Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Juneau Access Improvements Project in Alaska, 36661-36662 [2018-16263]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 146 / Monday, July 30, 2018 / Notices 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: Jake Troutman, (202) 683–7788, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Washington, DC. Lirio Liu, Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2018–0173. Petitioner: Eagle Mountain City Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: § 107.12(a)(2). Description of Relief Sought: The petitioner is requesting relief to use their training program to allow for other operators to operate their Autel Robotics X-Star Premium small unmanned aircraft system in areas they are more familiar with, and not require the remote pilot-in-command to be present at all operations. The proposed operation includes: observational video capture over development areas; inspection of city infrastructure or property including water tanks and pumps; inspecting of city property for improper dumping; and video productions for economic development and tourism purposes. [FR Doc. 2018–16260 Filed 7–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Juneau Access Improvements Project in Alaska Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions by FHWA and other Federal agencies. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: This notice announces final actions taken by the FHWA. The actions relate to the proposed Juneau Access Improvements (JAI) Project in the City and Borough of Juneau, Haines Borough, SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:33 Jul 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 and Municipality of Skagway 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 JAI Project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before December 27, 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: Tim Haugh, Environmental Program Manager, FHWA, Alaska Division, 709 West 9th Street, Room 851, Juneau, AK 99802, telephone (907) 586–7418; email: Tim.Haugh@dot.gov. The FHWA Alaska Division Office’s normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Alaska Time), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also contact Greg Lockwood, Preliminary Design and Environmental Group Chief, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Southcoast Region, P.O. Box 112506, Juneau, AK 99811– 2506, telephone (907) 465–1828; email: greg.lockwood@alaska.gov. The DOT&PF Southcoast Region’s normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Alaska 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 approvals for the JAI Project (Project Number STP–000S (131)/71100) in the State of Alaska. The purpose of the JAI Project is to improve public access to and from Juneau in Lynn Canal. Seven build alternatives were evaluated, along with a No Action Alternative. Alternatives include a combination of highway and ferry routes and improved ferry service in Lynn Canal in Southeast Alaska. The routes pass through City and Borough of Juneau, Haines Borough, and/or Municipality of Skagway Borough. The selected alternative was the No Action Alternative. The actions by the FHWA, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the JAI Project Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Final SEIS) and Record of Decision (ROD), issued on June 18, 2018. The Final SEIS and ROD are available on the project website at www.juneauaccess.alaska.gov, or obtained from the contacts provided above. This notice applies to all FHWA decisions as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such PO 00000 Frm 00149 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36661 actions were taken, including but not limited to: 1. General: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321– 4351]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109 and 23 U.S.C. 128]; Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 (ANILCA) [16 U.S.C. 3164]. 2. Air: Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401– 7671q]. 3. Land: Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966, as amended [49 U.S.C. 303]; ANILCA Title XI (Conservation System Units) [16 U.S.C. Ch. 58, Subchapter IV, Section 3161 et seq]. 4. Fish and Wildlife: Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 [16 U.S.C. 1531–1544 and Section 1536]; Marine Mammal Protection Act [16 U.S.C. 1361–1423h]; Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661–667d]; Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) [16 U.S.C. 703–712]; Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act [16 U.S.C. 668–668d]; Magnuson-Steven Fishery Conservation and Management Act/ Sustainable Fisheries Act [16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq]. 5. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [54 U.S.C. 306108]; Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 U.S.C. 470(aa)–470(mm)]; Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act [54 U.S.C. 312501– 312508]; Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) [25 U.S.C. 3001–3013]. 6. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000(d)– 2000(d)(1)]; American Indian Religious Freedom Act [42 U.S.C. 1996]; ANILCA Title VIII, Section 810 (Subsistence) [16 U.S.C. 3120]; Uniform Relocation and Real Property Acquisition Act [42 U.S.C 4601 et seq]. 7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act (Sections 319 and 401) [33 U.S.C. 1251–1387]; Safe Drinking Water Act [42 U.S.C. 300(f)–300(j)(6)]; Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) [16 U.S.C. 4601–4604]; Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) [42 U.S.C. 300f–300j–26)]; Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 Section 10 [33 U.S.C. 1344]; Emergency Wetlands Resources Act, [16 U.S.C. 3921, 3931]; Wetlands Mitigation [23 U.S.C. 119(g) and 133(b)(14)]; Flood Disaster Protection Act [42 U.S.C. 4001– 4128]. 