Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Minnesota, 81414-81415 [2015-32520]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 81414 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 29, 2015 / Notices would consist of six travel lanes divided by a flushed median with a concrete barrier. The 16.53-mile-long proposed tolled facility is primarily on new location within a typical 300-foot ROW, which varies from 160 feet to 400 feet. Construction of the proposed project would be in three phases. Phase I construction would include a non-tolled facility from 0.45 mile east of SP 600 to FM 2557 (Stewart Road) along US 281 (Military Highway), including a gradeseparated interchange at the SH 365/US 281 (Military Highway) intersection, and a 0.70-mile one way, one-lane nontolled border safety inspection facility connector from US 281 (Military Road) to SP 29 (Veterans Boulevard). Phase II construction would include a 13.4-mile tolled facility from FM 396 (Anzalduas Highway) to US 281 (Military Highway). Phase III construction would include a 3.13-mile tolled facility from FM 1016 (Conway Avenue) to FM 396 (Anzalduas Highway), with transition westward past FM 1016 (Conway Avenue). The purpose of the project is to improve mobility and interconnectivity in the area, enhance safety, and reduce community disruption because of increasing freight traffic. 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) issued in June, 2015 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. The FONSI may also be viewed and downloaded from the project sponsor Web site at https://www.hcrma.net/ sh365.html. 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]. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:17 Dec 28, 2015 Jkt 238001 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: December 17, 2015. Michael T. Leary, Director, Planning and Program Development, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–32521 Filed 12–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00143 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Minnesota Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA. AGENCY: This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, Trunk Highway (TH) 1/169 in the vicinity of Eagles Nest Lake from approximately 0.1 miles west of Sixmile Road to approximately 0.1 mile east of Bradach Road in the County of St. Louis, Minnesota. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project. DATES: By this notice, the FHWA 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 27, 2016. 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 FHWA: William Lohr, FHWA Minnesota Division Office, 380 Jackson Street, Suite 500, Saint Paul, MN 55101, telephone at 651–291–6100, or via email at william.lohr@dot.gov. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., c.t. For the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT): Michael Kalnbach, Project Manager, MnDOT District 1 Duluth, 1123 Mesaba Ave, Duluth, MN 55811, telephone 218– 725–2700, email at michael.kalnbach@ state.mn.us. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., c.t. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FHWA 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 Minnesota: The proposed project will address deteriorating pavement conditions and provide safety improvements to a 5.7mile long segment of TH 1/169 in the vicinity of Eagles Nest lake from approximately 0.1 mile west of Sixmile Road to approximately 0.1 mile east of Bradach Road in rural Saint Louis County, Minnesota. Approximately 3.5 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 29, 2015 / Notices miles of the roadway at the east end of the project will be reconstructed on or directly adjacent to the existing roadway alignment, while the western approximately 2.2 miles will be constructed on new alignment south of the existing roadway. The actions by the agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the project, approved on December 11, 2014, in the FHWA Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) issued on November 3, 2015, and in other documents in the project records. The EA, FONSI, and other project records are available by contacting FHWA or the MnDOT at the addresses provided above. The Environmental Assessment (EA) can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at https:// www.dot.state.mn.us/d1/projects/ Hwy169eagles/EA-EAW.html, or obtained from any contact listed above. The FONSI may be obtained from any of the contacts listed above. This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions that are final 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 and 128). 2. Air: Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401– 7671q). 3. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531–1544). 4. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 470f); Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 (16 U.S.C. 470aa–470mm). 5. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act (Sections 319, 401, and 404 (33 U.S.C. 1251–1387); Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 401– 406); Wetlands Mitigation (23 U.S.C. 119(g) and 133(b)(14)). 6. Executive Orders (E.O.): 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; and E.O. 13112 Invasive Species. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:17 Dec 28, 2015 Jkt 238001 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 16, 2015. David J. Scott, Assistant Division Administrator, FHWA, Saint Paul, Minnesota. [FR Doc. 2015–32520 Filed 12–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0340] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). ACTION: Notice of applications for exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 55 individuals for exemption from the prohibition against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with ITDM to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before January 28, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA– 2015–0340 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket numbers for this notice. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00144 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 81415 see the Privacy Act heading below for further information. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to https:// www.regulations.gov at any time 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. The Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments on-line. 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), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64– 113, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for a 2-year 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. The 55 individuals listed in this notice have recently requested such an exemption from the diabetes prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b) (3), which applies to drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce. Accordingly, the Agency will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant to determine whether granting the exemption will achieve the required level of safety mandated by statute. II. Qualifications of Applicants William G. Adams Mr. Adams, 63, has had ITDM since 2015. His endocrinologist examined him E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 249 (Tuesday, December 29, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 81414-81415]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-32520]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in 
Minnesota

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions 
by FHWA.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA that are final 
within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a 
proposed highway project, Trunk Highway (TH) 1/169 in the vicinity of 
Eagles Nest Lake from approximately 0.1 miles west of Sixmile Road to 
approximately 0.1 mile east of Bradach Road in the County of St. Louis, 
Minnesota. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the 
project.

DATES: By this notice, the FHWA 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 27, 2016. 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 FHWA: William Lohr, FHWA Minnesota 
Division Office, 380 Jackson Street, Suite 500, Saint Paul, MN 55101, 
telephone at 651-291-6100, or via email at william.lohr@dot.gov. 
Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 
c.t. For the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT): Michael 
Kalnbach, Project Manager, MnDOT District 1 Duluth, 1123 Mesaba Ave, 
Duluth, MN 55811, telephone 218-725-2700, email at 
michael.kalnbach@state.mn.us. Regular office hours are Monday through 
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., c.t.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FHWA 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 Minnesota: The proposed project will address deteriorating 
pavement conditions and provide safety improvements to a 5.7-mile long 
segment of TH 1/169 in the vicinity of Eagles Nest lake from 
approximately 0.1 mile west of Sixmile Road to approximately 0.1 mile 
east of Bradach Road in rural Saint Louis County, Minnesota. 
Approximately 3.5

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miles of the roadway at the east end of the project will be 
reconstructed on or directly adjacent to the existing roadway 
alignment, while the western approximately 2.2 miles will be 
constructed on new alignment south of the existing roadway.
    The actions by the agencies, and the laws under which such actions 
were taken, are described in the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the 
project, approved on December 11, 2014, in the FHWA Finding of No 
Significant Impact (FONSI) issued on November 3, 2015, and in other 
documents in the project records. The EA, FONSI, and other project 
records are available by contacting FHWA or the MnDOT at the addresses 
provided above. The Environmental Assessment (EA) can be viewed and 
downloaded from the project Web site at https://www.dot.state.mn.us/d1/projects/Hwy169eagles/EA-EAW.html, or obtained from any contact listed 
above. The FONSI may be obtained from any of the contacts listed above.
    This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions that are final 
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 and 128).
    2. Air: Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401-7671q).
    3. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531-1544).
    4. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National 
Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 470f); 
Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 (16 U.S.C. 470aa-470mm).
    5. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act (Sections 319, 
401, and 404 (33 U.S.C. 1251-1387); Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 
U.S.C. 401-406); Wetlands Mitigation (23 U.S.C. 119(g) and 133(b)(14)).
    6. Executive Orders (E.O.): 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; and 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)

    Issued on: December 16, 2015.
David J. Scott,
Assistant Division Administrator, FHWA, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
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