Notice of Availability of Southwest Light Rail Transit Project Amended Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation, 1288 [2016-267]

Download as PDF 1288 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 6 / Monday, January 11, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Notice of Availability of Southwest Light Rail Transit Project Amended Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments on the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project Amended Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation. AGENCY: This notice announces the availability of the Southwest Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project Amended Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation, which includes preliminary Section 4(f) de minimis impact determinations for two newly identified Section 4(f) properties. DATES: By this notice, FTA requests that comments to the Amended Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation must be received by February 25, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Loster, FTA Regional Counsel at (312) 353–3869, kathryn.loster@ dot.gov; Maya Sarna, FTA Office of Environmental Programs at (202) 366– 5811, maya.sarna@dot.gov. Comments may be submitted to Nani Jacobson, Assistant Director, Environmental and Agreements, Metro Transit-Southwest LRT Project Office, 6465 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 500, St. Louis Park, MN 55426 or via email at swlrt@ metrotransit.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the FTA is releasing an Amended Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation (Amended Evaluation) for the Southwest LRT Project (Project), evaluating two additional Section 4(f) properties in the City of Minnetonka, Minnesota. Federal Lead Agency: FTA. Project Sponsor: Metropolitan Council. Project Description: The proposed project is a 14.5-mile light rail transit service that would connect downtown Minneapolis to the southwestern region of the metropolitan area through the cities of St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, and Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The Amended Evaluation includes FTA’s preliminary determination of de minimis impact on two park properties located within the City of Minnetonka, Minnesota. Pursuant to 23 CFR 774.5, FTA requests public and agency comments only on the two properties discussed in Amended Evaluation. Comments received on the Amended Evaluation and the preliminary Section 4(f) de minimis impact determinations will be mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Jan 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 included, and responded to, in the Project’s Final EIS, which will include the Southwest LRT Final Section 4(f) Evaluation. To obtain a copy of the Amended Evaluation, please visit the Project’s Web site at www.swlrt.org or by request by contacting Nani Jacobson at swlrt@ metrotransit.org or Maya Sarna at maya.sarna@dot.gov. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 303. Issued on: January 11, 2016. Marisol Simon, Regional Administrator, FTA, Chicago, Illinois. [FR Doc. 2016–267 Filed 1–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2015–0121] Developing Evidence Based Fatigue Risk Management Guidelines for Emergency Medical Services National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is announcing a meeting that will be held in Washington, DC on February 2nd, 2016 to announce a new initiative and accept comments from the public about the development of voluntary evidencebased guidelines (EBGs) for fatigue risk management tailored to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) occupation. The meeting will include presentations by NHTSA and the project team. These presentations will address the following: (1) A brief overview of the potential dangers of drowsy and fatigued driving and the work of EMS practitioners, including the risk of traffic crashes and providing patient care; (2) a summary of the project goals and methods for coming to consensus on EBG fatigue risk management guidelines, (3) the plan for dissemination of EBGs, and (4) additional project related activities and information. Due to space limitations, attendance at the meeting is limited to invited participants and those who register in advance. Time for comment and questions from attendees will be included. Written comments can also be made on http://www.regulations.gov. DATES: The meeting will be held on February 2nd, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The meeting will be held in the Conference Center of the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. J. Stephen Higgins, Telephone: 202– 366–3976; email address: james.higgins@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is announcing a meeting that will be held in Washington, DC on February 2nd, 2016 to announce a new initiative and accept comments from the public about the development of voluntary evidencebased guidelines (EBGs) for fatigue risk management tailored to the EMS occupation. This initiative (http://www. ems.gov/pdf/nemsac/2013/NEMSACAdvisoryFatigueJan2013.pdf) was started at the behest of the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee (NEMSAC), a congressionally authorized Federal Advisory Committee; sponsored by NHTSA; and the work performed by the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO). The fatigue risk management guidelines for the EMS community will be developed by an interdisciplinary team of sleep and fatigue scientists, Evidence Based Guideline (EBG) development specialists, and experts in emergency medicine and EMS. Final results and dissemination are expected within the next two years. The evidence based fatigue risk management guidelines will be widely disseminated across the EMS community through publications, presentations, and at national stakeholder meetings. The meeting will be attended by members of the project team, the EBG panel, members of the public, and members of the EMS community. The meeting will begin with short presentations by NHTSA staff and the project team discussing the dangers of drowsy and fatigued driving and work, a summary of the project goals and methods for coming to consensus on the guidelines, the eventual dissemination of the guidelines, and additional project related activities. A majority of the time in the meeting will be set aside to accept questions and comments from the registered attendees after the brief initial presentations. This is to ensure that the voluntary fatigue risk management guidelines will address the needs of the entire and diverse EMS community. Due to space limitations, attendance at the meeting is limited to invited participants and those who register in advance. All attendees must bring ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration


Notice of Availability of Southwest Light Rail Transit Project 
Amended Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments on the 
Southwest Light Rail Transit Project Amended Draft Section 4(f) 
Evaluation.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of the Southwest Light 
Rail Transit (LRT) Project Amended Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation, which 
includes preliminary Section 4(f) de minimis impact determinations for 
two newly identified Section 4(f) properties.

DATES: By this notice, FTA requests that comments to the Amended Draft 
Section 4(f) Evaluation must be received by February 25, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Loster, FTA Regional Counsel 
at (312) 353-3869, kathryn.loster@dot.gov; Maya Sarna, FTA Office of 
Environmental Programs at (202) 366-5811, maya.sarna@dot.gov. Comments 
may be submitted to Nani Jacobson, Assistant Director, Environmental 
and Agreements, Metro Transit-Southwest LRT Project Office, 6465 
Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 500, St. Louis Park, MN 55426 or via email at 
swlrt@metrotransit.org.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the FTA is 
releasing an Amended Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation (Amended Evaluation) 
for the Southwest LRT Project (Project), evaluating two additional 
Section 4(f) properties in the City of Minnetonka, Minnesota.
    Federal Lead Agency: FTA.
    Project Sponsor: Metropolitan Council.
    Project Description: The proposed project is a 14.5-mile light rail 
transit service that would connect downtown Minneapolis to the 
southwestern region of the metropolitan area through the cities of St. 
Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, and Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The 
Amended Evaluation includes FTA's preliminary determination of de 
minimis impact on two park properties located within the City of 
Minnetonka, Minnesota. Pursuant to 23 CFR 774.5, FTA requests public 
and agency comments only on the two properties discussed in Amended 
Evaluation. Comments received on the Amended Evaluation and the 
preliminary Section 4(f) de minimis impact determinations will be 
included, and responded to, in the Project's Final EIS, which will 
include the Southwest LRT Final Section 4(f) Evaluation.
    To obtain a copy of the Amended Evaluation, please visit the 
Project's Web site at www.swlrt.org or by request by contacting Nani 
Jacobson at swlrt@metrotransit.org or Maya Sarna at maya.sarna@dot.gov.

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 303.

    Issued on: January 11, 2016.
Marisol Simon,
Regional Administrator, FTA, Chicago, Illinois.
[FR Doc. 2016-267 Filed 1-8-16; 8:45 am]
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