Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway Project in Wisconsin, 77301-77302 [2011-31815]

Download as PDF jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 238 / Monday, December 12, 2011 / Notices National Park Service (NPS), DOI: Paul Schrooten, (907) 644–3388. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title 23 United States Code Section 204 requires all Federal land management agencies to conduct long range transportation planning in a manner that is consistent with metropolitan planning organizations and state departments of transportation. With this notice the multi-agency Federal Lands draft LRTP and the agency specific drop-down draft LRTPs are now available for public review and comment. Alaska Federal Lands draft LRTP— This draft plan describes the benefits of and actions for coordinated planning and decision making among federal land management agencies (FLMA) involved in this Alaska Federal Lands Long Range Transportation Plan (Alaska Federal Lands LRTP). 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All agencies are coordinating with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) during the development of these plans, and the information resulting from these planning efforts will inform the Alaska Federal Lands LRTP. Draft LRTPs are available on our project Web site: https:// www.akfedlandslrtp.org/. Submit comments for any or all plans electronically through the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment system (PEPC) at https:// parkplanning.nps.gov. We also have a limited number of printed and CD–ROM copies of the draft plans. You may request a copy or submit written comments at the following address: Steve Hoover; Attn: Alaska LRTP; 4601 DTC Blvd., Suite 700; Denver, CO 80237. Next Steps—After this comment period ends, we will analyze the comments and address them in the form of final LRTPs. Public Availability of Comments— Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. 77301 the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, US 18/151 (Verona Road) CTH PD to US 12/14 and US 12/14 (Beltline) Whitney Way to Todd Drive in Dane County, Wisconsin. Those actions grant approvals for the project. The project will be constructed in three stages. Stage 1 entails reconstructing the current US 18/151 and US 12/14 diamond interchange to a single-point urban interchange and extending the six-lane US 12/14 section west through the Whitney Way interchange. The Beltline reconstruction will extend from west of Whitney Way to east of Seminole Highway and will include reconstruction of the Seminole Highway overpass. The US 12/14 modifications will include expanding the Whitney Way westbound off-ramp and the Whitney Way eastbound on-ramp to two lanes and add a parallel lane to the Whitney Way westbound on-ramp. US 18/151 (Verona Road) will be reconstructed from Raymond Road to US 12/14 and include capacity expansion. Midvale Boulevard will be reconstructed between US 12/14 and Nakoma Road. A jug-handle gradeseparated intersection will be constructed at the current Summit Road at-grade intersection with US 18/151. Four lanes southbound and three lanes northbound will be provided on US 18/ 151 from Nakoma Road on Midvale Boulevard to Summit Road. Stage 1 is currently scheduled for construction from approximately 2013 to 2015. Stage 2 will convert the CTH PD and US 18/151 at-grade intersection to a diamond interchange. Stage 2 will also include a third lane in both directions on US 18/151 from the CTH PD Authority: 23 U.S.C. 204 interchange to the Raymond Road Dated: November 28, 2011. intersection and upgrade the Clara H. Conner, Williamsburg Way at-grade intersection. Division Engineer, Western Federal Lands CTH PD will be reconstructed from west Highway Division, FHWA, Vancouver, of Nesbitt Road to Commerce Park Washington. Drive. Stage 2 is currently scheduled for [FR Doc. 2011–31338 Filed 12–9–11; 8:45 am] construction from approximately 2017 to 2018. BILLING CODE 4910–36–M Stage 3 will be constructed when operations and safety needs become a DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION statewide priority and funding is available. This is currently predicted for Federal Highway Administration around 2030. Stage 3 will separate local and regional traffic by constructing a Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions depressed freeway down the center of on Proposed Highway Project in Verona Road. A US 151/18 system Wisconsin interchange with depressed US 18/151 ramps will be constructed east of the AGENCY: Federal Highway Verona Road Single-point interchange. Administration (FHWA), DOT. A one-way pair local road system will ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA front the depressed US 18/151 freeway. Raymond Road and Williamsburg Way and Other Federal Agencies. will be grade-separated over US 18/151 SUMMARY: This notice announces actions freeway. The environmental document taken by the FHWA that are final within will be re-evaluated in coordination PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 77302 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 238 / Monday, December 12, 2011 / Notices with federal, state and local agencies prior to the implementation of Stage 3. Therefore, this notice of limitations does not apply to Stage 3. 