Notice To Rescind a Notice of Intent and Draft Environmental Impact Statement: I-10 Corridor Improvement Study; Maricopa County, AZ, 74729-74730 [2012-29918]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 242 / Monday, December 17, 2012 / Notices Act (Pub. L. 112–43; 19 U.S.C. 3805 note), Presidential Proclamation No. 8894 of October 29, 2012 (77 FR 66505) implemented the Panama TPA on behalf of the United States and modified the HTS to reflect the tariff treatment provided for in the Panama TPA. Note 35(a) to subchapter XXII of HTS chapter 98 provides that USTR is required to publish annually in the Federal Register a determination of the amount of Panama’s trade surplus, by volume, with all sources for goods in HS subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91, 1701.99, 1702.40 and 1702.60, except that Panama’s imports of U.S. goods classified under subheadings 1702.40 and 1702.60 that are originating goods under the Panama TPA and Panama’s exports to the United States of goods classified under subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91 and 1701.99 are not included in the calculation of Panama’s trade surplus. Note 35(c) to subchapter XXII of HTS chapter 98 provides duty-free treatment for certain sugar goods of Panama entered under subheading 9822.09.17 in an amount equal to the lesser of Panama’s trade surplus or the specific quantity set out in that note for that calendar year. During CY 2011, the most recent year for which data is available, Panama’s imports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products described above exceeded its exports of those goods by 531 metric tons according to data published by National Institute of Statistics and Census, Office of the General Comptroller of Panama. Based on this data, USTR determines that Panama’s trade surplus is negative. Therefore, in accordance with U.S. Note 35(c) to subchapter XXII of HTS chapter 98, goods of Panama are not eligible to enter the United States duty-free under subheading 9822.09.17. Islam A. Siddiqui, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2012–30249 Filed 12–14–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F3–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with Office of the Secretary Guidance on Review and Approval of Public Charter Prospectuses: Extension of Effective Date to January 14, 2013 Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Guidance on Review and Approval of Public Charter AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Dec 14, 2012 Jkt 229001 Prospectuses: Extension of Effective Date to January 14, 2013. The Department is publishing the following notice extending the effective date of a prior notice, dated November 13, 2012, on policies affecting the review and approval of public charter filings under 14 CFR part 380. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicholas Lowry, Attorney, Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings (C–70), 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366–9349. SUMMARY: Guidance on Review and Approval of Public Charter Prospectuses: Extension of Effective Date to January 14, 2013 On November 13, 2012, the Department of Transportation’s Office of International Aviation and the Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings issued a notice providing guidance on the review and approval of public charter prospectuses. 77 FR 69692 (2012). The notice was to have taken effect on December 12, 2012. By this addendum, we are deferring the implementation date until January 14, 2013. The notice was issued in light of the bankruptcy of Southern Sky Air & Tours, LLC d/b/a Direct Air. Our investigation of Direct Air revealed noncompliance with a number of existing regulatory requirements designed to protect consumers. Based on the Direct Air experience, we determined that by clarifying certain elements of our public charter regulations (14 CFR Part 380) we could promote more effective compliance with those regulations and thereby enhance consumer protection. We have received a number of comments and questions from members of the public regarding the November notice. While we are firmly committed to enhancing consumer protection and preventing a recurrence of the type of problems encountered in the Direct Air situation, we want to be sure that interested parties with questions or comments about the notice have been afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard, and that we have had the opportunity to consider their views fully. Therefore, we have decided to defer the effective date of our notice for 30 days, until January 14, 2013. Questions and comments regarding our November notice may be addressed to the Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings (C–70), U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. An electronic version of this document is available at http:// www.regulations.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74729 Dated: December 11, 2012. Paul L. Gretch, Director, Office of International Aviation. Samuel Podberesky, Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings. [FR Doc. 2012–30293 Filed 12–14–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice To Rescind a Notice of Intent and Draft Environmental Impact Statement: I–10 Corridor Improvement Study; Maricopa County, AZ Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice to rescind a Notice of Intent and Draft Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that we are rescinding the Notice of Intent (NOI) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed freeway improvements along Interstate 10 (I–10) from State Route (SR) 51 to the Santan Freeway within Maricopa County, Arizona. A NOI to prepare an EIS for the I–10 Corridor Improvement Study was published in the Federal Register on February 4, 2002, with a subsequent correction to the project limits published in the Federal Register on May 14, 2002. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Alan Hansen, Major Projects Manager, Federal Highway Administration, 4000 North Central Avenue, Suite 1500, Phoenix, AZ 85012–3500, Telephone: (602) 382–8964, Email: alan.hansen@dot.gov. The FHWA Arizona Division Office’s normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 4, 2002, the FHWA, in cooperation with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), issued an NOI to prepare an EIS for proposed freeway improvements along I–10 from SR 51 to the Santan Freeway in Maricopa County, Arizona. The I–10 Corridor is in or adjacent to the cities of Phoenix, Tempe, and Chandler, as well as the Town of Guadalupe. In May 2002, the FWHA issued a revised NOI to correct the project limits. The study area limits for the EIS consisted of approximately 15 miles of I–10 and segments of I–17, SR 143, and US Highway (US) 60. The study area primarily extended south along I–10 from the I–10/SR51/SR202L System SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 74730 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 242 / Monday, December 17, 2012 / Notices Interchange to the I–10/SR202L Santan Freeway System Interchange. The study area also included the segment of I–17 from the I–10/I–17 System Interchange west to 9th Avenue, SR 143 from Broadway Road north to the south bank of the Salt River, and US 60 from the I– 10/US60 System Interchange east to Hardy Drive. A No-Build Alternative and Build Alternative were being considered in the EIS for the Design Year 2030. The No-Build Alternative served as the baseline for the analysis conducted under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The proposed Build Alternative involved a combination of freeway widening and the construction of separate express and local lanes along I–10. The construction of separate express and local lanes on I–10 between Buckeye and Baseline Roads is included in the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) adopted by the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Regional Council. However, MAG is considering modifications to some of the transportation improvements that are presently programmed in the RTP and TIP, including the express and local lanes on I–10 between Buckeye and Baseline Roads. As such, the preparation of the EIS for the I–10 Corridor Improvement Study is being terminated. Any future transportation improvements in the I–10 Corridor will be determined through the funding and project reprioritization by MAG, and any future actions will progress under a separate environmental review process, in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. (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: December 4, 2012. Karla S. Petty, FHWA Division Administrator, Phoenix, AZ. [FR Doc. 2012–29918 Filed 12–14–12; 8:45 am] srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with BILLING CODE P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Dec 14, 2012 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–1999–6156; FMCSA– 2000–7006; FMCSA–2000–7363; FMCSA– 2002–12294; FMCSA–2004–18885; FMCSA– 2008–0231; FMCSA–2008–0266; 2010–0114] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 11 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice To Rescind a Notice of Intent and Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement: I-10 Corridor Improvement Study; Maricopa County, AZ

