Notice To Rescind a Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS): Route 475 (Knoxville Parkway), From Interstate 75 South of Knoxville to Interstate 75 North of Knoxville, Loudon, Knox, and Anderson Counties, TN, 57549 [2010-23525]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 182 / Tuesday, September 21, 2010 / Notices for public and agency review and comment prior to the public hearings. To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action are identified and taken into account, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments and questions concerning the proposed action should be directed to the FHWA contact person identified above 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 proposed program). Charles J. O’Neill, Planning & Program Mgmt. Team Leader, Nashville, TN. [FR Doc. 2010–23527 Filed 9–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice To Rescind a Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS): Route 475 (Knoxville Parkway), From Interstate 75 South of Knoxville to Interstate 75 North of Knoxville, Loudon, Knox, and Anderson Counties, TN Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent published on November 4, 2005 to prepare a SEIS for the proposed Route 475 (Knoxville Parkway) from Interstate 75 south of Knoxville to Interstate 75 north of Knoxville, Loudon, Knox, and Anderson Counties, Tennessee, is being rescinded. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Charles J. O’Neill, Planning and Program Management Team Leader, Federal Highway Administration— Tennessee Division Office, 404 BNA Drive, Suite 508, Nashville, TN 37217. 615–781–5770. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Tennessee Department of Transportation, is rescinding the notice of intent to prepare a SEIS for the proposed Route 475 (Knoxville Parkway) from Interstate 75 south of Knoxville to Interstate 75 north of Knoxville, Loudon, Knox, and Anderson Counties, Tennessee. The proposed srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:02 Sep 20, 2010 Jkt 220001 project was approximately 36 miles in length. The project as described in the December 18, 2001 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was proposed to improve the regional transportation system in the area. Since the original Draft Environmental Impact was approved, the alternative development and screening process for the project has continued through a Context Sensitive Solution Process (CSS). This CSS process identified new alternatives to follow the general alignment of the Orange alternative, but had been shifted at various locations based on input from the CSS process. In addition, the number and type of access points along the route have been modified. The purpose of the SDEIS was to study and develop the new alternatives. The NoBuild and three Build Alternatives were proposed to be studied in the SDEIS. Revised traffic projections show a much lower level of traffic using the new proposed Route 475 (Knoxville Parkway) and a smaller diversion of traffic from Interstate 40 and Interstate 75 than was originally projected. In addition, the estimated cost of approximately one billion dollars was determined to be prohibitive. To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action are identified and taken into account, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments and questions concerning the proposed action should be directed to the FHWA contact person identified above 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 proposed program.) Charles J. O’Neill, Planning and Program Mgmt., Team Leader, Nashville, TN. [FR Doc. 2010–23525 Filed 9–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2010–0069] Fisker Automotive; Grant of Application for Temporary Exemption From Advanced Air Bag Requirements of FMVSS No. 208 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of grant of petition for temporary exemption from certain provisions of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, Occupant Crash Protection. AGENCY: This notice grants the petition of Fisker Automotive Corporation (Fisker) from certain advanced air bag requirements of FMVSS No. 208, for the Karma model. The basis for the application is that compliance would cause substantial economic hardship to a manufacturer that has tried in good faith to comply with the standard. This action follows our publication in the Federal Register of a document announcing receipt of Fisker’s petition and soliciting public comments. DATES: The exemption is effective immediately and remains in effect until September 21, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward Glancy, Office of the Chief Counsel, NCC–112, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building 4th Floor, Room W41–326, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 366–2992; Fax: (202) 366–3820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Advanced Air Bag Requirements and Small Volume Manufacturers In 2000, NHTSA upgraded the requirements for air bags in passenger cars and light trucks, requiring what are commonly known as ‘‘advanced air bags.’’ 1 The upgrade was designed to meet the goals of improving protection for occupants of all sizes, belted and unbelted, in moderate-to-high-speed crashes, and of minimizing the risks posed by air bags to infants, children, and other occupants, especially in lowspeed crashes. The advanced air bag requirements were a culmination of a comprehensive plan that the agency announced in 1996 to address the adverse effects of air bags. This plan also included an extensive consumer education program to 1 See Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57549 E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 65 FR 30680 (May 12, 2000). 21SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice To Rescind a Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS): Route 475 (Knoxville Parkway), 
From Interstate 75 South of Knoxville to Interstate 75 North of 
Knoxville, Loudon, Knox, and Anderson Counties, TN

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is issuing this 
notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent published on 
November 4, 2005 to prepare a SEIS for the proposed Route 475 
(Knoxville Parkway) from Interstate 75 south of Knoxville to Interstate 
75 north of Knoxville, Loudon, Knox, and Anderson Counties, Tennessee, 
is being rescinded.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Charles J. O'Neill, Planning and 
Program Management Team Leader, Federal Highway Administration--
Tennessee Division Office, 404 BNA Drive, Suite 508, Nashville, TN 
37217. 615-781-5770.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Tennessee 
Department of Transportation, is rescinding the notice of intent to 
prepare a SEIS for the proposed Route 475 (Knoxville Parkway) from 
Interstate 75 south of Knoxville to Interstate 75 north of Knoxville, 
Loudon, Knox, and Anderson Counties, Tennessee. The proposed project 
was approximately 36 miles in length.
    The project as described in the December 18, 2001 Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was proposed to improve the 
regional transportation system in the area.
    Since the original Draft Environmental Impact was approved, the 
alternative development and screening process for the project has 
continued through a Context Sensitive Solution Process (CSS). This CSS 
process identified new alternatives to follow the general alignment of 
the Orange alternative, but had been shifted at various locations based 
on input from the CSS process. In addition, the number and type of 
access points along the route have been modified. The purpose of the 
SDEIS was to study and develop the new alternatives. The No-Build and 
three Build Alternatives were proposed to be studied in the SDEIS.
    Revised traffic projections show a much lower level of traffic 
using the new proposed Route 475 (Knoxville Parkway) and a smaller 
diversion of traffic from Interstate 40 and Interstate 75 than was 
originally projected. In addition, the estimated cost of approximately 
one billion dollars was determined to be prohibitive.
    To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed 
action are identified and taken into account, comments and suggestions 
are invited from all interested parties. Comments and questions 
concerning the proposed action should be directed to the FHWA contact 
person identified above 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 proposed program.)

Charles J. O'Neill,
Planning and Program Mgmt., Team Leader, Nashville, TN.
[FR Doc. 2010-23525 Filed 9-20-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-22-P