Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Grand Parkway (State Highway 99), Segments H and I-1, in Texas, 43529 [2014-17410]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 143 / Friday, July 25, 2014 / Notices District B (South), Federal Highway Administration, 300 East 8th Street, Room 826, Austin, Texas 78701; telephone: (512) 536–5960; email: gregory.punske@dot.gov. The FHWA Texas Division Office’s normal business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (central time) Monday through Friday. You may also contact Carlos Swonke, P.G., Environmental Affairs Division, Texas Department of Transportation, 118 E. Riverside Drive, Austin, Texas 78704; telephone: (512) 416–2734; email: carlos.swonke@txdot.gov. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (central time) Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the FHWA and other Issued in Washington, DC, on the 21st day Federal agencies have taken final agency of July 2014. actions by issuing licenses, permits, and John Augustine, approvals for the following highway project in the State of Texas: Grand Managing Director, ITS Joint Program Office. Parkway (State Highway 99) Segments H [FR Doc. 2014–17455 Filed 7–24–14; 8:45 am] and I–1 from US 59 (N)/I–69 to I–10 (E) BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P in Montgomery, Harris, Liberty, and Chambers Counties. The project will be DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION a 37.4 mile- long, four-lane controlled access toll road. The project will begin Federal Highway Administration at US 59 (N)/I–69 in Montgomery County and then proceeds east/ [4910–RY] southeast through Harris and Liberty Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions Counties, ending at I–10 (E) in on Grand Parkway (State Highway 99), Chambers County. There are proposed grade separated interchanges with Segments H and I–1, in Texas access ramps at nine locations. AGENCY: Federal Highway Overpasses with no access to the crossAdministration (FHWA), DOT. streets are proposed at eight locations. ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims Preliminary design proposes continuous for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA frontage roads where Segment H and Other Federal Agencies. parallels FM 1485. This section will be reconstructed in a frontage road SUMMARY: This notice announces actions configuration for overall improved taken by the FHWA and other Federal traffic operations. The purpose of the agencies that are final within the project is to efficiently link the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The suburban communities and major actions relate to a proposed highway roadways, enhance mobility and safety, project, Grand Parkway (State Highway and respond to economic growth. 99) Segments H and I–1, from US 59 The actions by the Federal agencies, (N)/I–69 to I–10 (E) in Montgomery, and the laws under which such actions Harris, Liberty, and Chambers Counties, were taken, are described in the Final Texas. Those actions grant licenses, Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) permits, and approvals for the project. for the project, approved on April 8, DATES: By this notice, the FHWA is 2014, in the FHWA Record of Decision advising the public of final agency (ROD) issued on June 24, 2014, and in actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A other documents in the FHWA claim seeking judicial review of the administrative record. The FEIS, ROD, Federal agency actions on the highway and other documents in the FHWA project will be barred unless the claim administrative record file are available is filed on or before December 22, 2014. by contacting FHWA or TxDOT at the If the Federal law that authorizes addresses provided above. The FHWA judicial review of a claim provides a FEIS and ROD can be viewed and time period of less than 150 days for downloaded from the Grand Parkway filing such claim, then that shorter time Association Web site at http:// period still applies. www.grandpky.com/segments/h/. This notice applies to all Federal FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. agency decisions as of the issuance date Gregory Punske, P.E., District Engineer, emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Official, at (202) 366–9126, not later than August 6, 2014. Questions about the agenda or written comments may be submitted by U.S. Mail to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, ITS Joint Program Office, Attention: Stephen Glasscock, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., HOIT, Washington, DC 20590 or faxed to (202) 493–2027. The ITS JPO requests that written comments be submitted not later than August 6, 2014. Notice of this meeting is provided in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the General Services Administration regulations (41 CFR part 102–3) covering management of Federal advisory committees. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Jul 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 43529 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– 4335]. 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]; Uniform Relocation and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 [42 U.S.C. 4601–4655]; Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972. 4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531–1544]; Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703–712]; Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of 1940; Magnuson-Stevens Act of 1996. 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. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000(d)– 2000(d)(1)]; Section 504 of the Americans with Disability Act; Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. 4201–4209]. 7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act[ 33 U.S.C. 1251–1342 (Sections 401, 402, and 404)]; Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 [33 U.S.C. 401– 406]; Wild and Scenic Rivers Act [16 U.S.C. 1271–1287]; Safe Drinking Water Act of 1996 [42 U.S.C. 300(f)–300(j)(6)]. 8. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988 Floodplain Management; E.O. 13112 on Invasive Species; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations; E.O. 13166 Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). (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). Dated: July 15, 2014. Gregory S. Punske, District Engineer. [FR Doc. 2014–17410 Filed 7–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Grand Parkway (State 
Highway 99), Segments H and I-1, in Texas

