Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California, 8391-8392 [2019-04130]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 45 / Thursday, March 7, 2019 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden: The estimated total annual burden for all respondents is 74,880 hours. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Ch. 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued on: March 1, 2016. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–04071 Filed 3–6–19; 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 FHWA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. AGENCY: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by FHWA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that are final. This notice announces to the public that FHWA, as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) lead agency, has prepared and approved (December 17, 2018) a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) with a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The actions relate to a proposed highway project in Santa Cruz County, California. The actions taken by FHWA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project. DATES: By this notice, the FHWA, 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 August 5, 2019. 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 FHWA: David Tedrick, Senior Environmental Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, 650 Capitol Mall, Suite 4–100, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 498–5024, or email: david.tedrick@dot.gov. For Caltrans: Lara Bertaina, Senior Environmental Planner, California Department of Transportation, 50 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, phone: (805) 542–4610, or email: lara.bertaina@dot.ca.gov. amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Mar 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 The overall project (Tier I), which would be built as a series of smaller ‘‘tiered’’ projects, spans approximately 8.9 miles along State Route (SR) 1 starting approximately 0.4 mile south of the San Andreas-Larkin Valley Road interchange and ending 0.3 mile north of the Morrissey Boulevard interchange (postmile [PM] 7.3 to PM 16.2) and the Tier II project (project), a 1.4-mile segment of the Tier I project located between the 41st Avenue and Soquel Drive/Soquel Avenue interchanges (PM 3.5 to PM 14.9). The project is located outside coastal zone jurisdiction. The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (SCCRTC) is proposing to widen SR 1 by adding an auxiliary lane to both northbound and southbound sides between the 41st Avenue and Soquel Drive interchanges. The new auxiliary lanes would be 12 feet wide. In the northbound direction, the project proposes to pave a 10-footwide median shoulder and widen the roadway to the outside in order to add the 12-foot-wide auxiliary lane and a new 10-foot-wide shoulder. In the southbound direction, the width needed for the new lane would be added in the median, and the median barrier would be shifted approximately five feet toward the northbound side of the freeway to make room for the new lane and a standard 10-foot-wide shoulder. Where the new southbound lane meets the existing ramps, outside shoulder widening would occur to achieve standard 10-foot-wide shoulders. The project would also include the construction of required retaining walls and a pedestrian/bicycle overcrossing at Chanticleer Avenue. The Final Tier I/ Tier II Environmental Assessment (EA)/ Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is a joint project by Caltrans, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (SCCRTC) and is subject to state and federal environmental review requirements. FHWA and Caltrans jointly prepared the Final EA/EIR pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Caltrans is the lead agency under CEQA. The FHWA is the lead agency under NEPA. The Tier I project proposes to widen approximately 8.9 miles of SR 1 in order to provide high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, auxiliary lanes, pedestrian overcrossings, and related improvements in the County of Santa Cruz, State of California. The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8391 under which such actions were taken, are described in the Final EIR/EA for the project, approved on January 3, 2019, in the FHWA Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), issued on December 17, 2018, and in other documents in the FHWA project records. The Final EIR/ EA, FONSI, and other project records are available by contacting FHWA, at the address provided above. The FHWA Final EIR/EA and FONSI can be viewed and downloaded from the project website at: https://sccrtc.org/projects/ streets-highways/hwy1corridor/. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife biological opinion 08EVEN00–2018–F–0421 is available by contacting FHWA, at the address provided above. 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 (40 CFR 1500 et seq.; 23 CFR 771); 2. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4351 et seq.); 3. Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1970, 23 U.S.C. 109; 4. Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015; 5. Clean Air Act of 1963, as amended (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.); 6. Clean Water Act of 1977 (33 U.S.C. 1344); 7. Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (Paleontological Resources); 8. Safe Drinking Water Act of 1944, as amended; 9. Noise Control Act of 1979 (42 U.S.C. 4901 et seq.); 10. FHWA Noise Standards, Policies, and Procedures (23 CFR 772); 11. Department of Transportation Act of 1966, Section 4(f) (49 U.S.C. 303); 12. Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531–1543); 13. Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703–712); 14. National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (54 U.S.C. 306108 et seq.); 15. Executive Order 11990, Protection of Wetlands; 16. Executive Order 13112, Invasive Species; 17. Executive Order 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice and Low-Income Populations; 18. Title VI of Civil Rights Act 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.), as amended. (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.) E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1 8392 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 45 / Thursday, March 7, 2019 / Notices Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). Maiser Khaled, Director, Technical Services Team, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, California . [FR Doc. 2019–04130 Filed 3–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Notice of Meeting of Transit Advisory Committee for Safety AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of meeting. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a public meeting of the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS). TRACS is a discretionary Federal Advisory Committee established by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act to provide information, advice and recommendations to the Secretary and FTA Administrator on matters relating to the safety of public transportation systems. DATES: The TRACS meeting will be held on March 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and March 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Highway Institute, 1310 North Courthouse Road, Arlington, Virginia 22201. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Henrika Buchanan, TRACS Designated Federal Officer, Acting Associate Administrator, FTA Office of Transit Safety and Oversight, (202) 366–1783; or Kara Waldrup, FTA Office of Transit Safety and Oversight, (202) 366–7273. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is provided in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2). TRACS is composed of 15 members representing a broad base of expertise necessary to discharge its responsibilities. Please see the TRACS website for additional information at https://www.transit.dot.gov/regulationsand-guidance/safety/transit-advisorycommittee-safety-tracs. A conference line will be available during the meeting and the number to dial-in will be posted to the TRACS website. The tentative agenda for the March 2019 TRACS meeting is set forth below: amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Agenda (1) Welcome Remarks/Introductions VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Mar 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 (2) Facility Use/Safety Briefing (3) Review of TRACS Task and Work Plan (4) Nominations for Chairperson, ViceChairperson, and other Volunteer Positions (5) Future TRACS Activities (6) Public Comments (7) Summary of Deliverables/ Concluding Remarks Public Participation This meeting will be open to the public. Members of the public who wish to attend are asked to send an email to kara.waldrup@dot.gov, in order to be added to the meeting location’s visitor list. Attendees who are on the visitors list may access the building by presenting a current state-issued driver’s license, state-issued identification card, or other valid photo identification issued by the Federal government. Members of the public wishing to make an oral statement, participate by phone, or seeking alternative formats or services because of a disability at the meeting must contact Kara Waldrup by close of business on March 22, 2019. Members of the public may submit written comments or suggestions concerning the activities of TRACS at any time before or after the meeting at TRACS@dot.gov, or to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Office of Transit Safety and Oversight, Room E45–131, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Attention: Kara Waldrup. Information from the meeting will be posted on FTA’s public website at https://www.transit.dot.gov/ regulations-and-guidance/safety/transitsafety-oversight-tso. Written comments submitted to TRACS will also be posted at the above web address. Issued in Washington, DC. K. Jane Williams, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2019–04112 Filed 3–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [Docket FTA–2019–0001] Notice of Establishment of Emergency Relief Docket for Calendar Year 2019 Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: By this notice, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is establishing an Emergency Relief Docket for calendar year 2019, so that grantees SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and subgrantees affected by a national or regional emergency or disaster may request temporary relief from FTA administrative and statutory requirements. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bonnie L. Graves, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Transit Administration, 90 Seventh Street, Ste. 15–300, San Francisco, CA 94103; phone: (202) 366–0944, fax: (415) 734– 9489, or email, Bonnie.Graves@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to 49 CFR 601.42, FTA is establishing the Emergency Relief Docket for calendar year 2019. In the case of a national or regional emergency or disaster, or in anticipation of such an event, when FTA requirements impede a grantee or subgrantee’s ability to respond to the emergency or disaster, a grantee or subgrantee may submit a request for relief from specific FTA requirements. If FTA determines that a national or regional emergency or disaster has occurred, or in anticipation of such an event, FTA will place a message on its web page (https://www.fta.dot.gov) indicating that the Emergency Relief Docket has been opened and including the docket number. All petitions for relief from FTA administrative or statutory requirements must be posted in the docket in order to receive consideration by FTA. The docket is publicly available and can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, via the internet at www.regulations.gov. Any grantee or subgrantee submitting petitions for relief or comments to the docket must include the agency name (Federal Transit Administration) and docket number FTA–2019–0001. Interested parties may consult 49 CFR part 601, subpart D for information on FTA’s emergency procedures for public transportation systems. FTA strongly encourages grantees and subgrantees to contact their FTA regional office and notify FTA of the intent to submit a petition to the docket. A grantee or subgrantee seeking relief has three avenues for submitting a petition. First, a grantee or subgrantee may submit a petition for waiver of FTA requirements to www.regulations.gov, for posting in the docket (FTA–2019– 0001). Alternatively, a grantee or subgrantee may submit a petition in duplicate (two copies) to the FTA Administrator, via U.S. mail or hand delivery to Federal Transit Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20590; via fax to (202) 366–3472; or via email to Bonnie.Graves@dot.gov; or via U.S. mail E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 45 (Thursday, March 7, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8391-8392]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-04130]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in 
California

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions 
by FHWA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is issuing this 
notice to announce actions taken by FHWA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service that are final. This notice announces to the public that FHWA, 
as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) lead agency, has 
prepared and approved (December 17, 2018) a Final Environmental 
Assessment (EA) with a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The 
actions relate to a proposed highway project in Santa Cruz County, 
California. The actions taken by FHWA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.

