American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program Project Selections and Tribal Transit Program Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Project Selections, 67302-67303 [E9-30197]

Download as PDF 67302 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 242 / Friday, December 18, 2009 / Notices claimed and are currently receiving RSDI and/or SSI benefits. E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program: The matching program will become effective no sooner than 40 days after notice of thematching program is sent to Congress and OMB, or 30 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register, whichever date is later. The matching program will continue for 18 months from the effective date and may be extended for an additional 12 months thereafter, if certain conditions are met. [FR Doc. E9–29870 Filed 12–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program Project Selections and Tribal Transit Program Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Project Selections AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of award. SUMMARY: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the selection of projects to be funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for the Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program (Tribal Transit Program (TTP)), and Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 appropriations for the Tribal Transit Program, a program authorized by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU), Section 3013(c). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the appropriate FTA regional Tribal Liaison (Appendix), for application-specific information and issues. For general program information, contact Lorna R. Wilson, Office of Transit Programs, at (202) 366–2053, email: Lorna.Wilson@dot.gov. A TDD is available at 1–800–877–8339 (TDD/ FIRS). The Tribal Transit Program (TTP) established by Section 3013 SAFETEA–LU, Public Law 109–49 (August 15, 2005), under 49 U.S.C. 5311(c) makes funds available to federally recognized Indian tribes or Alaska Native villages, groups, or communities as identified by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in the U.S. Department of the Interior for public transportation capital projects, operating sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:33 Dec 17, 2009 Jkt 220001 costs and planning activities that are eligible costs under the Nonurbanized Area Formula Program (Section 5311). The ARRA TTP funding may be used only for capital expenditures. Awards: A total of $17 million was made available for the TTP program under ARRA. A total of 71 applicants requested $54 million for capital projects. FTA made project selections through a competitive process based on each applicant’s responsiveness to the program evaluation criteria outlined in FTA’s March 23, 2009 Federal Register Notice. A total of 39 of the highest rated projects have been selected for funding. The 39 successful applicants are listed in Table 1 of this Notice. A total of $15 million was made available for FY 2009 Tribal Transit program. A total of 81 applicants requested $28 million for new transit services, enhancement or expansion of existing transit services, and planning studies including operational planning. FTA made project selections through a competitive process based on each applicant’s responsiveness to the program evaluation criteria outlined in FTA’s April 29, 2009, Federal Register Notice. FTA also took into consideration the current status of previously funded TTP grantees. Because of the high demand, many applicants selected for funding will receive less funding than they requested, which enables FTA to support an increased number of meritorious applications. A total of 63 applications have been selected for funding. The projects provide $15 million to 61 tribes, for transit planning studies and/or operational planning ($250,000); startup projects for new transit service ($1.5 million); and for enhancements or expansion of existing transit services ($13.25 million). Special Requirments Under ARRA Tribal Transit Program: ARRA funding must be obligated in a grant by June 30, 2010. FTA reserves the right to redistribute funds not obligated by the June 30, 2010 date to other successful applicants that have obligated their ARRA TTP funds. Any tribe receiving ARRA funds must also abide by the special reporting requirements under ARRA which includes: Section 1511: Certifications. Section 1512: Reports on Use of Funds. Section 1512(h): Registration. Section 1201(c)(2): Periodic Reports. Each of the 102 awardees, as well as the applicants not selected for funding, will receive a letter explaining the funding decision. Following publication of this Notice, an FTA regional tribal liaison will contact each applicant selected for funding to discuss each PO 00000 Frm 00140 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 tribe’s specific technical assistance needs. FTA will also host a special ARRA reporting webinar shortly after the publication of this Notice. In the event the contact information provided by your tribe in the application has changed, please contact your tribal liaison with the current information in order to expedite the grant award process. Issued in Washington, DC, this 15th day of December 2009. Peter M. Rogoff, Administrator. Appendix—FTA Regional Offices and Tribal Transit Liaisons Region I—Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine—Richard H. Doyle, FTA Regional Administrator, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Kendall Square, 55 Broadway, Suite 920, Cambridge, MA 02142–1093, Phone: (617) 494–2055, Fax: (617) 494–2865, Regional Tribal Liaison(s): Laurie Ansaldi and Judi Molloy. Region II—New York, New Jersey—Brigid Hynes-Cherin, FTA Regional Administrator, One Bowling Green, Room 429, New York, NY 10004–1415, Phone: (212) 668–2170, Fax: (212) 668–2136, Regional Tribal