Environmental Impact Statement: San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties, CA, 66499-66500 [2012-26894]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 214 / Monday, November 5, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2012–0103] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent to collect information. AGENCY: FHWA is informing the public of their intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval for a new information collection, which is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Dahlem, 202–366–9265 or james. dahlem@dot.gov, Office of Safety, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Study of High-Risk Rural Roads Best Practices. Background: Section 1112 of the ‘‘Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act’’ of 2012 (MAP–21) calls for a study of the best practices for implementing cost-effective roadway safety infrastructure improvements on high-risk rural roads. In carrying out the study, FHWA is required to conduct a nationwide survey of the current practices of various agencies. The results of the survey are to be used in conjunction with a research study to create a report to submit to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives by October 1, 2013. 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In addition, a representative sampling of 100 local agencies, such as county highway departments and municipal public works agencies will be surveyed. Frequency: Once. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 8 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: The total burden for this collection is approximately 1,200 hours. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued On: October 26, 2012. Victoria Scott, Business Operations Group Manager, IT Division. [FR Doc. 2012–26917 Filed 11–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties, CA Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: The FHWA, on behalf of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for a proposed highway project in San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties, California. DATES: The public scoping meetings will be held on the following dates: (1) Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 5– 7 p.m. (2) Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 5–7 p.m. The final day to submit comments is Monday, November 26, 2012. ADDRESSES: The two public scoping meetings will be held at the following locations. (1) Hilton San Bernardino, 285 East Hospitality Lane, San Bernardino, California 92408 (2) Sheraton Ontario Airport Hotel, 429 North Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, California 91764 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aaron Burton, Branch Chief, California Department of Transportation, District SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66499 8—Environmental Studies ‘B’ Branch Chief, 464 West 4th Street, MS–829, San Bernardino, CA 92401–1400; or call (909) 383–2841mailto:. Comments on the proposed project can be submitted online at: https://sanbag.ca.gov/projects/ mi_fwy_I-10-Corridor.html. 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 assigned National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) agency, in cooperation with San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) will prepare a draft Environmental Impact Statement on a proposal for a highway improvement project in San Bernardino County, California. The proposed Interstate 10 (I–10) Corridor Project consists of improvements and widening along an existing 35-mile segment of the I–10 freeway mainline. The proposed project would also involve improvement of existing bridges and freeway ramps. The following alternatives are being considered: Alternative 1: No Build (No Action) Alternative 2: One High Occupancy Vehicle Lane In Each Direction Alternative 3: Two Express Lanes In Each Direction The proposed project would widen the I–10 corridor from approximately 2 miles west of the Los Angeles/San Bernardino County line in the City of Pomona (Post Mile 46.12) to Ford Street in the City of Redlands (Post Mile 33.80). It is anticipated that the proposed project will require a Clean Water Act Section 404 permit, a Section 408 permit, a Section 4(f) De Minimis Finding, an Endangered Species Act Section 7 Incidental Take Authorization (Biological Opinion) and Section 106 Finding of Effect Determination. Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will be sent to appropriate Federal, State, Participating Agencies, local agencies, and to private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed or are known to have interest in this proposal. Interested tribal governments will be involved as determined by consultation with the Native American Heritage Commission. Public scoping meetings will be held on the following dates and locations: (1) Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 5– 7 p.m. at the Hilton San Bernardino, 285 East Hospitality Lane, San Bernardino, California 92408 (2) Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 5–7 p.m. at the Sheraton Ontario E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 66500 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 214 / Monday, November 5, 2012 / Notices Airport Hotel, 429 North Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, California 91764 In addition, a public hearing will be held. Public notice will be given of the time and place of the meetings and hearing. The draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to the public hearing. 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 Caltrans at the address provided above or online at the I–10 Corridor Project Web site at: https:// sanbag.ca.gov/projects/mi_fwy_I-10Corridor.html. (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: October 18, 2012. David Bricker, Deputy District Director, District 8, Division of Environmental Planning, California Department of Transportation. [FR Doc. 2012–26894 Filed 11–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. AGENCY: The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, State Route 91 from the cities of Anaheim and Yorba Linda to the City of Riverside, in the counties of Orange and Riverside, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project. DATES: By this notice, the FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, 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 WREIER-AVILES on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:30 Nov 02, 2012 Jkt 229001 barred unless the claim is filed on or before April 4, 2013. If the Federal law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time period of less than 150 days for filing such claim, then that shorter time period still applies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aaron Burton, Branch Chief, California Department of Transportation District 8, Division of Environmental Planning, 464 West 4th Street, 6th Floor, MS 829, San Bernardino, California 92401–1400, during normal business hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., telephone (909) 383– 2841, email aaron_burton@dot.ca.gov. 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. Notice is hereby given that Caltrans has taken final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in the State of California: The State Route 91 (SR–91) Corridor Improvement Project includes one general purpose lane would be constructed in each direction on SR–91, from the SR–91/Route 241 (SR–241) interchange in the Cities of Anaheim and Yorba Linda to Pierce Street in the City of Riverside. The existing express lanes in Orange County will be extended east from the Orange/County line to Interstate 15 (I–15) in the City of Corona. The existing HOV lanes would be converted to tolled express lanes, and one additional tolled express lane would be added in each direction on SR–91. Direct tolled express lane connectors would be constructed on southbound and northbound I–15 near the Ontario Avenue interchange through the SR–91/I–15 interchange to connect to the eastbound and westbound SR–91 tolled express lanes. Auxiliary lanes would be added at various locations. The project is intended to improve the vehicle, person, and goods movement within the SR–91 corridor to more effectively serve existing and future travel demand between and within Riverside and Orange Counties; and to provide improvements along the SR–91 and I–15 transportation corridors as well as to related local roads, and to reduce diversion of regional traffic from the freeways into the surrounding communities. 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 August 10, 2012, in the FHWA Record of Decision PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 (ROD) issued on October 23, 2012, and in other documents in the FHWA project records. The Final FEIS, ROD, and other project records are available by contacting Caltrans at the address provided above. The Caltrans FEIS and ROD can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at https://www. sr91project.info/index.php.,or viewed at public libraries in the project area. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decision and Section 404 Nationwide Permit are available by contacting California Department of Transportation District 8 at the address provided above. 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). 2. Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401– 7671(q)). 3. Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703–712). 4. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 470(f) et seq.). 5. Clean Water Act (Section 401) (33 U.S.C. 1251–1377). 6. Federal Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531–1543). 7. Executive Order 11990—Protection of Wetlands. 8. Executive Order 11988—Floodplain Management. 9. Executive Order 12898— Environmental Justice. 10. Department of Transportation Act of 1966, Section 4(f) (49 U.S.C. 303). 11. Executive Order 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: October 23, 2012. Basem Muallem, District Director, District 8, California Department of Transportation. [FR Doc. 2012–26937 Filed 11–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 214 (Monday, November 5, 2012)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26894]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Environmental Impact Statement: San Bernardino and Los Angeles 
Counties, CA

