Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement: Los Angeles County, CA, 38377 [2012-15641]

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[FR Doc. 2012–15616 Filed 6–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement: Los Angeles County, CA Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: The 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 Los Angeles County, California. SUMMARY: Public hearings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement will be held at the dates and locations provided below: • Tuesday, August 7, 2012 (6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)—Progress Park, 15500 Downey Ave., Paramount, California 90723 • Wednesday, August 8, 2012 (6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)—Silverado Park Community Center, 1545 W. 31st St., Long Beach, CA 90810 • Thursday, August 9, 2012 (4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)—Rosewood Park, 5600 Harbor St., Commerce, CA 90040 ADDRESSES: The Draft Environmental Impact Statement is available for review at the following locations: • California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 7 Office, 100 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:05 Jun 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 • Metro—Dorothy Peyton Grey Transportation Library, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Monday– Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or Friday by appointment. • Gateway Cities Council of Governments, 16401 Paramount Blvd., Paramount, CA 90723 on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4pm. • City of Commerce Public Library— Bristow Park Branch—1466 S. McDonnell Ave., Commerce, CA 90040 • County of Los Angeles Public Library—Hollydale Library—12000 S. Garfield Ave., South Gate, CA 90280 • County of Los Angeles Public Library—East Rancho Dominguez Library—4205 E. Compton Blvd., Compton CA 90221 • Long Beach Public Library—Main Library—101 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90822 • Long Beach Public Library Bret Harte Library—1595 W. Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90810 The Draft Environmental Impact Statement is also available at https:// www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/resources/ envdocs/docs/710corridor/ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Kosinski, Deputy District Director, Environmental Planning, Caltrans, District 7, 100 South Main Street, Los Angeles, California, 90012, (213) 897–0703. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, the FHWA assigned and 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 EIS on a proposal for a highway improvement project on Interstate 710 in Los Angeles County, California. The Interstate 710 Corridor Project proposes to improve Interstate 710 (I–710) in Los Angeles County. The I–710 Corridor Project proposes to widen existing I–710 from Ocean Boulevard in the City of Long Beach to State Route 60 (SR–60) in the City of Los Angeles, a distance of approximately 18 miles. The proposed project also includes improvements to the interchanges of I–710 with I–405, SR–91, and I–5, as well as the I–710 interchanges with local arterial streets throughout the project limits. The alternatives evaluated in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement are four Build Alternatives and a No Build Alternative. Alternative 5A proposes to widen the I–710 mainline from six or eight general purpose lanes to ten general purpose lanes. This alternative will modernize the design at the I–405, SR–91 and a portion of the I–5 interchanges, modernize and PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 38377 reconfigure local arterial interchanges throughout the I–710 corridor, modify freeway access at various locations, and shift the I–710 centerline at various locations to reduce right-of-way impacts. In addition to improvements to the I–710 mainline and the interchanges, Alternative 5A also includes TSM/TDM, Transit, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) improvements; improvements to 42 local arterial intersections within the I– 710 Corridor; aesthetic enhancements; and, drainage and water quality improvement design features. Alternative 6A includes all the components of Alternative 5A described above. In addition, this alternative includes a separated four-lane freight corridor from Ocean Boulevard northerly to its terminus near the intermodal rail yards in the city of Commerce, with limited access near I– 405 and at SR–91. The freight corridor would be built to Caltrans highway design standards and would be restricted to the exclusive use of heavyduty trucks (5+ axles). Alternative 6B includes all the components of Alternative 6A as described above, but would restrict the use of the freight corridor to zero-emission trucks rather than conventional trucks. Alternative 6C includes all the components of Alternative 6B as described above, but would toll trucks using the freight corridor. Alternative 1 (No Build) would maintain the current configuration and capacity of the existing I–710 freeway. The Notice of Intent was published in the Federal Register on August 20, 2008. 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 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: June 21, 2012. Matthew Schmitz, Director, State Programs, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2012–15641 Filed 6–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement: Los Angeles County, CA

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

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

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SUMMARY: The 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 Los 
Angeles County, California.