Liaison: Darin Allan. Region III—Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Washington, DC, Letitia Thompson, FTA Regional Administrator, 1760 Market Street, Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA 19103–4124, Phone: (215) 656–7100, Fax: (215) 656–7260. (NO TRIBES) Region IV—Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands—Yvette G. Taylor, FTA Regional Administrator, 230 Peachtree St., NW., Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30303, Tel.: 404–865–5600, Fax: 404–865–5600, Regional Tribal Liaisons: Jamie Pfister and Tajsha LaShore. Region V—Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan—Marisol R. Simon, FTA Regional Administrator, 200 West Adams Street, Suite 320, Chicago, IL 60606–5232, Phone: (312) 353–2789, Fax: (312) 886–0351, Regional Tribal Liaisons: Joyce Taylor and Angelica Salgado. Region VI—Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma—Robert Patrick, FTA Regional Administrator, 819 Taylor Street, Room 8A36, Ft. Worth, TX 76102, Phone: (817) 978–0550, Fax: (817) 978–0575, Regional Tribal Liaison: Lynn Hayes. Region VII—Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri—Mokhtee Ahmad, FTA Regional Administrator, 901 Locust Street, Suite 404, Kansas City, MO 64106, Phone: (816) 329– 3920, Fax: (816) 329–3921, Regional Tribal Liaisons: Joni Roeseler and Cathy Monroe. Region VIII—Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Utah— Terry Rosapep, FTA Regional Administrator, 12300 West Dakota Avenue, Suite 310, Lakewood, CO 80228–2583, Phone: (720) 963–3300, Fax: (720) 963–3333, Regional Tribal Liaisons: Jennifer Stewart and David Beckhouse. E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 242 / Friday, December 18, 2009 / Notices sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Region IX—California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam—Leslie Rogers, FTA Regional Administrator, 201 Mission Street, Suite 1650, San Francisco, CA 94105–1926, Phone: (415) 744–3133, Fax: (415) 744–2726, Regional Tribal Liaison: Eric Eidlin. Region X—Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska—Richard Krochalis, FTA Regional Administrator, Jackson Federal Building, 915 Second Avenue, Suite 3142, Seattle, WA 98174–1002, Phone: (206) 220–7954, Fax: (206) 220–7959, Regional Tribal Liaison: Bill Ramos. 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The proposed action will on NC 119 Relocation—Mebane, improve 5.6 miles of NC 119 from I–85/ Alamance County, NC 40 to south of SR 1918 (Mrs. White AGENCY: Federal Highway Lane). Beginning at I–85/40, the selected Administration (FHWA), DOT. alternative (Alternative 9) constructs a six-lane, median divided facility before ACTION: Notice of Limitations on claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA transitioning to a four-lane, median divided typical section in the vicinity of and other Federal Agencies. Fieldstone Drive. The project includes a SUMMARY: This notice announces actions grade separation over the North Carolina taken by FHWA and other Federal Railroad and US 70, which lies adjacent agencies that are final within the to the railroad. The actions by the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(1)(1). The Federal agencies, and the laws under actions relate to a proposed highway which such actions were taken, are project, the NC 119 Relocation from I– described in the Final Environmental 85/40 to south of SR 1918 (Mrs. White Impact Statement (FEIS) for the project, Lane)—Mebane, Alamance County, approved on June 11, 2009, in the North Carolina. Those actions grant FHWA Record of Decision (ROD) issued licenses, permits, and approvals for the on December 8, 2009, and in other project. documents in the FHWA administrative DATES: By this notice, the FHWA is record. The FEIS, ROD, and other advising the public of final agency documents in the FHWA administrative actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139 (1)(1). record file are available by contacting A claim seeking judicial review of the the FHWA or NCDOT at the addresses Federal agency actions on the highway provided above. The FHWA FEIS and project will be barred unless the claim ROD can be viewed at the NCDOT— is filed on or before June 16, 2010. If the Project Development and Environmental Federal law that authorizes judicial Analysis Branch, 1 South Wilmington review of a claim provides a time period Street, Raleigh, North Carolina; of less than 180 days for filing such NCDOT—Division 7 Alamance County claim, then that shorter time period still Resident Engineer Office, 115 East applies. Crescent Square Drive, Graham, North Carolina; Mebane Public Library, 101 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: South 1st Street, North Carolina; City of Clarence W. Coleman, P. E., Mebane Planning & Zoning Department, Preconstruction and Environmental 106 East Washington Street, Mebane, Director, Federal Highway Administration, 310 New Bern Avenue, North Carolina; Alamance-Burlington School System, 1712 Vaughn Road, Suite 410, Raleigh, North Carolina, Burlington, North Carolina; and 27601–1418; Telephone: (919) 747– 7014; e-mail: clarence.coleman@dot.gov. Alamance County Planning Department, FHWA North Carolina Division Office’s 217 College Street, Suite C, Graham, North Carolina. normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 This notice applies to all Federal p.m. (Eastern Time). You may also agency decisions as of the issuance date contact Gregory J. Thorpe, PhD, Project of this notice and all laws under which Development and Environmental such actions were taken, including but Analysis Branch Manager, North not limited to: Carolina Department of Transportation VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:33 Dec 17, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00141 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67303 1. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration


