Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement: Northwest I-75/I-575 Corridor, Cobb and Cherokee Counties, GA (Atlanta Metropolitan Area), 68444-68445 [E9-30561]

Download as PDF 68444 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 246 / Thursday, December 24, 2009 / Notices copying at the NYSE’s principal office and on its Internet Web site at https:// www.nyse.com. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSE– 2009–125 and should be submitted on or before January 14, 2010. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.20 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–30542 Filed 12–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35335] wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 Freedom Rail Management, LLC— Acquisition of Control Exemption— Columbia & Reading Railway Co. Freedom Rail Management, LLC (FRM), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption to acquire control of Columbia & Reading Railway Co. (CORY), a class III rail carrier. Pursuant to a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement between FRM and Railway Management, Inc. (RMI),1 FRM seeks to purchase a 51 percent membership interest in CORY.2 FRM currently controls Claremont Concord Railroad (CCRR), a Class III rail carrier. CCRR owns 2 miles of rail line in Claremont, NH, and leases 2 miles of rail line in Lebanon, NH, from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. The transaction is expected to be consummated on or after January 10, 2010, the effective date of the exemption. FRM states that: (i) The railroads will not connect with each other; (ii) the acquisition of control is not part of a series of anticipated transactions that would connect the railroads with each other; and (iii) the transaction does not involve a Class I carrier. Therefore, the transaction is exempt from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323. See 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2). Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory 20 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). is a noncarrier that currently holds a 100% ownership interest in CORY. 2 CORY owns 2.5 miles of rail line in Lancaster County, PA. 1 RMI VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:40 Dec 23, 2009 Jkt 220001 obligation to protect the interests of its employees. Section 11326(c), however, does not provide for labor protection for transactions under sections 11324 and 11325 that involve only Class III rail carriers. Because this transaction involves Class III rail carriers only, the Board, under the statute, may not impose labor protective conditions for this transaction. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. 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E9–30602 Filed 12–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement: Northwest I–75/I– 575 Corridor, Cobb and Cherokee Counties, GA (Atlanta Metropolitan Area) AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), USDOT. ACTION: Notice of intent. SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the interested parties (public, agencies and tribal governments) that a supplemental draft environmental impact statement (SDEIS) will be prepared for proposed highway improvements on Interstate 75 and Interstate 575 (I–75/I–575) in Cobb and Cherokee Counties, Georgia. The length of the proposed project is 30.70 miles. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Rodney Barry, Federal Highway Administration, 61 Forsyth Street, Suite 17T100, Atlanta, Georgia, Telephone: 404–562–3630, E-mail: rodney.barry@fhwa.dot.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The FHWA, in cooperation with Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will prepare a SDEIS to consider environmental impacts of proposed transportation improvements to I–75 and I–575 in the Atlanta metropolitan area. These improvements are collectively referred to as the Northwest Corridor project and are located within the project area, which extends northwesterly along I–75 in Cobb County from I–285 through Marietta, Kennesaw and into Acworth. Within the project area, I–575 extends from I–75 northeasterly into Cherokee County. A notice of intent announcing the preparation of an environmental impact statement was published in the Federal Register on March 9, 2004. FHWA and GDOT issued the Alternative Analysis/ Draft Environmental Impact Statement (AA/DEIS) in May 2007. The AA/DEIS evaluated four build alternatives, three design options and two operational options. The build alternatives included the highoccupancy vehicles (HOV) and truck only lanes (TOL) Alternative, the HOV/ TOL/Transportation System Management (TSM) Alternative, the HOV/TOL/Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Alternative, and the HOV/TOL/Reduced BRT Alternative. The SDEIS will evaluate a proposal that would consist of a two-lane reversible managed alternative and improvements to operations will be analyzed in the SDEIS. An agency meeting will be held during the development of the SDEIS. Numerous opportunities for public input will be provided. The Northwest Corridor project Web site will be updated to include the SDEIS and there will be outreach to local and state-wide media. Letters describing the new alternative and soliciting comments will be sent to the public, private entities, Federal, State and local agencies. Formal public hearings will take place along the corridor. Public notice will be given announcing the time and place of the public hearings. The SDEIS will be available for public and agency review prior to the public hearings. Comments and questions should be directed to FHWA at the addresses provided above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: (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. Georgia’s approved clearinghouse review procedures apply to this program.) E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 246 / Thursday, December 24, 2009 / Notices Issued on December 17, 2009. William Farr, Assistant Division Administrator, Atlanta, Georgia. [FR Doc. E9–30561 Filed 12–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration Petition for Waiver of Compliance In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), notice is hereby given that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has received a request for a waiver of compliance from certain requirements of its safety standards. The individual petition is described below, including the party seeking relief, the regulatory provisions involved, the nature of the relief being requested, and the petitioner’s arguments in favor of relief from the requirements of Title 49 CFR Part 236, as detailed below. Union Pacific Railroad Company wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 [Docket Number FRA–2009–0117] The Union Pacific Railroad (UP) seeks relief from the requirements of the Rules, Standards, and Instructions, Title 49 CFR Part 236. Specifically, UP seeks relief from the requirements of Subpart A, Rules and Instructions: All Systems, Section 236.109 Time releases, timing relays and timing devices; regarding performance of timing duration test on timers with variable settings at an interval of not less than once every 12 months. UP seeks to extend periodic testing requirements of non-adjustable timers from at least once every 12 months to every 4 years after initial testing has been completed at all interlockings, control points, and other signal locations controlled by microprocessor-based equipment. This request for relief proposes to use alternative locking test procedures at signal locations with microprocessorbased equipment after an initial base line time duration test is performed. The following proposed alternative timer tests will be performed every 4 years after initial testing or program change: • Verification of the Cyclic Redundancy Check/Check Sum/ Universal Control Number of the existing location specific application logic to the previously tested version (baseline testing). • Testing the duration of any timers with variable settings. Alternative test descriptions and procedures for timers with variable settings in microprocessor-based VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:40 Dec 23, 2009 Jkt 220001 equipment would be documented in Carriers Signal Maintenance Standards. Applicant’s justification for relief: The requirement for not less than once every 12 months testing interval at microprocessor controlled signal locations places an unnecessary burden on the carrier and provides no real safety benefit as the application program logic (and timer values) once installed does not change. 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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-30561]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement: Northwest I-
75/I-575 Corridor, Cobb and Cherokee Counties, GA (Atlanta Metropolitan 
Area)

