Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects, 62659-62660 [2018-26254]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 233 / Tuesday, December 4, 2018 / Notices which has been posted to the public docket for this proceeding. APTA further states that because no fundamental changes to the base air test requirements were made, no detailed analysis of safety equivalency with the previous approved standard is necessary. Copies of these documents and the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, are available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested party desires an opportunity for oral comment and a public hearing, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Website: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Communications received by January 3, 2019 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered if practicable. Anyone can search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). Under 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its processes. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Dec 03, 2018 Jkt 247001 described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at https:// www.transportation.gov/privacy. See also http://www.regulations.gov/ #!privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Issued in Washington, DC. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Safety Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–26291 Filed 12–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces final environmental action taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for a project in New York City, New York. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decision by FTA on the subject project and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge this final environmental action. DATES: By this notice, FTA is advising the public of final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l). A claim seeking judicial review of FTA actions announced herein for the listed public transportation project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before May 3, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy-Ellen Zusman, Assistant Chief Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, (312) 353–2577 or Juliet Bochicchio, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Environmental Programs, (202) 366–9348. FTA is located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FTA has taken final agency action by issuing certain approvals for the public transportation project listed below. The action on the project, as well as the laws under which such action was taken, are described in the documentation issued in connection with the project to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and in other documents in the FTA environmental project file for the project. Interested parties may contact either the project sponsor or the relevant SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62659 FTA Regional Office for more information. Contact information for FTA’s Regional Offices may be found at https://www.fta.dot.gov. This notice applies to all FTA decisions on the listed project as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such action was taken, including, but not limited to, NEPA [42 U.S.C. 4321–4375], Section 4(f) requirements [23 U.S.C. 138, 49 U.S.C. 303], Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act [54 U.S.C. 306108], and the Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401–7671q]. This notice does not, however, alter or extend the limitation period for challenges of project decisions subject to previous notices published in the Federal Register. The project and action that is the subject of this notice follow: Project name and location: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 Project, New York City, NY. Project sponsor: Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Project description: The Second Avenue Subway (SAS) Phase 2 Project includes the construction of the second phase of a new subway between 96th Street and 125th Street, in Manhattan, New York. SAS Phase 2 would connect to the recently completed Phase 1, which extended the existing Q subway service from 63rd Street to 96th Street. SAS Phase 2 will extend the Q subway service north to 125th Street. The MTA evaluated a modified design of Phase 2 in a supplemental environmental assessment (SEA) which evaluated environmental impact areas considered in the 2004 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) to determine whether the modified design would result in any new significant environmental impacts not disclosed in the FEIS or require mitigation measures not identified in the FEIS. Based on review of the SEA and consideration of public and agency comments, FTA issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) that the modified design will not result in new significant impacts on the environment and no new mitigation measures will be required; and therefore, the conclusions of the FEIS and ROD remain valid. This notice only applies to the discrete actions taken by FTA at this time, as described below. Nothing in this notice affects FTA’s previous decisions, or notice thereof, for this project. Final agency actions: Finding of No Significant Impact for the Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 New York City, New York, dated November 15, 2018. Supporting documentation: Supplemental Environmental Assessment to the Second Avenue E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 62660 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 233 / Tuesday, December 4, 2018 / Notices Subway Final Environmental Impact Statement: Phase 2, dated July 12, 2018. Elizabeth S. Riklin, Deputy Associate Administrator for Planning and Environment. [FR Doc. 2018–26254 Filed 12–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2018–0173] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel LOKI 42′ Cruising Catamaran With Fixed Keels; Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.build requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. DATES: Submit comments on or before January 3, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket Number MARAD–2018–0173 by any one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Search MARAD–2018–0173 and follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility is in the West Building, Ground Floor of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Docket Management Facility location address is: U.S. Department of Transportation, MARAD–2018–0173, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. SUMMARY: Note: If you mail or hand-deliver your comments, we recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a telephone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and specific docket number. All comments received will be posted without change VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:26 Dec 03, 2018 Jkt 247001 to the docket at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For detailed instructions on submitting comments, see the section entitled Public Participation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bianca Carr, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W23–453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–9309, email Bianca.carr@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel LOKI is: —Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ‘‘Coastal passenger charter use’’ —Geographic Region Including Base of Operations: ‘‘California’’ (Base of Operations: Newport Beach, Ca) —Vessel Length and Type: 42′ cruising catamaran with fixed keels The complete application is available for review identified in the DOT docket as MARAD–2018–0173 at http:// www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388, that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the vessel name, state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in section 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388. Public Participation How do I submit comments? Please submit your comments, including the attachments, following the instructions provided under the above heading entitled ADDRESSES. Be advised that it may take a few hours or even days for your comment to be reflected on the docket. In addition, your comments must be written in English. We encourage you to provide concise comments and you may attach additional documents as necessary. There is no limit on the length of the attachments. Where do I go to read public comments, and find supporting information? Go to the docket online at http:// www.regulations.gov., keyword search MARAD–2018–0173 or visit the Docket Management Facility (see ADDRESSES for hours of operation). We recommend that you periodically check the Docket for PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 new submissions and supporting material. Will my comments be made available to the public? Yes. Be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, will be made publicly available. May I submit comments confidentially? If you wish to submit comments under a claim of confidentiality, you should submit three copies of your complete submission, including the information you claim to be confidential business information, to the Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Legislation and Regulations, MAR–225, W24–220, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Include a cover letter setting forth with specificity the basis for any such claim and, if possible, a summary of your submission that can be made available to the public. 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, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice, DOT/ALL–14 FDMS, accessible through www.dot.gov/privacy. To facilitate comment tracking and response, we encourage commenters to provide their name, or the name of their organization; however, submission of names is completely optional. Whether or not commenters identify themselves, all timely comments will be fully considered. If you wish to provide comments containing proprietary or confidential information, please contact the agency for alternate submission instructions. (Authority: 49 CFR 1.93(a), 46 U.S.C. 55103, 46 U.S.C. 12121) * * * Dated: November 28, 2018. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–26236 Filed 12–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2018–0166] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel ALYOSHA; Invitation for Public Comments AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM Maritime Administration, DOT. 04DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 233 (Tuesday, December 4, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62659-62660]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-26254]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration


Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation 
Projects

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces final environmental action taken by the 
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for a project in New York City, 
New York. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the 
environmental decision by FTA on the subject project and to activate 
the limitation on any claims that may challenge this final 
environmental action.

DATES: By this notice, FTA is advising the public of final agency 
actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l). A claim seeking judicial review of 
FTA actions announced herein for the listed public transportation 
project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before May 3, 
2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy-Ellen Zusman, Assistant Chief 
Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, (312) 353-2577 or Juliet Bochicchio, 
Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Environmental Programs, 
(202) 366-9348. FTA is located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, 
Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FTA has taken 
final agency action by issuing certain approvals for the public 
transportation project listed below. The action on the project, as well 
as the laws under which such action was taken, are described in the 
documentation issued in connection with the project to comply with the 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and in other documents in the 
FTA environmental project file for the project. Interested parties may 
contact either the project sponsor or the relevant FTA Regional Office 
for more information. Contact information for FTA's Regional Offices 
may be found at https://www.fta.dot.gov.
    This notice applies to all FTA decisions on the listed project as 
of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such 
action was taken, including, but not limited to, NEPA [42 U.S.C. 4321-
4375], Section 4(f) requirements [23 U.S.C. 138, 49 U.S.C. 303], 
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act [54 U.S.C. 
306108], and the Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401-7671q]. This notice does 
not, however, alter or extend the limitation period for challenges of 
project decisions subject to previous notices published in the Federal 
Register. The project and action that is the subject of this notice 
follow:
    Project name and location: The Metropolitan Transportation 
Authority (MTA) Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 Project, New York City, 
NY. Project sponsor: Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Project 
description: The Second Avenue Subway (SAS) Phase 2 Project includes 
the construction of the second phase of a new subway between 96th 
Street and 125th Street, in Manhattan, New York. SAS Phase 2 would 
connect to the recently completed Phase 1, which extended the existing 
Q subway service from 63rd Street to 96th Street. SAS Phase 2 will 
extend the Q subway service north to 125th Street. The MTA evaluated a 
modified design of Phase 2 in a supplemental environmental assessment 
(SEA) which evaluated environmental impact areas considered in the 2004 
Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) to determine whether the 
modified design would result in any new significant environmental 
impacts not disclosed in the FEIS or require mitigation measures not 
identified in the FEIS. Based on review of the SEA and consideration of 
public and agency comments, FTA issued a finding of no significant 
impact (FONSI) that the modified design will not result in new 
significant impacts on the environment and no new mitigation measures 
will be required; and therefore, the conclusions of the FEIS and ROD 
remain valid. This notice only applies to the discrete actions taken by 
FTA at this time, as described below. Nothing in this notice affects 
FTA's previous decisions, or notice thereof, for this project. Final 
agency actions: Finding of No Significant Impact for the Second Avenue 
Subway Phase 2 New York City, New York, dated November 15, 2018. 
Supporting documentation: Supplemental Environmental Assessment to the 
Second Avenue

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Subway Final Environmental Impact Statement: Phase 2, dated July 12, 
2018.

Elizabeth S. Riklin,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Planning and Environment.
[FR Doc. 2018-26254 Filed 12-3-18; 8:45 am]
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