Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on US 290/Hempstead Corridor, 54420-54421 [2010-22146]

Download as PDF 54420 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 172 / Tuesday, September 7, 2010 / Notices Bente, Consultant Design, Montana Department of Transportation, 2701 Prospect Avenue, P.O. Box 201001, Helena, Montana 59620–1001. Telephone: (406) 444–7634. The FHWA, in cooperation with the Montana Department of Transportation, will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on a proposal to construct a connection between Interstate 90 (I–90) and Old Highway 312 in or near the city of Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana. FHWA previously issued a notice on August 13, 2003 that an EIS would be prepared for a proposal to construct a bypass route north of the city of Billings. Funding constraints prompted a re-scoping of that proposed project and this notice is intended to advise the public that an EIS will be prepared on the re-scoped, proposed project. These improvements are considered necessary in order to provide an additional Yellowstone River crossing for transportation system reliability. The improvements are also necessary to provide an additional connection between the Lockwood and Billings areas; as well as improve mobility to and from Billings Heights. Alternatives under consideration include (1) taking no action; (2) providing a connection between I–90 and Old Highway 312. Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments have been sent to appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies, and to private organizations and citizens, who have previously expressed interest in this proposal. An extensive public involvement process will be conducted to solicit views and comments from appropriate agencies and interested private organizations and citizens. The process, to date, has included a Billings Bypass Advisory Committee, public meetings and workshops, a public hearing, and presentations and meetings. Public notice will be given of the time and place of future outreach meetings and hearing. The draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to the public hearing. No formal scoping meeting date has been set at this time. To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action are 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 or MDT at the addresses provided previously. wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:24 Sep 03, 2010 Jkt 220001 (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.206, Highway Planning & 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. Issued on: August 26, 2010. Brian Hasselbach, Right of Way & Environmental Programs Manager, FHWA. [FR Doc. 2010–22116 Filed 9–3–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Cancellation of Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS); Travis County, TX Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Cancellation of Notice of Intent to Prepare a SEIS. AGENCY: In Vol. 73, No. 106/June 2, 2008/Notices, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) to advise the public that a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) would be prepared for the proposed SH 71 roadway between Riverside Drive and SH 130 in Travis County, Texas. The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the NOI to prepare a SEIS for proposed improvements to State Highway (SH) 71 from Riverside Drive to SH 130, in Travis County, Texas, is being rescinded. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Salvador Deocampo, District Engineer, District A, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Texas Division, 300 East 8th Street, Rm 826, Austin, Texas 78701, Telephone 512– 536–5950. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in cooperation with the FHWA, announced its intent to prepare a limited-scope SEIS pursuant to 40 CFR 1508.22 and 43 TAC Sec. 2.5(e)(2) for proposed improvement of SH 71 from Riverside Drive to SH 130, in Travis County, Texas. The improvements proposed between Riverside Drive and Farm-to-Market Road (FM) 973 were originally considered in a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) covering improvements to SH 71/US 290 from Ranch-to-Market Road (RM) 1826 to FM 973. A Record of Decision (ROD) was issued by FHWA on August 22, 1988. The mid-section of the original SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 project limits, between Joe Tanner Lane and Riverside Drive, has been constructed. The limited-scope SEIS would have evaluated potential impacts resulting from tolling, changes in adjacent land use, the construction of SH 130, and proposed design modifications since the issuance of the SH 71/US 290 ROD along the unconstructed eastern portion of the original FEIS, between Riverside Drive and FM 973. The improvements, as proposed in 2008, are not included in the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) 2035 Transportation Plan. However, nontolled improvement of SH 71 at Riverside Drive is included in the CAMPO 2035 Plan, and is consistent with prior federal approvals on the project. TxDOT and FHWA have decided to rescind the Notice of Intent to Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for SH 71 from Riverside Drive to SH 130. The decision to rescind the NOI is due to the limited availability of funds and local planning priorities. The SEIS was in the preliminary stages of development. One public meeting was held June 24, 2008, at Del High School in Del Valle, Texas. Appropriate environmental documents will be completed in the future as components of the project proceed through project development as funding becomes available. Issued on: August 31, 2010. Salvador Deocampo, District Engineer, FHWA Texas Division. [FR Doc. 2010–22180 Filed 9–3–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on US 290/Hempstead Corridor Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA. AGENCY: This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, United States Highway 290 (US 290), from Farm to Market 2920 (FM 2920) to Interstate Highway 610 (IH 610) in Harris County, Texas. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 172 / Tuesday, September 7, 2010 / Notices By this notice, the FHWA is advising the public of final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A claim seeking judicial review of the Federal agency actions on the highway project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before March 7, 2011. If the Federal law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time period of less than 180 days for filing such claim, then that shorter time period still applies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gregory Punske, P.E., District Engineer, District B (South), Federal Highway Administration, 300 East 8th Street, Room 826 Austin, Texas 78701; telephone: (512) 536–5960; e-mail: gregory.punske@dot.gov. The FHWA Texas Division Office’s normal business hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (central time) Monday through Friday. You may also contact Dianna Noble, P.E., Environmental Affairs Division, Texas Department of Transportation, 118 E. Riverside Drive, Austin, Texas 78704; telephone: (512) 416–2734; email: Dianna.Noble@txdot.gov. The Texas Department of Transportation normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (central time) Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the FHWA and other Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in the State of Texas: US 290 from FM 2920 to IH 610 in Harris County; FHWA Project Reference Number: FHWA–TX–EIS–07–01–F. The project will be a 61.2 km (38 mi) long, six to twelve main lanes, two- or threelane frontage roads in each direction, a controlled access managed-lane (toll) facility along Hempstead Road between Bauer Road and IH 610, an advanced high-capacity transit reserved corridor, grade-separated intersections with exit and entrance ramps at intersecting roadways, and elevated directional interchanges at IH 610 and Sam Houston Tollway. It will begin in northwestern Harris County at FM 2920 near Waller, TX. It will then proceed southeast through Harris County and end at IH 610 north of Interstate Highway 10 (IH10). The purpose of the project is to reduce congestion in the US 290 corridor, enhance mobility and safety, and bring the roadway up to current design standards. The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the project, approved on March 30, 2010, in the FHWA Record of Decision wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:24 Sep 03, 2010 Jkt 220001 (ROD) issued on August 25, 2010, and in other documents in the FHWA administrative record. The FEIS, ROD, and other documents in the FHWA administrative record file are available by contacting the FHWA or the Texas Department of Transportation at the addresses provided above. The FHWA FEIS and ROD can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at https://www.my290.com/. This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including but not limited to: 1. General: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109]. 2. Air: Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401– 7671(q)]. 3. Land: Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 [23 U.S.C. 138 and 49 U.S.C. 303]. 4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531–1544]; Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661–667(d)]; and, Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703–712]. 5. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470]; Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 [16 U.S.C. 470]; Archaeological and Historical Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 469]. 6. Social and Economic: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000(d) et seq.]; Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. 4201–4209]. 7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act [33 U.S.C. 1251–1342]; Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) [16 U.S.C. 4601–4604]. 8. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988 Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations; E.O. 11514 Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality. (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. 139(l)(1). Issued on: August 27, 2010. Gregory S. Punske, District Engineer. [FR Doc. 2010–22146 Filed 9–3–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54421 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Sixth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 223: Airport Surface Wireless Communications Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of RTCA Special Committee 223: Airport Surface Wireless Communications meeting. AGENCY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 223: Airport Surface Wireless Communications. DATES: The meeting will be held September 28–30, 2010 from 0900 a.m.– 1600 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at EUROCONTROL, Rue de la Fusee 96, Meeting Room VEGA, Brussels, Belgium. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: RTCA Secretariat, 1828 L Street, NW., Suite 805, Washington, DC, 20036; telephone (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 RTCA Special Committee 223: Airport Surface Wireless Communications meeting. The agenda will include: • 0900 a.m.—Opening Plenary • Welcome and Introductions • Approval of the Agenda • Minutes of Last Meeting • Coordination with Other GROUPs (EUROCAE, RTCA, ICAO, SESAR, WMF) • Report on ad-hoc committee work with WIMAX Forum (ITT) • AeroMACS System Profile • Status of US Profile Development (Harris) • SJU/WG–82 Draft Profile Presentation (ECTL) • Develop combined Draft Profile • Presentations • Overview of terrestrial communication networks (FAA) • User Services and Applications (FAA) • NASA Cleveland Test Bed Test Results (ITT) • Channel Model Considerations for AeroMACS (Uni Lancaster) • SANDRA SP 6.2 Simulation Results (DLR, Uni Salzburg) • Further presentations (to be coordinated) • Refinement of TOR of WG–82 E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 172 (Tuesday, September 7, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54420-54421]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-22146]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on US 290/Hempstead 
Corridor

