Environmental Impact Statement: I-80/I-215 Parley's Interchange, Salt Lake County, Utah, 5824-5825 [2018-02609]

Download as PDF 5824 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 28 / Friday, February 9, 2018 / Notices available. Please confirm your attendance with the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section no later than February 28, 2018. Please provide the following information: Full legal name, country of citizenship, and name of your industry association, or applicable affiliation. If you are attending as a public citizen, please indicate so. For persons participating by telephone, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by email or phone for the teleconference call-in number and passcode. Callers are responsible for paying long distance charges. The public must arrange by February 28, 2018, to present oral statements at the meeting. The public may present written statements to the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee by providing 25 copies to the Designated Federal Officer, or by bringing the copies to the meeting. If you are in need of assistance or require a reasonable accommodation for this meeting, please contact the person listed under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Sign and oral interpretation, as well as a listening device, can be made available if requested 10 calendar days before the meeting. Lirio Liu, Designated Federal Officer, Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. 2018–02596 Filed 2–8–18; 8:45 am] rescission is based on a lack of available funding for the proposed new road alignments proposed by this project as well as lack of funding and planning approval for the Bi-County Parkway. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kurt Dowden, Chief of Business Operations, Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division, FHWA, 21400 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling, VA 20166, Telephone (571) 434–1598. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Transportation, the National Park Service and impacted counties initiated preparation of a study to identify and study alternative means of transportation for vehicular traffic currently using the two main public roadways (VA Routes 29 and 234) running through the Manassas National Battlefield Park. The preferred alternative would utilize the proposed Bi-County Parkway alignment (as independently proposed by VDOT) with a new roadway located outside but adjacent to the park’s east and north boundary as a full corridor (for Routes 29 and 234) Battlefield Bypass. The NOI for the previously notified EIS is being rescinded due to funding constraints for the proposed new road alignments proposed by the Draft EIS. A lack of funding and withdrawal of local planning approval for the Bi-County Parkway make it impossible to create a complete Battlefield Bypass without this essential roadway segment. Authority: 23 U.S.C. 315; 49 CFR 1.48 rescind. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Issued on: January 31, 2018. Kurt Dowden, Chief of Business Operations, Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division, FHWA. Rescinding the Notice of Intent for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS): Manassas National Battlefield Park Bypass, Loudon, Fairfax, Fauquier and Prince William Counties, VA [FR Doc. 2018–02602 Filed 2–8–18; 8:45 am] Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Rescind notice of intent to prepare an EIS. Federal Highway Administration AGENCY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent (NOI) for the preparation of an EIS to identify and study alternative means of transportation for traffic currently using the two main public roadways (VA Routes 29 and 234) running through the Manassas National Battlefield Park is being rescinded. The NOI was published in the Federal Register on November 1, 2001. A draft EIS was released in January 2005. This sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Feb 08, 2018 Jkt 244001 BILLING CODE P Authority: [23 U.S.C. 315; 49 CFR 1.48 rescind]. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Rescinding the Notice of Intent for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS): 14th Street Bridge Corridor, Arlington County, Virginia and Washington, DC Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Rescind Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS. AGENCY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent (NOI) for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement to study ways to reduce congestion, enhance safety, and improve traffic operation in the 14th Street SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00071 Bridge Corridor (Interstate 395) is being rescinded. The NOI was published in the Federal Register on July 18, 2006. A draft EIS was released in January 2012. This rescission is based on a lack of available funding for the full corridor proposals and has led to identification of numerous individual projects of independent utility. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kurt Dowden, Chief of Business Operations, Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division, FHWA, 21400 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling, VA 20166, Telephone (571) 434–1598 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA in cooperation with the District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT), Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Arlington County, U.S. Department of Defense and National Park Service initiated preparation of an EIS to study actions/alternatives to reduce congestion, enhance safety, and improve traffic operations in the 14th Street Bridge Corridor of Interstate 395. The study limits were generally between South Capitol Street in DC and Arlington Ridge Road in Arlington County, VA. The NOI was noticed in the Federal Register on July 18, 2006. The NOI for this EIS is being rescinded due to funding restraints that have led to a reduced set of separate projects with independent utility. Several of the proposed separate projects would today likely qualify as Categorical Exclusions. Anticipated funding for several of the proposed actions/alternatives could be provided by DDOT and VDOT but they have yet to do so. Comments or questions concerning the rescission of this NOI and the EIS should be directed to the FHWA at the address provided above. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued on: January 31, 2018. Kurt Dowden, Chief of Business Operations, Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division, FHWA. [FR Doc. 2018–02605 Filed 2–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: I–80/ I–215 Parley’s Interchange, Salt Lake County, Utah Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 28 / Friday, February 9, 2018 / Notices FHWA, on behalf of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for proposed transportation improvements to the I–80/I–215 Parleys Interchange in Salt Lake County, Utah. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Naomi Kisen, Environmental Program Manager, Environmental Services Division, UDOT 4501 South 2700 West, P.O. Box 141265, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114–1265 Telephone: (801) 965–4603, email: nkisen@utah.gov. Rebecka Stromness, Parley’s Interchange Project Manager, UDOT Region 2, 2010 South 2760 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84104– 4592; Telephone: (801) 887–3470, Email: rstromness@utah.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being or have been carried out by UDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated January 17, 2017, and executed by FHWA and UDOT. UDOT, as the assigned National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) agency, will prepare an EIS for a proposal to address safety and current and projected traffic demand on the I–80/I–215 Parley’s interchange in Salt Lake County, Utah. The proposed project study area extends on I–80 from 1300 East to the Mt. Aire Canyon Road interchange, on I–215 from the I–80/215 interchange to 3900 South, on Foothill Drive from the I–80/-215 interchange to Stringham Avenue, and on Parley’s Way from the I–80/I–215 interchange to Wilshire Drive. Safety and transportation improvements are needed to address current identified design deficiencies and current and projected 2050 travel demand at the interchange. To address these needs, UDOT is proposing to upgrade the interchange, including potentially adding capacity to the interchange and the surrounding road network to make the interchange operate efficiently. If implemented as proposed, the project will require FHWA to approve an Interchange Access Change Request from UDOT for modifications to the interchange. UDOT will consider a range of alternatives based on the purpose of and need for the project and taking into account agency and public input. The currently contemplated alternatives include: (1) Taking no action (no-build); (2) the proposed action, i.e., upgrading the interchange, including potentially adding capacity to the interchange and the surrounding road network to make sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Feb 08, 2018 Jkt 244001 the interchange operate efficiently; (3) using alternate travel modes; (4) using transportation demand management to improve the efficiency of the existing road network; (5) combinations of any of the above; and (6) other reasonable alternatives if identified during the scoping process. Alternatives that do not meet the project purpose and need or that are otherwise not reasonable will not be carried forward for detailed consideration. A Coordination Plan is being prepared to define the agency and public participation procedure for the environmental review process. The plan will outline (1) how agencies and the public will provide input during the scoping process; (2) the development of the purpose and need; and (3) alternatives development. Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will be sent to appropriate Federal, state, and local agencies as well as to Native American tribes and to private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed, or who are known to have, an interest in this proposal. A public scoping meeting will be held in the study area from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on March 6, 2018 at Highland High School, 2166 S 1700 E, Salt Lake City, Utah. Public notices announcing the meeting will be published in the region. Information regarding this meeting and the project may also be obtained through a public website maintained by UDOT at www.udot.utah.gov/parleysEIS. During the NEPA process, other public meetings will be held as appropriate to allow the public, as well as Federal, state, and local agencies, and tribes, to provide comments on the purpose of and need for the project, potential alternatives, and social, economic, and environmental issues of concern. In addition, a public hearing will be held following the release of the Draft EIS. Public notice advertisements and direct mailings will notify interested parties of the time and place of the public meetings and the public 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. Written comments or questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be directed to UDOT representatives at the mail or email addresses provided above by March 30, 2018. For additional information please visit the project website at PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5825 www.udot.utah.gov/parleysEIS. Information requests or comments can also be provided by email to parleysEIS@utah.gov. (Catalog of Federal and 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.) Dated: January 31, 2018. Ivan Marrero, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Salt Lake City, Utah. [FR Doc. 2018–02609 Filed 2–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions of Proposed Highway/Interchange 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, that are final. The actions relate to the proposed highway project, Niles Canyon Safety Improvements Project on State Route 84 (SR–84) between the City of Fremont and the town of Sunol in southern Alameda County, 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 July 9, 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: Brian Gassner, Environmental Branch Chief, Office of Environmental Analysis, California Department of Transportation—District 4, 111 Grand Avenue, Oakland, California, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., (510) 286–6025, brian.gassner@ dot.ca.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, the Federal Highway SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Environmental Impact Statement: I-80/I-215 Parley's Interchange, 
Salt Lake County, Utah

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement.

