Notice of Intent to Prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement; USH 18 & 151, CTH PD to USH 12 & 14, Madison Urban Area; Dane County, WI, 62629-62630 [E9-28452]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 228 / Monday, November 30, 2009 / Notices Consumptive Use of up to 1.999 mgd; Modification Date: October 28, 2009. 31. Novus Operating, LLC, Pad ID: Wilcox #1, ABR–20090803, Covington Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of up to 0.999 mgd; Transferred Date: October 22, 2009. 32. Novus Operating, LLC, Pad ID: Brookfield #1, ABR–20090804, Brookfield Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of up to 0.999 mgd; Transferred Date: October 22, 2009. Authority: Public Law 91–575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR Parts 806, 807, and 808. Dated: November 17, 2009. Stephanie L. Richardson, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E9–28514 Filed 11–27–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7040–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Wake and Johnston Counties, NC WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI). SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an environmental impact statement will be prepared for a proposed project in Wake and Johnston Counties, North Carolina. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. George Hoops, P.E., Major Projects Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, 310 Bern Avenue, Suite 410, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601– 1418, Telephone: (919) 747–7022. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Title 23, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 771, Environmental Impact and Related Procedures, the FHWA, in cooperation with the North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCTA), a division of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) addressing the proposed completion of the Raleigh Outer Loop. The proposed study area boundary begins in Wake County at NC 55 in the vicinity of Apex and Holly Springs. The boundary extends southward along NC 55 and turns eastward to parallel NC 42, crossing into Johnston County near Benson Road (NC 50). The boundary turns northward near Clayton, extending to US 64/US 264 Bypass, in Knightdale. The study area includes southeastern limits of Raleigh and the southern limits of Garner and Cary. The proposed action is included in the 2035 VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:58 Nov 27, 2009 Jkt 220001 Long Range Transportation Plan approved by the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO). This project is designated as three projects in the NCDOT State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)—Projects R–2721, R–2828, and R–2829. These projects combine to form the southern and eastern portions of the Outer Loop around Raleigh and surrounding communities, completing the Outer Loop. The northern portion of the Outer Loop is open to traffic and the western portion, the Western Wake Freeway, is currently under construction. The southern portion of this project is proposed to tie into the Western Wake Freeway near Apex. The eastern portion of this project is proposed to tie into the northern portion of the Outer Loop at the US 64/US 264 Bypass in Knightdale. The EIS for the proposed action will consider alternatives that include improving existing roadways as well as alternatives that involve building a new location facility. Multiple alternative corridors for a new location facility may be evaluated. The analysis will also include a range of non-highway improvement alternatives, including the ‘‘No-Build’’ alternative (continuation of the existing condition), expanding transit service, transportation demand management (TDM), and transportation system management (TSM). As part of the EIS, NCTA will study the feasibility and impacts of developing the proposed project as a tolled facility. Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will be sent to appropriate Federal, State and local agencies. Scoping will occur over a series of meetings with the agencies and citizens informational workshops with the public. Information on the dates, times, and locations of the citizens informational workshops will be advertised in the local news media, and newsletters will be mailed to those on the project mailing list. If you wish to be placed on the mailing list, contact Jennifer Harris at the address listed below. The Draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to the public hearing. To ensure the full range of issues related to the proposed action are addressed and all significant issues identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments and questions concerning the proposed action should be directed to the FHWA at the address provided above or directed to: Ms. Jennifer Harris, P.E., Staff Engineer, North Carolina Turnpike Authority, at 5400 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 400, Raleigh, North PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62629 Carolina 27612. Telephone: (919) 571– 3000. E-mail: sewake@ncturnpike.org. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Research, Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation of Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Issued on: November 23, 2009. George Hoops, Major Projects Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, Raleigh, North Carolina. [FR Doc. E9–28626 Filed 11–27–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [WisDOT Project 1206–07–03] Notice of Intent to Prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement; USH 18 & 151, CTH PD to USH 12 & 14, Madison Urban Area; Dane County, WI AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement. SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) is being prepared for transportation improvements to the USH 18 & 151 (Verona Rd) corridor from CTH PD to USH 12 & 14 in the Madison Urban Area, Dane County, Wisconsin, WisDOT Project 1206–07–03. The SDEIS is being prepared in conformance with 40 CFR 1500 and FHWA regulations. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), is preparing a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) on improvements needed to provide capacity for existing and projected traffic demand, to reduce high crash rates, and to provide better connectivity between land areas adjacent to the highways on approximately 2 miles of existing USH 18 & 151 (Verona Road) from CTH PD (McKee Rd) to USH 12 & 14 (Madison South Beltline Hwy). The previous DEIS corridor included three focus areas: (1) The West Madison Beltline Hwy (USH 12 & 14 from USH 14 in Middleton to Todd Dr in Madison), (2) Interchange upgrades and new grade separations on the West Madison Beltline, and (3) the same E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 62630 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 228 / Monday, November 30, 2009 / Notices section of USH 18 & 151 (Verona Rd) which will be reevaluated by the proposed SDEIS. The proposed SDEIS will evaluate No Build, Interim Improvements, and Freeway Conversion alternatives for this section of USH 18 & 151. Possible improvements for the other two focus areas may be reevaluated as separate independent environmental studies at some future date. Participation by the public, local officials, state and federal regulatory agencies, American Indian Tribes and other interested parties are being solicited through public information meetings, agency coordination meetings, and public hearings. Opportunities to be participating and/or cooperating agencies and to provide input on the project’s coordination plan and impact assessment methodology are also being provided under Section 6002 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU). This study shall comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and of Executive Order 12898, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, sex, or country of national origin in the implementation of this action. To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action is addressed, and all substantive issues are identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or questions concerning this proposed action should be directed to FHWA or WisDOT at the addresses provided below (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Johnny Gerbitz, Field Operations Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, 525 Junction Road, Suite 8000, Madison, WI 53717–2157; Telephone: (608) 829–7500, Ext ‘‘O’’. You may also contact Eugene Johnson, Director, Bureau of Equity and Environmental Services, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 7916, Madison, Wisconsin, 53707–7916: Telephone: (608) 267–9527. An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from the Government Printing Office’s Electronic Bulletin Board Service at (202) 512– 1661 by using a computer modem and suitable communications software. Internet users may reach the Office of Federal Register’s home page at: https:// www.archives.gov/ and the Government Printing Office’s database at: https:// www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/. Authority: 23 U.S.C. 315; 49 CFR 1.48 VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:58 Nov 27, 2009 Jkt 220001 Issued on: November 17, 2009. Johnny M Gerbitz, Field Operations Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, Madison, Wisconsin. [FR Doc. E9–28452 Filed 11–27–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Establishment of the Federal Transit Administration Advisory Committee for Transit Safety AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent to establish a Federal Advisory Committee. SUMMARY: On November 23, 2009, the Secretary of Transportation authorized the establishment of a Federal Advisory Committee to address transit safety issues. The Transit Rail Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS) will consist of up to 25 voting members and will provide recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation through the Federal Transit Administrator regarding transit safety and other issues. DATES: This charter is effective on December 8, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Flanigon, Director, Office of Safety and Security, Federal Transit Administration, 202–366–0235 or Mike.Flanigon@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION I. Background Nationwide, rail transit is considered one of the safest modes of transportation with more than 7 million people boarding rail transit vehicles in the United States each day. Transit agencies have fewer fatalities and injuries than does any other mode of transportation. Over the last five years, however, the industry’s safety record, while still low, has deteriorated. Rates per million passenger miles between 2003 and 2008 on rail transit systems, not regulated by Federal Railroad Administration are as follows: Derailment rates are up from 0.23 to 0.38. Collision rates are up from 0.2 to 0.8 . Passenger Fatality rates are up from 0.43 to 0.60 (all causes except suicide). Passenger fatality rates from train collisions have held steady at 1 per year (9 in 2009). Employee right of way fatalities are steady at 3 per year (double the average number during the previous 15 years). Major accidents in Chicago, Washington, DC, San Francisco, and Boston have captured the attention of PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the public and raised widespread concern regarding the industry’s commitment to the safety of its passengers and employees. For example, the 2006 derailment of a CTA Blue Line train in Chicago involved aging infrastructure that did not meet agency safety standards and yet remained in service. In response to this series of accidents, the Secretary of Transportation established the Rail Transit Safety Work Group, an internal Departmental work group with representatives from several administrations, to evaluate the Federal role in transit safety. After deliberating, the work group recommended that the Secretary establish an advisory committee for transit safety. The Secretary accepted the recommendation and authorized the establishment of an advisory committee for the purpose of analyzing transit safety issues and developing recommendations for minimum, national transit safety standards. The establishment of an advisory committee for transit safety serves the public interest by providing a forum for the development, consideration, and communication of information from knowledgeable and independent perspectives. The level of expertise and balanced viewpoints of this committee will enable early identification of potential problem areas and accelerate corrective actions, thereby creating greater safety and public confidence in the Nation’s public transportation systems. In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2 (FACA), the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is publishing this notice to announce the Secretary’s intent to establish an advisory committee. The Transit Rail Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS) will have the objective to provide advice and recommendations to the Administrator of FTA regarding transit safety issues. No determination of fact or policy will be made by the TRACS. The TRACS will meet as necessary to carry out its duties, but is expected to meet at least twice a year. Meetings of subcommittees or work groups may occur more frequently. The FTA Administrator on behalf of the Secretary of Transportation will name an Executive Director for the committee who will also serve as the Designated Federal Official responsible for ensuring compliance with the requirements of FACA. Members of the public may review the draft charter for TRACS at FTA’s Web site located at https:// fta.dot.gov. E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[WisDOT Project 1206-07-03]


