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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 77 / Thursday, April 22, 2010 / Notices report will be transmitted to OMB, and be made available to the public via OMB’s USAspending.gov Web site—as part of ECA’s Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) reporting requirements. (3) A SF–PPR, ‘‘Performance Progress Report’’ Cover Sheet with all program reports. (4) Quarterly program and financial reports which should include, updated project calendars, description of any program complications, and program accomplishments to date. Award recipients will be required to provide reports analyzing their evaluation findings to the Bureau in their regular program reports. (Please refer to IV. Application and Submission Instructions (IV.3.d.3) above for Program Monitoring and Evaluation information. All data collected, including survey responses and contact information, must be maintained for a minimum of three years and provided to the Bureau upon request. 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Agency Contacts For questions about this announcement, contact: Jill Staggs, Program Officer, U.S. Department of State, Cultural Programs Division, Office of Citizen Exchanges, ECA/PE/C/CU, SA–5, Floor 3, Reference Number: ECA/ PE/C/CU–10–24, 2200 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20522–0503, (202) 632– 6408, staggsjj@state.gov. All correspondence with the Bureau concerning this RFGP should reference the above title and number ECA/PE/C/ CU–10–24. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:25 Apr 21, 2010 Jkt 220001 Please read the complete announcement before sending inquiries or submitting proposals. Once the RFGP deadline has passed, Bureau staff may not discuss this competition with applicants until the proposal review process has been completed. VIII. Other Information Notice The terms and conditions published in this RFGP are binding and may not be modified by any Bureau representative. Explanatory information provided by the Bureau that contradicts published language will not be binding. 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SUMMARY: The FHWA, on behalf of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed highway project and route adoption study in San Benito and Santa Clara Counties, California. DATES: Public circulation of this document will begin on April 26, 2010 and will end on June 10, 2010. An open forum public hearing will be held for this project on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. in Hollister. The location is R.O. Hardin Elementary School, 881 Line Street, Hollister, CA 95023 in the Multi-purpose Room. ADDRESSES: This document will be available at the Caltrans District 5 office, 50 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except for the first, second, and PO 00000 Frm 00169 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21145 third Fridays of the month, when Caltrans offices are closed). Copies of the document can also be read at the San Benito County Free Library, 470 Fifth Street, Hollister, CA 95023 and at the Santa Clara County Library, 7562 Monterey Street, Gilroy, CA 95020. The Draft EIS is also available at https:// www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/ hwy25widening/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: G. William ‘Trais’ Norris III, Sierra Pacific Environmental Analysis Branch, 2015 East Shields Avenue, Suite 100, Fresno, CA 93726. E-mail trais_norris@dot.ca.gov. Telephone (805) 542–4711. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) assigned, and (Caltrans) assumed, environmental responsibilities for this project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Caltrans as the delegated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) agency, has prepared a Draft Tier I Environmental Impact Statement that evaluates two proposed projects: (1) A route adoption of State Route 25 between Hollister in San Benito County and US 101 just south of Gilroy in Santa Clara County and (2) a proposed four-lane expressway construction project within the limits of the proposed route adoption in San Benito County. Caltrans approved the Draft EIS on April 13, 2010. Alternatives 1 and 2, the route adoption alternatives, would share the same alignment from 1⁄2 mile south of Shore Road in San Benito County to US 101 in Santa Clara County. Between 1⁄2 mile south of Shore Road and the southern end of the proposed project at San Felipe Road, these alternatives separate. In this area Alternative 1 proposes to align the future four-lane expressway generally to the east of the existing highway, while Alternative 2 would be aligned mostly to the west of the existing two-lane highway. The proposed widening project extends from San Felipe Road in Hollister to just west of Hudner Lane in San Benito County. A four-lane expressway would be built on a new alignment. Alternative A would be within the footprint of Alternative 1, and Alternative B would be within the footprint of Alternative 2. Because this project is really two projects, it would be possible for the No-Build Alternative to be selected instead of a construction project, and to also have an action: a route adoption. The No-Action Alternative would result in no action being taken. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1 21146 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 77 / Thursday, April 22, 2010 / Notices and Construction. 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Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘https:// www.stb.dot.gov.’’ [FR Doc. 2010–9305 Filed 4–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [eDocket Number: TREAS–DO–2010–0001; eDocket Number: HUD–2010–0029] Public Input on Reform of the Housing Finance System AGENCIES: Office of the Undersecretary for Domestic Finance, Department of the Treasury; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice and Request for Information. SUMMARY: Consistent with the Obama Administration’s commitment to openness and transparency and the President’s Open Government Initiative, the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) seek public input on establishing a more stable and sound housing finance system. DATES: Comment Due Date: July 21, 2010. Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this notice according to the instructions for ‘‘Electronic Submission of Comments’’ below. All submissions must refer to the document title and one of the above docket numbers. Treasury and HUD encourage the early submission of comments. Electronic Submission of Comments. Interested persons must submit comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00170 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 www.regulations.gov. Electronic submission of comments allows the commenter maximum time to prepare and submit a comment, ensures timely receipt, and enables Treasury or HUD to make them available to the public. Comments submitted electronically through the https://www.regulations.gov Web site can be viewed by other commenters and interested members of the public. Commenters should follow the instructions provided on that site to submit comments electronically. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 77 (Thursday, April 22, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21145-21146]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-9290]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of availability of the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA, on behalf of the California Department of 
Transportation (Caltrans), announces the availability of the Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed highway project and 
route adoption study in San Benito and Santa Clara Counties, 
California.

