Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions of Proposed Highway Improvement in California; Statute of Limitations on Claims, 2719 [2018-00775]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 12 / Thursday, January 18, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions of Proposed Highway Improvement in California; Statute of Limitations on Claims Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. AGENCY: The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans. The actions relate to the proposed widening project on State Route 138 (SR–138) between 5th Street East and 10th Street East from two lanes to three lanes in each direction, a distance of approximately 0.5 mile. Additionally, the project proposes to widen Sierra Highway from two lanes to three lanes in each direction between Avenue R and a point 500 feet south of Avenue Q, a distance of approximately 0.9 mil, in the City of Palmdale within the County of Los Angeles, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project. DATES: By this notice, the FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, 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 June 18, 2018. 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: Lourdes Ortega, Branch Chief, Environmental Planning Division, California Department of Transportation—District 7, 100 South Main Street, Los Angeles, California, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 213–897–9572, lourdes.ortega@dot.ca.gov. 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: Caltrans proposes to widen State Route (SR) 138 (Palmdale Boulevard) between 5th Street East and sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Jan 17, 2018 Jkt 244001 10th Street East in downtown Palmdale from two lanes to three lanes in each direction. Additionally, Caltrans proposes to widen Sierra Highway from two lanes to three lanes in each direction between Avenue R and a point 500 feet south of Avenue Q, a distance of approximately 0.9 mile. Double leftturn lanes and a right-turn lane are proposed in the northbound and southbound directions of Sierra Highway and SR–138 (Palmdale Boulevard) intersection. The existing on-street parking along northbound Sierra Highway between SR–138 and Avenue Q6 would be maintained. Additionally, the project proposes to extend the existing Class I bicycle path, which runs along the west side of Sierra Highway, southerly to provide connectivity to Avenue R. The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Final Initial Study (IS) with Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND)/Environmental Assessment (EA) with Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), approved on December 29, 2017, and in other documents in the FHWA project records. The Final IS/EA with MND/FONSI, and other project records are available by contacting Caltrans at the addresses provided above. The Caltrans Final IS/EA with MND/FONSI can be viewed and downloaded from the project website at: https://www.dot.ca.gov/d7/env-docs/ docs/, or viewed at public libraries in 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) Council on Environmental Quality regulations; (2) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); (3) Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21); (4) Department of Transportation Act of 1966; (5) Federal Aid Highway Act of 1970; (6) Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990; (7) Noise Control Act of 1970; (8) 23 CFR part 772 FHWA Noise Standards, Policies and Procedures; (9) Department of Transportation Act of 1966, Section 4(f); (10) Clean Water Act of 1977 and 1987; (11) Endangered Species Act of 1973; (12) Migratory Bird Treaty Act; (13) National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended; (14) Historic Sites Act of 1935; and, (15) Executive Order 13112, Invasive Species. (16) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2719 (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) Omar Elkassed, Senior Transportation Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, California Division. [FR Doc. 2018–00775 Filed 1–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket no. FHWA–2017–0049] Automated Driving Systems Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Request for Information (RFI). AGENCY: Automated Driving Systems (ADS) are increasingly being tested and introduced onto the public roadways. The FHWA is interested in hearing from the public, including stakeholders (e.g., State and local agencies, vehicle manufacturing industry, road hardware and intelligent transportation systems industry, related associations, transportation advocates, ADS hardware and software platform developers, etc.), on a range of issues related to assessing the infrastructure requirements and standards that may be necessary for enabling safe and efficient operations of ADS. DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 5, 2018. ADDRESSES: To ensure that you do not duplicate your docket submissions, please submit all comments by only one of the following means: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is (202) 366–9329. • Instructions: You must include the agency name and docket number at the beginning of your comments. All comments received will be posted without change to https:// SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions of Proposed Highway 
Improvement in California; Statute of Limitations on Claims

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions 
by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), pursuant to 
23 U.S.C. 327.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to 
announce actions taken by Caltrans. The actions relate to the proposed 
widening project on State Route 138 (SR-138) between 5th Street East 
and 10th Street East from two lanes to three lanes in each direction, a 
distance of approximately 0.5 mile. Additionally, the project proposes 
to widen Sierra Highway from two lanes to three lanes in each direction 
between Avenue R and a point 500 feet south of Avenue Q, a distance of 
approximately 0.9 mil, in the City of Palmdale within the County of Los 
Angeles, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, 
and approvals for the project.

DATES: By this notice, the FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, 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 June 18, 
2018. 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: Lourdes Ortega, Branch 
Chief, Environmental Planning Division, California Department of 
Transportation--District 7, 100 South Main Street, Los Angeles, 
California, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 213-897-9572, [email protected].

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: Caltrans proposes to widen State 
Route (SR) 138 (Palmdale Boulevard) between 5th Street East and 10th 
Street East in downtown Palmdale from two lanes to three lanes in each 
direction. Additionally, Caltrans proposes to widen Sierra Highway from 
two lanes to three lanes in each direction between Avenue R and a point 
500 feet south of Avenue Q, a distance of approximately 0.9 mile. 
Double left-turn lanes and a right-turn lane are proposed in the 
northbound and southbound directions of Sierra Highway and SR-138 
(Palmdale Boulevard) intersection. The existing on-street parking along 
northbound Sierra Highway between SR-138 and Avenue Q6 would be 
maintained. Additionally, the project proposes to extend the existing 
Class I bicycle path, which runs along the west side of Sierra Highway, 
southerly to provide connectivity to Avenue R. The actions by the 
Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are 
described in the Final Initial Study (IS) with Mitigated Negative 
Declaration (MND)/Environmental Assessment (EA) with Finding of No 
Significant Impact (FONSI), approved on December 29, 2017, and in other 
documents in the FHWA project records. The Final IS/EA with MND/FONSI, 
and other project records are available by contacting Caltrans at the 
addresses provided above. The Caltrans Final IS/EA with MND/FONSI can 
be viewed and downloaded from the project website at: https://www.dot.ca.gov/d7/env-docs/docs/, or viewed at public libraries in 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) Council on Environmental Quality regulations;
    (2) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA);
    (3) Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21);
    (4) Department of Transportation Act of 1966;
    (5) Federal Aid Highway Act of 1970;
    (6) Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990;
    (7) Noise Control Act of 1970;
    (8) 23 CFR part 772 FHWA Noise Standards, Policies and Procedures;
    (9) Department of Transportation Act of 1966, Section 4(f);
    (10) Clean Water Act of 1977 and 1987;
    (11) Endangered Species Act of 1973;
    (12) Migratory Bird Treaty Act;
    (13) National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended;
    (14) Historic Sites Act of 1935; and,
    (15) Executive Order 13112, Invasive Species.
    (16) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

(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)

Omar Elkassed,
Senior Transportation Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, 
California Division.
[FR Doc. 2018-00775 Filed 1-17-18; 8:45 am]
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