DATES: Public hearings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement 
will be held at the dates and locations provided below:
     Tuesday, August 7, 2012 (6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)--Progress 
Park, 15500 Downey Ave., Paramount, California 90723
     Wednesday, August 8, 2012 (6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)--
Silverado Park Community Center, 1545 W. 31st St., Long Beach, CA 90810
     Thursday, August 9, 2012 (4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)--
Rosewood Park, 5600 Harbor St., Commerce, CA 90040

ADDRESSES: The Draft Environmental Impact Statement is available for 
review at the following locations:
     California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) 
District 7 Office, 100 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 on 
weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     Metro--Dorothy Peyton Grey Transportation Library, One 
Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 
or Friday by appointment.
     Gateway Cities Council of Governments, 16401 Paramount 
Blvd., Paramount, CA 90723 on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4pm.
     City of Commerce Public Library--Bristow Park Branch--1466 
S. McDonnell Ave., Commerce, CA 90040
     County of Los Angeles Public Library--Hollydale Library--
12000 S. Garfield Ave., South Gate, CA 90280
     County of Los Angeles Public Library--East Rancho 
Dominguez Library--4205 E. Compton Blvd., Compton CA 90221
     Long Beach Public Library--Main Library--101 Pacific Ave., 
Long Beach, CA 90822
     Long Beach Public Library Bret Harte Library--1595 W. 
Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90810
    The Draft Environmental Impact Statement is also available at 
https://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/resources/envdocs/docs/710corridor/

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Kosinski, Deputy District 
Director, Environmental Planning, Caltrans, District 7, 100 South Main 
Street, Los Angeles, California, 90012, (213) 897-0703.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, the FHWA assigned 
and 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 EIS on a 
proposal for a highway improvement project on Interstate 710 in Los 
Angeles County, California. The Interstate 710 Corridor Project 
proposes to improve Interstate 710 (I-710) in Los Angeles County. The 
I-710 Corridor Project proposes to widen existing I-710 from Ocean 
Boulevard in the City of Long Beach to State Route 60 (SR-60) in the 
City of Los Angeles, a distance of approximately 18 miles. The proposed 
project also includes improvements to the interchanges of I-710 with I-
405, SR-91, and I-5, as well as the I-710 interchanges with local 
arterial streets throughout the project limits.
    The alternatives evaluated in the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement are four Build Alternatives and a No Build Alternative. 
Alternative 5A proposes to widen the I-710 mainline from six or eight 
general purpose lanes to ten general purpose lanes. This alternative 
will modernize the design at the I-405, SR-91 and a portion of the I-5 
interchanges, modernize and reconfigure local arterial interchanges 
throughout the I-710 corridor, modify freeway access at various 
locations, and shift the I-710 centerline at various locations to 
reduce right-of-way impacts. In addition to improvements to the I-710 
mainline and the interchanges, Alternative 5A also includes TSM/TDM, 
Transit, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) improvements; 
improvements to 42 local arterial intersections within the I-710 
Corridor; aesthetic enhancements; and, drainage and water quality 
improvement design features. Alternative 6A includes all the components 
of Alternative 5A described above. In addition, this alternative 
includes a separated four-lane freight corridor from Ocean Boulevard 
northerly to its terminus near the intermodal rail yards in the city of 
Commerce, with limited access near I-405 and at SR-91. The freight 
corridor would be built to Caltrans highway design standards and would 
be restricted to the exclusive use of heavy-duty trucks (5+ axles). 
Alternative 6B includes all the components of Alternative 6A as 
described above, but would restrict the use of the freight corridor to 
zero-emission trucks rather than conventional trucks. Alternative 6C 
includes all the components of Alternative 6B as described above, but 
would toll trucks using the freight corridor. Alternative 1 (No Build) 
would maintain the current configuration and capacity of the existing 
I-710 freeway. The Notice of Intent was published in the Federal 
Register on August 20, 2008. 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 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: June 21, 2012.
Matthew Schmitz,
Director, State Programs, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, 
California.
[FR Doc. 2012-15641 Filed 6-26-12; 8:45 am]
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