Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on Proposed Highway in California, 33323-33324 [2015-14264]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 112 / Thursday, June 11, 2015 / Notices • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of Proposed Collection Department of State consular officers use Form DS–230 (Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration), in conjunction with a personal interview and other requirements set forth in 22 CFR part 42, subpart G, to elicit information necessary to ascertain the applicability of the legal requirements to issue an immigrant visa. The information requested on the form is limited to that which is necessary for consular officers to determine the eligibility and classification of aliens seeking immigrant visas to the United States efficiently. A consular officer is unable to adjudicate such visas without collecting this information. Methodology The DS–230 is available electronically via the internet and is downloaded, completed online, printed and submitted to the National Visa Center (NVC). The web address where the DS– 230 can be accessed is https:// travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/ forms.html. Dated: May 4, 2015. Edward Ramotowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2015–14357 Filed 6–10–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on Proposed Highway in California Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions by FHWA and other Federal agencies. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The FHWA, on behalf of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is issuing this notice to advise the public that Federal actions taken by SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:06 Jun 10, 2015 Jkt 235001 Caltrans pursuant to its assigned responsibilities under 23 U.S.C. 327, as well as actions by other Federal agencies, are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed Interstate 5 Bus/Carpool Lanes Project (Post Miles 9.7 to 22.5), south of Elk Grove Blvd. to United States (US) Highway 50 in Sacramento County, State of California. This action grants approval for the project. DATES: By this notice, FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is advising the public of final actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). These actions have been taken by Caltrans pursuant to its assigned responsibilities under 23 U.S.C. 327, as well as by other Federal agencies. 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 November 9, 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: Kendall Schinke, Senior Environmental Planner, California Department of Transportation, 2379 Gateway Oaks Dr., Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95833, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., (916) 274–0610, kendall_schinke@ dot.ca.gov. Notice is hereby given that Caltrans, and other Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in the State of California. The Interstate 5 Bus/Carpool Lanes Project would improve operations and safety of Interstate 5 in Sacramento County, California. This would be accomplished by adding bus/carpool lanes in the median the entire length of the project. The actions by Caltrans and other Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Environmental Assessment (EA)/Finding of No significant Impact (FONSI) for the project, approved by Caltrans on June 2, 2015. The EA/FONSI and other project records are available by contacting Caltrans at the address provided above. Comments or questions concerning this proposed action should be directed to Caltrans at the address provided above. This notice applies to Caltrans and other 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 the following Federal environmental statutes and Executive orders: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33323 1. General: 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. Air: Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401– 7671(q)]. 3. Land: Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 [49 U.S.C. 303]; Landscaping and Scenic Enhancement (Wildflowers) [23 U.S.C. 319]. 4. 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]. 5. 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)– 470(ll)]; Archeological and Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 469– 469(c)]; Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) [25 U.S.C. 3001–3013]. 6. 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]; Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. 4201–4209]; The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Act of 1970, as amended. 7. Hazardous Materials: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9601–9675; Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA); Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 U.S.C. 6901–6992(k). 8. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act (Section 404, Section 401, Section 319) [33 U.S.C. 1251– 1377]; Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) [16 U.S.C. 4601–4604]; Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) [42 U.S.C. 300(f)–300(j)(6)]; Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 [33 U.S.C. 401– 406]; Wild and Scenic Rivers Act [16 U.S.C. 1271–1287]; Emergency Wetlands Resources Act, [16 U.S.C. 3921, 3931]; Wetlands Mitigation [23 U.S.C. 103(b)(6)(M) and 133(b)(11)]; Flood Disaster Protection Act, 42 U.S.C. 4001– 4128. 9. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988 Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1 33324 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 112 / Thursday, June 11, 2015 / Notices Populations; 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). Cesar Perez, Senior Transportation Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2015–14264 Filed 6–10–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0303] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 21 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these CMV drivers. DATES: The exemptions were granted April 18, 2015. The exemptions expire on April 18, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles A. Horan, III, Director, Carrier, Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64–224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:06 Jun 10, 2015 Jkt 235001 Federal holidays. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at https:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to https:// www.regulations.gov and/or Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. II. Background On March 18, 2015, FMCSA published a notice of receipt of exemption applications from certain individuals, and requested comments from the public (80 FR 14240). That notice listed 21 applicants’ case histories. The 21 individuals applied for exemptions from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), for drivers who operate CMVs in interstate commerce. Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption for a 2year period if it finds ‘‘such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.’’ The statute also allows the Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the 2-year period. Accordingly, FMCSA has evaluated the 21 applications on their merits and made a determination to grant exemptions to each of them. III. Vision and Driving Experience of the Applicants The vision requirement in the FMCSRs provides: A person is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle if that person has distant visual acuity of at least 20/40 (Snellen) in each eye without corrective lenses or visual acuity separately corrected to 20/40 (Snellen) or better with corrective lenses, distant binocular acuity of a least 20/40 (Snellen) in both eyes with or PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 without corrective lenses, field of vision of at least 70 ° in the horizontal meridian in each eye, and the ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing red, green, and amber (49 CFR 391.41(b)(10)). FMCSA recognizes that some drivers do not meet the vision requirement but have adapted their driving to accommodate their vision limitation and demonstrated their ability to drive safely. The 21 exemption applicants listed in this notice are in this category. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons, including Best disease, toxoplasmosis scar, corneal scar, hemorrhage, retinal detachment, amblyopia, displaced pupil, cataract, macular drusen, esotropia, refractive amblyopia, complete loss of vision, maculopathy, chronic central serous retinopathy, hyperopia, retinal tear, calcification of cornea, and failed penetrating keratoplasty. In most cases, their eye conditions were not recently developed. Thirteen of the applicants were either born with their vision impairments or have had them since childhood. The eight individuals that sustained their vision conditions as adults have had it for a range of one to 29 years. Although each applicant has one eye which does not meet the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), each has at least 20/40 corrected vision in the other eye, and in a doctor’s opinion, has sufficient vision to perform all the tasks necessary to operate a CMV. Doctors’ opinions are supported by the applicants’ possession of valid commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) or non-CDLs to operate CMVs. Before issuing CDLs, States subject drivers to knowledge and skills tests designed to evaluate their qualifications to operate a CMV. All of these applicants satisfied the testing requirements for their State of residence. By meeting State licensing requirements, the applicants demonstrated their ability to operate a CMV, with their limited vision, to the satisfaction of the State. While possessing a valid CDL or nonCDL, these 21 drivers have been authorized to drive a CMV in intrastate commerce, even though their vision disqualified them from driving in interstate commerce. They have driven CMVs with their limited vision in careers ranging from one to 29 years. In the past three years, one of drivers was involved in a crash and two were convicted of moving violations in a CMV. The qualifications, experience, and medical condition of each applicant E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1

