Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on Proposed Transportation Project in Illinois, 75254-75255 [2012-30472]

Download as PDF 75254 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 244 / Wednesday, December 19, 2012 / Notices For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Paul W. Manning, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6469). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: December 10, 2012. J. Adam Ereli, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2012–30541 Filed 12–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service List of Units of the National Park System Exempt From the Provisions of the National Parks Air Tour Management Act Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation; National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: List of Exempt Parks. AGENCIES: The National Parks Air Tour Management Act (NPATMA) requires the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Park Service (NPS) to develop an air tour management plan for units of the national park system where an operator has requested authority to provide commercial air tours. The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 amended various provisions of NPATMA. One provision exempted national park units with 50 or fewer annual flights from the provisions of NPATMA and requires FAA and NPS to jointly publish a list of exempt parks. This notice includes an initial list of parks that are exempt from the provisions of the NPATMA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry Brayer—Mailing address: Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, California 90009– 2007. Telephone: (310) 725–3800. Email address: Barry.Brayer@faa.gov. Vicki McCusker—Mailing address: Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Suite 100–31, Fort Collins, CO 80525. Telephone: (970) 267–2117. Email address: Vicki_McCusker@nps.gov. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Dec 18, 2012 Jkt 229001 I. Authority for New Requirements 1. NPATMA (Pub. L. 106–181, codified at 49 U.S.C. 40128) requires the FAA and NPS to develop an air tour management plan for units of the national park system where an operator has requested authority to provide commercial air tours. The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (2012 Act) amended various provisions of NPATMA. 2. This Federal Register Notice addresses the following 2012 Act amendment provisions: a. Exempt national park units that have 50 or fewer commercial air tour operations each year from the requirements of NPATMA. b. Authorize NPS to withdraw the exemption if necessary to protect resources and values or visitor use and enjoyment. c. Require FAA and NPS to publish a list each year of national parks covered by the exemption. II. Initial List of Exempt Parks 1. This list is based on interim operating authority (IOA) data available to FAA and NPS. At these parks, the current combined IOA of all air tour operators is 50 operations or less annually. Exempt parks are as follows: Big Bend National Park, TX Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, CO Capulin Volcano National Monument, NM Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, AZ Coronado National Memorial, AZ Devils Tower National Monument, WY Dinosaur National Monument, UT/CO El Malpais National Monument, NM El Morro National Monument, NM Fort Bowie National Historic Site, AZ Fort Davis National Historic Site, TX Fort Union National Monument, NM Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, NM Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, CO Guadalupe Mountains National Park, NM Hohokam Pima National Monument, AZ Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, AZ Kings Canyon National Park, CA Mojave National Preserve, CA Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ Pecos National Historical Park, NM Petrified Forest National Park, AZ Petroglyph National Monument, NM Pipe Spring National Monument, AZ Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, TX Saguaro National Park, AZ Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, NM San Juan Island National Historical Park, WA Sequoia National Park, CA Tumacacori National Historic Park, AZ Walnut Canyon National Monument, AZ Wupatki National Monument, AZ 2. The list of exempt parks published in this notice is based on IOA PO 00000 Frm 00150 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 operational numbers only, since this is the only data currently available to FAA and NPS on the number of air tour operations at parks. NPS is authorized to withdraw a park from the exempt list if NPS determines that an air tour management plan or a voluntary agreement is necessary to protect park resources and values or park visitor use and enjoyment. Pursuant to the 2012 Act, the NPS shall inform the FAA in writing of each determination to withdraw an exemption. III. List of Exempt Parks for Future Years The FAA and NPS will publish a list of exempt parks annually. The list could change from year to year since parks may be added to or removed from the exempt list based on the previous year’s number of annual operations or if NPS withdraws an exempted park. In order to continue to be exempt, a park must have 50 or fewer annual commercial air tour operations in any given calendar year. At parks that lose exempt status, operators will return to IOA requirements until an air tour management plan or a voluntary agreement has been established. Issued in Hawthorne, CA, on November 1, 2012. William C. Withycombe, Regional Administrator, Western-Pacific Region, Federal Aviation Administration. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 8, 2012. Herbert C. Frost, Associate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2012–30561 Filed 12–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on Proposed Transportation Project in Illinois Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions by FHWA and other Federal agencies. AGENCY: This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway and transit project within the Tier 2 Elgin O’Hare—West Bypass project corridor, which is located along the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway/Thorndale SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 244 / Wednesday, December 19, 2012 / Notices Avenue between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (O’Hare) and Lake Street/US Route 20, and on a proposed alignment connecting I–90 and I–294 along the west side of O’Hare. Those actions grant licenses, permits and approvals for the project. 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 Tier 2 Federal agency actions of the proposed highway and transit project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before May 18, 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: Mr. Norman R. Stoner, P.E., Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, 3250 Executive Park Drive, Springfield, Illinois 62703, Phone: (217) 492–4600, Email address: Norman.Stoner@dot.gov. The FHWA Illinois Division Office’s normal business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. You may also contact Mr. John Fortmann, P.E., Illinois Department of Transportation, Acting Deputy Director of Highways, Region One Engineer, 201 West Center Court, Schaumburg, Illinois 60196, Phone: (847) 705–4000. The Illinois Department of Transportation Region One’s normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the FHWA and other Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing licenses, permits and approvals for the following highway and transit project in the State of Illinois: improving the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway/Thorndale Avenue corridor to a toll road with three basic lanes in each direction and space reserved in the median for transit accommodations; construction of a new toll road between I–90 and I–294 (known as the West Bypass) with two basic lanes in each direction and space reserved on the east side of the north leg of the West Bypass for transit accommodations; and lane additions on I–90, I–290, and I–294. The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Tier 2 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the project approved on October 30, 2012; and Record of Decision (ROD) issued on December 12, 2012; and other documents in the FHWA administrative record. The FEIS, ROD and other documents in the FHWA administrative record are available by contacting FHWA or the Illinois Department of Transportation at the addresses above. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Dec 18, 2012 Jkt 229001 Project information can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site http://www.elginohare-westbypass.org. The FEIS can also be downloaded from http://www.dot.il.gov/desenv/env.html, or hard copies of the FEIS and the ROD are available upon request. 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 [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 [49 U.S.C. 303 and 23 U.S.C. 138]. 4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531–1544 and Section 1536]; Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703–712]. 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]. 6. Water Resources: Safe Drinking Water Act [42 U.S.C. 300(f)–300(j)(6)]; Wild and Scenic Rivers Act [16 U.S.C. 1271–1287]. 7. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988 Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898 Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Research, 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 12, 2012. Norman R. Stoner, Division Administrator, Springfield, Illinois. [FR Doc. 2012–30472 Filed 12–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA–2011– 0126] Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00151 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75255 Request for public comment on proposed collection of information. ACTION: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 19, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the docket number in the heading of this document, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the electronic docket site by clicking on ‘‘Help’’ or ‘‘FAQ.’’ • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 202–493–2251. Regardless of how you submit comments, you should mention the docket number of this document. You may call the Docket Management Facility at 202–366–9826. Instructions: For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the Public Participation heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. 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 (65 FR 19477–78) or you may visit http:// www.dot.gov/privacy.html. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 244 (Wednesday, December 19, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75254-75255]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-30472]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on Proposed Transportation 
Project in Illinois

