Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the New York I-87 Access Improvement Project, Albany County, New York, 68503-68504 [2014-27106]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracey Blankenship, Major Projects Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration, 525 Junction Road, Suite 8000, Madison, Wisconsin 53717– 2157, Telephone: (608) 829–7510. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed improvements in the I–90/94 corridor and adjacent local road systems from the US 12/WIS 16 interchange (2 miles north of Wisconsin Dells) to the I–39 interchange (south of Portage), approximately 25 miles. The project limits include operational areas of influence at each interchange. The purpose of this project is to address pavement and bridge structural needs; highway and roadside safety issues and design deficiencies; accommodate existing and projected traffic volumes; and improve the transportation system’s ability to support local and regional tourism economies in the Wisconsin Dells area and northern Wisconsin. The EIS will evaluate a range of alternatives for the I–90/94 mainline and system interchanges, adjacent arterial roads, and connections to the local road network. This may result in full reconstruction and redesign of the I–90/ 94 corridor in this area and rebuilding existing interchanges. The EIS will be prepared in accordance with 23 USC 139, 23 CFR 771, and 40 CFR 1500– 1508. Completion of the EIS is expected in 2018 and the Record of Decision (ROD) in 2019. Public involvement is a critical component of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and will occur throughout the development of the draft and final Environmental Impact Statement. All environmental documents will be made available for review by federal and state resource agencies and the public. Specific efforts to encourage involvement by, and solicit comments from, minority and lowincome populations in the project study area will be made, with public involvement meetings held throughout the environmental document process. Public notice will be given as to the time and place of public involvement meetings. A public hearing will be held after the completion of the Draft EIS. Inquiries related to this study can be sent to mark.westerveld@dot.wi.gov. A public Web site will be maintained throughout the study to provide information about the project and allow for on-line public comment (https:// www.dot.wisconsin.gov/projects/ swregion/9094/index.htm). To ensure VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 the full range of issues related to the proposed action are addressed and all significant issues identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments and questions concerning the proposed action and the EIS should be directed to the FHWA address provided above. Projects receiving Federal funds must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and Executive Order 12898 ‘‘Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations.’’ Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, sex, or country of national origin in the implementation of this project. It is also Federal policy to identify and address any disproportionately high and adverse effects of federal projects on the health or environment of minority and lowincome populations to the greatest extent practicable and permitted by law. 68503 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 April 16, 2015. 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: Jonathan D. McDade, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Leo W. O’Brien Federal Building, Albany, New York 12207, Telephone (518) 431–4127. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the FHWA and other Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing approvals for the following highway project in the State of New York: I–87 Access Improvement Project, Town of Colonie, Albany County, New York. The New York I–87 Access Improvement Project will consist (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance of the construction of new Exit 4 ramps Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning to complement the existing Exit 4 and Construction. The regulations interchange, construction of new ramps implementing Executive Order 12372 to connect I–87 NB and SB to Albanyregarding intergovernmental consultation on Shaker Road, replacement of the I–87 Federal programs and activities apply to this bridges over Albany-Shaker Road; program.) removal of the existing Exit 4 SB Exit Authority: 23 U.S.C. 315; 49 CFR 1.48. Ramp, existing SB C–D road between Issued on: November 7, 2014. Exit 5 and Exit 4, and the Exit 4 SB Entrance Ramp; replacement of the Johnny M. Gerbitz, existing Exit 5 SB Entrance Ramp; Field Operations Engineer, Federal Highway pavement widening on I–87 NB to Administration, Madison, Wisconsin. construct an auxiliary lane between the [FR Doc. 2014–27110 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] existing Exit 4 NB Exit Ramp and Exit BILLING CODE 4910–22–P 5 NB Exit Ramp, and pavement widening and restriping for additional DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION turn lanes and medians on AlbanyShaker Road. Federal Highway Administration The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions [4910–RY] were taken, are described in the FHWA Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the project, approved by on the New York I–87 Access FHWA in the Record of Decision (ROD) Improvement Project, Albany County, issued on September 15, 2014, and in New York other documents in the FHWA AGENCY: Federal Highway administrative record. The FEIS, ROD, Administration (FHWA), New York and other documents in the FHWA State Department of Transportation administrative record file are available (NYSDOT). by contacting the FHWA at the ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims addresses provided above. The FEIS and for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA ROD can be viewed and downloaded and Other Federal Agencies. from the project Web site at https:// www.dot.ny.gov/i87exit4. SUMMARY: This notice announces actions This notice applies to all Federal taken by the FHWA and other Federal agency decisions as of the issuance date agencies that are final within the of this notice and all laws under which meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The such actions were taken, including but actions relate to the New York: I–87 not limited to: Access Improvement Project. Those 1. General: National Environmental actions grant approvals for the project. Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321–4355); Federal-Aid Highway Act (23 U.S.C. DATES: By this notice, the FHWA is 109); Economic, social, and advising the public of final agency PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 68504 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES environmental effects (23 U.S.C. 109(h)); Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C. 4601); Public Hearings (23 U.S.C. 128). 2. Air: Clean Air Act (23 U.S.C. 109(j), 42 U.S.C. 7521(a)). 3. Noise: Standards [23 U.S.C. 109(i)]. 4. Land: Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 (49 U.S.C. 303). 5. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531–1544 and Section 1536), Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (16 U.S.C. 661–667(d)), Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703–712). 6. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 470(f) et seq.); Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 (16 U.S.C. 470(aa)–11); Archeological and Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 469–469(c)); Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (25 U.S.C. 3001–3013). 7. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000(d)– 2000(d)(1)); American Indian Religious Freedom Act (42 U.S.C. 1996). 8. Wetlands and Water Resources: Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300(f)–300(j)(6)); Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972, as amended by the Clean Water Act of 1977 & 1987 (33 U.S.C. 1251–1376). 9. Hazardous Materials: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 9601–9675). 10. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11593 Protection and Enhancement of Cultural Resources; E.O. 13007 Indian Sacred Sites; E.O. 13287 Preserve America; E.O. 13175 Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments; E.O. 11514 Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality; E.O. 13112 Invasive Species. (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 30, 2014. Jonathan D. McDade, Division Administrator, Albany, NY. [FR Doc. 2014–27106 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2014–0114] National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC) and Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS); Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Meeting Notice—National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council and Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services. AGENCY: The NHTSA announces meetings of NEMSAC and FICEMS to be held consecutively in the Metropolitan Washington, DC, area. This notice announces the date, time, and location of the meetings, which will be open to the public, as well as opportunities for public input to the NEMSAC and FICEMS. The purpose of NEMSAC, a nationally recognized council of emergency medical services representatives and consumers, is to advise and consult with DOT and the FICEMS on matters relating to emergency medical services (EMS). The purpose of FICEMS is to ensure coordination among Federal agencies supporting EMS and 9–1–1 systems. DATES: The NEMSAC meeting will be held on December 3, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, and on December 4, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST. A public comment period will take place on December 3, 2014 at approximately 1:15 p.m. EST and December 4, 2014 at approximately 10 a.m. EST. Written comments for the NEMSAC from the public must be received no later than December 1, 2014. The FICEMS meeting will be held on December 4, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. A public comment period will take place on December 4, 2014, at approximately 3:30 p.m. EST. Written comments for FICEMS from the public must be received no later than December 1, 2014. ADDRESSES: The meetings will both be held at the Performance Institute Conference Center on the third floor of 901 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Drew Dawson, Director, U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of Emergency Medical Services, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., NTI–140, Washington, DC 20590, telephone 202– 366–9966; email Drew.Dawson@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of these meetings is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.). The NEMSAC is authorized under Section 31108 of the Moving Ahead with Progress in the 21st Century Act of 2012. The FICEMS is authorized under Section 10202 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU). Tentative Agenda of the National EMS Advisory Council Meeting The tentative NEMSAC agenda includes the following: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST) (1) Opening Remarks (2) Disclosure of Conflicts of Interests by Members (3) Reports and Updates from the Departments of Transportation, Homeland Security, and Health & Human Services (4) Presentation and Discussion on Federal Interagency EMS Preparedness for the Response to Ebola in the United States (5) Presentation, Discussion and Possible Adoption of Reports and Recommendations from the following NEMSAC Workgroups: a. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act b. Revision of the EMS Education Agenda for the Future c. FICEMS Strategic Planning Process (6) Other Business of the Council (7) Public Comment Period (1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST) (8) Workgroup Breakout Sessions (3 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST) Thursday, December 4, 2014 (8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST) (1) Unfinished Business/Continued Discussion from Previous Day (2) Public Comment Period (Approximately 10 a.m. EST) (3) Possible Adoption of Recommendations to DOT and FICEMS (4) Next Steps and Adjourn On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST, the NEMSAC workgroups will meet in breakout sessions at the same location. These sessions are open for public attendance, but their agendas do not accommodate public comment. E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 221 (Monday, November 17, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27106]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the New York I-87 
Access Improvement Project, Albany County, New York

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), New York State 
Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).