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 project, Grand 
Parkway (State Highway 99) Segments H and I-1, from US 59 (N)/I-69 to 
I-10 (E) in Montgomery, Harris, Liberty, and Chambers Counties, Texas. 
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 Federal agency actions on the highway project will be barred 
unless the claim is filed on or before December 22, 2014. 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. Gregory Punske, P.E., District 
Engineer, District B (South), Federal Highway Administration, 300 East 
8th Street, Room 826, Austin, Texas 78701; telephone: (512) 536-5960; 
email: gregory.punske@dot.gov. The FHWA Texas Division Office's normal 
business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (central time) Monday through 
Friday. You may also contact Carlos Swonke, P.G., Environmental Affairs 
Division, Texas Department of Transportation, 118 E. Riverside Drive, 
Austin, Texas 78704; telephone: (512) 416-2734; email: 
carlos.swonke@txdot.gov. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) 
normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (central time) Monday 
through Friday.

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 project in 
the State of Texas: Grand Parkway (State Highway 99) Segments H and I-1 
from US 59 (N)/I-69 to I-10 (E) in Montgomery, Harris, Liberty, and 
Chambers Counties. The project will be a 37.4 mile- long, four-lane 
controlled access toll road. The project will begin at US 59 (N)/I-69 
in Montgomery County and then proceeds east/southeast through Harris 
and Liberty Counties, ending at I-10 (E) in Chambers County. There are 
proposed grade separated interchanges with access ramps at nine 
locations. Overpasses with no access to the cross-streets are proposed 
at eight locations. Preliminary design proposes continuous frontage 
roads where Segment H parallels FM 1485. This section will be 
reconstructed in a frontage road configuration for overall improved 
traffic operations. The purpose of the project is to efficiently link 
the suburban communities and major roadways, enhance mobility and 
safety, and respond to economic growth.
    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 April 8, 2014, in the 
FHWA Record of Decision (ROD) issued on June 24, 2014, and in other 
documents in the FHWA administrative record. The FEIS, ROD, and other 
documents in the FHWA administrative record file are available by 
contacting FHWA or TxDOT at the addresses provided above. The FHWA FEIS 
and ROD can be viewed and downloaded from the Grand Parkway Association 
Web site at http://www.grandpky.com/segments/h/.
    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. 
4321-4335].
    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]; Uniform Relocation and Real Property Acquisition 
Policies Act of 1970 [42 U.S.C. 4601-4655]; Coastal Zone Management Act 
of 1972.
    4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531-1544]; 
Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703-712]; Bald and Golden Eagle 
Protection Act of 1940; Magnuson-Stevens Act of 1996.
    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. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 
2000(d)-2000(d)(1)]; Section 504 of the Americans with Disability Act; 
Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. 4201-4209].
    7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act[ 33 U.S.C. 1251-
1342 (Sections 401, 402, and 404)]; Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 [33 
U.S.C. 401-406]; Wild and Scenic Rivers Act [16 U.S.C. 1271-1287]; Safe 
Drinking Water Act of 1996 [42 U.S.C. 300(f)-300(j)(6)].
    8. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988 
Floodplain Management; E.O. 13112 on Invasive Species; E.O. 12898, 
Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority 
Populations and Low Income Populations; E.O. 13166 Improving Access to 
Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).

(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).

    Dated: July 15, 2014.
Gregory S. Punske,
District Engineer.
[FR Doc. 2014-17410 Filed 7-24-14; 8:45 am]
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