Notice To Rescind Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement: Polk County, IA, 67951 [E9-30223]

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E9–30279 Filed 12–18–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice To Rescind Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement: Polk County, IA AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Iowa DOT, Polk County. ACTION: Rescind Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement SUMMARY: The FHWA, Iowa DOT and Polk County are issuing this notice to advise the public that the NOI to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for improvements for a proposed roadway project in Polk County, Iowa. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael La Pietra, Environment and Realty Manager, FHWA Iowa Division Office, 105 Sixth Street, Ames, IA 50010, Phone 515–233–7302; or James P. Rost, Director, Office of Location and Environment, Iowa Department of Transportation, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010, Phone 515–239–1798. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access An electronic copy of this document is available for free download from the Federal Bulletin Board, (FBB). The FBB is a free electronic bulletin board service of the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). The FBB may be accessed in four ways: (1) Via telephone in dial-up mode or via the Internet through (2) telnet, (3) FTP, and (4) the World Wide Web. For dial-in mode a user needs a personal computer, modem, telecommunications software package and telephone line. A hard disk is recommended for file transfers. For Internet access a user needs Internet connectivity. Users can telnet or FTP to: https://fedbbs.access.gpo.gov. Users can access the FBB via the World Wide Web at https:// fedbbs.access.gpo.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67951 User assistance for the FBB is available from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays) by calling the GPO Office of Electronic Information Dissemination Services at 202–512– 1530, toll-free at 888–293–6498; sending an e-mail to gpoaccess@gpo.gov; or sending a fax to 202–512–1262. Access to this notice is also available to Internet users through the Federal Register’s home page at https:// www.nara.gov/fedreg. Background The FHWA, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) and Polk County had a NOI published in the Federal Register on May 5, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 87) to complete an environmental impact statement for roadway improvements in Polk County, Iowa. On June 1, 2009 a second NOI was published in the Federal Register (Volume 74, Number 103) modifying the EIS to a tiered document. Due to issues pertaining to cost and scheduling of the project, the above mentioned notices will be rescinded, and a corridor study will be completed instead. Appropriate environmental documents will be completed in the future when and if the project proceeds. (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. 315; 49 CFR 1.48). Dated: December 14, 2009. Lubin M. Quinones, Division Administrator, FHWA, Iowa Division. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 243 (Monday, December 21, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Page 67951]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-30223]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice To Rescind Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental 
Impact Statement: Polk County, IA

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Iowa DOT, Polk County.

ACTION: Rescind Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact 
statement

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SUMMARY: The FHWA, Iowa DOT and Polk County are issuing this notice to 
advise the public that the NOI to prepare an environmental impact 
statement (EIS) for improvements for a proposed roadway project in Polk 
County, Iowa.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael La Pietra, Environment and 
Realty Manager, FHWA Iowa Division Office, 105 Sixth Street, Ames, IA 
50010, Phone 515-233-7302; or James P. Rost, Director, Office of 
Location and Environment, Iowa Department of Transportation, 800 
Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010, Phone 515-239-1798.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Electronic Access

    An electronic copy of this document is available for free download 
from the Federal Bulletin Board, (FBB). The FBB is a free electronic 
bulletin board service of the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. 
Government Printing Office (GPO).
    The FBB may be accessed in four ways: (1) Via telephone in dial-up 
mode or via the Internet through (2) telnet, (3) FTP, and (4) the World 
Wide Web.
    For dial-in mode a user needs a personal computer, modem, 
telecommunications software package and telephone line. A hard disk is 
recommended for file transfers.
    For Internet access a user needs Internet connectivity. Users can 
telnet or FTP to: https://fedbbs.access.gpo.gov. Users can access the 
FBB via the World Wide Web at https://fedbbs.access.gpo.gov.
    User assistance for the FBB is available from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., 
Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays) by 
calling the GPO Office of Electronic Information Dissemination Services 
at 202-512-1530, toll-free at 888-293-6498; sending an e-mail to 
gpoaccess@gpo.gov; or sending a fax to 202-512-1262.
    Access to this notice is also available to Internet users through 
the Federal Register's home page at https://www.nara.gov/fedreg.

Background

    The FHWA, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Transportation 
(Iowa DOT) and Polk County had a NOI published in the Federal Register 
on May 5, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 87) to complete an environmental 
impact statement for roadway improvements in Polk County, Iowa. On June 
1, 2009 a second NOI was published in the Federal Register (Volume 74, 
Number 103) modifying the EIS to a tiered document.
    Due to issues pertaining to cost and scheduling of the project, the 
above mentioned notices will be rescinded, and a corridor study will be 
completed instead. Appropriate environmental documents will be 
completed in the future when and if the project proceeds.

(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. 315; 49 CFR 1.48).

    Dated: December 14, 2009.
Lubin M. Quinones,
Division Administrator, FHWA, Iowa Division.
[FR Doc. E9-30223 Filed 12-18-09; 8:45 am]
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