Environmental Impact Statement: Northwest Corridor Project-Municipalities of Hatillo, Camuy, Quebradillas, Isabela, Moca and Aguadilla, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 45230-45231 [2014-18309]

Download as PDF 45230 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 149 / Monday, August 4, 2014 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 4. Section 1246(a) of IFCA 3 to the extent required for the provision of underwriting services or insurance or reinsurance: a. By non-U.S. persons for the export from Iran of petrochemical products and for associated services, excluding any transactions involving persons on the SDN List except for the following companies: Bandar Imam Petrochemical Company; Bou Ali Sina Petrochemical Company; Ghaed Bassir Petrochemical Products; Iran Petrochemical Commercial Company; Jam Petrochemical Company; Marjan Petrochemical Company; Mobin Petrochemical Company; National Petrochemical Company; Nouri Petrochemical Company; Pars Petrochemical Company; Sadaf Petrochemical Assaluyeh Company; Shahid Tondgooyan Petrochemical Company; Shazand Petrochemical Company; and Tabriz Petrochemical Company; b. By U.S. persons or non-U.S. persons for the supply and installation of spare parts necessary for the safety of flight for Iranian civil aviation, for safety-related inspections and repairs in Iran, and for associated services, provided that OFAC has issued any required licenses, excluding any transactions involving persons on the SDN List except for Iran Air; c. By non-U.S. persons for transactions to which sanctions would not apply if an exception under section 1244(g)(2) of IFCA were applied to China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey, and for insurance and transportation services associated with such transactions, provided that such transactions are consistent with the purchase amounts provided for in the Joint Plan of Action of November 24, 2013, as extended, excluding any transactions or associated services involving persons on the SDN List except for the National Iranian Oil Company and the National Iranian Tanker Company; and d. By non-U.S. persons for the sale, supply or transfer to or from Iran of precious metals, provided that such transactions are within the scope of the waiver of Sections 1245(a)(1)(A) and 1245(c) of IFCA, and for associated services, excluding any transactions involving persons on the SDN List 3 Pursuant to section 1246(a)(1)(C) of IFCA, the relevant sanction in section 1246(a)(1) continues not to apply, by its terms, in the case of Iranian financial institutions that have not been designated for the imposition of sanctions in connection with Iran’s proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or delivery systems for weapons of mass destruction, support for international terrorism, or abuses of human rights (as described in section 1246(b)). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Aug 01, 2014 Jkt 232001 except for any political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality of the Government of Iran listed solely pursuant to E.O. 13599; e. By non-U.S. persons for the sale, supply or transfer to Iran of goods and services used in connection with the automotive sector of Iran and for associated services, excluding any transactions involving persons on the SDN List. 5. Section 1247(a) of IFCA 4 to the extent required for transactions by foreign financial institutions on behalf of: a. Bandar Imam Petrochemical Company; Bou Ali Sina Petrochemical Company; Ghaed Bassir Petrochemical Products; Iran Petrochemical Commercial Company; Jam Petrochemical Company; Marjan Petrochemical Company; Mobin Petrochemical Company; National Petrochemical Company; Nouri Petrochemical Company; Pars Petrochemical Company; Shahid Tondgooyan Petrochemical Company; Sadaf Petrochemical Assaluyeh Company; Shahid Tondgooyan Petrochemical Company; Shazand Petrochemical Company; and Tabriz Petrochemical Company for the export from Iran of petrochemicals; b. Iran Air for the supply and installation of spare parts necessary for the safety of flight by Iran Air and for safety-related inspections and repairs for Iran Air, provided that OFAC has issued any required licenses; c. The National Iranian Oil Company and the National Iranian Tanker Company for transactions by non-U.S. persons to which sanctions would not apply if an exception under section 1244(g)(2) of IFCA were applied to China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey, provided that such transactions are consistent with the purchase amounts provided for in the Joint Plan of Action of November 24, 2013, as extended, excluding any transactions or associated services involving any other persons on the SDN List; and d. Any political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality of the Government of Iran listed solely pursuant to E.O. 13599 for the sale, supply or transfer to or from Iran of precious metals, provided that such transactions are within the scope 4 Pursuant to section 1247(a) of IFCA, the relevant sanction in section 1247(a) still continues not to apply, by its terms, in the case of Iranian financial institutions that have not been designated for the imposition of sanctions in connection with Iran’s proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or delivery systems for weapons of mass destruction, support for international terrorism, or abuses of human rights (as described in section 1247(b)). PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the waiver of Sections 1245(a)(1)(A) and 1245(c) of IFCA. Pursuant to Section 4(c)(1)(A) of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104– 172, 50 U.S.C. 1701 note) (ISA), I certify that it is vital to the national security interests of the United States to waive the application of section 5(a)(7) of ISA to the National Iranian Oil Company and the National Iranian Tanker Company to the extent required for insurance and transportation services provided on or after July 18, 2014, and associated with transactions to which sanctions would not apply if an exception under section 1244(g)(2) of IFCA were applied to China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey, provided that such transactions are consistent with the purchase amounts provided for in the Joint Plan of Action of November 24, 2013, as extended. These waivers shall take effect upon their transmittal to Congress, unless otherwise provided in the relevant provision of law, and the waivers shall apply to transactions during the period July 18, 2014, through November 24, 2014. (Signed John F. Kerry, Secretary of State) Therefore, these sanctions have been waived as described in the determinations