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 and other 
Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 
139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway and transit project 
within the Tier 2 Elgin O'Hare--West Bypass project corridor, which is 
located along the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway/Thorndale

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Avenue between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (O'Hare) and Lake 
Street/US Route 20, and on a proposed alignment connecting I-90 and I-
294 along the west side of O'Hare. Those actions grant licenses, 
permits and approvals for the project.

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 Tier 2 Federal agency actions of the proposed highway and 
transit project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before 
May 18, 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: Mr. Norman R. Stoner, P.E., Division 
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, 3250 Executive Park 
Drive, Springfield, Illinois 62703, Phone: (217) 492-4600, Email 
address: Norman.Stoner@dot.gov. The FHWA Illinois Division Office's 
normal business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. You may also contact 
Mr. John Fortmann, P.E., Illinois Department of Transportation, Acting 
Deputy Director of Highways, Region One Engineer, 201 West Center 
Court, Schaumburg, Illinois 60196, Phone: (847) 705-4000. The Illinois 
Department of Transportation Region One's normal business hours are 
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the FHWA and 
other Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing 
licenses, permits and approvals for the following highway and transit 
project in the State of Illinois: improving the Elgin-O'Hare 
Expressway/Thorndale Avenue corridor to a toll road with three basic 
lanes in each direction and space reserved in the median for transit 
accommodations; construction of a new toll road between I-90 and I-294 
(known as the West Bypass) with two basic lanes in each direction and 
space reserved on the east side of the north leg of the West Bypass for 
transit accommodations; and lane additions on I-90, I-290, and I-294. 
The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such 
actions were taken, are described in the Tier 2 Final Environmental 
Impact Statement (FEIS) for the project approved on October 30, 2012; 
and Record of Decision (ROD) issued on December 12, 2012; and other 
documents in the FHWA administrative record. The FEIS, ROD and other 
documents in the FHWA administrative record are available by contacting 
FHWA or the Illinois Department of Transportation at the addresses 
above. Project information can be viewed and downloaded from the 
project Web site http://www.elginohare-westbypass.org. The FEIS can 
also be downloaded from http://www.dot.il.gov/desenv/env.html, or hard 
copies of the FEIS and the ROD are available upon request.
    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 [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 [49 U.S.C. 303 and 23 U.S.C. 138].
    4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531-1544 and 
Section 1536]; Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703-712].
    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].
    6. Water Resources: Safe Drinking Water Act [42 U.S.C. 300(f)-
300(j)(6)]; Wild and Scenic Rivers Act [16 U.S.C. 1271-1287].
    7. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988 
Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898 Federal Actions to Address 
Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income 
Populations.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, 
Highway Research, 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 12, 2012.
Norman R. Stoner,
Division Administrator, Springfield, Illinois.
[FR Doc. 2012-30472 Filed 12-18-12; 8:45 am]
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