Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on I-35 Northeast Expansion Project, Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe Counties, Texas, 45701 [2015-18313]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 147 / Friday, July 31, 2015 / Notices such actions were taken, are described in the final Environmental Assessment Federal Highway Administration (EA) for the project, for which a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions issued on July 2, 2015, and in other on I–35 Northeast Expansion Project, documents in the TxDOT administrative Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe record. The EA, FONSI, and other Counties, Texas documents in the administrative record file are available by contacting TxDOT AGENCY: Federal Highway at the address provided above. Administration (FHWA), U.S. DOT. This notice applies to all TxDOT ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions by TxDOT decisions and Federal agency decisions as of the issuance date of this notice and and Federal agencies. all laws under which such actions were SUMMARY: This notice announces actions taken, including but not limited to: 1. General: National Environmental taken by Texas Department of Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321– Transportation (TxDOT) and Federal 4351]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 agencies that are final within the U.S.C. 109]. meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The 2. Air: Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401– actions relate to a proposed highway 7671(q)]. project, I–35 Northeast Expansion 3. Land: Section 4(f) of the Project in Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe Department of Transportation Act of Counties, Texas. Those actions grant 1966 [49 U.S.C. 303]; Landscaping and licenses, permits, and approvals for the Scenic Enhancement (Wildflowers), 23 project. U.S.C. 319. DATES: By this notice, TxDOT is 4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act advising the public of final agency [16 U.S.C. 1531–1544 and Section actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A 1536]; Fish and Wildlife Coordination claim seeking judicial review of the Act [16 U.S.C. 661–667(d)]; Migratory Federal agency actions on the highway Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703–712]. project will be barred unless the claim 5. Historic and Cultural Resources: is filed on or before December 28, 2015. Section 106 of the National Historic If the Federal law that authorizes Preservation Act of 1966, as amended judicial review of a claim provides a [16 U.S.C. 470(f) et seq.]; Archeological time period of less than 150 days for Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 filing such claim, then that shorter time U.S.C. 470(aa)–11]; Archeological and period still applies. Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. 469–469(c)]; Native American Grave Carlos Swonke, P.G., Environmental Protection and Repatriation Act Affairs Division, Texas Department of (NAGPRA) [25 U.S.C. 3001–3013]. Transportation, 125 East 11th Street, 6. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Austin, Texas 78701; telephone: (512) Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000(d)– 416–2734; email: carlos.swonke@ 2000(d)(1)]; American Indian Religious txdot.gov. TxDOT normal business Freedom Act [42 U.S.C. 1996]; Farmland hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (central Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. time) Monday through Friday. 4201–4209]. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is 7. Wetlands and Water Resources: hereby given that TxDOT and Federal Clean Water Act [33 U.S.C. 1251–1377]; agencies have taken final agency actions Land and Water Conservation Fund by issuing licenses, permits, and (LWCF) [16 U.S.C. 4601–4604]; Safe approvals for the following highway Drinking Water Act (SDWA) [42 U.S.C. project in the State of Texas: I–35 300(f)–300(j)(6)]; Rivers and Harbors Act Northeast Expansion Project, Bexar, of 1899 [33 U.S.C. 401–406]; Wild and Comal and Guadalupe Counties, Texas. Scenic Rivers Act [16 U.S.C. 1271– The project will include the 1287]; Emergency Wetlands Resources construction of four elevated managed Act [16 U.S.C. 3921, 3931]; TEA–21 lanes (two in each direction) generally Wetlands Mitigation [23 U.S.C. between the existing I–35 mainlanes 103(b)(6)(m), 133(b)(11)]; Flood Disaster and frontage roads along I–35 from I– Protection Act [42 U.S.C. 4001–4128]. 8. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990, 410 South in San Antonio to FM 1103 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988, in Schertz. Direct connectors at the I– 35/I–410 South, I–35/I–410 West, and I– Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address 35/Loop 1604 interchanges and Environmental Justice in Minority operational improvements at the FM Populations and Low Income 2252, Old Wiederstein Road, and FM Populations; E.O. 11593, Protection and 1103 intersections are also included. Enhancement of Cultural Resources; The actions by TxDOT and the Federal E.O. 13007, Indian Sacred Sites; E.O. agencies, and the laws under which asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Jul 30, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45701 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, 2105. Michael T. Leary, Director, Planning and Program Development, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–18313 Filed 7–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Rescinding the Notice of Intent for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS): Blair Bypass, Washington County, Nebraska Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Rescind Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS. AGENCY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent (NOI) for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement to study a bypass route around the City of Blair, in Washington County, Nebraska, is being rescinded [project number S–89(17)]. The NOI was published in the Federal Register on June 2, 2004. A Draft Environmental Impact Statement was not released. This rescission is based on a lack of available funding for the full corridor proposal, which has led to the reduction in the scope of the study and a refinement of the methods to identify and assess alternatives. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Maiefski, Program Delivery Team Lead, FHWA, Nebraska Division, 100 Centennial Mall North, Room 220, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508, Telephone: (402) 742–8473. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in cooperation with the City of Blair, Nebraska and the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) initiated E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on I-35 Northeast 
Expansion Project, Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe Counties, 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, I-35 Northeast Expansion Project in Bexar, Comal and 
Guadalupe Counties, 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 normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 
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: I-35 Northeast Expansion Project, Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe 
Counties, Texas. The project will include the construction of four 
elevated managed lanes (two in each direction) generally between the 
existing I-35 mainlanes and frontage roads along I-35 from I-410 South 
in San Antonio to FM 1103 in Schertz. Direct connectors at the I-35/I-
410 South, I-35/I-410 West, and I-35/Loop 1604 interchanges and 
operational improvements at the FM 2252, Old Wiederstein Road, and FM 
1103 intersections are also included. The actions by TxDOT and the 
Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are 
described in the final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the project, 
for which a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was issued on July 
2, 2015, and in other documents in the TxDOT administrative record. The 
EA, FONSI, and other documents in the administrative record file are 
available by contacting TxDOT at the address provided above.
    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, 2105.
Michael T. Leary,
Director, Planning and Program Development, Federal Highway 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-18313 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am]
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