DATES: Public circulation of this document will begin on April 26, 2010 
and will end on June 10, 2010. An open forum public hearing will be 
held for this project on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 between 5 p.m. and 8 
p.m. in Hollister. The location is R.O. Hardin Elementary School, 881 
Line Street, Hollister, CA 95023 in the Multi-purpose Room.

ADDRESSES: This document will be available at the Caltrans District 5 
office, 50 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 on weekdays from 8 
a.m. to 5 p.m. (except for the first, second, and third Fridays of the 
month, when Caltrans offices are closed). Copies of the document can 
also be read at the San Benito County Free Library, 470 Fifth Street, 
Hollister, CA 95023 and at the Santa Clara County Library, 7562 
Monterey Street, Gilroy, CA 95020. The Draft EIS is also available at 
https://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/hwy25widening/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: G. William `Trais' Norris III, Sierra 
Pacific Environmental Analysis Branch, 2015 East Shields Avenue, Suite 
100, Fresno, CA 93726. E-mail trais_norris@dot.ca.gov. Telephone (805) 
542-4711.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, the Federal Highway 
Administration (FHWA) assigned, and (Caltrans) assumed, environmental 
responsibilities for this project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Caltrans 
as the delegated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) agency, has 
prepared a Draft Tier I Environmental Impact Statement that evaluates 
two proposed projects: (1) A route adoption of State Route 25 between 
Hollister in San Benito County and US 101 just south of Gilroy in Santa 
Clara County and (2) a proposed four-lane expressway construction 
project within the limits of the proposed route adoption in San Benito 
County. Caltrans approved the Draft EIS on April 13, 2010.
    Alternatives 1 and 2, the route adoption alternatives, would share 
the same alignment from \1/2\ mile south of Shore Road in San Benito 
County to US 101 in Santa Clara County. Between \1/2\ mile south of 
Shore Road and the southern end of the proposed project at San Felipe 
Road, these alternatives separate. In this area Alternative 1 proposes 
to align the future four-lane expressway generally to the east of the 
existing highway, while Alternative 2 would be aligned mostly to the 
west of the existing two-lane highway.
    The proposed widening project extends from San Felipe Road in 
Hollister to just west of Hudner Lane in San Benito County. A four-lane 
expressway would be built on a new alignment. Alternative A would be 
within the footprint of Alternative 1, and Alternative B would be 
within the footprint of Alternative 2. Because this project is really 
two projects, it would be possible for the No-Build Alternative to be 
selected instead of a construction project, and to also have an action: 
a route adoption. The No-Action Alternative would result in no action 
being taken.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, 
Highway Planning

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and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 
regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and 
activities apply to this program.)

    Issued on: April 16, 2010.
Cindy Vigue,
Director, State Programs, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, 
California.
[FR Doc. 2010-9290 Filed 4-21-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-22-P