Environmental Impact Statement: Washoe County, Nevada, 13920-13921 [2017-05164]

Download as PDF 13920 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 49 / Wednesday, March 15, 2017 / Notices and Columbia Counties in south-central Wisconsin will not be completed. Any future transportation improvements along the corridor, will progress under a separate environmental review process in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. (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: March 6, 2017. Michael Davies, Division Administrator, FHWA Wisconsin Division, Madison, Wisconsin. [FR Doc. 2017–05139 Filed 3–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–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). AGENCY: The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans, that are final within the meaning of Section 1308 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act. The actions relate to a proposed highway project, State Route 79, from South of Domenigoni Parkway to Gilman Springs Road (post mile R15.78 to post mile R33.80, in the Cities of Hemet and San Jacinto and unincorporated Riverside County, in the County of Riverside, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project. DATES: 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 August 14, 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: For Caltrans: Aaron Burton, Senior Environmental Planner, California Department of Transportation, Division of Environmental Planning, 464 West Fourth Street, 6th Floor, MS 829, San Bernardino, California 92401; or call (909) 383–2841, email aaron.burton@ asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES2 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Mar 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 dot.ca.gov; Patti Castillo, Riverside County Transportation Commission, 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside, CA 92502, by phone at (951) 787–7141, email pcastillo@rctc.org. Normal business hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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. Notice is hereby given that Caltrans, has taken final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in the State of California: State Route 79 realignment project is proposed from Domenigoni Parkway to Gilman Springs Road, a distance of approximately 18 miles, in the Cities of Hemet and San Jacinto, as well as unincorporated Riverside County. The realigned highway would be a limited access, four-lane expressway, with two travel lanes in each direction separated by a median. It is noted that the current NEPA Assignment to Caltrans is in suspension awaiting. However, Caltrans’ actions were completed prior to this suspension. 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 October 27, 2016, in the FHWA Record of Decision (ROD) issued on December 16, 2016, and in other documents in the FHWA project records. The FEIS, ROD, and other project records are available by contacting Caltrans at the addresses provided above. The Caltrans FEIS and ROD can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at www.sr79project.info, or viewed at Hemet Public Library, 300 E. Latham Avenue, Hemet, CA 92543 or at the San Jacinto Public Library, 500 Idyllwild Drive, San Jacinto, CA 92583.n 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 et seq.) 2. Council on Environmental Quality Regulations 3. Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1970, 23 U.S.C. 109 4. MAP–21, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5. Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401– 7671(q)) 6. Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703–712) 7. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 470(f) et seq.) 8. Clean Water Act (Section 401) (33 U.S.C. 1251–1377) of 1977 and 1987 (Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972) 9. Federal Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531–1543) 10. Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1934, as amended 11. Noise Control Act of 1972 12. Safe Drinking Water Act of 1944, as amended 13. Executive Order 11990—Protection of Wetlands 14. Executive Order 11990—Floodplains Management 15. Executive Order 11990—Invasive Species 16. Executive Order 11990—Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice and Low Income Populations 17. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended 18. Department of Transportation Act of 1966, Section 4(f) (49 U.S.C. 303) (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). Matthew Schmitz, Director, Project Delivery, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2017–05153 Filed 3–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Washoe County, Nevada Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an environmental impact statement will be prepared for transportation improvements in the Interstate 80 (I–80), Interstate 580 (I–580), United States Highway 395 (US 395) Interchange, and connecting roads in the City of Reno and City of Sparks, Washoe County, Nevada. The I–80/I– SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 49 / Wednesday, March 15, 2017 / Notices 580/US 395 Interchange is known locally as the Spaghetti Bowl. Mr. Abdelmoez Abdalla, Environmental Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration, 705 N. Plaza, Suite 220, Carson City, NV 89701; Telephone: (775) 687–1231, email: abdelmoez.abdalla@dot.gov, and Steve Cooke, Environmental Services Chief, Nevada Department of Transportation, 1263 S. Stewart Street, Carson City, NV 89712; Telephone (775) 888–7686, email: scooke@dot.nv.