Notice of Intent to Prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement; USH 18 & 151, CTH PD to USH 12 & 14, Madison Urban 
Area; Dane County, WI

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a 
Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) is being 
prepared for transportation improvements to the USH 18 & 151 (Verona 
Rd) corridor from CTH PD to USH 12 & 14 in the Madison Urban Area, Dane 
County, Wisconsin, WisDOT Project 1206-07-03. The SDEIS is being 
prepared in conformance with 40 CFR 1500 and FHWA regulations.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 
in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation 
(WisDOT), is preparing a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement (SDEIS) on improvements needed to provide capacity for 
existing and projected traffic demand, to reduce high crash rates, and 
to provide better connectivity between land areas adjacent to the 
highways on approximately 2 miles of existing USH 18 & 151 (Verona 
Road) from CTH PD (McKee Rd) to USH 12 & 14 (Madison South Beltline 
Hwy). The previous DEIS corridor included three focus areas: (1) The 
West Madison Beltline Hwy (USH 12 & 14 from USH 14 in Middleton to Todd 
Dr in Madison), (2) Interchange upgrades and new grade separations on 
the West Madison Beltline, and (3) the same

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section of USH 18 & 151 (Verona Rd) which will be reevaluated by the 
proposed SDEIS. The proposed SDEIS will evaluate No Build, Interim 
Improvements, and Freeway Conversion alternatives for this section of 
USH 18 & 151. Possible improvements for the other two focus areas may 
be re-evaluated as separate independent environmental studies at some 
future date.
    Participation by the public, local officials, state and federal 
regulatory agencies, American Indian Tribes and other interested 
parties are being solicited through public information meetings, agency 
coordination meetings, and public hearings. Opportunities to be 
participating and/or cooperating agencies and to provide input on the 
project's coordination plan and impact assessment methodology are also 
being provided under Section 6002 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, 
Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).
    This study shall comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and 
of Executive Order 12898, which prohibits discrimination on the basis 
of race, color, age, sex, or country of national origin in the 
implementation of this action. To ensure that the full range of issues 
related to this proposed action is addressed, and all substantive 
issues are identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all 
interested parties. Comments or questions concerning this proposed 
action should be directed to FHWA or WisDOT at the addresses provided 
below (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, 
Highway Planning and Construction.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Johnny Gerbitz, Field Operations 
Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, 525 Junction Road, Suite 
8000, Madison, WI 53717-2157; Telephone: (608) 829-7500, Ext ``O''. You 
may also contact Eugene Johnson, Director, Bureau of Equity and 
Environmental Services, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, P.O. 
Box 7916, Madison, Wisconsin, 53707-7916: Telephone: (608) 267-9527.
    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from the 
Government Printing Office's Electronic Bulletin Board Service at (202) 
512-1661 by using a computer modem and suitable communications 
software. Internet users may reach the Office of Federal Register's 
home page at: https://www.archives.gov/ and the Government Printing 
Office's database at: https://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/.

    Authority:  23 U.S.C. 315; 49 CFR 1.48

    Issued on: November 17, 2009.
Johnny M Gerbitz,
Field Operations Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, Madison, 
Wisconsin.
[FR Doc. E9-28452 Filed 11-27-09; 8:45 am]
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