8. Executive Orders: E.O. 11988, Floodplain Management; E.O. 11990, Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations; E.O. 13112, Invasive E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 36662 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 146 / Monday, July 30, 2018 / Notices Species; E.O. 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments; E.O. 13166, Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency; E.O. 13186, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds. (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). Issued on: July 23, 2018. Sandra A. Garcia-Aline, Federal Highway Administration, Alaska Division Administrator, Juneau. [FR Doc. 2018–16263 Filed 7–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0223] Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From Groendyke Transport, Inc. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of application for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requests public comment on an application for exemption from Groendyke Transport, Inc. (Groendyke) to allow the use of a pulsating brake lamp in addition to the steady burning brake lamps required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) in its fleet operations. The FMCSRs require all exterior lamps (both required lamps and any additional lamps) to be steady-burning, with the exception of turn signal lamps, hazard warning signal lamps, school bus warning lamps, amber warning lamps or flashing warning lamps on tow trucks and commercial motor vehicles (CMV) transporting oversized loads, and warning lamps on emergency and service vehicles authorized by State or local authorities. Groendyke believes that operating a pulsating brake lamp on the rear of its trailers on a fleet-wide basis would allow the company to operate its equipment more effectively, efficiently, and safely, and would maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:33 Jul 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 that it would achieve without the requested exemption. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 29, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA– 2018–0223 using any of the following methods: • Website: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the Federal electronic docket site. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590– 0001. • Hand Delivery: Ground Floor, Room W12–140, DOT Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. e.t., MondayFriday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number for this notice. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the exemption process, 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 for further information. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov or to Room W12– 140, DOT Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. Public participation: The http:// www.regulations.gov website is generally available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You may find electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the ‘‘help’’ section of the http://www.regulations.gov website as well as the DOT’s http:// docketsinfo.dot.gov website. If you would like notification that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgment PO 00000 Frm 00150 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 page that appears after submitting comments online. Mr. Luke W. Loy, Vehicle and Roadside Operations Division, Office of Carrier, Driver, and Vehicle Safety, MC–PSV, (202) 366–0676, Luke.Loy@dot.gov, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590– 0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31315 and 31136(e), FMCSA may grant exemptions from the FMCSRs. Pursuant to the implementing regulations, FMCSA must publish a notice of each exemption request in the Federal Register (49 CFR 381.315(a)). The Agency must provide the public with an opportunity to inspect the information relevant to the application, including any safety analyses that have been conducted. The Agency must also provide an opportunity for public comment on the request. The Agency reviews the safety analyses and the public comments and determines whether granting the exemption would likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved by the current regulation (49 CFR 381.305). The decision of the Agency must be published in the Federal Register (49 CFR 381.315(b)). If the Agency denies the request, it must state the reason for doing so. If the decision is to grant the exemption, the notice must specify the person or class of persons receiving the exemption and the regulatory provision or provisions from which an exemption is granted. The notice must specify the effective period of the exemption (up to 5 years) and explain the terms and conditions of the exemption. The exemption may be renewed (49 CFR 381.315(c) and 49 CFR 381.300(b)). Groendyke’s Application for Exemption Groendyke applied for an exemption from the requirements of 49 CFR 393.25(e) which requires all exterior lamps (both required lamps and any additional lamps) to be steady-burning, with the exception of turn signal lamps, hazard warning signal lamps, school bus warning lamps, amber warning lamps or flashing warning lamps on tow trucks and CMVs transporting oversized loads, and warning lamps on emergency and service vehicles authorized by State or local authorities. Specifically, Groendyke is requesting the exemption to allow it to install pulsating brake lamps in addition to the steady-burning brake lamps required by the FMCSRs. A E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 146 (Monday, July 30, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36661-36662]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-16263]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Juneau Access 
Improvements Project in Alaska