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), USDOT.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the interested 
parties (public, agencies and tribal governments) that a supplemental 
draft environmental impact statement (SDEIS) will be prepared for 
proposed highway improvements on Interstate 75 and Interstate 575 (I-
75/I-575) in Cobb and Cherokee Counties, Georgia. The length of the 
proposed project is 30.70 miles.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Rodney Barry, Federal Highway 
Administration, 61 Forsyth Street, Suite 17T100, Atlanta, Georgia, 
Telephone: 404-562-3630, E-mail: rodney.barry@fhwa.dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with Georgia 
Department of Transportation (GDOT) will prepare a SDEIS to consider 
environmental impacts of proposed transportation improvements to I-75 
and I-575 in the Atlanta metropolitan area. These improvements are 
collectively referred to as the Northwest Corridor project and are 
located within the project area, which extends northwesterly along I-75 
in Cobb County from I-285 through Marietta, Kennesaw and into Acworth. 
Within the project area, I-575 extends from I-75 northeasterly into 
Cherokee County.
    A notice of intent announcing the preparation of an environmental 
impact statement was published in the Federal Register on March 9, 
2004. FHWA and GDOT issued the Alternative Analysis/Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement (AA/DEIS) in May 2007.
    The AA/DEIS evaluated four build alternatives, three design options 
and two operational options. The build alternatives included the high-
occupancy vehicles (HOV) and truck only lanes (TOL) Alternative, the 
HOV/TOL/Transportation System Management (TSM) Alternative, the HOV/
TOL/Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Alternative, and the HOV/TOL/Reduced BRT 
Alternative. The SDEIS will evaluate a proposal that would consist of a 
two-lane reversible managed alternative and improvements to operations 
will be analyzed in the SDEIS.
    An agency meeting will be held during the development of the SDEIS. 
Numerous opportunities for public input will be provided. The Northwest 
Corridor project Web site will be updated to include the SDEIS and 
there will be outreach to local and state-wide media. Letters 
describing the new alternative and soliciting comments will be sent to 
the public, private entities, Federal, State and local agencies. Formal 
public hearings will take place along the corridor. Public notice will 
be given announcing the time and place of the public hearings. The 
SDEIS will be available for public and agency review prior to the 
public hearings. Comments and questions should be directed to FHWA at 
the addresses 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. Georgia's 
approved clearinghouse review procedures apply to this program.)


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    Issued on December 17, 2009.
William Farr,
Assistant Division Administrator, Atlanta, Georgia.
[FR Doc. E9-30561 Filed 12-23-09; 8:45 am]
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