Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on 183 North Mobility Project, Travis and Williamson Counties, Texas, 32006-32007 [2016-11060]

Download as PDF 32006 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 98 / Friday, May 20, 2016 / Notices examination by appointment at the following locations: Federal Aviation Administration, Memphis Airports District Office, 2600 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 2250, Memphis, TN 38118. Federal Aviation Administration, Airports Southern Region Office, 1701 Columbia Ave., Suite 540, College Park, GA 30337. Charlotte Douglas International Airport, 5501 Josh Birmingham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28208. Direct questions or to arrange an appointment to review the documents to the individual named above under the heading, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Issued in Memphis, TN, on May 11, 2016. Phillip J. Braden, Manager, Memphis Airports District Office. [FR Doc. 2016–11953 Filed 5–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2016–6596] Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program: Eligibility of Ground Access Projects Meeting Certain Criteria Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed policy amendment and request for comments; extension of comment period. AGENCY: The FAA is extending the comment period on its notice of proposed policy published on May 3, 2016, that proposes to amend its ‘‘Notice of Policy Regarding the Eligibility of Airport Ground Transportation Projects for Funding Under the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program,’’ regarding the requirement for PFC funding of onairport, rail access projects. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 17, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may send comments identified by docket number FAA– 2016–6596 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically. • 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: Deliver comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 May 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Hebert, Manager, Financial Analysis and Passenger Facility Charge Branch, APP–510, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 267–8375; facsimile (202) 267–5302. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 3, 2016, the FAA published a notice titled ‘‘Notice of Proposed Policy Amendment and Request for Comments’’ (81 FR 26611). In that Notice, the FAA proposed to change the policy regarding the Passenger Facility Charge eligibility of ground access projects meeting certain criteria. The notice requested that interested parties submit written comments by June 2, 2016. On May 11, 2016, the Airports Council International—North America (ACI–NA), the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), and Airlines for America (A4A) submitted a request to extend the comment period by 30 days because additional time is needed to conduct the necessary research and assess the alternatives that the FAA proposes and also consolidate comments from their respective members. After careful consideration of the schedule constraints, the FAA has decided to extend the comment period for 15 days until June 17, 2016. The FAA expects that the additional time for comments will allow the affected community to prepare meaningful comments which will help the FAA to consider an amendment to FAA’s airport ground access transportation policy for PFC funding. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 17, 2016. Elliott Black, Director, Office of Airport Planning and Programming. [FR Doc. 2016–11954 Filed 5–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on 183 North Mobility Project, Travis and Williamson Counties, Texas Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. DOT. ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by TxDOT and Federal Agencies. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This notice announces actions taken by Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, US 183 North (the ‘‘183 North Mobility Project’’) from State Highway (SH) 45/Ranch-to-Market (RM) 620 in Williamson County to State Loop 1 (MoPac) in Travis County in the State of Texas. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project. DATES: By this notice, TxDOT 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 October 17, 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: Mr. Carlos Swonke, P.G., Environmental Affairs Division, Texas Department of Transportation, 125 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701; telephone: (512) 416–2734; email: carlos.swonke@ txdot.gov. TxDOT’s normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (central time) Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that TxDOT and Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in the State of Texas: the 183 North Mobility Project from State Highway (SH) 45/Ranch-to-Market (RM) 620 in Williamson County to State Loop 1 in (MoPac) in Travis County, Texas. The project will have two variablepriced (tolled) express lanes in each direction, an additional (fourth) general purpose lane (southbound from approximately Lake Creek Parkway to the entrance ramp from SH 45; southbound from north of McNeil Drive/Spicewood Springs Road to MoPac; and northbound between Braker Lane and McNeil Drive/Spicewood Springs Road) and direct connectors to and from SH 45/RM 620 on the north and MoPac on the south. Transitions between the improved section of US 183 and existing facilities will be provided along SH 45/RM 620, MoPac (south of RM 2222) and on US 183 north and south of the project areas. The length of the proposed project, including all transitions, is approximately 13 miles. The actions by TxDOT and the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Final Environmental SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 98 / Friday, May 20, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Assessment (Final EA) for the project, approved in the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) issued on April 26, 2016, and in other documents in the TxDOT administrative record. The Final EA, FONSI, and other documents in the administrative record file are available by contacting TxDOT at the address provided above. The Final EA and FONSI can be viewed on the project Web site at www.183north.com. 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]; FederalAid 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]. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 May 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 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: May 5, 2016. Michael T. Leary, Director, Planning and Program Development, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–11060 Filed 5–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement for Interstate 11 Corridor Between Nogales and Wickenburg, Arizona Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). AGENCY: The FHWA, as the Federal Lead Agency, and the ADOT, as the Local Project Sponsor, are issuing this notice to advise the public of our intention to prepare a Tier 1 EIS for the Interstate 11 (I–11) Corridor between Nogales and Wickenburg, AZ (I–11 Corridor). The Tier 1 EIS will assess the potential social, economic, and natural environmental impacts of a vehicular transportation facility and potential multimodal facility (rail and utility) opportunities in the designated I–11 Corridor across a range of alternatives, including a ‘‘No Build’’ alternative. The Tier 1 EIS will be prepared in accordance with regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and provisions of Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST) Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For FHWA, contact Mr. Aryan Lirange, Senior Urban Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, 4000 North Central Avenue, Suite 1500, Phoenix, AZ 85012, telephone at 602–382–8973, or via email at Aryan.Lirange@dot.gov. Regular office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For ADOT, contact Mr. Jay Van Echo, I–11 Corridor Project Manager, Arizona Department of Transportation, 206 South 17th Avenue, Mail Drop 310B, Phoenix, AZ 85007, telephone at 520–400–6207, or via email at JVanEcho@azdot.gov. Regular office SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32007 hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Project information can be obtained from the project Web site at http://www.i11study.com/Arizona. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this notice is to: (1) Alert interested parties to FHWA’s plan to prepare the Tier 1 EIS; (2) provide information on the nature of the proposed action; (3) solicit public and agency input regarding the scope of the Tier 1 EIS, including the purpose and need, alternatives to be considered, and impacts to be evaluated; and (4) announce that public and agency scoping meetings will be conducted. The FHWA intends to issue a single Final Tier 1 EIS and Record of Decision (ROD) document pursuant to FAST Act Section 1311 requirements, unless FHWA determines statutory criteria or practicability considerations preclude issuance of a combined document. The Tier 1 EIS will build upon the prior I–11 and Intermountain West Corridor Study (IWCS) completed in 2014. This Planning and Environmental Linkages study was a multimodal planning effort that included ADOT, Federal Railroad Administration, FHWA, Maricopa Association of Governments, Nevada Department of Transportation, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, and other key stakeholders. The I–11 and Intermountain West Corridor was identified as a critical piece of multimodal infrastructure that would diversify, support, and connect the economies of Arizona and Nevada. The I–11 and Intermountain West Corridor could also be connected to a larger north-south transportation corridor, linking Mexico and Canada. On December 4, 2015, the President signed into law the FAST Act, which is a 5-year legislation to improve the Nation’s surface transportation infrastructure. The FAST Act formally designates I–11 throughout Arizona, reinforcing ADOT’s overall concept for the Arizona I–11 Corridor that emerged from the IWCS study. The FHWA and ADOT continue to advance the I–11 Corridor in Arizona for the approximately 280-mile section between Nogales and Wickenburg with this Tier I EIS study. The FHWA and ADOT will undertake a scoping process for the I–11 Corridor that will allow the public and interested agencies to comment on the scope of the environmental review process. The FHWA and ADOT will invite all interested individuals, organizations, public agencies, and Native American Tribes to comment on the scope of the E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 98 (Friday, May 20, 2016)]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-11060]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on 183 North Mobility 
Project, Travis and Williamson Counties, Texas

