Environmental Impact Statement; Houma-Thibodaux to LA 3127 Connection; Terrebonne, Lafourche, Assumption, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, and St. Mary Parishes, LA, 14481-14482 [2010-6536]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 57 / Thursday, March 25, 2010 / Notices General information concerning USTR is available at https://www.ustr.gov. Carmen Suro-Bredie, Chair, Trade Policy Staff Committee. [FR Doc. 2010–6653 Filed 3–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W0–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2010–0005–N–4] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describe the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collections of information was published on January 20, 2010 (75 FR 3275). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 26, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Planning and Evaluation Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6292) or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Office of Information Technology, RAD– 20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6132). (These telephone numbers are not toll-free.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104–13, section 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised at 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR Part 1320, require Federal agencies to issue two notices seeking public comment on information collection activities before OMB may approve paperwork packages. 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.5, 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.12. On January 20, 2010, FRA published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on ICRs that the agency was seeking VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:42 Mar 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 OMB approval. See 75 FR 3275. FRA received no comments after issuing this notice. Accordingly, DOT announces that these information collection activities have been re-evaluated and certified under 5 CFR. 1320.5(a) and forwarded to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12(c). Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b); 5 CFR 1320.12(d). Federal law requires OMB to approve or disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 60 days after the 30-day notice is published. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b)–(c); 5 CFR 1320.12(d); see also 60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes that the 30-day notice informs the regulated community to file relevant comments and affords the agency adequate time to digest public comments before it renders a decision. 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. Therefore, respondents should submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication to best ensure having their full effect. 5 CFR 1320.12(c); see also 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. The summaries below describe the nature of the information collection requirements (ICRs) and the expected burden. The unchanged requirements are being submitted for clearance by OMB as required by the PRA. Title: Control of Alcohol and Drug Use in Railroad Operations. OMB Control Number: 2130–0526. Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Railroads. Form(s): FRA F 6180.73; 6180.74. Abstract: The information collection requirements contained in preemployment and ‘‘for cause’’ testing regulations are intended to ensure a sense of fairness and accuracy for railroads and their employees. The principal information—evidence of unauthorized alcohol or drug use—is used to prevent accidents by screening personnel who perform safety-sensitive service. FRA uses the information to measure the level of compliance with regulations governing the use of alcohol or controlled substances. Elimination of this problem is necessary to prevent accidents, injuries, and fatalities of the nature already experienced and further reduce the risk of a truly catastrophic accident. Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 31,797 hours. Addressee: Send comments regarding this information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14481 Seventeenth Street, NW., Washington, DC, 20503, Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Comments are invited on the following: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Issued in Washington, DC, on March 22, 2010 . Kimberly Coronel, Director, Office of Financial Management, Federal Railroad Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–6660 Filed 3–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement; Houma-Thibodaux to LA 3127 Connection; Terrebonne, Lafourche, Assumption, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, and St. Mary Parishes, LA AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Revised Notice of intent. SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this Revised Notice of Intent (NOI) to advise the public and interested agencies of modifications to the scope and environmental review process for the Houma-Thibodaux to LA 3127 Connection Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The project study area has been expanded due to resource agency concerns to include a potential alternative to the west in the vicinity of the LA 1 and LA 308 corridor to the Sunshine Bridge. FHWA also intends to utilize the environmental review provisions afforded under Section 6002 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU). The EIS will build upon the environmental and technical studies and public comments and outreach conducted to date. This NOI revises the NOI that was E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 14482 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 57 / Thursday, March 25, 2010 / Notices published in the Federal Register on June 7, 2004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl M. Highsmith, Project Delivery Team Leader, Federal Highway Administration, 5304 Flanders Drive, Suite A, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808, Telephone 225–757–7615; Facsimile: (225) 757–7601 or Noel Ardoin, Environmental Engineer Administrator, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, PO Box 94245, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804, Telephone: (225) 242–4501; Facsimile: (225) 242– 4500. Please refer to project designation numbers State Project No. 700–99–0302 & Federal Aid Project No. HP–9902(518) in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD), will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a proposal to provide a functional north-south transportation link between the Houma-Thibodaux area and LA 3127 and to provide more direct access to I–10 to the north and future I–49 to the south. The proposed link would also serve as a hurricane evacuation route. The original NOI for this project was published in the Federal Register: June 7, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 109). Subsequent to scoping meetings and a public meeting that occurred after the original NOI, the project area was expanded west to address resource agency concerns. An additional alternatives screening study, which analyzed potential alternatives traversing the Bayou Lafourche Ridge, was conducted with the input of the public and resource agencies. As a result of the recommendations of the study, the project scope was revised to include an alternative within the expanded study area. Coordination with the resource agencies and the public will be conducted in early March 2010 to notify them that the project has restarted and to advise them that additional coordination will occur during the development of the reasonable range of alternatives for the project. In addition, previous studies conducted for the project are being updated. Letters describing this proposal and soliciting comments will be sent to appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies and to private organizations and individuals that have previously expressed, or are known to have, an interest in this proposal. A series of agency and public meetings as well as a public hearing will be held. Public notice will be given of the time and place of the meetings and hearing. The VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:42 Mar 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to the public hearing.To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action is addressed, and all significant issues identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be directed to the FHWA at the address 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.) Issued on March 10, 2010. Charles ‘‘Wes’’ Bolinger, Division Administrator, FHWA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. [FR Doc. 2010–6536 Filed 3–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P Specific Working Group Sessions Tuesday, April 13 • RTCA—All Day, WG–1, SURF IA (Leaders), Garmin Room. • RTCA—All Day, WG–4, Application Technical Requirements, Colson Board Room. Wednesday, April 14 • RTCA—All Day, WG–1, SURF–IA (Leaders), Garmin Room. • RTCA—All Day, WG–1, Wake Vortex, ARINC Room. • RTCA—All Day, WG–4, Application Technical Requirements, Colson Board Room. Thursday, April 15 • RTCA—All Day, WG–1, SURF IA (Leaders), Garmin Room. • RTCA—All Day, WG–1, Wake Vortex, MacIntosh-NBAA Room & HiltonATA Room. • RTCA—All Day, WG–4, Application Technical Requirements, Colson Board Room. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Friday, April 16 Federal Aviation Administration Plenary Session—See Agenda Below Joint RTCA SC–186/EUROCAE WG–51 Fifty-First Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent Surveillance—Broadcast (ADS–B) AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of RTCA Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent Surveillance—Broadcast (ADS–B) meeting. SUMMARY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent Surveillance— Broadcast (ADS–B). DATES: The meeting will be held April 13–16, 2010 from 8 a. m. on April 16th/ 9 a.m. on the other days unless stated otherwise. ADDRESS: The meeting will be held at the RTCA Conference Rooms at 1828 L Street, NW., Suite 805, Washington, DC 20036 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: (1) RTCA Secretariat, 1828 L Street, NW., Suite 805, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 833–9339; fax (202) 833–9434; Web site https://www.rtca.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), notice is hereby given for a Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent Surveillance—Broadcast (ADS–B) meeting. The agenda will include: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agenda—Plenary Session—Agenda April 16, 2010 (RTCA—Washington, DC—MacIntoshNBAA Room & Hilton-ATA Room and EUROCAE) Starting at 8 a.m. at RTCA and 2 p.m. in Europe (WebEx and Phone Bridge information To Be Provided) • Chairman’s Introductory Remarks, Review of Meeting Agenda. • Review/Approval of the Fiftieth Meeting Summary, RTCA Paper No. 011–10/SC186–292. • Consider for Approval—New Document—Safety, Performance and Interoperability Requirements Document for ATSA–SURF Application, RTCA Paper No. 018– 10/SC186–293. • FAA Surveillance and Broadcast Services (SBS) Program—Status. • Review of EUROCAE WG–51 Activities. • Date, Place and Time of Next Meeting. • Working Group Reports. • WG–1—Operations and Implementation. • WG–2—TIS–B MASPS. • WG–3—1090 MHz MOPS. • WG–4—Application Technical Requirements. • WG–5—UAT MOPS. • WG–6—ADS–B MASPS. • RFG—Requirements Focus Group. E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 57 (Thursday, March 25, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14481-14482]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-6536]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Environmental Impact Statement; Houma-Thibodaux to LA 3127 
Connection; Terrebonne, Lafourche, Assumption, St. James, St. John the 
Baptist, St. Charles, and St. Mary Parishes, LA

