Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California, 8327-8328 [2016-03306]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 32 / Thursday, February 18, 2016 / Notices In a decision served on February 12, 2016, we proposed to adopt 1.014 (1.4% per year) as the measure of average change in railroad productivity for the 2010–2014 (fiveyear) averaging period. This value represents an increase of 0.7% from the average for the 2009–2013 period. The Board’s February 12, 2016 decision in this proceeding stated that comments may be filed addressing any perceived data and computational errors in the Board’s calculation. It also stated that, if there were no further action taken by the Board, the proposed productivity adjustment would become effective on March 1, 2016. DATES: The productivity adjustment is effective March 1, 2016. Comments are due by February 24, 2016. ADDRESSES: Send comments (an original and 10 copies) referring to Docket No. EP 290 (Sub-No. 4) to: Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Smith, (202) 245–0322. Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired, (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the Board’s decision, which is available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Copies of the decision may be purchased by contacting the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0236. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS at (800) 877–8339. SUMMARY: Decided: February 12, 2016 By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Miller, and Commissioner Begeman. Tia Delano, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–03347 Filed 2–17–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 55 (Sub-No. 753X)] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES CSX Transportation, Inc.— Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Harlan County, KY CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service to discontinue service over an approximately 1.6-mile rail line on its Southern Region, Huntington Division, CV Subdivision, Engineering Appalachian Division, also known as the Merna Spur from milepost 0MV 248.5 to milepost 0MV 250.1, in Harlan VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Feb 17, 2016 Jkt 238001 County, Ky. (the Line). The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 40818, and includes the station of Creech (FSAC 43739/OPSL 20395) at milepost 0MV 250. CSXT has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) because the Line is not a through line, no overhead traffic has operated, and, therefore, none needs to be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the Line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the Line is pending either with the Surface Transportation Board or any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of a complainant within the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication) and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the discontinuance of service shall be protected under Oregon Short Line Railroad—Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed. Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of financial assistance (OFA) to subsidize continued rail service has been received, this exemption will become effective on March 19, 2016, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA to subsidize continued rail service under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) 1 must be filed by February 29, 2016.2 Petitions to reopen must be filed by March 9, 2016, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to CSXT’s representative: Louis E. Gitomer, Law Offices of Louis E. Gitomer, LLC, 600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204. 1 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,600. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 2 Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment, interim trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Because there will be an environmental review during abandonment, this discontinuance does not require an environmental review. PO 00000 Frm 00155 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8327 If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ Decided: February 12, 2016. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Brendetta S. Jones, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–03356 Filed 2–17–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. AGENCY: The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, Centennial Corridor Project on State Route 58 from Cottonwood Road to Interstate 5 and State Route 99 from Wilson Road to Gilmore Avenue in the County of Kern, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project. DATES: By this notice, the FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is advising the public of final agency actions subject to 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 July 18, 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: Jennifer H. Taylor, Office Chief, California Department of Transportation District 6, 855 M Street, Suite 200, Fresno, CA 93721, during normal business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Telephone number (888) 404– 6375, email: Jennifer.taylor@dot.ca.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, the FHWA assigned, and the Caltrans assumed environmental responsibilities for this project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Notice is hereby given that Caltrans has taken final agency SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 8328 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 32 / Thursday, February 18, 2016 / Notices actions subject to U.S.C § 139(l)(1) by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the Centennial Corridor Project in the State of California. Caltrans, in cooperation with the City of Bakersfield, proposes to construct a freeway on a new alignment for State Route 58 and make improvements to the existing State Route 99. The new alignment for State Route 58 will provide a continuous route along State Route 58 from Cottonwood Road (post mile R55.6) on existing State Route 58 (East), east of State Route 99 to Interstate 5 (post mile T31.7). Improvements to State Route 99 from Wilson Road (post mile 21.2) to Gilmore Avenue (post mile 26.2) will also be required for the connection with State Route 58. The project is intended to provide route continuity and associated traffic congestion relief. The Federal ID number for the Centennial Corridor Project is NCIIP 5109 (106). The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the project, approved on December 4, 2015, in the Record of Decision (ROD) issued on February 8, 2016, and in other documents in the FHWA project records. The FEIS, ROD and other project records are available by contacting Caltrans at the address provided above. The Caltrans FEIS and ROD can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at: http://dot. ca.gov/dist6/environmental/projects/ centennial/Environmental Documents.html or viewed at public libraries in the project area. This notice applies to all 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. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321–4351]; FederalAid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109 and 23 U.S.C. 128]. 2. Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401– 7671(q)]. 3. Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act of 1966 [49 U.S.C. 303]. 4. 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. 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. Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) [16 U.S.C. 4601–4604]; Clean Water Act 33 U.S.C. 1251–1387. 7. Farmland Protection Policy Act [7 U.S.C. 4201–4209 and its regulations]. 8. 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. 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: February 11, 2016. Gary Sweeten, North Team Leader, Project Delivery, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2016–03306 Filed 2–17–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) FY 2016 Funding Round Funding Opportunity Title: Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) inviting Applications for Financial Assistance (FA) awards or Technical Assistance (TA) grants under the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) fiscal year (FY) 2016 Funding Round. Announcement Type: Announcement of funding opportunity. Funding Opportunity Number: CDFI– 2016–FATA. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 21.020. KEY DATES: TABLE 1—FY 2016 CDFI PROGRAM FUNDING ROUND CRITICAL DEADLINES FOR APPLICANTS Description Deadline Time (eastern daylight time—EDT) Submission method CDFI Certification Applications .................. March 18, 2016 ................. 5:00 p.m. EDT ................... SF424 (Application for Federal Assistance). Last day to contact CDFI Program staff ... March 18, 2016 ................. 11:59 p.m. EDT ................. Award Management Information System (AMIS). Electronically via Grants.gov. April 15, 2016 .................... 5:00 p.m. EDT ................... April 18, 2016 .................... 11:59 p.m. EDT ................. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES CDFI Program Application for Financial Assistance (FA) or Technical Assistance (TA). Executive Summary: Through the CDFI Program, the CDFI Fund provides (i) FA awards of up to $2 million to Certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to build their financial capacity to lend to their Target Markets, and (ii) TA grants of up to $125,000 to build Certified, Certifiable, and Emerging CDFIs’ organizational capacity to serve their Target Markets. All awards provided VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Feb 17, 2016 Jkt 238001 through this NOFA are subject to funding availability. I. Program Description A. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 32 (Thursday, February 18, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8327-8328]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-03306]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in 
California