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions 
by FHWA.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and other 
Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 
139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, United 
States Highway 290 (US 290), from Farm to Market 2920 (FM 2920) to 
Interstate Highway 610 (IH 610) in Harris County, Texas. Those actions 
grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.

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DATES: By this notice, the FHWA is advising the public of final agency 
actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A claim seeking judicial review 
of the Federal agency actions on the highway project will be barred 
unless the claim is filed on or before March 7, 2011. If the Federal 
law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time period 
of less than 180 days for filing such claim, then that shorter time 
period still applies.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gregory Punske, P.E., District 
Engineer, District B (South), Federal Highway Administration, 300 East 
8th Street, Room 826 Austin, Texas 78701; telephone: (512) 536-5960; e-
mail: gregory.punske@dot.gov. The FHWA Texas Division Office's normal 
business hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (central time) Monday through 
Friday.
    You may also contact Dianna Noble, P.E., Environmental Affairs 
Division, Texas Department of Transportation, 118 E. Riverside Drive, 
Austin, Texas 78704; telephone: (512) 416-2734; e-mail: 
Dianna.Noble@txdot.gov. The Texas Department of Transportation normal 
business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (central time) Monday through 
Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the FHWA and 
other Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing 
licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in 
the State of Texas: US 290 from FM 2920 to IH 610 in Harris County; 
FHWA Project Reference Number: FHWA-TX-EIS-07-01-F. The project will be 
a 61.2 km (38 mi) long, six to twelve main lanes, two- or three-lane 
frontage roads in each direction, a controlled access managed-lane 
(toll) facility along Hempstead Road between Bauer Road and IH 610, an 
advanced high-capacity transit reserved corridor, grade-separated 
intersections with exit and entrance ramps at intersecting roadways, 
and elevated directional interchanges at IH 610 and Sam Houston 
Tollway. It will begin in northwestern Harris County at FM 2920 near 
Waller, TX. It will then proceed southeast through Harris County and 
end at IH 610 north of Interstate Highway 10 (IH10). The purpose of the 
project is to reduce congestion in the US 290 corridor, enhance 
mobility and safety, and bring the roadway up to current design 
standards. The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under 
which such actions were taken, are described in the Final Environmental 
Impact Statement (FEIS) for the project, approved on March 30, 2010, in 
the FHWA Record of Decision (ROD) issued on August 25, 2010, and in 
other documents in the FHWA administrative record. The FEIS, ROD, and 
other documents in the FHWA administrative record file are available by 
contacting the FHWA or the Texas Department of Transportation at the 
addresses provided above. The FHWA FEIS and ROD can be viewed and 
downloaded from the project Web site at https://www.my290.com/. This 
notice applies to all Federal agency decisions as of the issuance date 
of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, 
including but not limited to:
    1. General: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 
4321 et seq.]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109].
    2. Air: Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401- 7671(q)].
    3. Land: Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 
1966 [23 U.S.C. 138 and 49 U.S.C. 303].
    4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531-1544]; Fish and 
Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661-667(d)]; and, Migratory Bird 
Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703-712].
    5. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National 
Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470]; 
Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 [16 U.S.C. 470]; 
Archaeological and Historical Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 469].
    6. Social and Economic: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 
[42 U.S.C. 2000(d) et seq.]; Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 
U.S.C. 4201-4209].
    7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act [33 U.S.C. 1251-
1342]; Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) [16 U.S.C. 4601-4604].
    8. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988 
Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address 
Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income 
Populations; E.O. 11514 Protection and Enhancement of Environmental 
Quality.

(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. 139(l)(1).

    Issued on: August 27, 2010.
Gregory S. Punske,
District Engineer.
[FR Doc. 2010-22146 Filed 9-3-10; 8:45 am]
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