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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on Proposed Highway in 
California

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions 
by FHWA and other Federal agencies.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA, on behalf of the California Department of 
Transportation (Caltrans) is issuing this notice to advise the public 
that Federal actions taken by Caltrans pursuant to its assigned 
responsibilities under 23 U.S.C. 327, as well as actions by other 
Federal agencies, are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). 
The actions relate to a proposed Interstate 5 Bus/Carpool Lanes Project 
(Post Miles 9.7 to 22.5), south of Elk Grove Blvd. to United States 
(US) Highway 50 in Sacramento County, State of California. This action 
grants approval for the project.

DATES: By this notice, FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is advising the 
public of final actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). These actions 
have been taken by Caltrans pursuant to its assigned responsibilities 
under 23 U.S.C. 327, as well as by other Federal agencies. 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 November 
9, 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: Kendall Schinke, Senior Environmental 
Planner, California Department of Transportation, 2379 Gateway Oaks 
Dr., Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95833, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 
p.m., (916) 274-0610, kendall_schinke@dot.ca.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that Caltrans, and 
other Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing 
licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in 
the State of California. The Interstate 5 Bus/Carpool Lanes Project 
would improve operations and safety of Interstate 5 in Sacramento 
County, California. This would be accomplished by adding bus/carpool 
lanes in the median the entire length of the project. The actions by 
Caltrans and other Federal agencies, and the laws under which such 
actions were taken, are described in the Environmental Assessment (EA)/
Finding of No significant Impact (FONSI) for the project, approved by 
Caltrans on June 2, 2015. The EA/FONSI and other project records are 
available by contacting Caltrans at the address provided above. 
Comments or questions concerning this proposed action should be 
directed to Caltrans at the address provided above.
    This notice applies to Caltrans and other 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 the following Federal 
environmental statutes and Executive orders:

1. General: 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. Air: Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401-7671(q)].
3. Land: Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 
[49 U.S.C. 303]; Landscaping and Scenic Enhancement (Wildflowers) [23 
U.S.C. 319].
4. 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].
5. 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)-470(ll)]; Archeological and Historic Preservation Act [16 
U.S.C. 469-469(c)]; Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation 
Act (NAGPRA) [25 U.S.C. 3001-3013].
6. 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]; 
Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. 4201-4209]; The Uniform 
Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Act of 1970, as 
amended.
7. Hazardous Materials: Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9601-9675; 
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA); Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 U.S.C. 6901-6992(k).
8. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act (Section 404, Section 
401, Section 319) [33 U.S.C. 1251-1377]; Land and Water Conservation 
Fund (LWCF) [16 U.S.C. 4601-4604]; Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) [42 
U.S.C. 300(f)-300(j)(6)]; Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 [33 U.S.C. 
401-406]; Wild and Scenic Rivers Act [16 U.S.C. 1271-1287]; Emergency 
Wetlands Resources Act, [16 U.S.C. 3921, 3931]; Wetlands Mitigation [23 
U.S.C. 103(b)(6)(M) and 133(b)(11)]; Flood Disaster Protection Act, 42 
U.S.C. 4001-4128.
9. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988 
Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address 
Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income

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Populations; 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).

Cesar Perez,
Senior Transportation Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, 
Sacramento, California.
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