above. Relevant agencies and instrumentalities of the United States Government shall take all appropriate measures within their authority to carry out the provisions of this notice. Dated: July 28, 2014. Charles H. Rivkin, Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–18333 Filed 8–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–07–P DEPARMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Northwest Corridor Project— Municipalities of Hatillo, Camuy, Quebradillas, Isabela, Moca and Aguadilla, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an environmental impact statement (EIS) will be prepared for a proposed Northwest Corridor highway project within the Municipalities of Hatillo, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 149 / Monday, August 4, 2014 / Notices Camuy, Quebradillas, Isabela, Moca and Aguadilla in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Luis ´ D. Lopez-Rivera, PE, Environmental Specialist, FHWA Puerto Rico Division ´ Office, 350 Avenue Carlos Chardon Suite 210, San Juan PR 00918–2161; Telephone: (787) 766–5600. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Highway & Transportation Authority (PRHTA), will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on a proposal for improvements to the Hatillo–Aguadilla Northwest Corridor in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The proposed project starts at PR–22/PR–2 intersection in the municipality of Hatillo, and ends at State Road PR–2 between kilometers 128.0 and 130.0 in the municipality of Aguadilla for a total length of approximately 45 kilometers. The main goals of the Northwest Corridor project are: (1) Complete an expressway from San Juan to Aguadilla; (2) provide a more efficient system linkage in the study corridor; (3) alleviate local congestion on PR–2 in the municipalities of Hatillo, Camuy, Quebradillas, Isabela, Moca, and Aguadilla; (4) reduce travel time in at least 20% from Hatillo to Aguadilla; (5) improve traffic safety conditions from Hatillo to Aguadilla; (6) reduce the vehicle operating and maintenance costs of vehicle owners using the route; (7) reduce vehicle air emissions; and (8) promote the socioeconomic development of the northwest region of Puerto Rico. Alternates under consideration include but are not limited to the following: (1) Taking no action; (2) widening the existing four-lane and at grade intersections to six-lanes and intersection overpasses at State Road PR–2; (3) constructing a four-lanes, limited access highway on new location; (4) and (5) constructing four-lanes, limited access highway segments on two new locations in combination with widening the existing four-lane and at grade intersections to six-lanes and intersection overpasses on other State Road PR–2 segments; (6) Dynamic Toll Lanes at State Road PR–2 from Hatillo to Aguadilla and constructing a four lanes limited access highway on the Aguadilla segment. The EIS will be developed in accordance with 23 U.S.C. 139, 23 CFR 771, and 40 CFR 1500– 1508. Public involvement will occur throughout the development of the environmental studies and the EIS. These documents will be made available for review and comments by federal and VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Aug 01, 2014 Jkt 232001 state resource agencies and the public. Specific efforts to encourage involvement by, and solicit comments from, minority and low-income populations in the project study area will be made. A series of public information meetings will be held during the project study. In addition, a public hearing will be held after the completion of the Draft EIS. Public notice will be given as to the time and place of all public information meetings and hearings. Inquiries related to the Hatillo– Aguadilla Northwest Corridor Project EIS can be sent to FHWA at the address provided above or at http:// www.corredornoroeste.com. 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. The EIS process will conclude with a Record of Decision selecting either the no build alternative or a preferred alternative. (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.) Dated: July 29, 2014. ´ Luis D. Lopez-Rivera, Environmental Specialist, San Juan, Puerto Rico. [FR Doc. 2014–18309 Filed 8–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of the OMB review of information collection and solicitation of public comment. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45231 soliciting public comments on the following information collection was published on April 30, 2014 (Federal Register/Vol. 79, No. 83/pp. 24494– 24495). DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on or before September 3, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kathy Sifrit at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Behavioral Safety Research (NTI–132), W46–472, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Dr. Sifrit’s phone number is 202–366–0868 and her email address is kathy.sifrit@ dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2127—New. Title: Older Drivers and Navigation Devices. Form No.: NHTSA Form 1260. Type of Review: Regular. Respondents: Drivers age 60 and older who have responded to a solicitation for participation in a study of older drivers and navigation devices and provided a phone number or email for contact. Estimated Number of Respondents: A maximum of 320 phone conversations with respondents to a solicitation who have provided contact information, to yield 160 participants. Estimated Time per Response: The average amount of time to respond to the questions is estimated at 10 minutes for each telephone conversation with a respondent. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 53.33 hours. Frequency of Collection: The questions will be presented a single time. Abstract: Some older drivers have difficulty navigating to unfamiliar places. As a result, they may restrict their driving thereby decreasing their quality of life or attempt to drive and potentially encounter difficulties including becoming lost and risking injury or death. A number of electronic devices have been advanced as means to prolong older adults’ driving careers. These include electronic navigation systems (ENSs), which could aid older drivers through freeing cognitive resources otherwise needed for wayfinding. It is possible, however, that these systems may increase driver workload because they cause a distraction or select a route that is different than the driver expects. The purpose of the study is to document differences in older adults’ driving performance while they drive to familiar destinations, unfamiliar destinations using paper directions, and unfamiliar E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1