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SUMMARY: FHWA, on behalf of the Utah Department of Transportation 
(UDOT), is issuing this notice to advise the public that an 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for proposed 
transportation improvements to the I-80/I-215 Parleys Interchange in 
Salt Lake County, Utah.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Naomi Kisen, Environmental Program 
Manager, Environmental Services Division, UDOT 4501 South 2700 West, 
P.O. Box 141265, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-1265 Telephone: (801) 965-
4603, email: [email protected]. Rebecka Stromness, Parley's Interchange 
Project Manager, UDOT Region 2, 2010 South 2760 West, Salt Lake City, 
UT 84104-4592; Telephone: (801) 887-3470, Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The environmental review, consultation, and 
other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for 
this project are being or have been carried out by UDOT pursuant to 23 
U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated January 17, 2017, 
and executed by FHWA and UDOT. UDOT, as the assigned National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) agency, will prepare an EIS for a 
proposal to address safety and current and projected traffic demand on 
the I-80/I-215 Parley's interchange in Salt Lake County, Utah. The 
proposed project study area extends on I-80 from 1300 East to the Mt. 
Aire Canyon Road interchange, on I-215 from the I-80/-215 interchange 
to 3900 South, on Foothill Drive from the I-80/-215 interchange to 
Stringham Avenue, and on Parley's Way from the I-80/I-215 interchange 
to Wilshire Drive. Safety and transportation improvements are needed to 
address current identified design deficiencies and current and 
projected 2050 travel demand at the interchange. To address these 
needs, UDOT is proposing to upgrade the interchange, including 
potentially adding capacity to the interchange and the surrounding road 
network to make the interchange operate efficiently. If implemented as 
proposed, the project will require FHWA to approve an Interchange 
Access Change Request from UDOT for modifications to the interchange.
    UDOT will consider a range of alternatives based on the purpose of 
and need for the project and taking into account agency and public 
input. The currently contemplated alternatives include: (1) Taking no 
action (no-build); (2) the proposed action, i.e., upgrading the 
interchange, including potentially adding capacity to the interchange 
and the surrounding road network to make the interchange operate 
efficiently; (3) using alternate travel modes; (4) using transportation 
demand management to improve the efficiency of the existing road 
network; (5) combinations of any of the above; and (6) other reasonable 
alternatives if identified during the scoping process. Alternatives 
that do not meet the project purpose and need or that are otherwise not 
reasonable will not be carried forward for detailed consideration.
    A Coordination Plan is being prepared to define the agency and 
public participation procedure for the environmental review process. 
The plan will outline (1) how agencies and the public will provide 
input during the scoping process; (2) the development of the purpose 
and need; and (3) alternatives development.
    Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will 
be sent to appropriate Federal, state, and local agencies as well as to 
Native American tribes and to private organizations and citizens who 
have previously expressed, or who are known to have, an interest in 
this proposal. A public scoping meeting will be held in the study area 
from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on March 6, 2018 at Highland High School, 
2166 S 1700 E, Salt Lake City, Utah. Public notices announcing the 
meeting will be published in the region. Information regarding this 
meeting and the project may also be obtained through a public website 
maintained by UDOT at www.udot.utah.gov/parleysEIS.
    During the NEPA process, other public meetings will be held as 
appropriate to allow the public, as well as Federal, state, and local 
agencies, and tribes, to provide comments on the purpose of and need 
for the project, potential alternatives, and social, economic, and 
environmental issues of concern.
    In addition, a public hearing will be held following the release of 
the Draft EIS. Public notice advertisements and direct mailings will 
notify interested parties of the time and place of the public meetings 
and the public 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. Written 
comments or questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS 
should be directed to UDOT representatives at the mail or email 
addresses provided above by March 30, 2018. For additional information 
please visit the project website at www.udot.utah.gov/parleysEIS. 
Information requests or comments can also be provided by email to 
[email protected]. (Catalog of Federal and 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.)

    Dated: January 31, 2018.
Ivan Marrero,
Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Salt Lake City, 
Utah.
[FR Doc. 2018-02609 Filed 2-8-18; 8:45 am]
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