Environmental Impact Statement in Buncombe County, NC, 56848-56849 [2014-22626]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 56848 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 184 / Tuesday, September 23, 2014 / Notices Compatibility Program that was submitted for Key West International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47504 et. Seq (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act hereinafter referred to as ‘‘the Act’’) and 14 CFR part 150 by Monroe County. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that the associated Noise Exposure Maps submitted under 14 CFR part 150 for Key West International Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements effective December 19, 2013, and was published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2013. The proposed Noise Compatibility Program will be approved or disapproved on or before March 14, 2015. DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of the start of FAA’s review of the associated noise compatibility program is September 15, 2014. The public comment period ends November 14, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allan Nagy, Federal Aviation Administration, Orlando Airports District Office, 5950 Hazelton National Drive, Suite 400, Orlando, Florida 32822, (407) 812–6331. Comments on the proposed Noise Ccompatibility Program should also be submitted to the above office. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA is reviewing a proposed Noise Compatibility Program for Key West International Airport which will be approved or disapproved on or before March 14, 2015. This notice also announces the availability of this program for public review and comment. An airport operator who has submitted Noise Exposure Maps that are found by FAA to be in compliance with the requirements of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 150, may submit a Noise Compatibility Program for FAA approval which sets forth the measures the operator has taken or proposes to reduce existing noncompatible uses and prevent the introduction of additional noncompatible uses. The FAA has formally received the Noise Compatibility Program for Key West International Airport, effective on September 15, 2014. The airport operator has requested that the FAA review this material and that the noise mitigation measures to be implemented jointly by the airport and surrounding communities, be approved as a Noise Compatibility Program under Section 47504 of the Act. Preliminary review of the submitted material indicates that it VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 22, 2014 Jkt 232001 conforms to the requirements for the submittal of Noise Compatibility Programs, but that further review will be necessary prior to approval or disapproval of the program. The formal review period, limited by law to a maximum of 180 days, will be completed on or before March 14, 2015. The FAA’s detailed evaluation will be conducted under the provisions of 14 CFR part 150, Section 150.33. The primary considerations in the evaluation process are whether the proposed measures may reduce the level of aviation safety or create an undue burden on interstate or foreign commerce, and whether they are reasonably consistent with obtaining the goal of reducing existing noncompatible land uses and preventing the introduction of additional noncompatible land uses. Interested persons are invited to comment on the proposed program with specific reference to these factors. All comments relating to these factors, other than those properly addressed to local land use authorities, will be considered by the FAA to the extent practicable. Copies of the Noise Exposure Maps, the FAA’s evaluation of the maps, and the proposed Noise Compatibility Program are available for examination at the following locations: Federal Aviation Administration, Orlando Airports District Office, 5950 Hazelton National Drive, Suite 400, Orlando, Florida 32822. Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the heading, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Issued in Orlando, Florida, on September 15, 2014. Bart Vernace, Manager, Orlando Airports District Office. [FR Doc. 2014–22600 Filed 9–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement in Buncombe County, NC Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Rescinding of Draft Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that we are rescinding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for proposed I–26 Connector from I–40 to US 19–23– 70 in Buncombe County, North Carolina. A notice of availability for the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEIS was published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For FHWA: Clarence W. Coleman, P.E., Preconstruction and Environment Director, Federal Highway Administration, 310 New Bern Avenue, Ste. 410, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601– 1418; Telephone: (919) 747- 7014; email: clarence.coleman@dot.gov. FHWA North Carolina Division Office’s normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time). For the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT): Richard Hancock, P.E., Environmental Director, Project Development and Environmental Analysis, North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), PDEA— Century Center Bldg. A, 1000 Birch Ridge Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27610 (Delivery), 1548 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699– 1548 (Mail); Telephone (919) 707–6000; email: RWHancock@ncdot.gov. NCDOT—Project Development and Environmental Analysis Branch Office’s normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), is rescinding the DEIS for a proposed multi-lane freeway, part on new location, from I–40 to US 19–23– 70 in Buncombe County, North Carolina. On April 11, 2008, FHWA issued a notice of availability for the DEIS for this proposed project requesting that resource agencies and the public provide input and comments as part of the project development process. The Draft EIS evaluated several alternatives, including: (1) No Build, (2) Transportation Systems Management (TSM), (3) Transportation Demand Management (TDM), (4) Mass Transit, and (5) Build Alternatives. A public hearing was held following the completion of the Draft EIS on September 16, 2008. Based on the comments received from various Federal and state agencies and the public, a recent decision to add one build alternative and eliminate one build alternative and updates to many of the supporting technical studies, the FHWA and NCDOT have agreed to rescind the DEIS approved in April 2008. FHWA and NCDOT plan to prepare a new Draft EIS for the proposed project. A notice of availability for the new DEIS will be issued subsequent to this rescinding notice. Comments or questions concerning the decision to rescind the DEIS approved in April 2008, should be directed to NCDOT or E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 56849 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 184 / Tuesday, September 23, 2014 / Notices FHWA at the address provided above. 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 the FHWA or NCDOT at the address provided above. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation of Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) • Mail or Hand Delivery to: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. • Facsimile/Fax to: (202) 493–2251. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this rulemaking. Note: All comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov including any personal information provided. Issued On: August 7, 2014. Clarence W. Coleman, Jr., Preconstruction & Environment Director, Raleigh, North Carolina. [FR Doc. 2014–22626 Filed 9–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket Number MARAD–2014–0127] Information Collection for Quarterly Readiness of Strategic Seaport Facilities Reporting Maritime Administration. Notice of new information collection. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD’s) intention to request the approval for three years of a an information collection related to facilities listed in its pre-emergency standby Port Planning Orders (PPOs). MARAD issues PPOs to the Department of Defense-designated Strategic Commercial Seaports in order to provide the Department of Defense (DoD) port facilities in support of military deployments during national emergencies. To ensure port capabilities and status, MARAD seeks to obtain approval to collect quarterly readiness reports from these DOD-designated facilities. SUMMARY: Comments should be submitted on or before November 24, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket Number MARAD–2014–0127 by any of the following methods: • Web site/Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the electronic docket site. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 22, 2014 Jkt 232001 Docket: For access to the docket to read comments received, go to https:// www.regulations.gov at any time or to Room W12–401 of the Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. 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 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78) or you may visit https://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nuns Jain, (757) 322–5801, Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 7737 Hampton Boulevard, Building 19, Suite 300, Norfolk, VA 23505 or Email: nuns.jain@ dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Information Collection: Information Collection for Quarterly Readiness of Strategic Seaport Facilities Reporting. Type of Request: New information collection. OMB Control Number: 2133–NEW. Form Numbers: TBD. Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from date of approval by the Office of Management and Budget. Summary of Collection of Information: Quarterly reports will seek information related to berthing capability, staging and general availability of the port by readiness hours. Need and Use of the Information: This collection of information MARAD will ensure the preparedness of Strategic Commercial Seaports in support of military deployments during national emergencies. Description of Respondents: Strategic Commercial Seaports who have been designated by the Commander, Military PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) and who have been issued a PPO by MARAD. Number of Respondents: 16. Frequency of Response: 4. Estimated Timer per Response: 1 hour. Annual Responses: 64 responses. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 64 hours. Background: Pursuant to the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (Pub. L. 111–67), EO 13603, EO 12656 and 46 CFR part 340, MARAD works with the DoD to ensure national defense preparedness. Accordingly, MARAD issues Port Planning Orders (PPOs) to Department of Defense-designated Strategic Commercial Seaports in order to provide the Department of Defense (DoD) port facilities in support of military deployments during national emergencies. The proposed collection of quarterly information is necessary to validate the port’s ability to provide the PPO delineated facilities to the DoD within the PPO delineated time frame. In a February 2, 2014 report entitled STRATEGIC SEAPORTS: Opportunities Exist to Improve Interagency Coordination, Readiness Reporting, and Port Preparedness, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) recommended that MARAD collect readiness data from strategic commercial ports. This information will be used by MARAD to assist DoD in establishing overall contingency plans necessary to meet national emergency preparedness requirements. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: 1. Whether this information collection is necessary for proper performance of the functions of the agency and will have practical utility; 2. the continued accuracy of the burden estimates; 3. ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. Authority: 49 CFR 1.93. * * * * * Dated: September 18, 2014. By Order of the Maritime Administrator, Julie P. Agarwal, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–22604 Filed 9–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 184 (Tuesday, September 23, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56848-56849]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-22626]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Environmental Impact Statement in Buncombe County, NC