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on a proposal to reconstruct the Spaghetti Bowl in the cities of Reno and Sparks in Washoe County, Nevada. The proposed project will study improvements to the Spaghetti Bowl and major street connections on I–580/US 395 from Meadowood Mall Way Drive on the south to Parr Avenue/Dandini Boulevard on the north and I–80 from Keystone Avenue on the west to Pyramid Way on the east. The study includes approximately 7.3 miles of I–580/US 395 and 4.3 miles of I–80. The project will study the operations, capacity, and safety of the interchange while addressing all modes of travel as appropriate. Regionally, I–80 connects San Francisco, Sacramento, Reno and Salt Lake City. I–580 links Carson City with Reno, and US 395 serves as an important regional route. The Spaghetti Bowl was originally constructed between 1969 and 1971 for a metropolitan population of about 130,000 people. The current population of Reno and Sparks has increased to approximately 327,000 people and Washoe County’s population is approximately 435,000. The projected population growth, associated commercial development, increased inflows and outflows of freight serving local manufacturing and distribution centers, and increasing tourism and gaming will place significant demand on the study area. The project will focus on short- and long-term transportation needs of the region, specifically to provide transportation improvements in response to regional growth to decrease congestion, enhance mobility, and provide access to the downtown area. The EIS will consider the effects of the proposed project, the No Action alternative, and other alternatives to the proposed project. Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will be sent to appropriate Federal, State, and local asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES2 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Mar 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 agencies; Native American Tribes; private organizations; and citizens who have previously expressed or are known to have interest in this project. An agency scoping meeting will be held in Sparks, Nevada on April 12, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Sparks Public Library. Public information meetings will also be held on April 12, 2017, at the Sparks Public Library and on April 13, 2017, at Wooster High School, Reno, with the appropriate agencies and the general public. The public information meetings will be open house format from 4–7 p.m. with a presentation at 5:30 p.m. In addition, public information meetings will be held throughout the duration of the project and a public hearing will be held for the draft EIS. Public notices will be given announcing the time and place of the public meetings and the hearing. The draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to the public hearing. To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action is addressed and all significant issues are identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be directed to the FHWA or NDOT at the addresses and emails 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.) Dated: March 8, 2017. Susan E. Klekar, Division Administrator, Carson City, Nevada. [FR Doc. 2017–05164 Filed 3–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement: Lafourche Parish, LA Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) will be prepared for a proposed transportation project in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FHWA Joshua Cunningham, Project Delivery Team Leader, FHWA, 5304 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13921 Flanders Drive, Suite A, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808. Project information can be found at the LaDOTD Web site: www.dotd.state.la.us. The FHWA, in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD), will prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to the 2002 LA 1 Final EIS (FEIS) and 2003 Record of Decision (ROD), and the subsequent ROD revisions issued in 2004, 2009, and 2011 due to various design refinements. FHWA is preparing an SEIS because changes to the FEIS Selected Alternative’s design, including construction of an at-grade toll facility and roadway approaches beyond the FEIS project limits, will result in local access modifications and right-of-way impacts. Funding limitations require phased construction of the Selected Alternative, which generally runs parallel and to the west of existing LA 1. Phase 1, fully constructed in 2011, included a twolane bridge from Port Fouchon (south limit) to Leeville (north limit), a distance of approximately 11 miles. Phase 2, which has not been constructed, includes the continuation of the 2-lane bridge for 8.3 miles, connecting Leeville (south limit) to Golden Meadow (north limit). This SEIS will evaluate refinements to the design of the FEIS Selected Alternative at its north limit, as the elevated portion of LA 1 is extended and ties into existing, at-grade LA 3235 in Golden Meadow. This extension allows for the construction of an at-grade, southbound toll facility at the LA 3235 tie-in. The study area for the SEIS will be limited to the