Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement: Riverside and Orange Counties, CA, 30754-30755 [2011-13042]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 30754 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 102 / Thursday, May 26, 2011 / Notices park-and-ride facilities, maintenance and storage facility, and other ancillary facilities to support the transit system on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii. The FAA was a Cooperating Agency on the project due to its special expertise on aviation matters and jurisdiction by law for projects on airport property at HNL. The FAA assisted FTA in the preparation of the Final EIS. A refined rail alignment at HNL was evaluated in the Final EIS and was determined to be consistent with FAA requirements. The FAA ROD only addresses the 3-mile portion of the transit rail project that is located on HNL property and subject to FAA approval. The FTA issued its ROD for the entire 20-mile project in January 2011. The Project would provide a highcapacity rapid transit service in the highly congested east-west transportation corridor between Kapolei and Ala Moana Center. The Project is intended to provide faster, more reliable public transportation services than what can be achieved with buses operating in congested mixed traffic. The project will provide a multi-modal transportation connection at HNL and also improve transportation links within the travel corridor. The ROD discusses alternatives considered by FAA in reaching its decision, summarizes the analysis used to evaluate the alternatives, and briefly summarizes the potential environmental consequences evaluated in the Final EIS. The ROD also identifies the FAA’s environmentally preferred alternative. Copies of the ROD are available for public examination during business hours at the following locations: 1. Federal Aviation Administration, Honolulu Airports District Office, 300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 7–128, Honolulu, HI 96813. 2. Federal Aviation Administration, Airports Division, Room 3012, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA 90261. 3. Federal Aviation Administration, Office of the Associate Administrator for Airports, Planning and Environmental Division, Room 615, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington DC 20591. 4. State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Airports Division, 400 Rodgers Boulevard, Suite 700, Honolulu, HI 96819. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gordon Wong, Environmental Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Honolulu Airports District Office, 300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96813. Telephone: (808) 541–1232. VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:04 May 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 Issued in Hawthorne, California, on May 12, 2011. Debbie Roth, Acting Manager, Airports Division, WesternPacific Region, AWP–600. [FR Doc. 2011–12983 Filed 5–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement: Riverside and Orange Counties, CA Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), on behalf of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed highway project in Riverside and Orange Counties, California. DATES: The comment period for the State Route 91 Corridor Improvement Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement will end 45 days after publication of this Notice of Availability. A public meeting for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement will be held on June 9, 2011 at the Corona Civic Center Gymnasium, 502 S. Vicentia, Corona, California 92882, between 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The Draft Environmental Impact Statement is available for review at the Riverside County Transportation Commission, 4080 Lemon Street, 3rd Floor, Riverside, CA 92501, the Corona Public Library, 650 S. Main Street, Corona, CA 92882, the City of Corona Public Works Department, 400 S. Vicentia Ave., 2nd Floor, Suite 210, Corona, CA 92882, and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), District 8, 464 W. Fourth Street, San Bernardino, CA 92401. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement is also available at https://www.sr91project.info/ index.php. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aaron Burton, Senior Environmental Planner, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), District 8, 464 West Fourth Street, Sixth Floor, San Bernardino, California 92401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) assigned, and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) assumed, environmental responsibilities for this SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Caltrans as the delegated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) agency has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on a proposal for a highway improvement project in Riverside County, California. The State Route 91 Corridor Improvement Project proposes to increase capacity on the State Route 91 and Interstate 15 in Riverside and Orange Counties. The State Route 91 Corridor Improvement Project proposes to widen existing SR–91 from the State Route 91/State Route 241 interchange in the Cities of Anaheim and Yorba Linda in Orange County to Pierce Street in the City of Riverside in Riverside County. The proposed project also includes improvements to Interstate 15 in Riverside County between the Interstate 15/Cajalco Road interchange in the City of Corona and the Interstate 