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Rescinding of Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that we 
are rescinding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for 
proposed I-26 Connector from I-40 to US 19-23-70 in Buncombe County, 
North Carolina. A notice of availability for the DEIS was published in 
the Federal Register on April 11, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For FHWA: Clarence W. Coleman, P.E., 
Preconstruction and Environment Director, Federal Highway 
Administration, 310 New Bern Avenue, Ste. 410, Raleigh, North Carolina 
27601-1418; Telephone: (919) 747- 7014; email: 
clarence.coleman@dot.gov. FHWA North Carolina Division Office's normal 
business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time). For the North 
Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT): Richard Hancock, P.E., 
Environmental Director, Project Development and Environmental Analysis, 
North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), PDEA--Century 
Center Bldg. A, 1000 Birch Ridge Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27610 
(Delivery), 1548 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-
1548 (Mail); Telephone (919) 707-6000; email: RWHancock@ncdot.gov. 
NCDOT--Project Development and Environmental Analysis Branch Office's 
normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the North 
Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), is rescinding the DEIS 
for a proposed multi-lane freeway, part on new location, from I-40 to 
US 19-23-70 in Buncombe County, North Carolina. On April 11, 2008, FHWA 
issued a notice of availability for the DEIS for this proposed project 
requesting that resource agencies and the public provide input and 
comments as part of the project development process. The Draft EIS 
evaluated several alternatives, including: (1) No Build, (2) 
Transportation Systems Management (TSM), (3) Transportation Demand 
Management (TDM), (4) Mass Transit, and (5) Build Alternatives. A 
public hearing was held following the completion of the Draft EIS on 
September 16, 2008. Based on the comments received from various Federal 
and state agencies and the public, a recent decision to add one build 
alternative and eliminate one build alternative and updates to many of 
the supporting technical studies, the FHWA and NCDOT have agreed to 
rescind the DEIS approved in April 2008.
    FHWA and NCDOT plan to prepare a new Draft EIS for the proposed 
project. A notice of availability for the new DEIS will be issued 
subsequent to this rescinding notice. Comments or questions concerning 
the decision to rescind the DEIS approved in April 2008, should be 
directed to NCDOT or

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FHWA at the address provided above. 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 the FHWA or NCDOT at 
the address provided above.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, 
Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing 
Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation of 
Federal programs and activities apply to this program.)

    Issued On: August 7, 2014.
Clarence W. Coleman, Jr.,
Preconstruction & Environment Director, Raleigh, North Carolina.
[FR Doc. 2014-22626 Filed 9-22-14; 8:45 am]
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