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Intent.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA, on behalf of the California Department of 
Transportation (Caltrans), is issuing this notice to advise the public 
that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for 
a proposed highway project in San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties, 
California.

DATES: The public scoping meetings will be held on the following dates:

(1) Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 5-7 p.m.
(2) Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 5-7 p.m.
    The final day to submit comments is Monday, November 26, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The two public scoping meetings will be held at the 
following locations.

(1) Hilton San Bernardino, 285 East Hospitality Lane, San Bernardino, 
California 92408
(2) Sheraton Ontario Airport Hotel, 429 North Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, 
California 91764

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aaron Burton, Branch Chief, California 
Department of Transportation, District 8--Environmental Studies `B' 
Branch Chief, 464 West 4th Street, MS-829, San Bernardino, CA 92401-
1400; or call (909) 383-2841mailto:. Comments on the proposed project 
can be submitted online at: https://sanbag.ca.gov/projects/mi_fwy_I-10-Corridor.html.

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 assigned 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) agency, in cooperation with 
San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) will prepare a draft 
Environmental Impact Statement on a proposal for a highway improvement 
project in San Bernardino County, California. The proposed Interstate 
10 (I-10) Corridor Project consists of improvements and widening along 
an existing 35-mile segment of the I-10 freeway mainline. The proposed 
project would also involve improvement of existing bridges and freeway 
ramps. The following alternatives are being considered:

Alternative 1: No Build (No Action)
Alternative 2: One High Occupancy Vehicle Lane In Each Direction
Alternative 3: Two Express Lanes In Each Direction

    The proposed project would widen the I-10 corridor from 
approximately 2 miles west of the Los Angeles/San Bernardino County 
line in the City of Pomona (Post Mile 46.12) to Ford Street in the City 
of Redlands (Post Mile 33.80). It is anticipated that the proposed 
project will require a Clean Water Act Section 404 permit, a Section 
408 permit, a Section 4(f) De Minimis Finding, an Endangered Species 
Act Section 7 Incidental Take Authorization (Biological Opinion) and 
Section 106 Finding of Effect Determination.
    Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will 
be sent to appropriate Federal, State, Participating Agencies, local 
agencies, and to private organizations and citizens who have previously 
expressed or are known to have interest in this proposal. Interested 
tribal governments will be involved as determined by consultation with 
the Native American Heritage Commission.
    Public scoping meetings will be held on the following dates and 
locations:

(1) Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at the Hilton San 
Bernardino, 285 East Hospitality Lane, San Bernardino, California 92408
(2) Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at the Sheraton Ontario

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Airport Hotel, 429 North Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, California 91764

    In addition, a public hearing will be held. Public notice will be 
given of the time and place of the meetings and hearing. The draft EIS 
will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to the 
public hearing.
    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 Caltrans at the address provided above or online at the I-
10 Corridor Project Web site at: https://sanbag.ca.gov/projects/mi_fwy_I-10-Corridor.html.

(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: October 18, 2012.
David Bricker,
Deputy District Director, District 8, Division of Environmental 
Planning, California Department of Transportation.
[FR Doc. 2012-26894 Filed 11-2-12; 8:45 am]
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