately 0.406 acres of waters of the U.S. including wetlands 
would be impacted by the proposed improvements. The proposed project is 
located within the 100-year floodplain and would permit the conveyance 
of the 100-year flood without causing significant damage. Information 
about the tentative construction schedule can be obtained from the 
district office.
    Location maps, design plans, schematic, environmental assessment 
and other available information concerning the proposed project are on 
file and available for viewing at the TxDOT District office (956) 702-
6100 located at 600 W. U.S. Expressway 83 in Pharr. Copies can be 
obtained by submitting a written request to the Pharr District office. 
For your convenience, it

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is advised to call beforehand to schedule an appointment to view the 
available information. Information about the tentative construction 
schedule can be obtained from the district office.
    Interested citizens may request a Public Hearing to be held to 
discuss the socio-economic and environmental effects of the highway 
project by mailing a written request to the District Engineer's Office 
at the P.O. Box 1717 in Pharr, Texas 78577, faxing request to (956) 
702-6110, or e-mailing request to rgelsto@dot.state.tx.us on or before 
Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 5 p.m.
    In the event such a request is received, a Public Hearing will be 
scheduled and adequate notices will be publicized regarding the date 
and location of the hearing. If a public hearing is requested, persons 
who require special communication or accommodation needs are encouraged 
to contact Amy Rodriguez at (956) 702-6100 at least five days before 
the hearing.
    Comments and suggestions from all interested parties are invited to 
ensure that the full range of issues related to the proposed project 
are identified and addressed. Comments or questions concerning this 
proposed action and the EA 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: November 5, 2009.
Gregory S. Punske,
District Engineer, Austin, Texas.
[FR Doc. E9-27152 Filed 11-10-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-22-P