Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Haines Highway Reconstruction Milepost 3.9 to Milepost 25.0 in Alaska, 72150-72151 [2016-25284]

Download as PDF 72150 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 202 / Wednesday, October 19, 2016 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will be sent to appropriate Federal, State, and Participating Agencies; tribal governments and local agencies and private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed or are known to have interest in this proposal. The Draft EIS is anticipated to be available for public and agency review and comment in mid-2019. Public meetings will be held in study area communities during the public and agency review and comment period. In addition, public hearings will be held for the Project. Public notice will be given for the time and place of the public meetings and hearings. The Draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to the public hearings. To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action is addressed and all significant concerns are identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or questions about this proposed action and the EIS should be directed to Caltrans at the address provided above. 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 FHWA actions on the highway project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before March 20, 2017. 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: Al Fletcher, Field Operations Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, Alaska Division, 709 West 9th Street, Room 851, Juneau, AK 99802, telephone (907) 586–7245; email: Al.Fletcher@ dot.gov. The FHWA Alaska Division Office’s normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Alaska Standard Time), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also contact Greg Lockwood P.E., Project Manager, Alaska Department of Transportation, Southcoast Region, P.O. Box 112506, Juneau, AK 99811–2506, telephone (907) 465–2393; email: greg.lockwood@ alaska.gov. The DOT&PF Southcoast Regions’ normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Alaska Standard Time), Monday through Friday, except (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance State and Federal holidays. Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 hereby given that FHWA has taken final regarding intergovernmental consultation on agency action subject to 23 U.S.C. Federal programs and activities apply to this 139(l)(1) by issuing licenses, permits, program.) and approvals for the Haines Highway Issued on: October 11, 2016. Reconstruction Milepost 3.9 to Milepost 25.0 Project in the State of Alaska. The ´ ´ Josue M. Yambo, Haines Highway Reconstruction Senior Transportation Engineer, Project Milepost 3.9 to Milepost 25.0 Project Delivery Division, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, California. proposes to upgrade the Haines Highway to current standards from [FR Doc. 2016–25216 Filed 10–18–16; 8:45 am] Milepost (MP) 3.5 to 25.3 in Haines, BILLING CODE 4910–22–P Alaska. The project includes the following DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION components: 1. Improvements to Haines Highway. Federal Highway Administration Specifically, realignment of sections of the highway and straightening some Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions curves to meet 55 mile-per-hour design on Proposed Haines Highway standards, with the exception of two Reconstruction Milepost 3.9 to curves. Widening the roadway Milepost 25.0 in Alaska shoulders to a continuous 6-foot width and providing minimum sight distance AGENCY: Federal Highway to meet design standards. Constructing Administration (FHWA), DOT. drainage ditches and upgrading, ACTION: Notice of limitation of claims for replacing, and/or adding new culverts judicial review of actions by FHWA and where appropriate. Repaving and restriping the roadway and adding new other Federal agencies. signage. Rehabilitating or relocating of SUMMARY: This notice announces actions driveways, turnout access points, and taken by FWHA that are final within the road intersections (including Chilkat Avenue, Klukwan) to meet design meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The standards. Installing or upgrading of actions relate to the proposed Haines guardrails and other safety features Highway Reconstruction in the Haines along the highway, where needed. Borough in the State of Alaska. Those Modifying the Haines-Fairbanks actions grant approvals for the project. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Oct 18, 2016 Jkt 241001 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pipeline Gate Valve 4’s surrounding concrete vault, to protect the gate valve and provide a safe road embankment. Relocating utilities, where required. Maintaining access to utilities not relocated. 2. Replacement of Chilkat River Bridge. Installation of a temporary bridge downstream to be used as a construction staging platform. Construction of a new bridge directly adjacent to, and downstream of, the existing bridge, with the same lane and shoulder widths as the revised proposed road. The new bridge would be constructed to meet the following criteria: A 55 mile-per-hour design speed, current seismic standards, and accommodation of freight vehicles carrying heavier loads than currently accommodated by the bridge, and consistency with the bridges constructed in the Haines Highway Milepost 24 to the border project. Removing existing bridge deck and rail; cutting and removing foundation structures, including remnant pilings from previous bridge structures. 3. Improvements for Highway Protection at Debris and Water Flood Flow Areas. Raising the grade of the highway 15 to 18 feet from its current elevation at Milepost 19 and Milepost 23. Installing of four to six largerdiameter culverts under the elevated highway, at each debris flow area (Milepost 19, Milepost 23). 