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 within 180 days of publication of this Federal Register notice. 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: Tracey Blankenship, Major Projects Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration, 525 Junction Road Suite 8000, Madison, Wisconsin 53717; telephone: (608) 829–7510 or email: Tracey.Blankenship@dot.gov. The FHWA Wisconsin Division’s normal office hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. central time. For the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT): Larry Barta. P.E., Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Southwest Region Office, 2101 Wright Street, Madison, Wisconsin 54303; telephone: (608) 246– 3884; email: Larry.Barta@dot.wi.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FHWA has taken final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by issuing approvals for the following highway project: US 18/151 (Verona Road) CTH PD to US 12/14 (Beltline) and US 12/14 (Beltline) Whitney Way to Todd Drive, Dane County, Wisconsin, Project ID 1206–07– 03. The actions taken by FHWA, and laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the project, approved on June 28, 2011 (FHWA–WI–EIS–03–02–F), in the Record of Decision (ROD) issued on November 2, 2011, and in other documents in the FHWA/WisDOT administrative record for the project. The FEIS, ROD, and other project records are available by contacting FHWA or WisDOT at the addresses provided above. The FEIS can also be viewed on the project Web site: https:// www.dot.wisconsin.gov/projects/d1/ verona/environment.htm#feis 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. 4321–4351]; Federal-Aid Highway Act (FAHA) [23 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:55 Dec 09, 2011 Jkt 226001 U.S.C. 109 and 23 U.S.C. 128]. 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], Section 6(f) of the Land and Water Conservation Act as amended [16 U.S.C 4601], and National Trails System Act [16 U.S.C. 1241–1249]. 4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act of 1973 [16 U.S.C. 1531–1543 and Section 1536]; Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661–666(c)]; Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 760c–760g]. 5. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470(f) et seq.]; Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 U.S.C. 470(aa)–470(ll)]; Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 469– 469(c)]; Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act [25 U.S.C. 3001 et seq.]. 6. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000(d) et seq.]; American Indian Religious Freedom Act [42 U.S.C. 1996]; Americans With Disabilities Act [42 U.S.C. 12101]; Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Act of 1970 [42 U.S.C. 4601 et seq. as amended by the Uniform Relocation Act Amendments of 1987 [P.L. 100–17]. 7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act (Section 404, Section 401, Section 319) [33 U.S.C. 1251–1376]; Land and Water Conservation Fund [16 U.S.C. 460l–4 to 460l–11]; Safe Drinking Water Act [42 U.S.C. 300(f)–300(j)(6)]; TEA–21 Wetlands Mitigation [23 U.S.C. 103(b)(6)(m), 133(b)(11)]; Flood Disaster Protection Act, [42 U.S.C. 4001–4128]; Emergency Wetlands Resources Act, [16 U.S.C. 3921, 3931]. 8. Hazardous Materials: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) as amended [42 U.S.C. 9601–9657]; Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 [Pub. L. 99– 499]; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act [42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.]. 9. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988 Floodplain Management as amended by E.O. 12148; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions To Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations; E.O. 11593 Protection and Enhancement of Cultural Resources; E.O. 13007 Indian Sacred Sites; E.O. 13287 Preserve America; E.O. 13175 Consultation and Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments; E.O. 11514 Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality; E.O. 13112 Invasive Species. (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). PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued on: December 5, 2011. Tracey Blankenship, Major Projects Program Manager, FHWA Wisconsin Division, Madison, Wisconsin. [FR Doc. 2011–31815 Filed 12–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration FY 2011 Discretionary Sustainability Funding Opportunity; Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) and Clean Fuels Grant Program, Augmented With Discretionary Bus and Bus Facilities Program AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: FTA Sustainability Program Funds: Announcement of Project Selections. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the selection of Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 projects funded under two discretionary programs: The Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) program and the Clean Fuels Grant program enhanced with Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities program funds. Both programs support the U.S. Department of Transportation’s environmental sustainability efforts and were announced in FTA’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) on June 24, 2011. The TIGGER program makes funds available for capital investments that will reduce the energy consumption or greenhouse gas emissions of public transportation systems. The Clean Fuels Grant program makes funds available to assist nonattainment and maintenance areas in achieving or maintaining the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone and carbon monoxide and supports emerging clean fuel and advanced propulsion technologies for transit buses and markets for those technologies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Successful applicants should contact the appropriate FTA Regional office (Appendix) for specific information regarding applying for these funds or specific questions. For general program information on TIGGER, contact Matthew Lesh, Office of Mobility Innovation, (202) 366–0953, email: matthew.lesh@dot.gov. For general program information on the Clean Fuels Grant program, contact Vanessa Williams, Office of Program E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 238 (Monday, December 12, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77301-77302]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-31815]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway 
Project in Wisconsin

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions 
by FHWA and Other Federal Agencies.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA that are final 
within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a 
proposed highway project, US 18/151 (Verona Road) CTH PD to US 12/14 
and US 12/14 (Beltline) Whitney Way to Todd Drive in Dane County, 
Wisconsin. Those actions grant approvals for the project. The project 
will be constructed in three stages. Stage 1 entails reconstructing the 
current US 18/151 and US 12/14 diamond interchange to a single-point 
urban interchange and extending the six-lane US 12/14 section west 
through the Whitney Way interchange. The Beltline reconstruction will 
extend from west of Whitney Way to east of Seminole Highway and will 
include reconstruction of the Seminole Highway overpass. The US 12/14 
modifications will include expanding the Whitney Way westbound off-ramp 
and the Whitney Way eastbound on-ramp to two lanes and add a parallel 
lane to the Whitney Way westbound on-ramp. US 18/151 (Verona Road) will 
be reconstructed from Raymond Road to US 12/14 and include capacity 
expansion. Midvale Boulevard will be reconstructed between US 12/14 and 
Nakoma Road. A jug-handle grade-separated intersection will be 
constructed at the current Summit Road at-grade intersection with US 
18/151. Four lanes southbound and three lanes northbound will be 
provided on US 18/151 from Nakoma Road on Midvale Boulevard to Summit 
Road. Stage 1 is currently scheduled for construction from 
approximately 2013 to 2015.
    Stage 2 will convert the CTH PD and US 18/151 at-grade intersection 
to a diamond interchange. Stage 2 will also include a third lane in 
both directions on US 18/151 from the CTH PD interchange to the Raymond 
Road intersection and upgrade the Williamsburg Way at-grade 
intersection. CTH PD will be reconstructed from west of Nesbitt Road to 
Commerce Park Drive. Stage 2 is currently scheduled for construction 
from approximately 2017 to 2018.
    Stage 3 will be constructed when operations and safety needs become 
a statewide priority and funding is available. This is currently 
predicted for around 2030. Stage 3 will separate local and regional 
traffic by constructing a depressed freeway down the center of Verona 
Road. A US 151/18 system interchange with depressed US 18/151 ramps 
will be constructed east of the Verona Road Single-point interchange. A 
one-way pair local road system will front the depressed US 18/151 
freeway. Raymond Road and Williamsburg Way will be grade-separated over 
US 18/151 freeway. The environmental document will be re-evaluated in 
coordination

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with federal, state and local agencies prior to the implementation of 
Stage 3. Therefore, this notice of limitations does not apply to Stage 
3.