American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Public Transportation on 
Indian Reservations Program Project Selections and Tribal Transit 
Program Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Project Selections

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of award.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the 
selection of projects to be funded under the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for the Public Transportation on Indian 
Reservations Program (Tribal Transit Program (TTP)), and Fiscal Year 
(FY) 2009 appropriations for the Tribal Transit Program, a program 
authorized by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation 
Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), Section 3013(c).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the appropriate FTA regional 
Tribal Liaison (Appendix), for application-specific information and 
issues. For general program information, contact Lorna R. Wilson, 
Office of Transit Programs, at (202) 366-2053, e-mail: 
Lorna.Wilson@dot.gov. A TDD is available at 1-800-877-8339 (TDD/FIRS).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Tribal Transit Program (TTP) established 
by Section 3013 SAFETEA-LU, Public Law 109-49 (August 15, 2005), under 
49 U.S.C. 5311(c) makes funds available to federally recognized Indian 
tribes or Alaska Native villages, groups, or communities as identified 
by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in the U.S. Department of the 
Interior for public transportation capital projects, operating costs 
and planning activities that are eligible costs under the Nonurbanized 
Area Formula Program (Section 5311). The ARRA TTP funding may be used 
only for capital expenditures.
    Awards: A total of $17 million was made available for the TTP 
program under ARRA. A total of 71 applicants requested $54 million for 
capital projects. FTA made project selections through a competitive 
process based on each applicant's responsiveness to the program 
evaluation criteria outlined in FTA's March 23, 2009 Federal Register 
Notice. A total of 39 of the highest rated projects have been selected 
for funding. The 39 successful applicants are listed in Table 1 of this 
Notice.
    A total of $15 million was made available for FY 2009 Tribal 
Transit program. A total of 81 applicants requested $28 million for new 
transit services, enhancement or expansion of existing transit 
services, and planning studies including operational planning. FTA made 
project selections through a competitive process based on each 
applicant's responsiveness to the program evaluation criteria outlined 
in FTA's April 29, 2009, Federal Register Notice. FTA also took into 
consideration the current status of previously funded TTP grantees. 
Because of the high demand, many applicants selected for funding will 
receive less funding than they requested, which enables FTA to support 
an increased number of meritorious applications. A total of 63 
applications have been selected for funding. The projects provide $15 
million to 61 tribes, for transit planning studies and/or operational 
planning ($250,000); startup projects for new transit service ($1.5 
million); and for enhancements or expansion of existing transit 
services ($13.25 million).
    Special Requirments Under ARRA Tribal Transit Program: ARRA funding 
must be obligated in a grant by June 30, 2010. FTA reserves the right 
to redistribute funds not obligated by the June 30, 2010 date to other 
successful applicants that have obligated their ARRA TTP funds. Any 
tribe receiving ARRA funds must also abide by the special reporting 
requirements under ARRA which includes:

Section 1511: Certifications.
Section 1512: Reports on Use of Funds.
Section 1512(h): Registration.
Section 1201(c)(2): Periodic Reports.

