Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on US 281, From Loop 1604 to Borgfeld Drive in Bexar County, Texas, 45704-45705 [2015-18308]

Download as PDF 45704 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 147 / Friday, July 31, 2015 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Retrieval. The NHTS data will be collected from respondents either from self-reporting via the web, or from professionally trained interviewers using a computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) system. Either approach will be based upon a single database that allows for sophisticated branching and skip patterns to enhance data retrieval by asking only those questions that are necessary and appropriate for the individual participant. Look-up tables are included to assist with information such as vehicle makes and models. The Google map UI is used to assist in identifying specific place names and locations. The location data for the participant’s home, workplace, or school are stored and automatically inserted in the dataset for trips after the first report. Household rostering is a list of all vehicles and persons in the household that allows a trip to be reported from one household member and can include another household member who travel together to be inserted into the record for the second person. This automatic insert of information reduces the burden of the second respondent to be queried about a trip already reported by the initial respondent. Data range, consistency and edit checks are automatically programmed to reduce reporting error, survey length, and maintain the flow of information processing. Data cross checks also help reduce the burden by ensuring that the reporting is consistent within each trip. Data retrieval is based upon materials provided to participants as shown below. Travel Log Materials Travel Log Packet. The travel log packet will include a letter, an exemplar log, and personalized travel logs for each age eligible person in the household, and will be sent using first class postage in a 6″ x 9″ envelope. The envelopes will be branded to match the letterhead used for the invitation letter. The second respondent incentive will be included with the travel logs. This $5 cash incentive is expected to serve as a ‘‘good faith’’ incentive to encourage completion of the retrieval survey. Travel Log Letter. A household letter will be included in the travel log packet. The letter will further familiarize the participants with the travel recording stage, identify the households’ travel date and provide details about when and how to complete the retrieval survey. The letter will also remind participants about the final $20 household incentive. Like the invitation letter, the travel log letter will be branded. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Jul 30, 2015 Jkt 235001 Travel Logs. A personalized travel log will be provided for each household member (ages 5 and older). The logs are intended to be a memory jogger to guide accurate data collection and aid in the reporting of each place visited on the travel day. Exemplar Log. Participants will be provided with an exemplar log with the instructions for recording the details about the places visited on the travel day. All Web and computer assisted telephone interview (CATI) instruments will be reviewed for section 508 compliance using the rules specified in sections 1194.22—‘Web-based intranet and internet information and applications’ and 1194.23— ‘Telecommunications products.’ All materials will be available in both English and Spanish language forms. Spanish translations will be developed using industry standards and will apply reverse-translation protocols. Estimated Burden Hours for Information Collection Frequency: This collection will be conducted every 5–7 years. Respondents. A stratified random sample of 26,000 households across the 50 states and the District of Columbia will be included in the survey. Household will include an average of 2.5 members for a total of 65,000 individual respondents to the main survey. Estimated Average Burden per Response. It will take approximately 5 minutes per household member to complete the recruitment data form, and 20 minutes to complete the retrieval survey. This results in a total of 25 minutes per household member. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours. It is estimated that a total of 65,000 persons will be included in the survey. This would result in approximately 27,083 hours of support for this data collection effort. Public Comments Invited You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the USDOT’s performance, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the data acquisition methods; (3) the accuracy of the USDOT’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (4) the types of data being acquired; (5) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (6) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued on: July 28, 2015. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–18795 Filed 7–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on US 281, From Loop 1604 to Borgfeld Drive in Bexar County, Texas Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. DOT. ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions by TxDOT and Federal agencies. AGENCY: This notice announces actions taken by Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, US 281, from Loop 1604 to Borgfeld Drive in Bexar County in the State of Texas. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project. DATES: By this notice, TxDOT 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 December 28, 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: Mr. Carlos Swonke, P.G., Environmental Affairs Division, Texas Department of Transportation, 125 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701; telephone: (512) 416–2734; email: carlos.swonke@ txdot.gov. TxDOT’s normal business hours are 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (central time), Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that TxDOT and Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in the State of Texas: US 281, from Loop 1604 to Borgfeld Drive. The project will expand the US 281 to a sixSUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 147 / Friday, July 31, 2015 / Notices lane expressway with partial accesscontrolled outer lanes. From Loop 1604 to Stone Oak Parkway, the expressway lanes would include two non-toll general purpose lanes with an auxiliary lane plus one managed lane in each direction. The expressway lanes would be situated between three partial accesscontrolled outer lanes in each direction, also known as frontage roads. From Stone Oak Parkway to Borgfeld Drive, US 281 would ultimately be expanded to a six-lane expressway (three managed lanes in each direction) with two nontoll outer lanes in each direction. The purpose of the project is to improve mobility and accessibility, enhance safety, and improve community quality of life. The actions by TxDOT and the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) issued on May 8, 2015 for the project, for which a Record of Decision (ROD) was issued on July 17, 2015, and in other documents in the TxDOT administrative record. The EIS, ROD, and other documents in the administrative record file are available by contacting TxDOT at the address provided above. The EIS and ROD may also be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at http:// www.411on281.com/us281eis/. This notice applies to all TxDOT decisions and 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 (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321– 4351]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109]. 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)–11]; 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Jul 30, 2015 Jkt 235001 Freedom Act [42 U.S.C. 1996]; Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. 4201–4209]. 7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act [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]; TEA–21 Wetlands Mitigation [23 U.S.C. 103(b)(6)(m), 133(b)(11)]; Flood Disaster Protection Act [42 U.S.C. 4001–4128]. 8. 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 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; E.O. 12372, Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs. The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT. Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). Issued on: July 21, 2015. Michael T. Leary, Director, Planning and Program Development, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–18308 Filed 7–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2015–0055] Petition for Waiver of Compliance. Federal Railroad Administration, DOT. ACTION: Petition for Waiver of Compliance. AGENCY: This document provides the public notice that by a document dated May 14, 2015, the Pacific Railroad Preservation Association (PRPA) has petitioned the Federal Railroad SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45705 Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations. DATES: Communications received by September 14, 2015 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable. ADDRESSES: A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Web site: www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that by a document dated May 14, 2015, the Pacific Railroad Preservation Association (PRPA) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 230—Steam Locomotive Inspection and Maintenance Standards. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2015– 0055. PRPA is the operator of Spokane, Portland, and Seattle steam locomotive No. 700 (SP&S 700). PRPA is a member of the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation (ORHF) in Portland, Oregon. SP&S 700 is a 4–8–4 ‘‘Northern’’ type of steam locomotive built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1938. PRPA typically operates SP&S 700 for 31 service days or less per year, and expects to continue to do so in the future. PRPA requests a 138-calendarday extension as it pertains to the 1,472 service-day inspection of the boiler as E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 147 (Friday, July 31, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45704-45705]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-18308]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on US 281, From Loop 1604 
to Borgfeld Drive in Bexar County, Texas