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Revised Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this Revised Notice of Intent (NOI) to 
advise the public and interested agencies of modifications to the scope 
and environmental review process for the Houma-Thibodaux to LA 3127 
Connection Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The project study area 
has been expanded due to resource agency concerns to include a 
potential alternative to the west in the vicinity of the LA 1 and LA 
308 corridor to the Sunshine Bridge. FHWA also intends to utilize the 
environmental review provisions afforded under Section 6002 of the 
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A 
Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). The EIS will build upon the 
environmental and technical studies and public comments and outreach 
conducted to date. This NOI revises the NOI that was

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published in the Federal Register on June 7, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl M. Highsmith, Project Delivery 
Team Leader, Federal Highway Administration, 5304 Flanders Drive, Suite 
A, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808, Telephone 225-757-7615; Facsimile: 
(225) 757-7601 or Noel Ardoin, Environmental Engineer Administrator, 
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, PO Box 94245, 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804, Telephone: (225) 242-4501; Facsimile: 
(225) 242-4500. Please refer to project designation numbers State 
Project No. 700-99-0302 & Federal Aid Project No. HP-9902(518) in any 
correspondence.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Louisiana 
Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD), will prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a proposal to provide a 
functional north-south transportation link between the Houma-Thibodaux 
area and LA 3127 and to provide more direct access to I-10 to the north 
and future I-49 to the south. The proposed link would also serve as a 
hurricane evacuation route. The original NOI for this project was 
published in the Federal Register: June 7, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 
109). Subsequent to scoping meetings and a public meeting that occurred 
after the original NOI, the project area was expanded west to address 
resource agency concerns. An additional alternatives screening study, 
which analyzed potential alternatives traversing the Bayou Lafourche 
Ridge, was conducted with the input of the public and resource 
agencies. As a result of the recommendations of the study, the project 
scope was revised to include an alternative within the expanded study 
area. Coordination with the resource agencies and the public will be 
conducted in early March 2010 to notify them that the project has 
restarted and to advise them that additional coordination will occur 
during the development of the reasonable range of alternatives for the 
project. In addition, previous studies conducted for the project are 
being updated.
    Letters describing this proposal and soliciting comments will be 
sent to appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies and to private 
organizations and individuals that have previously expressed, or are 
known to have, an interest in this proposal. A series of agency and 
public meetings as well as a public hearing will be held. Public notice 
will be given of the time and place of the meetings and hearing. The 
draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment 
prior to the public hearing.To ensure that the full range of issues 
related to this proposed action is addressed, and all significant 
issues identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all 
interested parties. Comments or questions concerning this proposed 
action and the EIS should be directed to the FHWA at the address 
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.)

     Issued on March 10, 2010.
Charles ``Wes'' Bolinger,
Division Administrator, FHWA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
[FR Doc. 2010-6536 Filed 3-24-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-22-P