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice to rescind a Notice of Intent and Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that we 
are rescinding the Notice of Intent (NOI) and Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed freeway improvements along 
Interstate 10 (I-10) from State Route (SR) 51 to the Santan Freeway 
within Maricopa County, Arizona. A NOI to prepare an EIS for the I-10 
Corridor Improvement Study was published in the Federal Register on 
February 4, 2002, with a subsequent correction to the project limits 
published in the Federal Register on May 14, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Alan Hansen, Major Projects 
Manager, Federal Highway Administration, 4000 North Central Avenue, 
Suite 1500, Phoenix, AZ 85012-3500, Telephone: (602) 382-8964, Email: 
alan.hansen@dot.gov.
    The FHWA Arizona Division Office's normal business hours are 8 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 4, 2002, the FHWA, in 
cooperation with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), 
issued an NOI to prepare an EIS for proposed freeway improvements along 
I-10 from SR 51 to the Santan Freeway in Maricopa County, Arizona. The 
I-10 Corridor is in or adjacent to the cities of Phoenix, Tempe, and 
Chandler, as well as the Town of Guadalupe.
    In May 2002, the FWHA issued a revised NOI to correct the project 
limits. The study area limits for the EIS consisted of approximately 15 
miles of I-10 and segments of I-17, SR 143, and US Highway (US) 60. The 
study area primarily extended south along I-10 from the I-10/SR51/
SR202L System

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Interchange to the I-10/SR202L Santan Freeway System Interchange. The 
study area also included the segment of I-17 from the I-10/I-17 System 
Interchange west to 9th Avenue, SR 143 from Broadway Road north to the 
south bank of the Salt River, and US 60 from the I-10/US60 System 
Interchange east to Hardy Drive.
    A No-Build Alternative and Build Alternative were being considered 
in the EIS for the Design Year 2030. The No-Build Alternative served as 
the baseline for the analysis conducted under the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The proposed Build Alternative 
involved a combination of freeway widening and the construction of 
separate express and local lanes along I-10.
    The construction of separate express and local lanes on I-10 
between Buckeye and Baseline Roads is included in the Regional 
Transportation Plan (RTP) and Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) 
adopted by the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Regional 
Council. However, MAG is considering modifications to some of the 
transportation improvements that are presently programmed in the RTP 
and TIP, including the express and local lanes on I-10 between Buckeye 
and Baseline Roads. As such, the preparation of the EIS for the I-10 
Corridor Improvement Study is being terminated. Any future 
transportation improvements in the I-10 Corridor will be determined 
through the funding and project reprioritization by MAG, and any future 
actions will progress under a separate environmental review process, in 
accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

(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: December 4, 2012.
Karla S. Petty,
FHWA Division Administrator, Phoenix, AZ.
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