Notice To Rescind Notice of Intent To Prepare Environmental Impact Statement/Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation, MD 28/MD 198 Corridor Study, Montgomery and Prince George's County, Maryland, 53538-53539 [2016-19197]

Download as PDF 53538 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 156 / Friday, August 12, 2016 / Notices public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alphonso W. Pendergrass (202) 267– 4713, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. 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DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alphonso W. Pendergrass II (202) 267– 4713, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. DATES: Issued in Washington, DC, on August 8, 2016. Dale Bouffiou, Acting Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2016–8171. Petitioner: Mr. Karl Beutner. PO 00000 Frm 00144 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: §§ 61.155(c) and (d) and 61.159(a)(2). Description of Relief Sought: The petitioner requested the FAA extend his eligibility to complete the Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) practical test from July 31, 2016 to July 31, 2017. The petitioner also requested an exemption from § 61.159(a)(2) of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) to allow the petitioner to take the ATP practical test with less than the required 100 hours of night flight time. [FR Doc. 2016–19238 Filed 8–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice To Rescind Notice of Intent To Prepare Environmental Impact Statement/Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation, MD 28/MD 198 Corridor Study, Montgomery and Prince George’s County, Maryland Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice to rescind Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation. AGENCY: The Federal Highway Administration is issuing this notice to advise the public that FHWA is rescinding its Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/ Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation for a proposed roadway improvement project in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, Maryland (Federal Register Vol. 68, No. 51827; FR Doc. 03–22037) is being withdrawn and an Environmental Assessment (EA), in lieu of an EIS, is being prepared for this proposed project. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeanette Mar, Environmental Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration, Maryland Division, 10 South Howard Street, Suite 2450, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, (410) 779– 7152, or email: jeanette.mar@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in cooperation with the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), is advising the general public that SHA conducted studies of the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed roadway improvement project in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, Maryland along the MD 28/ MD 198 Corridor between MD 97 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 156 / Friday, August 12, 2016 / Notices (Georgia Avenue) and I–95, a distance of approximately 10.6 miles. The purpose of the MD 28/MD 198 Corridor Improvement Study is to improve local traffic safety and operations for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians traveling along the MD 28/ MD 198 corridor and across intersecting roads, while managing access; and, preserve the rural and suburban quality of life by addressing localized traffic issues, while considering local planning visions and state growth policies for communities along the corridor. MD 28 and MD 198 is experiencing peak hour congestion in areas along portions of the corridor between I–95 and MD 97, particularly east of MD 97, in the vicinity of US 29 and Burtonsville commercial area, and near Sweitzer Lane. Local operational and capacity deficiencies are projected to result from planned and future development in and around the study area. The resulting congestion is expected to cause stopand-go conditions along the roadways, especially at study-area intersections projected to experience failing conditions by 2040. The roadway segments between the intersections will experience peak-hour capacity constraints imposed by: Projected traffic volumes; the absence of mid-block through lanes on two-lane roadways; the absence of storage lanes for left turns; and the absence of deceleration lanes for right turns. Local area master plans describe objectives for the corridor roadway that include retaining the rural character of adjacent communities and protecting sensitive environmental areas. Recommended features in these plans include the construction of hikerbiker trails and sidewalks and the addition of landscaping. Alternatives under consideration include taking no action, installing onroad bicycle provisions, a shared use path and segments of sidewalk, and widening existing MD 28/MD 198 to a four- or six-lane roadway in some sections, with various options for access management via frontage roads or median treatments, and intersection improvements including additional turn lanes or installing roundabouts. The EA will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to a Public Hearing. Public notice will be given of the availability of the EA for review and of the time and place of this hearing. Public Informational Workshops were held in June 2014 and March 2015 to solicit opinions and ideas on proposed improvements from local citizens. To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action are addressed and all significant issues identified, comments and suggestions VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 are invited from all interested parties. Comments or questions concerning this proposed action and the determination that an EA is the proper environmental document should be directed to FHWA at the address provided above. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Research, Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Gregory Murrill, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Baltimore, Maryland. [FR Doc. 2016–19197 Filed 8–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0194] Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a CurrentlyApproved Information Collection: Licensing Applications for Motor Carrier Operating Authority Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests approval to renew an ICR titled, ‘‘Licensing Applications for Motor Carrier Operating Authority,’’ that is used by for-hire motor carriers of regulated commodities, motor passenger carriers, freight forwarders, property brokers, and certain Mexico-domiciled motor carriers to register their operations with the FMCSA. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before October 11, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2016–0194 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53539 Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 20590– 0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12– 140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number. For detailed instructions on submitting comments, see the Public Participation heading below. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, and follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets, or go to the street address listed above. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement for the Federal Docket Management System published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http:// edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdfE8794.pdf. Public Participation: The Federal eRulemaking Portal is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can obtain electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the ‘‘help’’ section of the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site. If you want us to notify you that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard, or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments online. Comments received after the comment closing date will be included in the docket and will be considered to the extent practicable. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeff Secrist, Office of Registration and Safety Information, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. Telephone Number: (202) 385– 2367; Email Address: jeff.secrist@ dot.gov. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The FMCSA registers certain for-hire Mexico-domiciled motor E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-19197]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice To Rescind Notice of Intent To Prepare Environmental 
Impact Statement/Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation, MD 28/MD 198 Corridor 
Study, Montgomery and Prince George's County, Maryland