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. DOT.

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

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SUMMARY: This notice announces actions taken by Texas Department of 
Transportation (TxDOT) and Federal agencies that are final within the 
meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed 
highway project, US 281, from Loop 1604 to Borgfeld Drive in Bexar 
County in the State of Texas. Those actions grant licenses, permits, 
and approvals for the project.

DATES: By this notice, TxDOT 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 December 28, 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: Mr. Carlos Swonke, P.G., Environmental 
Affairs Division, Texas Department of Transportation, 125 East 11th 
Street, Austin, Texas 78701; telephone: (512) 416-2734; email: 
carlos.swonke@txdot.gov. TxDOT's normal business hours are 8:00 a.m.-
5:00 p.m. (central time), Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that TxDOT and 
Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing licenses, 
permits, and approvals for the following highway project in the State 
of Texas: US 281, from Loop 1604 to Borgfeld Drive. The project will 
expand the US 281 to a six-

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lane expressway with partial access-controlled outer lanes. From Loop 
1604 to Stone Oak Parkway, the expressway lanes would include two non-
toll general purpose lanes with an auxiliary lane plus one managed lane 
in each direction. The expressway lanes would be situated between three 
partial access-controlled outer lanes in each direction, also known as 
frontage roads. From Stone Oak Parkway to Borgfeld Drive, US 281 would 
ultimately be expanded to a six-lane expressway (three managed lanes in 
each direction) with two non-toll outer lanes in each direction. The 
purpose of the project is to improve mobility and accessibility, 
enhance safety, and improve community quality of life.
    The actions by TxDOT and the Federal agencies, and the laws under 
which such actions were taken, are described in the final Environmental 
Impact Statement (EIS) issued on May 8, 2015 for the project, for which 
a Record of Decision (ROD) was issued on July 17, 2015, and in other 
documents in the TxDOT administrative record. The EIS, ROD, and other 
documents in the administrative record file are available by contacting 
TxDOT at the address provided above. The EIS and ROD may also be viewed 
and downloaded from the project Web site at http://www.411on281.com/us281eis/.
    This notice applies to all TxDOT decisions and 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 (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 
4321-4351]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109].
    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)-11]; 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].
    7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act [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]; TEA-21 Wetlands Mitigation [23 U.S.C. 103(b)(6)(m), 133(b)(11)]; 
Flood Disaster Protection Act [42 U.S.C. 4001-4128].
    8. 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 
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; E.O. 12372, Intergovernmental 
Review of Federal Programs.
    The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required 
by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or 
have been, carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a 
Memorandum of Understanding dated December 16, 2014, and executed by 
FHWA and TxDOT.

    Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1).

    Issued on: July 21, 2015.
Michael T. Leary,
Director, Planning and Program Development, Federal Highway 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-18308 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am]
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