Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Transportation Project in Washington State, 26618-26619 [2016-10284]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 26618 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 85 / Tuesday, May 3, 2016 / Notices the number of TPM related surveys to 4 over a number of years: • National TPM Implementation Review Survey (Baseline): 2016 • State-of-the-Practice Questionnaires: 2018 • National TPM Implementation Review Survey (Follow-up): 2020 • State-of-the-Practice Questionnaires: 2022 After each survey or questionnaire, FHWA and its stakeholders will explore how to better align the information collection requests with yet-to-be determined performance management reporting processes. The information will be collected from State, metropolitan, regional, local, and/or tribal transportation agencies via internet-based questionnaires or web applications and will be used to help FHWA and its partner organizations do the following: • Strategically plan to meet ever growing demand for TPM technical assistance needs; • Develop and refine TPM policy and guidance based on stakeholder feedback; • Channel resources to meet capacity development and training needs; and • Identify and prioritize TPM research needs. Lastly, as part of FHWA’s ongoing technical assistance efforts, a TPM Toolbox is being created to help FHWA’s partners self-assess and benchmark their TPM implementation progress, capabilities, and gaps. The TPM Toolbox will also help FHWA streamline the integration and administration of all the efforts described above. To maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the TPM Toolbox, FHWA will collect business contact and organizational demographic (size of organization, location, etc.) information along with the responses submitted as part of the TPM Toolbox’s self-assessment applications. Respondents: The 975 respondents estimate is based on soliciting input from 52 STA, 409 MPOS, and a sampling of other State and local transportation entities. In most cases, only STAs and MPOs will be surveyed. Frequency: Agencies will be solicited to provide information via a survey 1 time every two years. Additionally, transportation agencies may submit information more frequently by using the TPM Toolbox’s self-assessment tool. Estimated Average Burden per Response: The estimated average annual burden hours is up to 20 hours per response during a year with a survey/ questionnaire request. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: The estimated total annual VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 May 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 burden hours for all respondents is estimated to be 19,500 burden hours (975 respondents × 20 burden hours) per year with survey/questionnaire requests. Professional Staff Time during a Survey Year: • 20 hours/respondent × 975 respondents × 1 questionnaire during a survey year = 19,500 hours. Clerical Staff Time during a Survey Year: • 2 hours/respondent × 975 respondents × 1 questionnaire during a survey year = 1,950 hours. The aggregated associated salary cost to all respondents (975) during a survey year is estimated to be $1,032,213 based on an average salary of $38 per hour (approximately $79,000 per year) for professional staff and $18 per hour (approximately $37,000 per year) for clerical staff. Disaggregated, the total average annual cost per respondent during a survey year is estimated to be $1,058.68. The burden hours and costs are illustrated below. Professional Staff Cost during a Survey Year: • All respondents: 19,500 hours × $38 per hour = $741,000. Æ Per respondent: (20 × $38 = $760). Clerical Staff Cost during a Survey Year: • All respondents: 1,950 hours × $18 per hour = $35,100. Æ Per respondent (2 hours × $18 per hour = $36). Total Annual Cost during a Survey Year: • Subtotal Direct Salaries (Professional + Clerical) $776,100. • Overhead/fringe benefits at 33%: $256,113. • Total annual respondents cost during survey year: $1,032,213. Æ Total average annual cost per respondent during survey year: $1,058.68. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the U.S. DOT’s performance, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the U.S. DOT’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized, including the use of electronic technology, without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued on: April 27, 2016. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–10296 Filed 5–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Transportation Project in Washington State Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA and Other Federal Agencies. AGENCY: This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to the I–5 interchange with NW., 319th Street/La Center Road (La Center Interchange Improvements) Project in the State of Washington. The action by FHWA is the Record of Decision (ROD) that selects improvements to the I–5 La Center Interchange as traffic mitigation measures for construction of the Cowlitz Reservation Development. The Cowlitz Reservation Development was the subject of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) ROD of April 2013. Actions by other Federal agencies include issuing amendments to previously issued permits. DATES: By this notice, 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 listed highway project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before September 30, 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, contact Liana Liu, Area Engineer, North Central and South Central Region, Federal Highway Administration, 711 South Capital Way, Suite 501, Olympia, WA 98501–0943, telephone at 360–753–9553, or via email at Liana.Liu@dot.gov. Regular office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., p.