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 the New York: I-87 Access Improvement 
Project. Those actions grant 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 April 16, 2015. 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: Jonathan D. McDade, Division 
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Leo W. O'Brien Federal 
Building, Albany, New York 12207, Telephone (518) 431-4127.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the FHWA and 
other Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing 
approvals for the following highway project in the State of New York: 
I-87 Access Improvement Project, Town of Colonie, Albany County, New 
York. The New York I-87 Access Improvement Project will consist of the 
construction of new Exit 4 ramps to complement the existing Exit 4 
interchange, construction of new ramps to connect I-87 NB and SB to 
Albany-Shaker Road, replacement of the I-87 bridges over Albany-Shaker 
Road; removal of the existing Exit 4 SB Exit Ramp, existing SB C-D road 
between Exit 5 and Exit 4, and the Exit 4 SB Entrance Ramp; replacement 
of the existing Exit 5 SB Entrance Ramp; pavement widening on I-87 NB 
to construct an auxiliary lane between the existing Exit 4 NB Exit Ramp 
and Exit 5 NB Exit Ramp, and pavement widening and restriping for 
additional turn lanes and medians on Albany-Shaker Road.
    The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such 
actions were taken, are described in the FHWA Final Environmental 
Impact Statement (FEIS) for the project, approved by FHWA in the Record 
of Decision (ROD) issued on September 15, 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 the 
FHWA at the addresses provided above. The FEIS and ROD can be viewed 
and downloaded from the project Web site at https://www.dot.ny.gov/i87exit4.
    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 (42 U.S.C. 4321-
4355); Federal-Aid Highway Act (23 U.S.C. 109); Economic, social, and

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environmental effects (23 U.S.C. 109(h)); Uniform Relocation Assistance 
and Real Property Acquisition Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C. 4601); Public 
Hearings (23 U.S.C. 128).
    2. Air: Clean Air Act (23 U.S.C. 109(j), 42 U.S.C. 7521(a)).
    3. Noise: Standards [23 U.S.C. 109(i)].
    4. Land: Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 
1966 (49 U.S.C. 303).
    5. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531-1544 and 
Section 1536), Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (16 U.S.C. 661-
667(d)), Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703-712).
    6. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National 
Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 470(f) et 
seq.); Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 (16 U.S.C. 
470(aa)-11); Archeological and Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 
469-469(c)); Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (25 
U.S.C. 3001-3013).
    7. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 
2000(d)-2000(d)(1)); American Indian Religious Freedom Act (42 U.S.C. 
1996).
    8. Wetlands and Water Resources: Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 
300(f)-300(j)(6)); Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972, as 
amended by the Clean Water Act of 1977 & 1987 (33 U.S.C. 1251-1376).
    9. Hazardous Materials: Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 9601-9675).
    10. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11593 
Protection and Enhancement of Cultural Resources; E.O. 13007 Indian 
Sacred Sites; E.O. 13287 Preserve America; E.O. 13175 Consultation and 
Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments; E.O. 11514 Protection and 
Enhancement of Environmental Quality; E.O. 13112 Invasive Species.

(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 30, 2014.
Jonathan D. McDade,
Division Administrator, Albany, NY.
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