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 within 180 days of publication of this 
Federal Register notice. 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: Tracey Blankenship, Major Projects 
Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration, 525 Junction Road 
Suite 8000, Madison, Wisconsin 53717; telephone: (608) 829-7510 or 
email: Tracey.Blankenship@dot.gov. The FHWA Wisconsin Division's normal 
office hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. central time. For the Wisconsin 
Department of Transportation (WisDOT): Larry Barta. P.E., Wisconsin 
Department of Transportation, Southwest Region Office, 2101 Wright 
Street, Madison, Wisconsin 54303; telephone: (608) 246-3884; email: 
Larry.Barta@dot.wi.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FHWA has taken 
final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by issuing 
approvals for the following highway project: US 18/151 (Verona Road) 
CTH PD to US 12/14 (Beltline) and US 12/14 (Beltline) Whitney Way to 
Todd Drive, Dane County, Wisconsin, Project ID 1206-07-03. The actions 
taken by FHWA, and laws under which such actions were taken, are 
described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the 
project, approved on June 28, 2011 (FHWA-WI-EIS-03-02-F), in the Record 
of Decision (ROD) issued on November 2, 2011, and in other documents in 
the FHWA/WisDOT administrative record for the project. The FEIS, ROD, 
and other project records are available by contacting FHWA or WisDOT at 
the addresses provided above.
    The FEIS can also be viewed on the project Web site: https://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/projects/d1/verona/environment.htm#feis
    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. 
4321-4351]; Federal-Aid Highway Act (FAHA) [23 U.S.C. 109 and 23 
U.S.C. 128].
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], Section 6(f) of the Land and 
Water Conservation Act as amended [16 U.S.C 4601], and National 
Trails System Act [16 U.S.C. 1241-1249].
4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act of 1973 [16 U.S.C. 1531-1543 and 
Section 1536]; Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661-
666(c)]; Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 760c-760g].
5. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National 
Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470(f) et 
seq.]; Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 U.S.C. 
470(aa)-470(ll)]; Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act [16 
U.S.C. 469-469(c)]; Native American Grave Protection and 
Repatriation Act [25 U.S.C. 3001 et seq.].
6. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000(d) 
et seq.]; American Indian Religious Freedom Act [42 U.S.C. 1996]; 
Americans With Disabilities Act [42 U.S.C. 12101]; Uniform 
Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Act of 1970 [42 
U.S.C. 4601 et seq. as amended by the Uniform Relocation Act 
Amendments of 1987 [P.L. 100-17].
7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act (Section 404, 
Section 401, Section 319) [33 U.S.C. 1251-1376]; Land and Water 
Conservation Fund [16 U.S.C. 460l-4 to 460l-11]; Safe Drinking Water 
Act [42 U.S.C. 300(f)-300(j)(6)]; TEA-21 Wetlands Mitigation [23 
U.S.C. 103(b)(6)(m), 133(b)(11)]; Flood Disaster Protection Act, [42 
U.S.C. 4001-4128]; Emergency Wetlands Resources Act, [16 U.S.C. 
3921, 3931].
8. Hazardous Materials: Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) as amended [42 
U.S.C. 9601-9657]; Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 
1986 [Pub. L. 99-499]; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act [42 
U.S.C. 6901 et seq.].
9. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988 
Floodplain Management as amended by E.O. 12148; E.O. 12898, Federal 
Actions To Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and 
Low Income Populations; E.O. 11593 Protection and Enhancement of 
Cultural Resources; E.O. 13007 Indian Sacred Sites; E.O. 13287 
Preserve America; E.O. 13175 Consultation and Coordination With 
Indian Tribal Governments; E.O. 11514 Protection and Enhancement of 
Environmental Quality; E.O. 13112 Invasive Species.

(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: December 5, 2011.
Tracey Blankenship,
Major Projects Program Manager, FHWA Wisconsin Division, Madison, 
Wisconsin.
[FR Doc. 2011-31815 Filed 12-9-11; 8:45 am]
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