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DEPARMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Environmental Impact Statement: Northwest Corridor Project--
Municipalities of Hatillo, Camuy, Quebradillas, Isabela, Moca and 
Aguadilla, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Intent.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an 
environmental impact statement (EIS) will be prepared for a proposed 
Northwest Corridor highway project within the Municipalities of 
Hatillo,

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Camuy, Quebradillas, Isabela, Moca and Aguadilla in the Commonwealth of 
Puerto Rico.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Luis D. L[oacute]pez-Rivera, PE, 
Environmental Specialist, FHWA Puerto Rico Division Office, 350 Avenue 
Carlos Chard[oacute]n Suite 210, San Juan PR 00918-2161; Telephone: 
(787) 766-5600.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Puerto 
Rico Highway & Transportation Authority (PRHTA), will prepare an 
environmental impact statement (EIS) on a proposal for improvements to 
the Hatillo-Aguadilla Northwest Corridor in the Commonwealth of Puerto 
Rico. The proposed project starts at PR-22/PR-2 intersection in the 
municipality of Hatillo, and ends at State Road PR-2 between kilometers 
128.0 and 130.0 in the municipality of Aguadilla for a total length of 
approximately 45 kilometers.
    The main goals of the Northwest Corridor project are: (1) Complete 
an expressway from San Juan to Aguadilla; (2) provide a more efficient 
system linkage in the study corridor; (3) alleviate local congestion on 
PR-2 in the municipalities of Hatillo, Camuy, Quebradillas, Isabela, 
Moca, and Aguadilla; (4) reduce travel time in at least 20% from 
Hatillo to Aguadilla; (5) improve traffic safety conditions from 
Hatillo to Aguadilla; (6) reduce the vehicle operating and maintenance 
costs of vehicle owners using the route; (7) reduce vehicle air 
emissions; and (8) promote the socioeconomic development of the 
northwest region of Puerto Rico.
    Alternates under consideration include but are not limited to the 
following: (1) Taking no action; (2) widening the existing four-lane 
and at grade intersections to six-lanes and intersection overpasses at 
State Road PR-2; (3) constructing a four-lanes, limited access highway 
on new location; (4) and (5) constructing four-lanes, limited access 
highway segments on two new locations in combination with widening the 
existing four-lane and at grade intersections to six-lanes and 
intersection overpasses on other State Road PR-2 segments; (6) Dynamic 
Toll Lanes at State Road PR-2 from Hatillo to Aguadilla and 
constructing a four lanes limited access highway on the Aguadilla 
segment. The EIS will be developed in accordance with 23 U.S.C. 139, 23 
CFR 771, and 40 CFR 1500-1508.
    Public involvement will occur throughout the development of the 
environmental studies and the EIS. These documents will be made 
available for review and comments by federal and state resource 
agencies and the public. Specific efforts to encourage involvement by, 
and solicit comments from, minority and low-income populations in the 
project study area will be made. A series of public information 
meetings will be held during the project study. In addition, a public 
hearing will be held after the completion of the Draft EIS. Public 
notice will be given as to the time and place of all public information 
meetings and hearings.
    Inquiries related to the Hatillo-Aguadilla Northwest Corridor 
Project EIS can be sent to FHWA at the address provided above or at 
http://www.corredornoroeste.com. 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.
    The EIS process will conclude with a Record of Decision selecting 
either the no build alternative or a preferred alternative.

(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.)

    Dated: July 29, 2014.
Luis D. L[oacute]pez-Rivera,
Environmental Specialist, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
[FR Doc. 2014-18309 Filed 8-1-14; 8:45 am]
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