extended section of the FEIS Selected Alternative, a distance slightly less than 1 mile, and will not include any other portions of LA 1 previously approved as part of the FEIS. Existing LA 3235 is a four-lane roadway, with two lanes in each direction. The LA 1 bridge from Leeville to Golden Meadow will be constructed as a two-lane structure, with one lane in each direction, except for within the SEIS study area. Within this study area, the two southbound lanes of LA 3235 will merge into one southbound lane on the LA 1 bridge. A toll gantry will be located approximately half a mile from the LA 1 bridge. It will include one electronic toll lane and one cash lane. On the northbound side, one northbound bridge lane will join one northbound lane connecting existing LA 1 to LA 3235. These two lanes will come together to tie into the existing two northbound lanes of LA 3235. Tolls will be collected in the southbound direction of travel only. E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 49 (Wednesday, March 15, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Environmental Impact Statement: Washoe County, Nevada

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an 
environmental impact statement will be prepared for transportation 
improvements in the Interstate 80 (I-80), Interstate 580 (I-580), 
United States Highway 395 (US 395) Interchange, and connecting roads in 
the City of Reno and City of Sparks, Washoe County, Nevada. The I-80/I-

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580/US 395 Interchange is known locally as the Spaghetti Bowl.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Abdelmoez Abdalla, Environmental 
Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration, 705 N. Plaza, Suite 
220, Carson City, NV 89701; Telephone: (775) 687-1231, email: 
abdelmoez.abdalla@dot.gov, and Steve Cooke, Environmental Services 
Chief, Nevada Department of Transportation, 1263 S. Stewart Street, 
Carson City, NV 89712; Telephone (775) 888-7686, email: 
scooke@dot.nv.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Nevada 
Department of Transportation (NDOT), will prepare an environmental 
impact statement (EIS) on a proposal to reconstruct the Spaghetti Bowl 
in the cities of Reno and Sparks in Washoe County, Nevada. The proposed 
project will study improvements to the Spaghetti Bowl and major street 
connections on I-580/US 395 from Meadowood Mall Way Drive on the south 
to Parr Avenue/Dandini Boulevard on the north and I-80 from Keystone 
Avenue on the west to Pyramid Way on the east. The study includes 
approximately 7.3 miles of I-580/US 395 and 4.3 miles of I-80.
    The project will study the operations, capacity, and safety of the 
interchange while addressing all modes of travel as appropriate. 
Regionally, I-80 connects San Francisco, Sacramento, Reno and Salt Lake 
City. I-580 links Carson City with Reno, and US 395 serves as an 
important regional route.
    The Spaghetti Bowl was originally constructed between 1969 and 1971 
for a metropolitan population of about 130,000 people. The current 
population of Reno and Sparks has increased to approximately 327,000 
people and Washoe County's population is approximately 435,000. The 
projected population growth, associated commercial development, 
increased inflows and outflows of freight serving local manufacturing 
and distribution centers, and increasing tourism and gaming will place 
significant demand on the study area. The project will focus on short- 
and long-term transportation needs of the region, specifically to 
provide transportation improvements in response to regional growth to 
decrease congestion, enhance mobility, and provide access to the 
downtown area.
    The EIS will consider the effects of the proposed project, the No 
Action alternative, and other alternatives to the proposed project.
    Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will 
be sent to appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies; Native 
American Tribes; private organizations; and citizens who have 
previously expressed or are known to have interest in this project. An 
agency scoping meeting will be held in Sparks, Nevada on April 12, 
2017, at 1 p.m. at the Sparks Public Library. Public information 
meetings will also be held on April 12, 2017, at the Sparks Public 
Library and on April 13, 2017, at Wooster High School, Reno, with the 
appropriate agencies and the general public. The public information 
meetings will be open house format from 4-7 p.m. with a presentation at 
5:30 p.m. In addition, public information meetings will be held 
throughout the duration of the project and a public hearing will be 
held for the draft EIS. Public notices will be given announcing the 
time and place of the public meetings and the hearing. The draft EIS 
will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to the 
public hearing.
    To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed 
action is addressed and all significant issues are identified, comments 
and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or 
questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be 
directed to the FHWA or NDOT at the addresses and emails 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.)

    Dated: March 8, 2017.
Susan E. Klekar,
Division Administrator, Carson City, Nevada.
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