Environmental Impact Statement: Juneau, Sauk, and Columbia Counties, Wisconsin, 68502-68503 [2014-27110]

Download as PDF 68502 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Notices unmanned aircraft whose groundspeed will not exceed 200 knots. [FR Doc. 2014–27075 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. PE–2014–112] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of petition for exemption received. AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA’s regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. 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Lares, Environmental Program Manager and Planning Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, North Dakota Division Office, 4503 Coleman Street, Suite 205, Bismarck, North Dakota 58503, Telephone: (701) 221– 9464. Terry Udland, Bridge Division, North Dakota Department of Transportation, 608 E. Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota 58505– 0700, Telephone: (701) 328–1969. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the North Dakota and Minnesota Departments of Transportation, had proposed to prepare an EIS on a proposal to rehabilitate or replace the historic Sorlie Bridge over the Red River between Grand Forks, ND and East Grand Forks, MN. After further analysis of the bridge condition, it was determined that rehabilitation alternatives and replacement alternatives to be evaluated in the EIS for the structure were not warranted. Preliminary alternatives that will be analyzed through a Categorical Exclusion include various degrees of maintenance of the existing bridge. (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.) Issued on: November 6, 2014. Wendall L. Meyer, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, North Dakota Division Office. [FR Doc. 2014–27104 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Grand Forks County, North Dakota and Polk County, Minnesota Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), DOT. ACTION: Rescind Notice of Intent. AGENCY: The FHWA is issuing this revised notice to advise the public that FHWA and NDDOT will not prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed highway project in Grand Forks County, North Dakota and Polk County, Minnesota. A Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS was published in the Federal Register on May 17, 2013. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Juneau, Sauk, and Columbia Counties, Wisconsin Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). ACTION: Federal Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). AGENCY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for a proposed freeway corridor improvement project on I–90/ 94 from Wisconsin Dells to Portage in Juneau, Sauk, and Columbia Counties in south-central Wisconsin. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 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 (http:// 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 http:// 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

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 221 (Monday, November 17, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27110]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Environmental Impact Statement: Juneau, Sauk, and Columbia 
Counties, Wisconsin

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Wisconsin Department of 
Transportation (WisDOT).

ACTION: Federal Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS).

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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 
freeway corridor improvement project on I-90/94 from Wisconsin Dells to 
Portage in Juneau, Sauk, and Columbia Counties in south-central 
Wisconsin.

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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 low-
income 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 (http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/projects/swregion/9094/index.htm). To ensure 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 low-income 
populations to the greatest extent practicable and permitted by law.

(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. 315; 49 CFR 1.48.

    Issued on: November 7, 2014.
Johnny M. Gerbitz,
Field Operations Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, Madison, 
Wisconsin.
[FR Doc. 2014-27110 Filed 11-14-14; 8:45 am]
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