15/Hidden Valley Parkway interchange in the Cities of Corona and Norco. The project limits on Interstate 15 begin at Cajalco Road, approximately 5 miles south of SR–91 and extend north on Interstate 15 to Hidden Valley Parkway, approximately 1 mile north of SR–91. The alternatives evaluated in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement are two Build Alternatives and a No Build Alternative. Both State Route 91 Corridor Improvement Project Build Alternatives would add one general purpose lane in each direction on the project segment of State Route 91. These lane additions would be continuous throughout the project limits. Both Build Alternatives would provide auxiliary lanes or collector-distributor roads at interchanges and would modify the existing interchange geometrics within the project limits to improve traffic operations. The Build Alternatives include upgrades to existing State Route 91 to standard shoulder, lane, and buffer widths where those upgrades can be accommodated. Alternative 1 would maintain one median high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane in each direction on State Route 91 within the project limits and proposes two HOV lane connectors: From eastbound State Route 91 to southbound Interstate 15 and from northbound Interstate 15 to westbound State Route 91. Alternative 1 would also add one HOV lane in each direction on Interstate 15 extending from the proposed HOV lane connectors south to Ontario Avenue. Alternative 2 proposes to convert the existing HOV lanes to two tolled express lanes in each direction on State Route-91 from the Orange/ Riverside County line to Interstate 15 including two express lane connectors: E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 102 / Thursday, May 26, 2011 / Notices From eastbound State Route 91 to southbound Interstate 15 and from northbound Interstate 15 to westbound State Route 91. Alternative 2 also proposes to add express lane connectors from eastbound State Route 91 to northbound Interstate 15 and from southbound Interstate 15 to westbound State Route 91. Alternative 2 would also add one tolled express lane in each direction on Interstate 15 extending from the proposed express lane connectors north to Hidden Valley Parkway and south to Cajalco Road. The No-Build Alternative would generally maintain the current configuration of State Route 91 and Interstate 15. The Notice of Intent was published in the Federal Register July 3, 2008. The project’s termini on State Route 91 is at State Route 241 on the west and Pierce Street on the east. On Interstate 15, the project’s termini are Hidden Valley Parkway on the north and Cajalco on the south. The project segment of State Route 91 extends approximately 14 miles and approximately 6 miles on Interstate 15. Anticipated Federal approvals include, Modified Access Report to the Interstate System, Air Quality Conformity, Section 7 consultation for Threatened and Endangered Species, and a Section 404 individual permit. (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: May 20, 2011. Shawn E. Oliver, South Team Leader, State Programs, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2011–13042 Filed 5–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2011 0068] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Invitation for public comments on a requested administrative waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws for the vessel ADIOS. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:04 May 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2011– 0068 at https://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388 (68 FR 23084, April 30, 2003), that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.-vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in § 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388. DATES: Submit comments on or before June 27, 2011. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2011–0068. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at https://www.regulations.gov. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available on the World Wide Web at https:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joann Spittle, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W21–203, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–5979, E-mail Joann.Spittle@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel ADIOS is: Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ‘‘Intended for personal use. However, coastalized trade endorsement is being sought so the vessel can be incorporated in the U.S.’’ PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30755 Geographic Region: ‘‘Hawaii.’’ Privacy Act Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78). By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: May 19, 2011. Christine Gurland, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–13073 Filed 5–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2011 0067] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Invitation for public comments on a requested administrative waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws for the vessel KINGFIN. AGENCY: As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2011– 0067 at https://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388 (68 FR 23084, April 30, 2003), that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.-vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 102 (Thursday, May 26, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement: Riverside and Orange Counties, CA