    Each of the 102 awardees, as well as the applicants not selected 
for funding, will receive a letter explaining the funding decision. 
Following publication of this Notice, an FTA regional tribal liaison 
will contact each applicant selected for funding to discuss each 
tribe's specific technical assistance needs. FTA will also host a 
special ARRA reporting webinar shortly after the publication of this 
Notice. In the event the contact information provided by your tribe in 
the application has changed, please contact your tribal liaison with 
the current information in order to expedite the grant award process.

    Issued in Washington, DC, this 15th day of December 2009.
Peter M. Rogoff,
Administrator.

Appendix--FTA Regional Offices and Tribal Transit Liaisons

    Region I--Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New 
Hampshire, Vermont and Maine--Richard H. Doyle, FTA Regional 
Administrator, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Kendall 
Square, 55 Broadway, Suite 920, Cambridge, MA 02142-1093, Phone: 
(617) 494-2055, Fax: (617) 494-2865, Regional Tribal Liaison(s): 
Laurie Ansaldi and Judi Molloy.
    Region II--New York, New Jersey--Brigid Hynes-Cherin, FTA 
Regional Administrator, One Bowling Green, Room 429, New York, NY 
10004-1415, Phone: (212) 668-2170, Fax: (212) 668-2136, Regional 
Tribal Liaison: Darin Allan.
    Region III--Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, 
Delaware, Washington, DC, Letitia Thompson, FTA Regional 
Administrator, 1760 Market Street, Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA 
19103-4124, Phone: (215) 656-7100, Fax: (215) 656-7260. (NO TRIBES)
    Region IV--Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, 
Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Puerto Rico, Virgin 
Islands--Yvette G. Taylor, FTA Regional Administrator, 230 Peachtree 
St., NW., Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30303, Tel.: 404-865-5600, Fax: 
404-865-5600, Regional Tribal Liaisons: Jamie Pfister and Tajsha 
LaShore.
    Region V--Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, 
Michigan--Marisol R. Simon, FTA Regional Administrator, 200 West 
Adams Street, Suite 320, Chicago, IL 60606-5232, Phone: (312) 353-
2789, Fax: (312) 886-0351, Regional Tribal Liaisons: Joyce Taylor 
and Angelica Salgado.
    Region VI--Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma--
Robert Patrick, FTA Regional Administrator, 819 Taylor Street, Room 
8A36, Ft. Worth, TX 76102, Phone: (817) 978-0550, Fax: (817) 978-
0575, Regional Tribal Liaison: Lynn Hayes.
    Region VII--Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri--Mokhtee Ahmad, FTA 
Regional Administrator, 901 Locust Street, Suite 404, Kansas City, 
MO 64106, Phone: (816) 329-3920, Fax: (816) 329-3921, Regional 
Tribal Liaisons: Joni Roeseler and Cathy Monroe.
    Region VIII--Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, 
Wyoming, Utah--Terry Rosapep, FTA Regional Administrator, 12300 West 
Dakota Avenue, Suite 310, Lakewood, CO 80228-2583, Phone: (720) 963-
3300, Fax: (720) 963-3333, Regional Tribal Liaisons: Jennifer 
Stewart and David Beckhouse.

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    Region IX--California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, American Samoa, 
Guam--Leslie Rogers, FTA Regional Administrator, 201 Mission Street, 
Suite 1650, San Francisco, CA 94105-1926, Phone: (415) 744-3133, 
Fax: (415) 744-2726, Regional Tribal Liaison: Eric Eidlin.
    Region X--Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska--Richard Krochalis, 
FTA Regional Administrator, Jackson Federal Building, 915 Second 
Avenue, Suite 3142, Seattle, WA 98174-1002, Phone: (206) 220-7954, 
Fax: (206) 220-7959, Regional Tribal Liaison: Bill Ramos.

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