Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects, 68897-68898 [2015-28319]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 215 / Friday, November 6, 2015 / Notices is effective as of November 19, 2015 and will expire on November 19, 2017. As of November 20, 2015, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 22 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce. (71 FR 58464; 71 FR 67201): John N. Anderson (MN) Allan C. Boyum (MN) Terry L. Brantley (NC) Steven E. Brechting (MI) Scott A. Carlson (WI) Joseph L. Coggins (SC) Stephanie D. Fry (WY) Robert W. Gaultney, Jr. (MD) Paul T. Kubish (WI) David M. Levy (NY) Sterling C. Madsen (UT) David F. Morin (CA) Jeffrey J. Morinelli (NE) Ronald D. Murphy (WV) Charles B. Page (PA) John A. Remaklus (OH) Michael D. Schooler (IN) Arthur L. Stapleton, Jr. (OH) Carolyn J. Taylor (IN) Jeffrey M. Thew (WA) Barney J. Wade (MS) Dennis D. Wade (IL) The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA–2006–2575. Their exemptions are effective as of November 20, 2015 and will expire on November 20, 2017. As of November 22, 2015, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following individual, Steven R. Auger (NH), has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (76 FR 63295; 76 FR 76400). The driver was included in Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0189. The exemption is effective as of November 22, 2015 and will expire on November 22, 2017. Each of the 90 drivers in the aforementioned groups qualifies for a renewal of the exemption. They have maintained their required medical monitoring and have not exhibited any medical issues that would compromise their ability to safely operate a CMV during the previous 2-year exemption period. These factors provide an adequate basis for predicting each driver’s ability to continue to drive safely in interstate commerce. Therefore, FMCSA concludes that extending the exemption for each of the 90 drivers for a period of two years is likely to achieve a level of safety equal to that existing without the exemption. The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA– VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Nov 05, 2015 Jkt 238001 2006–2575; FMCSA–2011–0193; FMCSA–2011–0194; FMCSA–2013– 0183; FMCSA–2013–0186; FMCSA– 2013–0188; FMCSA–2013–0189. Request for Comments FMCSA will review comments received at any time concerning a particular driver’s safety record and determine if the continuation of the exemption is consistent with the requirements at 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315. However, FMCSA requests that interested parties with specific data concerning the safety records of these drivers submit comments by December 7, 2015. FMCSA believes that the requirements for a renewal of an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 can be satisfied by initially granting the renewal and then requesting and evaluating, if needed, subsequent comments submitted by interested parties. As indicated above, the Agency previously published notices of final disposition announcing its decision to exempt these 90 individuals from rule prohibiting persons with ITDM from operating CMVs in interstate commerce in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3). The final decision to grant an exemption to each of these individuals was made on the merits of each case and made only after careful consideration of the comments received to its notices of applications. The notices of applications stated in detail the medical condition of each applicant for an exemption from rule prohibiting persons with ITDM from operating CMVs in interstate commerce. That information is available by consulting the above cited Federal Register publications. Interested parties or organizations possessing information that would otherwise show that any, or all, of these drivers are not currently achieving the statutory level of safety should immediately notify FMCSA. The Agency will evaluate any adverse evidence submitted and, if safety is being compromised or if continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA will take immediate steps to revoke the exemption of a driver. Submitting Comments You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. FMCSA recommends that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a phone number in the body of your document so that FMCSA can contact you if there PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68897 are questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket numbers FMCSA–2006–2575; FMCSA–2011– 0193; FMCSA–2011–0194; FMCSA– 2013–0183; FMCSA–2013–0186; FMCSA–2013–0188; FMCSA–2013– 0189 and click the search button. When the new screen appears, click on the blue ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button on the right hand side of the page. On the new page, enter information required including the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change this proposed rule based on your comments. FMCSA may issue a final rule at any time after the close of the comment period. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this preamble, To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket number FMCSA–2006–2575; FMCSA–2011– 0193; FMCSA–2011–0194; FMCSA– 2013–0183; FMCSA–2013–0186; FMCSA–2013–0188; FMCSA–2013– 0189 and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ and you will find all documents and comments related to the proposed rulemaking. Issued on: October 29, 2015. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–28316 Filed 11–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 68898 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 215 / Friday, November 6, 2015 / Notices for projects in Albuquerque, NM, Chicago, IL, and Tempe, AZ. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject projects and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions. DATES: By this notice, FTA is advising the public of final agency actions subject to Section 139(l) of Title 23, United States Code (U.S.C.). A claim seeking judicial review of FTA actions announced herein for the listed public transportation projects will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before April 4, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy-Ellen Zusman, Assistant Chief Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, (312) 353–2577 or Terence Plaskon, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Environmental Programs, (202) 366–0442. FTA is located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FTA has taken final agency actions by issuing certain approvals for the public transportation projects listed below. The actions on the projects, as well as the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the documentation issued in connection with the projects to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and in other documents in the FTA administrative record for the projects. Interested parties may contact either the project sponsor or the relevant FTA Regional Office for more information on each project. Contact information for FTA’s Regional Offices may be found at http://www.fta.dot.gov. This notice applies to all FTA decisions on the listed projects as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including, but not limited to, NEPA [42 U.S.C. 4321–4375], Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 [49 U.S.C. 303], Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 470f], and the Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401–7671q]. This notice does not, however, alter or extend the limitation period for challenges of project decisions subject to previous notices published in the Federal Register. The projects and actions that are the subject of this notice are: 1. Project name and location: Albuquerque Rapid Transit, Albuquerque, NM. Project sponsor: The City of Albuquerque. Project VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Nov 05, 2015 Jkt 238001 description: The proposed project would provide bus rapid transit service from the Unser Transit Center on the west side of Albuquerque to Tramway Boulevard on the east side, an overall length of approximately 14 miles, and construct exclusive lanes for rapid vehicles from Coors Boulevard to Louisiana Boulevard, a distance of approximately 8.75 miles. The project would also construct 20 stations, including 15 median stations and five curbside platforms. Final agency actions: No use determination of Section 4(f) resources; Section 106 finding of no adverse effect; projectlevel air quality conformity; and determination of documented categorical exclusion. Supporting documentation: Documented categorical exclusion pursuant to 23 CFR 771.118(d), dated August 26, 2015. 2. Project name and location: Lawrence to Bryn Mawr Modernization Project, Chicago, IL. Project sponsor: Chicago Transit Authority. Project description: The proposed project would replace the Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn, and Bryn Mawr stations and approximately 1.3 miles of rail transit structural infrastructure on the Red and Purple lines in the Uptown and Edgewater community areas of Chicago. Final agency actions: Section 4(f) determination; a Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement, dated September 28, 2015; project-level air quality conformity; and Finding of No Significant Impact, dated October 1, 2015. Supporting documentation: Environmental Assessment, dated April 29, 2015. 3. Project name and location: RedPurple Bypass Project, Chicago, IL. Project sponsor: Chicago Transit Authority. Project description: The proposed project would construct a fifth track bypass for the northbound Brown Line at Clark Junction, just north of Belmont station, and reconstruct approximately 0.3 miles of the mainline Red and Purple line tracks from Belmont station on the south to the stretch of track between Newport and Cornelia Avenues on the north. The bypass would provide a grade-separated junction allowing northbound Brown Line trains to cross unimpeded over and above north- and southbound Red Line tracks, as well as southbound Purple Line tracks, on a new aerial structure. Final agency actions: Section 4(f) determination; a Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement, dated September 28, 2015; project-level air quality conformity; and Finding of No Significant Impact, dated October 29, 2015. Supporting documentation: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Environmental Assessment, dated May 19, 2015. 4. Project name and location: Tempe Streetcar, Tempe, AZ. Project sponsor: Valley Metro. Project description: The proposed project is an approximately three-mile long streetcar line that connects the emerging commercial district of Rio Salado Parkway along the Tempe Town Lake waterfront with Downtown Tempe and Arizona State University’s main campus along Apache Boulevard to the Dorsey/Apache Boulevard light rail station. Final agency actions: No use determination of Section 4(f) resources; Section 106 finding of no adverse effect; projectlevel air quality conformity; and Finding of No Significant Impact, dated October 27, 2015. Supporting documentation: Environmental Assessment, dated July 2015. Lucy Garliauskas, Associate Administrator Planning and Environment. [FR Doc. 2015–28319 Filed 11–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2015–0211; Notice No. 15–22] Hazardous Materials: Notice of Suspension of Del-Med, Inc., Edison, NJ for DOT–SP 8308 Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of suspension. AGENCY: This provides notice that transportation under the terms of DOT– SP 8308 has been suspended for DelMed, Inc. formerly located in Edison, NJ. DATES: The suspension discussed in this notice was effective October 21, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ryan Paquet, Director, Approvals and Permits Division, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, (202) 366–4535, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOT–SP 8308 authorizes the transportation in commerce of certain radioactive materials aboard highway vehicles when the combined transport index (TI) exceeds 50 or the separation criteria cannot be met. Paragraph 12.d. of DOT– SP 8308 requires quarterly reporting of: (i) The results of the radiation dosimetry program; (ii) a description of activities SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 215 (Friday, November 6, 2015)]
[Notices]
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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 Transit Administration


Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation 
Projects

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the 
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

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for projects in Albuquerque, NM, Chicago, IL, and Tempe, AZ. The 
purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental 
decisions by FTA on the subject projects and to activate the limitation 
on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions.

DATES: By this notice, FTA is advising the public of final agency 
actions subject to Section 139(l) of Title 23, United States Code 
(U.S.C.). A claim seeking judicial review of FTA actions announced 
herein for the listed public transportation projects will be barred 
unless the claim is filed on or before April 4, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy-Ellen Zusman, Assistant Chief 
Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, (312) 353-2577 or Terence Plaskon, 
Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Environmental Programs, 
(202) 366-0442. FTA is located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FTA has taken 
final agency actions by issuing certain approvals for the public 
transportation projects listed below. The actions on the projects, as 
well as the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in 
the documentation issued in connection with the projects to comply with 
the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and in other documents in 
the FTA administrative record for the projects. Interested parties may 
contact either the project sponsor or the relevant FTA Regional Office 
for more information on each project. Contact information for FTA's 
Regional Offices may be found at http://www.fta.dot.gov.
    This notice applies to all FTA decisions on the listed projects as 
of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such 
actions were taken, including, but not limited to, NEPA [42 U.S.C. 
4321-4375], Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 
1966 [49 U.S.C. 303], Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation 
Act [16 U.S.C. 470f], and the Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401-7671q]. 
This notice does not, however, alter or extend the limitation period 
for challenges of project decisions subject to previous notices 
published in the Federal Register. The projects and actions that are 
the subject of this notice are:
    1. Project name and location: Albuquerque Rapid Transit, 
Albuquerque, NM. Project sponsor: The City of Albuquerque. Project 
description: The proposed project would provide bus rapid transit 
service from the Unser Transit Center on the west side of Albuquerque 
to Tramway Boulevard on the east side, an overall length of 
approximately 14 miles, and construct exclusive lanes for rapid 
vehicles from Coors Boulevard to Louisiana Boulevard, a distance of 
approximately 8.75 miles. The project would also construct 20 stations, 
including 15 median stations and five curbside platforms. Final agency 
actions: No use determination of Section 4(f) resources; Section 106 
finding of no adverse effect; project-level air quality conformity; and 
determination of documented categorical exclusion. Supporting 
documentation: Documented categorical exclusion pursuant to 23 CFR 
771.118(d), dated August 26, 2015.
    2. Project name and location: Lawrence to Bryn Mawr Modernization 
Project, Chicago, IL. Project sponsor: Chicago Transit Authority. 
Project description: The proposed project would replace the Lawrence, 
Argyle, Berwyn, and Bryn Mawr stations and approximately 1.3 miles of 
rail transit structural infrastructure on the Red and Purple lines in 
the Uptown and Edgewater community areas of Chicago. Final agency 
actions: Section 4(f) determination; a Section 106 Memorandum of 
Agreement, dated September 28, 2015; project-level air quality 
conformity; and Finding of No Significant Impact, dated October 1, 
2015. Supporting documentation: Environmental Assessment, dated April 
29, 2015.
    3. Project name and location: Red-Purple Bypass Project, Chicago, 
IL. Project sponsor: Chicago Transit Authority. Project description: 
The proposed project would construct a fifth track bypass for the 
northbound Brown Line at Clark Junction, just north of Belmont station, 
and reconstruct approximately 0.3 miles of the mainline Red and Purple 
line tracks from Belmont station on the south to the stretch of track 
between Newport and Cornelia Avenues on the north. The bypass would 
provide a grade-separated junction allowing northbound Brown Line 
trains to cross unimpeded over and above north- and southbound Red Line 
tracks, as well as southbound Purple Line tracks, on a new aerial 
structure. Final agency actions: Section 4(f) determination; a Section 
106 Memorandum of Agreement, dated September 28, 2015; project-level 
air quality conformity; and Finding of No Significant Impact, dated 
October 29, 2015. Supporting documentation: Environmental Assessment, 
dated May 19, 2015.
    4. Project name and location: Tempe Streetcar, Tempe, AZ. Project 
sponsor: Valley Metro. Project description: The proposed project is an 
approximately three-mile long streetcar line that connects the emerging 
commercial district of Rio Salado Parkway along the Tempe Town Lake 
waterfront with Downtown Tempe and Arizona State University's main 
campus along Apache Boulevard to the Dorsey/Apache Boulevard light rail 
station. Final agency actions: No use determination of Section 4(f) 
resources; Section 106 finding of no adverse effect; project-level air 
quality conformity; and Finding of No Significant Impact, dated October 
27, 2015. Supporting documentation: Environmental Assessment, dated 
July 2015.

Lucy Garliauskas,
Associate Administrator Planning and Environment.
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