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 85 / Tuesday, May 3, 2016 / Notices contact Barb Aberle, Environmental Manager, Southwest Region, Washington State Department of Transportation, 11018 NE 51st Circle, Vancouver, WA 98682, telephone at 360–905–2186, or via email at AberleB@wsdot.wa.gov. Regular office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., p.t., Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the FHWA and other Federal agencies have taken final agency actions related to the I–5 Interchange with NW., 319th Street/La Center Road (La Center Interchange Improvements) Project in the State of Washington. The BIA prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), released on April 12, 2008, and Final EIS (FEIS) on May 30, 2008, for proposed improvements to the I–5 NW., 319th Street/La Center Road Interchange. The BIA issued an ROD for the project on December 17, 2010, which approved the Cowlitz Reservation Development and adopted mitigation measures recommended within the 2008 FEIS, including the La Center Interchange Improvements. After a challenge in United States District Court, the BIA conducted an evaluation of adequacy of the FEIS and issued a new ROD in April 2013. Implementation of the La Center Interchange Improvements is subject to discretionary approvals from FHWA and WSDOT. An FHWA National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Reevaluation was prepared in May 2015, to identify and document changed environmental conditions and effects associated with the La Center Interchange Improvements. The FHWA issued an ROD which approved the La Center Interchange Improvements and adopted mitigation measures recommended in the 2008 FEIS and May 2015 Reevaluation on July 29, 2015.Since issuance of the FHWA ROD, the design of stormwater facilities has been modified, consistent with applicable management guidelines, and the previously proposed realignment of NW., Paradise Park Road has been refined. An Environmental Reevaluation Report was prepared in February 2106, to identify and document potential effects associated with changes to the La Center Interchange Improvements. This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions on the project as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including but not limited to: 1. General: NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321–4351); Federal-Aid Highway Act (23 U.S.C. 109). 2. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531–1544); Fish and Wildlife VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 May 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 Coordination Act (16 U.S.C. 661–667(d)); Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703– 712). 3. Air: Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401– 7671(q)). 4. 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). 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. 470aa–aaa11); Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (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 (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 (16 U.S.C. 4601– 4604); Safe Drinking Water Act (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); Flood Disaster Protection Act (42 U.S.C. 4001–4128). 8. Executive Orders (EO): EO 11990, Protection of Wetlands; EO 11988, Floodplain Management; EO 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations; EO 11593, Protection and Enhancement of Cultural Resources; EO 13007, Indian Sacred Sites; EO 13287, Preserve America; EO 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments; EO 11514, Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality; EO 13112, Invasive Species. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program No. 20.205, Highway Research, Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing EO 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1), as amended by Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, (PL 112–141, 126 Stat. 405). Issued on: April 25, 2016. Daniel M. Mathis, FHWA Division Administrator, Olympia, WA. [FR Doc. 2016–10284 Filed 5–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA 2016–0002–N–12] Renewal of Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26619 Notice and request for comments. ACTION: Under with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks renewal of six currently-approved information collection activities. Before submitting these information collection requirements (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewed approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified in this notice. DATES: Comments must be received no later than July 5, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on any or all of the information activities described in this notice by mail to either: Mr. Robert Brogan, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Regulatory Safety Analysis Division, RRS–21, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590, or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590. Commenters requesting FRA to acknowledge receipt of their respective comments must include a self-addressed stamped postcard stating, ‘‘Comments on OMB control number llll.’’ Alternatively, comments may be transmitted via facsimile to (202) 493– 6216 or (202) 493–6497, or via email to Mr. Brogan at Robert.Brogan@dot.gov, or to Ms. Toone at Kim.Toone@dot.gov. Please refer to the assigned OMB control number in any correspondence submitted. FRA will summarize comments received in response to this notice in a subsequent notice and include them in its information collection submission to OMB for approval. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Regulatory Safety Analysis Division, RRS–21, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6292), or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6132). (These telephone numbers are not toll-free.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104–13, sec. 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised at 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 85 (Tuesday, May 3, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-10284]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Transportation Project 
in Washington State