4. Improvements for Recreational Access. Widening roadway shoulders from 2 feet to 6 feet, to improve safety for non-motorized users. Constructing parking area for access to the Mount Ripinski Trailhead. Improving surfacing and grading of turnouts within the rightof-way. Improving vehicle access to the Chilkat River recreational areas. The actions by FHWA and the laws under which such actions were taken are described in the Haines Highway Reconstruction Milepost 3.9 to Milepost 25.0 Final Revised Environment Assessment (FREA), Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), and the Section 4(f) evaluations, issued on August 15, 2016, and in other documents in the project records. The FREA, FONSI, and Section 4(f) Evaluations, and other project records are available by contacting FHWA at the address provided above. The EA and Section 4(f) Evaluation and FONSI can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at http:// dot.alaska.gov/sereg/projects/haines_ hwy/documents.shtml or by contacting FHWA at the address provided above. This notice applies to all FHWA decisions as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 202 / Wednesday, October 19, 2016 / Notices actions were taken. Laws generally applicable to such actions include but are not limited to: • General: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321– 4351; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109]. • Wildlife: Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661–667(d); Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703–712], Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act of 1976 [16 U.S.C. 1801, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act [16 U.S.C. 668– 668c). • Waters of the U.S.: Section 404 of the Clean Water Act [33 U.S.C. 1344]. • Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470(f) et seq.]; Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 469–469(c)]; Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 U.S.C. 470(aa)–11]. • Section 4(f) of the USDOT Act [49 U.S.C. 1653(f)]. • Executive Orders: Executive Order 12898, Environmental Justice; Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management; Executive Order 11990, Protection of Wetlands; Executive Order 13112, Invasive Species; Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks; Executive Order 13007, Indian Sacred Sites; Executive Order 11593, Protection and Enhancement of the Cultural Environment; and Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments. Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). Issued on: October 12, 2016. Sandra A. Garcia-Aline, Division Administrator, Juneau, Alaska. [FR Doc. 2016–25284 Filed 10–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice To Rescind a Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement: Los Angeles County, California Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Rescind Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The FHWA, on behalf of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent (NOI) published on October 11, 2016 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Oct 18, 2016 Jkt 241001 (Page: 70247–70248 (2 pages), Document Number: 2016–24480) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed highway project on Interstate 605 in Los Angeles County is being rescinded. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Kosinski, Deputy District Director, Division of Environmental Planning, District 7, 100 South Main Street, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90012, (213) 897–0703. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) assigned, and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) assumed, environmental responsibilities for this project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Caltrans, as the delegated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) agency, is rescinding the NOI to prepare an EIS for the I–605/SR–60 Improvement Project in Los Angeles County, California. The Project proposes widening along southbound and northbound I–605 and the addition of one mixed flow lane (a standard freeway lane where vehicles with any number of occupants can drive anytime) along westbound SR–60 within the Project limits. The Project will also include the addition of auxiliary lanes, where necessary (lanes used to separate entering, exiting, or weaving traffic from through traffic). Improvements to local streets and interchanges would be required as part of the Project. Interchanges that would be affected include the I–605/Slauson Avenue Interchange, I–605/Washington Boulevard Interchange, I–605/Whittier Boulevard Interchange, I–605/Beverly Boulevard Interchange, I–605/Rose Hills Road Interchange, I–605/Peck Road Interchange, I–605/SR 60 Interchange, I– 605/Valley Boulevard Interchange, and SR 60/Peck Road Interchange. The NOI is being rescinded due to the extension of project limits. Comments or questions concerning this proposed action should be directed to Caltrans at the address provided above. (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.) Issued on: October 12, 2016. ´ ´ Josue M. Yambo, Senior Transportation Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, Los Angeles, California. [FR Doc. 2016–25218 Filed 10–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72151 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. 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 November 18, 2016. OMB must receive your comments by this date in order to act quickly on the ICR. ADDRESSES: All comments should reference Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2016–0194. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 395–6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. SUMMARY: Mr. Jeffrey 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., FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 202 (Wednesday, October 19, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72150-72151]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-25284]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Haines Highway 
Reconstruction Milepost 3.9 to Milepost 25.0 in Alaska

