Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Hearing for the Environmental Assessment for the Klingle Valley Trail, 32239-32240 [2010-13485]

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[FR Doc. 2010–13498 Filed 6–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [FHWA–DC–2010–01–D] Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Hearing for the Environmental Assessment for the Klingle Valley Trail AGENCIES: Federal Highway Administration, District of Columbia Division; and District Department of Transportation; in cooperation with the National Park Service. ACTION: Notice of availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Klingle Valley Trail Project; Notice of public hearing for and request for comments on the Environmental Assessment for Klingle Valley Trail Project. PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32239 SUMMARY: The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) as lead agencies, and in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), announce the availability of the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Klingle Valley Trail Project, pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321–4347; the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508); and the FHWA Environmental Impact and Related Procedures (23 CFR 771). FHWA and DDOT will also be hosting a Public Hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the proposed project and EA. FHWA and DDOT will consider comments received (see DATES and ADDRESSES, below) in finalizing the EA. FHWA and DDOT will then determine whether to prepare an environmental impact statement or issue a finding of no significant impact if appropriate for the proposed action. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Highway Administration, District of Columbia Division: Mr. Michael Hicks, Environmental/Urban Engineer, 1990 K Street, NW., Suite 510, Washington, DC 20006–1103, (202) 219– 3536; or District Department of Transportation: Austina Casey, Project Manager, Planning, Policy and Sustainability Administration, 2000 14th Street, NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 671–2740. The EA has been prepared to evaluate a range of alternatives and impacts for the construction of a multi-use trail facility within the 0.7 mile barricaded portion of Klingle Road between Porter Street, NW., and Cortland Place, NW.; including the restoration of Klingle Creek. The purpose of the proposed action is to construct a multi-use trail facility using context sensitive design, to provide safe non-motorized transportation and recreational opportunities to the residents and visitors of the District of Columbia. The project needs are a culmination of safety concerns due to the deteriorated roadway and structures; social demands as presented in the Park and Recreation Open Space District element in the District Comprehensive Plan; system linkage provisions tying points west of Connecticut Avenue to the Rock Creek Park multi-use trail system; deficiencies in the existing infrastructure resulting in degraded habitat within Klingle Valley; and legislation: The District’s Klingle Road Sustainable Development Act of 2008. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1 32240 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 108 / Monday, June 7, 2010 / Notices Four Alternatives for the proposed Klingle Valley Multi-Use Trail, including the No Action Alternative, were developed in accordance with the project objectives established to meet the project purpose and need and are analyzed in detail in the EA. The proposed trail alignment for all Action Alternatives (Alternatives 2, 3, and 4) lies within the existing DDOT right-ofway. The EA examines and evaluates the existing environmental conditions within the project area along with the environmental consequences and cumulative impacts of several alternatives for the proposed improvement. DATES: The public hearing will be held on June 23, 2010 at the National Zoological Park, Visitor Center Auditorium, 3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20008. The Public Hearing will consist of an open house from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. followed by a formal presentation and opportunity to comment from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Comments on the EA must be received on or before July 6, 2010. In addition to attending the Public Hearing, you may submit comments or requests for copies of the EA by any of the following methods: • Project Web Site: https:// www.klingletrail.com. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the Web site. • E-mail: comments@klingletrail.com. • Mail: Austina Casey, Project Manager, Planning, Policy and Sustainability Administration, District Department of Transportation, 2000 14th Street, NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20009. Electronic copies may be downloaded for review from the project Web site and hard copies of the EA may also be viewed at the following locations: WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: District Department of Transportation, Planning, Policy, and Sustainability Administration, 2000 14th Street, NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20009; National Capital Planning Commission Library, 401 9th Street, NW., North Lobby, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004; Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20001; Cleveland Park Branch Library, 3310 Connecticut Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20008; Mount Pleasant Library, 3162 Mt. Pleasant Street, NW., Washington, DC 20010. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:27 Jun 04, 2010 Jkt 220001 Issued: May 27, 2010. Joseph C. Lawson, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, District of Columbia Division. [FR Doc. 2010–13485 Filed 6–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION [FHWA–DC–2010–01–D] Notice of Withdrawal of the Notice of Intent for Klingle Road Environmental Impact Statement; Washington, DC AGENCIES: Federal Highway Administration, District of Columbia Division; and District Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of Withdrawal of the Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Klingle Road. SUMMARY: The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that, effective immediately, the Notice of Intent (NOI) (Federal Register Vol. 69, No 52; FR Doc 04–6027) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed reopening of Klingle Road, NW., to vehicular access in Washington, DC, is being withdrawn. The NOI for the EIS was announced on March 18, 2004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Highway Administration, District of Columbia Division: Mr. Michael Hicks, Environmental/Urban Engineer, 1990 K Street, NW., Suite 510, Washington, DC 20006–1103, (202) 219– 3536; or District Department of Transportation: Austina Casey, Project Manager, Planning, Policy and Sustainability Administration, 2000 14th Street, NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 671–2740. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In June 2008, the District of Columbia Council passed legislation called the Klingle Road Sustainable Development Amendment Act of 2008 (DC Law 17– 219; DC Official Code § 9–115.11). This legislation ended studies to reopen the barricaded segment of Klingle Road to vehicular traffic, and specifies that District Department of Transportation (DDOT) shall allocate and use Federal aid highway funds for the environmental remediation of Klingle Valley and the construction of a pedestrian and bicycle trail along the barricaded portion of Klingle Road, between Porter Street, NW., and Cortland Place, NW. Based on this PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 legislation, the NOI to prepare an EIS will be withdrawn. FHWA in conjunction with DDOT have determined that an Environmental Assessment (EA) will instead be prepared to evaluate a range of alternatives and impacts for the construction of a multi-use trail facility within the 0.7 mile barricaded portion of Klingle Road; including the restoration of Klingle Creek, in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS). The proposed multi-use trail facility will be constructed using context sensitive design, to provide safe non-motorized transportation and recreational opportunities to the residents and visitors of the District of Columbia. Issued: May 27, 2010. Joseph C. Lawson, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, District of Columbia Division. [FR Doc. 2010–13490 Filed 6–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration Draft Tier II Environmental Impact Statement: Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor-Richmond, VA (Main Street Station) to Raleigh, NC (Boylan Wye) AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Tier II Draft Environmental Impact Statement and public hearings for the Southeast High Speed Rail, Richmond, VA to Raleigh, NC Project (Project). SUMMARY: The Federal Railroad Administration announces the availability of the Southeast High Speed Rail, Richmond, VA to Raleigh, NC Project Draft Tier II Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for public review and comment. The DEIS was prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., the Council on Environmental Quality NEPA implementing regulations, 40 CFR parts 1500–1508, and the FRA NEPA guidance, 64 FR 28545 (May 26, 1999). FRA is the lead Federal agency; the Federal Highway Administration, United States Coast Guard, United States Army Corps of Engineers, United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service are cooperating Federal agencies. The North Carolina Department of Transportation Rail Division (NCDOT) and the Virginia E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 108 (Monday, June 7, 2010)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-13485]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[FHWA-DC-2010-01-D]


Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Hearing for the 
Environmental Assessment for the Klingle Valley Trail

AGENCIES:  Federal Highway Administration, District of Columbia 
Division; and District Department of Transportation; in cooperation 
with the National Park Service.

ACTION: Notice of availability of the Environmental Assessment for the 
Klingle Valley Trail Project; Notice of public hearing for and request 
for comments on the Environmental Assessment for Klingle Valley Trail 
Project.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the 
District Department of Transportation (DDOT) as lead agencies, and in 
cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), announce the 
availability of the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Klingle 
Valley Trail Project, pursuant to the requirements of the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321-4347; the 
Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508); 
and the FHWA Environmental Impact and Related Procedures (23 CFR 771). 
FHWA and DDOT will also be hosting a Public Hearing to provide citizens 
an opportunity to comment on the proposed project and EA. FHWA and DDOT 
will consider comments received (see DATES and ADDRESSES, below) in 
finalizing the EA. FHWA and DDOT will then determine whether to prepare 
an environmental impact statement or issue a finding of no significant 
impact if appropriate for the proposed action.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Highway Administration, 
District of Columbia Division: Mr. Michael Hicks, Environmental/Urban 
Engineer, 1990 K Street, NW., Suite 510, Washington, DC 20006-1103, 
(202) 219-3536; or District Department of Transportation: Austina 
Casey, Project Manager, Planning, Policy and Sustainability 
Administration, 2000 14th Street, NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20009, 
(202) 671-2740.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EA has been prepared to evaluate a range 
of alternatives and impacts for the construction of a multi-use trail 
facility within the 0.7 mile barricaded portion of Klingle Road between 
Porter Street, NW., and Cortland Place, NW.; including the restoration 
of Klingle Creek. The purpose of the proposed action is to construct a 
multi-use trail facility using context sensitive design, to provide 
safe non-motorized transportation and recreational opportunities to the 
residents and visitors of the District of Columbia. The project needs 
are a culmination of safety concerns due to the deteriorated roadway 
and structures; social demands as presented in the Park and Recreation 
Open Space District element in the District Comprehensive Plan; system 
linkage provisions tying points west of Connecticut Avenue to the Rock 
Creek Park multi-use trail system; deficiencies in the existing 
infrastructure resulting in degraded habitat within Klingle Valley; and 
legislation: The District's Klingle Road Sustainable Development Act of 
2008.

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    Four Alternatives for the proposed Klingle Valley Multi-Use Trail, 
including the No Action Alternative, were developed in accordance with 
the project objectives established to meet the project purpose and need 
and are analyzed in detail in the EA. The proposed trail alignment for 
all Action Alternatives (Alternatives 2, 3, and 4) lies within the 
existing DDOT right-of-way. The EA examines and evaluates the existing 
environmental conditions within the project area along with the 
environmental consequences and cumulative impacts of several 
alternatives for the proposed improvement.

DATES: The public hearing will be held on June 23, 2010 at the National 
Zoological Park, Visitor Center Auditorium, 3001 Connecticut Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20008. The Public Hearing will consist of an open 
house from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. followed by a formal presentation and 
opportunity to comment from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Comments on the EA must 
be received on or before July 6, 2010.

ADDRESSES: In addition to attending the Public Hearing, you may submit 
comments or requests for copies of the EA by any of the following 
methods:
     Project Web Site: https://www.klingletrail.com. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments on the Web site.
     E-mail: comments@klingletrail.com.
     Mail: Austina Casey, Project Manager, Planning, Policy and 
Sustainability Administration, District Department of Transportation, 
2000 14th Street, NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20009.
    Electronic copies may be downloaded for review from the project Web 
site and hard copies of the EA may also be viewed at the following 
locations:

District Department of Transportation, Planning, Policy, and 
Sustainability Administration, 2000 14th Street, NW., 7th Floor, 
Washington, DC 20009;
National Capital Planning Commission Library, 401 9th Street, NW., 
North Lobby, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004;
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20001;
Cleveland Park Branch Library, 3310 Connecticut Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20008;
Mount Pleasant Library, 3162 Mt. Pleasant Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20010.

    Issued: May 27, 2010.
Joseph C. Lawson,
Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, District of 
Columbia Division.
[FR Doc. 2010-13485 Filed 6-4-10; 8:45 am]
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