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

ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions 
by FHWA and Other Federal Agencies.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and other 
Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 
139(l)(1). The actions relate to the I-5 interchange with NW., 319th 
Street/La Center Road (La Center Interchange Improvements) Project in 
the State of Washington. The action by FHWA is the Record of Decision 
(ROD) that selects improvements to the I-5 La Center Interchange as 
traffic mitigation measures for construction of the Cowlitz Reservation 
Development. The Cowlitz Reservation Development was the subject of the 
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) ROD of April 2013. Actions by other 
Federal agencies include issuing amendments to previously issued 
permits.

DATES: By this notice, 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 listed highway project will be 
barred unless the claim is filed on or before September 30, 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, contact Liana Liu, Area 
Engineer, North Central and South Central Region, Federal Highway 
Administration, 711 South Capital Way, Suite 501, Olympia, WA 98501-
0943, telephone at 360-753-9553, or via email at Liana.Liu@dot.gov. 
Regular office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., p.t., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays. For Washington State 
Department of Transportation (WSDOT),

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contact Barb Aberle, Environmental Manager, Southwest Region, 
Washington State Department of Transportation, 11018 NE 51st Circle, 
Vancouver, WA 98682, telephone at 360-905-2186, or via email at 
AberleB@wsdot.wa.gov. Regular office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 
p.m., p.t., Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the FHWA and 
other Federal agencies have taken final agency actions related to the 
I-5 Interchange with NW., 319th Street/La Center Road (La Center 
Interchange Improvements) Project in the State of Washington. The BIA 
prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), released on 
April 12, 2008, and Final EIS (FEIS) on May 30, 2008, for proposed 
improvements to the I-5 NW., 319th Street/La Center Road Interchange. 
The BIA issued an ROD for the project on December 17, 2010, which 
approved the Cowlitz Reservation Development and adopted mitigation 
measures recommended within the 2008 FEIS, including the La Center 
Interchange Improvements. After a challenge in United States District 
Court, the BIA conducted an evaluation of adequacy of the FEIS and 
issued a new ROD in April 2013.
    Implementation of the La Center Interchange Improvements is subject 
to discretionary approvals from FHWA and WSDOT. An FHWA National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Reevaluation was prepared in May 2015, 
to identify and document changed environmental conditions and effects 
associated with the La Center Interchange Improvements. The FHWA issued 
an ROD which approved the La Center Interchange Improvements and 
adopted mitigation measures recommended in the 2008 FEIS and May 2015 
Reevaluation on July 29, 2015.Since issuance of the FHWA ROD, the 
design of stormwater facilities has been modified, consistent with 
applicable management guidelines, and the previously proposed 
realignment of NW., Paradise Park Road has been refined. An 
Environmental Reevaluation Report was prepared in February 2106, to 
identify and document potential effects associated with changes to the 
La Center Interchange Improvements.
    This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions on the project 
as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such 
actions were taken, including but not limited to:

    1. General: NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321-4351); Federal-Aid Highway Act 
(23 U.S.C. 109).
    2. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531-1544); Fish 
and Wildlife Coordination Act (16 U.S.C. 661-667(d)); Migratory Bird 
Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703-712).
    3. Air: Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401-7671(q)).
    4. 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).
    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. 
470aa-aaa11); Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act 
(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 (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 (16 U.S.C. 4601-4604); 
Safe Drinking Water Act (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); Flood Disaster Protection Act (42 U.S.C. 4001-4128).
    8. Executive Orders (EO): EO 11990, Protection of Wetlands; EO 
11988, Floodplain Management; EO 12898, Federal Actions to Address 
Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income 
Populations; EO 11593, Protection and Enhancement of Cultural 
Resources; EO 13007, Indian Sacred Sites; EO 13287, Preserve 
America; EO 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments; EO 11514, Protection and Enhancement of Environmental 
Quality; EO 13112, Invasive Species.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program No. 20.205, Highway 
Research, Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing EO 
12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs 
and activities apply to this program.)


    Authority:  23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1), as amended by Moving Ahead for 
Progress in the 21st Century Act, (PL 112-141, 126 Stat. 405).

    Issued on: April 25, 2016.
Daniel M. Mathis,
FHWA Division Administrator, Olympia, WA.
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