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

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

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SUMMARY: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), on behalf of the 
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), announces the 
availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed 
highway project in Riverside and Orange Counties, California.

DATES: The comment period for the State Route 91 Corridor Improvement 
Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement will end 45 days after 
publication of this Notice of Availability. A public meeting for the 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement will be held on June 9, 2011 at 
the Corona Civic Center Gymnasium, 502 S. Vicentia, Corona, California 
92882, between 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Draft Environmental Impact Statement is available for 
review at the Riverside County Transportation Commission, 4080 Lemon 
Street, 3rd Floor, Riverside, CA 92501, the Corona Public Library, 650 
S. Main Street, Corona, CA 92882, the City of Corona Public Works 
Department, 400 S. Vicentia Ave., 2nd Floor, Suite 210, Corona, CA 
92882, and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), District 
8, 464 W. Fourth Street, San Bernardino, CA 92401. The Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement is also available at https://www.sr91project.info/index.php.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aaron Burton, Senior Environmental 
Planner, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), District 
8, 464 West Fourth Street, Sixth Floor, San Bernardino, California 
92401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Effective July 1, 2007, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 
assigned, and the California Department of Transportation (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 Environmental Impact Statement on a 
proposal for a highway improvement project in Riverside County, 
California. The State Route 91 Corridor Improvement Project proposes to 
increase capacity on the State Route 91 and Interstate 15 in Riverside 
and Orange Counties. The State Route 91 Corridor Improvement Project 
proposes to widen existing SR-91 from the State Route 91/State Route 
241 interchange in the Cities of Anaheim and Yorba Linda in Orange 
County to Pierce Street in the City of Riverside in Riverside County. 
The proposed project also includes improvements to Interstate 15 in 
Riverside County between the Interstate 15/Cajalco Road interchange in 
the City of Corona and the Interstate 15/Hidden Valley Parkway 
interchange in the Cities of Corona and Norco. The project limits on 
Interstate 15 begin at Cajalco Road, approximately 5 miles south of SR-
91 and extend north on Interstate 15 to Hidden Valley Parkway, 
approximately 1 mile north of SR-91.
    The alternatives evaluated in the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement are two Build Alternatives and a No Build Alternative. Both 
State Route 91 Corridor Improvement Project Build Alternatives would 
add one general purpose lane in each direction on the project segment 
of State Route 91. These lane additions would be continuous throughout 
the project limits. Both Build Alternatives would provide auxiliary 
lanes or collector-distributor roads at interchanges and would modify 
the existing interchange geometrics within the project limits to 
improve traffic operations. The Build Alternatives include upgrades to 
existing State Route 91 to standard shoulder, lane, and buffer widths 
where those upgrades can be accommodated. Alternative 1 would maintain 
one median high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane in each direction on State 
Route 91 within the project limits and proposes two HOV lane 
connectors: From eastbound State Route 91 to southbound Interstate 15 
and from northbound Interstate 15 to westbound State Route 91. 
Alternative 1 would also add one HOV lane in each direction on 
Interstate 15 extending from the proposed HOV lane connectors south to 
Ontario Avenue. Alternative 2 proposes to convert the existing HOV 
lanes to two tolled express lanes in each direction on State Route-91 
from the Orange/Riverside County line to Interstate 15 including two 
express lane connectors:

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From eastbound State Route 91 to southbound Interstate 15 and from 
northbound Interstate 15 to westbound State Route 91. Alternative 2 
also proposes to add express lane connectors from eastbound State Route 
91 to northbound Interstate 15 and from southbound Interstate 15 to 
westbound State Route 91. Alternative 2 would also add one tolled 
express lane in each direction on Interstate 15 extending from the 
proposed express lane connectors north to Hidden Valley Parkway and 
south to Cajalco Road. The No-Build Alternative would generally 
maintain the current configuration of State Route 91 and Interstate 15. 
The Notice of Intent was published in the Federal Register July 3, 
2008. The project's termini on State Route 91 is at State Route 241 on 
the west and Pierce Street on the east. On Interstate 15, the project's 
termini are Hidden Valley Parkway on the north and Cajalco on the 
south. The project segment of State Route 91 extends approximately 14 
miles and approximately 6 miles on Interstate 15. Anticipated Federal 
approvals include, Modified Access Report to the Interstate System, Air 
Quality Conformity, Section 7 consultation for Threatened and 
Endangered Species, and a Section 404 individual permit.

(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: May 20, 2011.
Shawn E. Oliver,
South Team Leader, State Programs, Federal Highway Administration, 
Sacramento, California.
[FR Doc. 2011-13042 Filed 5-25-11; 8:45 am]
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