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions 
by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), pursuant to 
23 U.S.C. 327.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to 
announce actions taken by Caltrans that are final within the meaning of 
23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, 
Centennial Corridor Project on State Route 58 from Cottonwood Road to 
Interstate 5 and State Route 99 from Wilson Road to Gilmore Avenue in 
the County of Kern, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, 
permits, and approvals for the project.

DATES: By this notice, the FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is advising the 
public of final agency actions subject to U.S.C Sec.  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 
July 18, 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: Jennifer H. Taylor, Office Chief, 
California Department of Transportation District 6, 855 M Street, Suite 
200, Fresno, CA 93721, during normal business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m., Telephone number (888) 404-6375, email: 
Jennifer.taylor@dot.ca.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, the FHWA assigned, 
and the Caltrans assumed environmental responsibilities for this 
project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Notice is hereby given that Caltrans 
has taken final agency

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actions subject to U.S.C Sec.  139(l)(1) by issuing licenses, permits, 
and approvals for the Centennial Corridor Project in the State of 
California.
    Caltrans, in cooperation with the City of Bakersfield, proposes to 
construct a freeway on a new alignment for State Route 58 and make 
improvements to the existing State Route 99. The new alignment for 
State Route 58 will provide a continuous route along State Route 58 
from Cottonwood Road (post mile R55.6) on existing State Route 58 
(East), east of State Route 99 to Interstate 5 (post mile T31.7). 
Improvements to State Route 99 from Wilson Road (post mile 21.2) to 
Gilmore Avenue (post mile 26.2) will also be required for the 
connection with State Route 58. The project is intended to provide 
route continuity and associated traffic congestion relief. The Federal 
ID number for the Centennial Corridor Project is NCIIP 5109 (106).
    The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such 
actions were taken, are described in the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement (FEIS) for the project, approved on December 4, 2015, in the 
Record of Decision (ROD) issued on February 8, 2016, and in other 
documents in the FHWA project records. The FEIS, ROD and other project 
records are available by contacting Caltrans at the address provided 
above. The Caltrans FEIS and ROD can be viewed and downloaded from the 
project Web site at: http://dot.ca.gov/dist6/environmental/projects/centennial/EnvironmentalDocuments.html or viewed at public libraries in 
the project area. This notice applies to all 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. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321-4351]; 
Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109 and 23 U.S.C. 128].
    2. Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401-7671(q)].
    3. Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act of 
1966 [49 U.S.C. 303].
    4. 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. 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. Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) [16 U.S.C. 4601-4604]; 
Clean Water Act 33 U.S.C. 1251-1387.
    7. Farmland Protection Policy Act [7 U.S.C. 4201-4209 and its 
regulations].
    8. 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. 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: February 11, 2016.
Gary Sweeten,
North Team Leader, Project Delivery, Federal Highway Administration, 
Sacramento, California.
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