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

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

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SUMMARY: This notice announces final actions taken by the FHWA. The 
actions relate to the proposed Juneau Access Improvements (JAI) Project 
in the City and Borough of Juneau, Haines Borough, and Municipality of 
Skagway 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 JAI Project will be barred unless the claim is 
filed on or before December 27, 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: Tim Haugh, Environmental Program 
Manager, FHWA, Alaska Division, 709 West 9th Street, Room 851, Juneau, 
AK 99802, telephone (907) 586-7418; email: [email protected]. The FHWA 
Alaska Division Office's normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 
p.m. (Alaska Time), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You 
may also contact Greg Lockwood, Preliminary Design and Environmental 
Group Chief, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, 
Southcoast Region, P.O. Box 112506, Juneau, AK 99811-2506, telephone 
(907) 465-1828; email: [email protected]. The DOT&PF Southcoast 
Region's normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Alaska 
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 approvals 
for the JAI Project (Project Number STP-000S (131)/71100) in the State 
of Alaska. The purpose of the JAI Project is to improve public access 
to and from Juneau in Lynn Canal. Seven build alternatives were 
evaluated, along with a No Action Alternative. Alternatives include a 
combination of highway and ferry routes and improved ferry service in 
Lynn Canal in Southeast Alaska. The routes pass through City and 
Borough of Juneau, Haines Borough, and/or Municipality of Skagway 
Borough. The selected alternative was the No Action Alternative.
    The actions by the FHWA, and the laws under which such actions were 
taken, are described in the JAI Project Final Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement (Final SEIS) and Record of Decision 
(ROD), issued on June 18, 2018. The Final SEIS and ROD are available on 
the project website at www.juneauaccess.alaska.gov, or obtained from 
the contacts provided above.
    This notice applies to all FHWA decisions as of the issuance date 
of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, 
including but not limited to:
    1. General: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 
4321-4351]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109 and 23 U.S.C. 128]; 
Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 (ANILCA) [16 
U.S.C. 3164].
    2. Air: Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401-7671q].
    3. Land: Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 
1966, as amended [49 U.S.C. 303]; ANILCA Title XI (Conservation System 
Units) [16 U.S.C. Ch. 58, Subchapter IV, Section 3161 et seq].
    4. Fish and Wildlife: Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) 
of 1973 [16 U.S.C. 1531-1544 and Section 1536]; Marine Mammal 
Protection Act [16 U.S.C. 1361-1423h]; Fish and Wildlife Coordination 
Act [16 U.S.C. 661-667d]; Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) [16 U.S.C. 
703-712]; Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act [16 U.S.C. 668-668d]; 
Magnuson-Steven Fishery Conservation and Management Act/Sustainable 
Fisheries Act [16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq].
    5. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National 
Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [54 U.S.C. 306108]; 
Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 U.S.C. 470(aa)-
470(mm)]; Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act [54 U.S.C. 
312501-312508]; Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act 
(NAGPRA) [25 U.S.C. 3001-3013].
    6. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 
2000(d)-2000(d)(1)]; American Indian Religious Freedom Act [42 U.S.C. 
1996]; ANILCA Title VIII, Section 810 (Subsistence) [16 U.S.C. 3120]; 
Uniform Relocation and Real Property Acquisition Act [42 U.S.C 4601 et 
seq].
    7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act (Sections 319 and 
401) [33 U.S.C. 1251-1387]; Safe Drinking Water Act [42 U.S.C. 300(f)-
300(j)(6)]; Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) [16 U.S.C. 4601-
4604]; Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) [42 U.S.C. 300f-300j-26)]; Rivers 
and Harbors Act of 1899 Section 10 [33 U.S.C. 1344]; Emergency Wetlands 
Resources Act, [16 U.S.C. 3921, 3931]; Wetlands Mitigation [23 U.S.C. 
119(g) and 133(b)(14)]; Flood Disaster Protection Act [42 U.S.C. 4001-
4128].
    8. Executive Orders: E.O. 11988, Floodplain Management; E.O. 11990, 
Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address 
Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income 
Populations; E.O. 13112, Invasive

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Species; E.O. 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments; E.O. 13166, Improving Access to Services for Persons with 
Limited English Proficiency; E.O. 13186, Responsibilities of Federal 
Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds.

(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).

    Issued on: July 23, 2018.
Sandra A. Garcia-Aline,
Federal Highway Administration, Alaska Division Administrator, Juneau.
[FR Doc. 2018-16263 Filed 7-27-18; 8:45 am]
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