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice to rescind Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental 
Impact Statement/Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Highway Administration is issuing this notice to 
advise the public that FHWA is rescinding its Notice of Intent to 
prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation 
for a proposed roadway improvement project in Montgomery and Prince 
George's Counties, Maryland (Federal Register Vol. 68, No. 51827; FR 
Doc. 03-22037) is being withdrawn and an Environmental Assessment (EA), 
in lieu of an EIS, is being prepared for this proposed project.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeanette Mar, Environmental Program 
Manager, Federal Highway Administration, Maryland Division, 10 South 
Howard Street, Suite 2450, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, (410) 779-7152, 
or email: jeanette.mar@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 
in cooperation with the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), is 
advising the general public that SHA conducted studies of the potential 
environmental impacts associated with the proposed roadway improvement 
project in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, Maryland along the 
MD 28/MD 198 Corridor between MD 97

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(Georgia Avenue) and I-95, a distance of approximately 10.6 miles.
    The purpose of the MD 28/MD 198 Corridor Improvement Study is to 
improve local traffic safety and operations for motorists, bicyclists, 
and pedestrians traveling along the MD 28/MD 198 corridor and across 
intersecting roads, while managing access; and, preserve the rural and 
suburban quality of life by addressing localized traffic issues, while 
considering local planning visions and state growth policies for 
communities along the corridor. MD 28 and MD 198 is experiencing peak 
hour congestion in areas along portions of the corridor between I-95 
and MD 97, particularly east of MD 97, in the vicinity of US 29 and 
Burtonsville commercial area, and near Sweitzer Lane. Local operational 
and capacity deficiencies are projected to result from planned and 
future development in and around the study area. The resulting 
congestion is expected to cause stop-and-go conditions along the 
roadways, especially at study-area intersections projected to 
experience failing conditions by 2040. The roadway segments between the 
intersections will experience peak-hour capacity constraints imposed 
by: Projected traffic volumes; the absence of mid-block through lanes 
on two-lane roadways; the absence of storage lanes for left turns; and 
the absence of deceleration lanes for right turns. Local area master 
plans describe objectives for the corridor roadway that include 
retaining the rural character of adjacent communities and protecting 
sensitive environmental areas. Recommended features in these plans 
include the construction of hiker-biker trails and sidewalks and the 
addition of landscaping.
    Alternatives under consideration include taking no action, 
installing on-road bicycle provisions, a shared use path and segments 
of sidewalk, and widening existing MD 28/MD 198 to a four- or six-lane 
roadway in some sections, with various options for access management 
via frontage roads or median treatments, and intersection improvements 
including additional turn lanes or installing roundabouts. The EA will 
be available for public and agency review and comment prior to a Public 
Hearing. Public notice will be given of the availability of the EA for 
review and of the time and place of this hearing. Public Informational 
Workshops were held in June 2014 and March 2015 to solicit opinions and 
ideas on proposed improvements from local citizens.
    To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed 
action are addressed and all significant issues identified, comments 
and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or 
questions concerning this proposed action and the determination that an 
EA is the proper environmental document should be directed to FHWA at 
the address provided above.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, 
Highway Research, Planning and Construction. The regulations 
implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental 
consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this 
program.)

Gregory Murrill,
Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Baltimore, 
Maryland.
[FR Doc. 2016-19197 Filed 8-11-16; 8:45 am]
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