Notice of Availability Regarding a Record of Decision for the Virginia Avenue Tunnel Reconstruction Project in Washington, DC, 67539 [2014-26622]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 219 / Thursday, November 13, 2014 / Notices Avenue, Oakland, CA 94623, (Tel: 510 286 6371, Email: boris.deunert@ dot.ca.gov) Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon. to Fri., Pacific Standard Time Effective July 1, 2007, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) assigned, and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) assumed, environmental responsibilities for this project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Notice is hereby given that Caltrans has taken final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by issuing a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the following highway project in the State of California: The Bayview Transportation Improvements project is a federally funded project sponsored by the Public Works Department of the City and County of San Francisco. The project aims to improve traffic operations, accommodate approved and planned growth, and develop a more direct access route from U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate 280 to the Candlestick Point and Hunters Point Shipyard areas of San Francisco. Within the project area, the proposals include new and improved roadways, transit improvements (including infrastructure for a Bus Rapid Transit and a new Transit Center), and bicycle and pedestrian improvements. The Caltrans Federal-aid project number is HP21L– 5934 (115). The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Final Environmental Assessment (FEA) for the project, approved on 29 August 2014, and in the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) issued on 29 August 2014, and in other documents in the Caltrans project records. The FEA, FONSI, and other project records are available by contacting Caltrans at the address provided above. The FEA and FONSI can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at http:// sfdpw.org/index.aspx?page=59 , or viewed at public libraries in the project area. 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: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. 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. Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 [49 U.S.C. 303] 3. National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470 (f) et sq.) VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Nov 12, 2014 Jkt 235001 4. Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) [16 U.S.C 1531– 1544 and Section 1536] 5. Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401–7671 (q)] 6. Floodplain Management, Executive Order 11988 7. Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations, Executive Order 12898 (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). Issued on: October 22, 2014. Gary Sweeten, North Team Leader, Project Delivery Team, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2014–26838 Filed 11–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Availability Regarding a Record of Decision for the Virginia Avenue Tunnel Reconstruction Project in Washington, DC Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Availability Regarding a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Virginia Avenue Tunnel Reconstruction Project in Washington, DC. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) procedures, this notice announces the availability of the ROD regarding the Virginia Avenue Tunnel Reconstruction Project in Washington, DC The Division Administrator, FHWA-District of Columbia signed the ROD on November 4, 2014. ADDRESSES: The FHWA ROD for the Virginia Avenue Reconstruction Project can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at http:// www.virginiaavenuetunnel.com or viewed at the following locations: Southeast Neighborhood Library, 403 7th Street SE., Washington, DC 20003; or the Southwest Neighborhood Library, 900 Wesley Place SW., Washington, DC 20024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Hicks, Environmental/Urban Engineer, 1990 K Street, Suite 510, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 67539 Washington, DC 20006–1103, (202) 219– 3513; email: Michael.Hicks@dot.gov. The FHWA District of Columbia Division normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). You may also contact Mr. Faisal Hameed, Deputy Chief Engineer, Project Development & Environment, Infrastructure Project Management Administration (IPMA), District Department of Transportation, 55 M Street SE., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20003; telephone: 202–671–2326; email: Faisal.Hameed@dc.gov. The District Department of Transportation normal business hours are 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. The Virginia Avenue Tunnel Reconstruction Project ROD was developed through preparation of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Virginia Avenue Tunnel Reconstruction Project in the District of Columbia. CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSX), the owner of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel, requested approval from FHWA to allow the shortterm closure of I–695 ramps located at 6th and 8th Streets SE and occupancy of a portion of the 11th Street Bridge right-of-way located on Interstate 695 (I– 695) to allow the reconstruction of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel. The tunnel is located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC beneath eastbound Virginia Avenue SE. from 2nd Street SE. to 9th Street SE.; Virginia Avenue Park between 9th and 11th Streets; and the 11th Street Bridge right-of-way. The tunnel is also aligned on the south side of I-695. The final agency actions documented in the FHWA Record of Decision (ROD) were taken in full consideration of the information presented in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement approved on July 2, 2013, the Final Environmental Impact Statement approved on June 5, 2014, public and agency comments, and in other documents in the FHWA administrative record. The final agency actions also considered the DEIS public hearing held on July 31, 2013; and public meetings held on September 14, 2011, November 30, 2011, May 21, 2012, September 27, 2012, July 1, 2014 and July 31, 2014. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 23 CFR 771.127; 49 CFR 1.81, 1.85. Issued On: November 4, 2014. Joseph C. Lawson, Division Administrator, District of Columbia. [FR Doc. 2014–26622 Filed 11–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Availability Regarding a Record of Decision for the 
Virginia Avenue Tunnel Reconstruction Project in Washington, DC

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Availability Regarding a Record of Decision (ROD) for 
the Virginia Avenue Tunnel Reconstruction Project in Washington, DC.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) procedures, this 
notice announces the availability of the ROD regarding the Virginia 
Avenue Tunnel Reconstruction Project in Washington, DC The Division 
Administrator, FHWA-District of Columbia signed the ROD on November 4, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: The FHWA ROD for the Virginia Avenue Reconstruction Project 
can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at http://www.virginiaavenuetunnel.com or viewed at the following locations: 
Southeast Neighborhood Library, 403 7th Street SE., Washington, DC 
20003; or the Southwest Neighborhood Library, 900 Wesley Place SW., 
Washington, DC 20024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Hicks, Environmental/Urban 
Engineer, 1990 K Street, Suite 510, Washington, DC 20006-1103, (202) 
219-3513; email: Michael.Hicks@dot.gov. The FHWA District of Columbia 
Division normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). 
You may also contact Mr. Faisal Hameed, Deputy Chief Engineer, Project 
Development & Environment, Infrastructure Project Management 
Administration (IPMA), District Department of Transportation, 55 M 
Street SE., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20003; telephone: 202-671-2326; 
email: Faisal.Hameed@dc.gov. The District Department of Transportation 
normal business hours are 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Virginia Avenue Tunnel Reconstruction 
Project ROD was developed through preparation of the Final 
Environmental Impact Statement for the Virginia Avenue Tunnel 
Reconstruction Project in the District of Columbia. CSX Transportation, 
Inc. (CSX), the owner of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel, requested approval 
from FHWA to allow the short-term closure of I-695 ramps located at 6th 
and 8th Streets SE and occupancy of a portion of the 11th Street Bridge 
right-of-way located on Interstate 695 (I-695) to allow the 
reconstruction of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel. The tunnel is located in 
the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC beneath eastbound 
Virginia Avenue SE. from 2nd Street SE. to 9th Street SE.; Virginia 
Avenue Park between 9th and 11th Streets; and the 11th Street Bridge 
right-of-way. The tunnel is also aligned on the south side of I-695. 
The final agency actions documented in the FHWA Record of Decision 
(ROD) were taken in full consideration of the information presented in 
the Draft Environmental Impact Statement approved on July 2, 2013, the 
Final Environmental Impact Statement approved on June 5, 2014, public 
and agency comments, and in other documents in the FHWA administrative 
record. The final agency actions also considered the DEIS public 
hearing held on July 31, 2013; and public meetings held on September 
14, 2011, November 30, 2011, May 21, 2012, September 27, 2012, July 1, 
2014 and July 31, 2014.

    Authority:  23 CFR 771.127; 49 CFR 1.81, 1.85.

    Issued On: November 4, 2014.
Joseph C. Lawson,
Division Administrator, District of Columbia.
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