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of limitation of claims for judicial review of actions 
by FHWA and other Federal agencies.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces actions taken by FWHA that are final 
within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to the 
proposed Haines Highway Reconstruction in the Haines Borough in the 
State of Alaska. Those actions grant approvals for the project.

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 FHWA actions on the highway project will be barred unless the claim 
is filed on or before March 20, 2017. 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: Al Fletcher, Field Operations 
Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, Alaska Division, 709 West 9th 
Street, Room 851, Juneau, AK 99802, telephone (907) 586-7245; email: 
Al.Fletcher@dot.gov. The FHWA Alaska Division Office's normal business 
hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Alaska Standard Time), Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also contact Greg Lockwood 
P.E., Project Manager, Alaska Department of Transportation, Southcoast 
Region, P.O. Box 112506, Juneau, AK 99811-2506, telephone (907) 465-
2393; email: greg.lockwood@alaska.gov. The DOT&PF Southcoast Regions' 
normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Alaska Standard 
Time), Monday through Friday, except State and Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FHWA has taken 
final agency action subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by issuing licenses, 
permits, and approvals for the Haines Highway Reconstruction Milepost 
3.9 to Milepost 25.0 Project in the State of Alaska. The Haines Highway 
Reconstruction Milepost 3.9 to Milepost 25.0 Project proposes to 
upgrade the Haines Highway to current standards from Milepost (MP) 3.5 
to 25.3 in Haines, Alaska.
    The project includes the following components:
    1. Improvements to Haines Highway. Specifically, realignment of 
sections of the highway and straightening some curves to meet 55 mile-
per-hour design standards, with the exception of two curves. Widening 
the roadway shoulders to a continuous 6-foot width and providing 
minimum sight distance to meet design standards. Constructing drainage 
ditches and upgrading, replacing, and/or adding new culverts where 
appropriate. Repaving and restriping the roadway and adding new 
signage. Rehabilitating or relocating of driveways, turnout access 
points, and road intersections (including Chilkat Avenue, Klukwan) to 
meet design standards. Installing or upgrading of guardrails and other 
safety features along the highway, where needed. Modifying the Haines-
Fairbanks Pipeline Gate Valve 4's surrounding concrete vault, to 
protect the gate valve and provide a safe road embankment. Relocating 
utilities, where required. Maintaining access to utilities not 
relocated.
    2. Replacement of Chilkat River Bridge. Installation of a temporary 
bridge downstream to be used as a construction staging platform. 
Construction of a new bridge directly adjacent to, and downstream of, 
the existing bridge, with the same lane and shoulder widths as the 
revised proposed road. The new bridge would be constructed to meet the 
following criteria: A 55 mile-per-hour design speed, current seismic 
standards, and accommodation of freight vehicles carrying heavier loads 
than currently accommodated by the bridge, and consistency with the 
bridges constructed in the Haines Highway Milepost 24 to the border 
project. Removing existing bridge deck and rail; cutting and removing 
foundation structures, including remnant pilings from previous bridge 
structures.
    3. Improvements for Highway Protection at Debris and Water Flood 
Flow Areas. Raising the grade of the highway 15 to 18 feet from its 
current elevation at Milepost 19 and Milepost 23. Installing of four to 
six larger-diameter culverts under the elevated highway, at each debris 
flow area (Milepost 19, Milepost 23).
    4. Improvements for Recreational Access. Widening roadway shoulders 
from 2 feet to 6 feet, to improve safety for non-motorized users. 
Constructing parking area for access to the Mount Ripinski Trailhead. 
Improving surfacing and grading of turnouts within the right-of-way. 
Improving vehicle access to the Chilkat River recreational areas.
    The actions by FHWA and the laws under which such actions were 
taken are described in the Haines Highway Reconstruction Milepost 3.9 
to Milepost 25.0 Final Revised Environment Assessment (FREA), Finding 
of No Significant Impact (FONSI), and the Section 4(f) evaluations, 
issued on August 15, 2016, and in other documents in the project 
records. The FREA, FONSI, and Section 4(f) Evaluations, and other 
project records are available by contacting FHWA at the address 
provided above. The EA and Section 4(f) Evaluation and FONSI can be 
viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at http://dot.alaska.gov/sereg/projects/haines_hwy/documents.shtml or by 
contacting FHWA at the address provided above.
    This notice applies to all FHWA decisions as of the issuance date 
of this notice and all laws under which such

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actions were taken. Laws generally applicable to such actions include 
but are not limited to:
     General: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 
U.S.C. 4321-4351; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109].
     Wildlife: Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 
661-667(d); Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703-712], Magnuson-
Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act of 1976 [16 U.S.C. 
1801, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act [16 U.S.C. 668-668c).
     Waters of the U.S.: Section 404 of the Clean Water Act [33 
U.S.C. 1344].
     Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National Historic 
Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470(f) et seq.]; 
Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 469-469(c)]; 
Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 U.S.C. 470(aa)-11].
     Section 4(f) of the USDOT Act [49 U.S.C. 1653(f)].
     Executive Orders: Executive Order 12898, Environmental 
Justice; Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management; Executive Order 
11990, Protection of Wetlands; Executive Order 13112, Invasive Species; 
Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health 
Risks and Safety Risks; Executive Order 13007, Indian Sacred Sites; 
Executive Order 11593, Protection and Enhancement of the Cultural 
Environment; and Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination 
with Indian Tribal Governments.

    Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1).

    Issued on: October 12, 2016.
Sandra A. Garcia-Aline,
Division Administrator, Juneau, Alaska.
[FR Doc. 2016-25284 Filed 10-18-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-RY-P