Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California, 74157-74158 [2014-29238]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 240 / Monday, December 15, 2014 / Notices notice, imports of eligible products from Guinea and Madagascar qualify for the textile and apparel benefits provided for under AGOA. DATES: Effective Date: December 15, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Constance Hamilton, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa, Office of the United States. Trade Representative, at (202) 395–9514. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The AGOA (Title I of the Trade and Development Act of 2000, Public Law 106–200, as amended provides preferential tariff treatment for imports of certain textile and apparel products of beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries. The textile and apparel trade benefits under AGOA are available to imports of eligible products from countries that the President designates as ‘‘beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries,’’ provided that these countries: (1) Have adopted an effective visa system and related procedures to prevent unlawful transshipment of textile and apparel articles and the use of counterfeit documents in connection with shipment of such articles; and (2) have implemented and follow, or are making substantial progress toward implementing and following, certain customs procedures that assist the Customs Service in verifying the origin of the products. In Proclamation 8741 (October 25, 2011) the President designated Guinea as a ‘‘beneficiary subSaharan Africa country’’ and proclaimed that, for purposes of section 112(c) of the AGOA, Guinea shall be considered a lesser developed beneficiary sub-Saharan African country. In Proclamation 9145 (June 26, 2014), the President similarly designated Madagascar as a ‘‘beneficiary sub-Saharan Africa country’’ and, for purposes of section 112(c) of the AGOA, shall be considered a lesser developed beneficiary sub-Saharan African country. In Proclamation 7350 (October 2, 2000), the President authorized the USTR to perform the function of determining whether eligible subSaharan beneficiary countries have met the two requirements described above. The President directed the USTR to announce any such determinations in the Federal Register and to implement them through modifications the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS). Based on actions that both Guinea and Madagascar have taken, I have determined that each country have satisfied these two requirements. Accordingly, pursuant to the authority assigned to the USTR in VerDate Sep<11>2014 02:54 Dec 13, 2014 Jkt 235001 Proclamation 7350, U.S. note 7(a) to subchapter II of chapter 98 of the HTS, and U.S. notes 1 and 2(d) to subchapter XIX of the HTS are modified by inserting ‘‘Guinea’’ and ‘‘Madagascar’’ in alphabetical sequence in the list of countries. The foregoing modifications to the HTS are effective with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on date of publication. Importers claiming preferential tariff treatment under the AGOA for entries of textile and apparel articles should ensure that those entries meet the applicable visa requirements. See Visa Requirements Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, 66 FR 7837 (2001). Michael B.G. Froman, United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2014–29169 Filed 12–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F5–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. AGENCY: The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, widen and seismically retrofit the existing Riverside Drive Bridge (53C–1298), located south of the junction of Victory Boulevard, Sonora Avenue and Riverside Drive; and north of Zoo Drive in the Hollywood Community Planning Area in the City and County of Los Angeles, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project. DATES: By this notice, the FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, 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 May 14, 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: For Caltrans: Tami Podesta, Branch Chief, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74157 Division of Environmental Planning, California Department of Transportation, 100 South Main Street, Los Angeles, California, 90275, Regular Office Hours M–F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Phone Number (213) 897–0309, Email tami_podesta@dot.ca.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 the Caltrans has taken final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in the State of California: The City of Los Angeles and the California Department of Transportation propose to widen and seismically retrofit the existing Riverside Drive Bridge (53C–1298), located south of the junction of Victory Boulevard, Sonora Avenue and Riverside Drive; and north of Zoo Drive in the Hollywood Community Planning Area of the City and County of Los Angeles. The project would include widening and rehabilitating the existing four-lane bridge to correct existing geometrical design deficiencies, address seismic vulnerabilities, and improve pedestrian and bicycle travel; BHLS5006 (205). The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the project, approved on May 7, 2013, in the FHWA Finding of No Significant Impact issued on August 29,2013, and in other documents in the FHWA project records. The EA, FONSI and other project records are available by contacting Caltrans at the addresses provided above. The Caltrans EA and FONSI can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at https:// www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/resources/ envdocs/docs/Riverside_Drive_Bridge_ Final_IS–EA_APPROVED.pdf. 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: The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4351) 2. Safe, Accountable, Flexible and Efficient, Transportation Equity Act, A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) 3. MAP 21- Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century 4. US Army Corps of engineers (USACE)- Section 404 and Section 408 5. US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)- Section 7 E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 74158 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 240 / Monday, December 15, 2014 / Notices 6. State Historic Preservation OfficeSection 106 (MOA) 7. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (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: December 4, 2014. Tami Podesta, Senior Environmental Planner, California Department of Transportation. [FR Doc. 2014–29238 Filed 12–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0237] Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information Collection: Generic Clearance of Customer Satisfaction Surveys Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. Executive Order 12862 directs Federal agencies to provide service to the public that matches or exceeds the best service available in the private sector. In order to work continuously to ensure that our programs are effective and meet our customers’ needs, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) seeks to obtain OMB approval of a generic clearance to collect feedback on our service delivery. By feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. On August 29, 2014, FMCSA published a notice in the Federal Register (79 FR 51639) allowing for a 60-day comment period on this ICR. The agency received no comments in response to that notice. DATES: Please send your comments by January 14, 2015. OMB must receive your comments by this date in order to act on the ICR. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 02:54 Dec 13, 2014 Jkt 235001 All comments should reference Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2014–0237. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 395– 6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Brian Ronk, Program Manager, FMCSA, Office of Enforcement and Program Delivery, Outreach Division/MC–ESO. Telephone (202) 366–1072; or email brian.ronk@dot.gov. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Jeff Loftus,, Supervisory Transportation Specialist, Technology Division/MC–RRT, Office of Analysis, Research and Technology, Telephone (202) 385–2363; or email jeff.loftus@ dot.gov, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Generic Clearance of Customer Satisfaction Surveys. OMB Control Number: 2126–00XX. Type of Request: New collection. Respondents: State and local agencies, general public and stakeholders, original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and suppliers to the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) industry, fleets, owner-operators, state CMV safety agencies, research organizations and contractors, news organizations, safety advocacy groups, and other Federal agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,900. Estimated Time per Response: Range from 10—120 minutes per response. Expiration Date: N/A. This is a new ICR. Frequency of Response: Generally, on an annual basis. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,274 hours. ADDRESSES: Background Executive Order 12862 ‘‘Setting Customer Service Standards,’’ direct Federal agencies to provide service to PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the public that matches or exceeds the best service available in the private sector (58 FR 48257, September 11, 1993). In order to work continuously to ensure that our programs are effective and meet our customers’ needs, FMCSA seeks to obtain OMB approval of a generic clearance to collect qualitative feedback from our customers on our service delivery. The surveys covered in this generic clearance will provide a means for FMCSA to collect this data directly from our customers. By qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perception, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas of communication, training or changes in operations that might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. The solicitation of feedback will target areas such as: Timeliness, appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public. If this information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on the Agency’s services will be unavailable. The Agency will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: • The collections are voluntary. • The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government. • The collections are noncontroversial and do not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies. • Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with the program or may have experience with the program in the near future. E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 240 (Monday, December 15, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-29238]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in 
California