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. DOT.

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

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SUMMARY: This notice announces actions taken by Texas Department of 
Transportation (TxDOT) and Federal agencies that are final within the 
meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed 
highway project, US 183 North (the ``183 North Mobility Project'') from 
State Highway (SH) 45/Ranch-to-Market (RM) 620 in Williamson County to 
State Loop 1 (MoPac) in Travis County in the State of Texas. Those 
actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.

DATES: By this notice, TxDOT 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 October 17, 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: Mr. Carlos Swonke, P.G., Environmental 
Affairs Division, Texas Department of Transportation, 125 East 11th 
Street, Austin, Texas 78701; telephone: (512) 416-2734; email: 
carlos.swonke@txdot.gov. TxDOT's normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m. (central time) Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that TxDOT and 
Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing licenses, 
permits, and approvals for the following highway project in the State 
of Texas: the 183 North Mobility Project from State Highway (SH) 45/
Ranch-to-Market (RM) 620 in Williamson County to State Loop 1 in 
(MoPac) in Travis County, Texas. The project will have two variable-
priced (tolled) express lanes in each direction, an additional (fourth) 
general purpose lane (southbound from approximately Lake Creek Parkway 
to the entrance ramp from SH 45; southbound from north of McNeil Drive/
Spicewood Springs Road to MoPac; and northbound between Braker Lane and 
McNeil Drive/Spicewood Springs Road) and direct connectors to and from 
SH 45/RM 620 on the north and MoPac on the south. Transitions between 
the improved section of US 183 and existing facilities will be provided 
along SH 45/RM 620, MoPac (south of RM 2222) and on US 183 north and 
south of the project areas. The length of the proposed project, 
including all transitions, is approximately 13 miles.
    The actions by TxDOT and the Federal agencies, and the laws under 
which such actions were taken, are described in the Final Environmental

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Assessment (Final EA) for the project, approved in the Finding of No 
Significant Impact (FONSI) issued on April 26, 2016, and in other 
documents in the TxDOT administrative record. The Final EA, FONSI, and 
other documents in the administrative record file are available by 
contacting TxDOT at the address provided above. The Final EA and FONSI 
can be viewed on the project Web site at www.183north.com.
    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].
    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: May 5, 2016.
Michael T. Leary,
Director, Planning and Program Development, Federal Highway 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-11060 Filed 5-19-16; 8:45 am]
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