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions 
by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), pursuant to 
23 U.S.C. 327.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to 
announce actions taken by Caltrans that are final within the meaning of 
23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, 
widen and seismically retrofit the existing Riverside Drive Bridge 
(53C-1298), located south of the junction of Victory Boulevard, Sonora 
Avenue and Riverside Drive; and north of Zoo Drive in the Hollywood 
Community Planning Area in the City and County of Los Angeles, State of 
California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for 
the project.

DATES: By this notice, the FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, 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 May 14, 
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: For Caltrans: Tami Podesta, Branch 
Chief, Division of Environmental Planning, California Department of 
Transportation, 100 South Main Street, Los Angeles, California, 90275, 
Regular Office Hours M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Phone Number (213) 897-
0309, Email tami_podesta@dot.ca.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 the 
Caltrans has taken final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) 
by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway 
project in the State of California: The City of Los Angeles and the 
California Department of Transportation propose to widen and 
seismically retrofit the existing Riverside Drive Bridge (53C-1298), 
located south of the junction of Victory Boulevard, Sonora Avenue and 
Riverside Drive; and north of Zoo Drive in the Hollywood Community 
Planning Area of the City and County of Los Angeles. The project would 
include widening and rehabilitating the existing four-lane bridge to 
correct existing geometrical design deficiencies, address seismic 
vulnerabilities, and improve pedestrian and bicycle travel; BHLS- 5006 
(205). The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which 
such actions were taken, are described in the Environmental Assessment 
(EA) for the project, approved on May 7, 2013, in the FHWA Finding of 
No Significant Impact issued on August 29,2013, and in other documents 
in the FHWA project records. The EA, FONSI and other project records 
are available by contacting Caltrans at the addresses provided above. 
The Caltrans EA and FONSI can be viewed and downloaded from the project 
Web site at https://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/resources/envdocs/docs/Riverside_Drive_Bridge_Final_IS-EA_APPROVED.pdf.
    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: The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 
4321-4351)
    2. Safe, Accountable, Flexible and Efficient, Transportation Equity 
Act, A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU)
    3. MAP 21- Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century
    4. US Army Corps of engineers (USACE)- Section 404 and Section 408
    5. US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)- Section 7

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    6. State Historic Preservation Office-Section 106 (MOA)
    7. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    (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: December 4, 2014.
Tami Podesta,
Senior Environmental Planner, California Department of Transportation.
[FR Doc. 2014-29238 Filed 12-12-14; 8:45 am]
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