DATES: By this notice, the FHWA, 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 August 5, 2019. 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 FHWA: David Tedrick, Senior Environmental Specialist, Federal 
Highway Administration, 650 Capitol Mall, Suite 4-100, Sacramento, CA 
95814, (916) 498-5024, or email: david.tedrick@dot.gov.
    For Caltrans: Lara Bertaina, Senior Environmental Planner, 
California Department of Transportation, 50 Higuera Street, San Luis 
Obispo, CA 93401, phone: (805) 542-4610, or email: 
lara.bertaina@dot.ca.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The overall project (Tier I), which would be 
built as a series of smaller ``tiered'' projects, spans approximately 
8.9 miles along State Route (SR) 1 starting approximately 0.4 mile 
south of the San Andreas-Larkin Valley Road interchange and ending 0.3 
mile north of the Morrissey Boulevard interchange (postmile [PM] 7.3 to 
PM 16.2) and the Tier II project (project), a 1.4-mile segment of the 
Tier I project located between the 41st Avenue and Soquel Drive/Soquel 
Avenue interchanges (PM 3.5 to PM 14.9). The project is located outside 
coastal zone jurisdiction. The Santa Cruz County Regional 
Transportation Commission (SCCRTC) is proposing to widen SR 1 by adding 
an auxiliary lane to both northbound and southbound sides between the 
41st Avenue and Soquel Drive interchanges. The new auxiliary lanes 
would be 12 feet wide. In the northbound direction, the project 
proposes to pave a 10-foot-wide median shoulder and widen the roadway 
to the outside in order to add the 12-foot-wide auxiliary lane and a 
new 10-foot-wide shoulder. In the southbound direction, the width 
needed for the new lane would be added in the median, and the median 
barrier would be shifted approximately five feet toward the northbound 
side of the freeway to make room for the new lane and a standard 10-
foot-wide shoulder. Where the new southbound lane meets the existing 
ramps, outside shoulder widening would occur to achieve standard 10-
foot-wide shoulders. The project would also include the construction of 
required retaining walls and a pedestrian/bicycle overcrossing at 
Chanticleer Avenue. The Final Tier I/Tier II Environmental Assessment 
(EA)/Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is a joint project by Caltrans, 
the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Santa Cruz County 
Regional Transportation Commission (SCCRTC) and is subject to state and 
federal environmental review requirements. FHWA and Caltrans jointly 
prepared the Final EA/EIR pursuant to the requirements of the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental 
Quality Act (CEQA). Caltrans is the lead agency under CEQA. The FHWA is 
the lead agency under NEPA.
    The Tier I project proposes to widen approximately 8.9 miles of SR 
1 in order to provide high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, auxiliary 
lanes, pedestrian overcrossings, and related improvements in the County 
of Santa Cruz, State of California. The actions by the Federal 
agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are 
described in the Final EIR/EA for the project, approved on January 3, 
2019, in the FHWA Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), issued on 
December 17, 2018, and in other documents in the FHWA project records. 
The Final EIR/EA, FONSI, and other project records are available by 
contacting FHWA, at the address provided above. The FHWA Final EIR/EA 
and FONSI can be viewed and downloaded from the project website at: 
https://sccrtc.org/projects/streets-highways/hwy1corridor/.
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife biological opinion 08EVEN00-2018-F-0421 
is available by contacting FHWA, at the address provided above. 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 (40 CFR 1500 et 
seq.; 23 CFR 771);
    2. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4351 et 
seq.);
    3. Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1970, 23 U.S.C. 109;
    4. Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act of 2015;
    5. Clean Air Act of 1963, as amended (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.);
    6. Clean Water Act of 1977 (33 U.S.C. 1344);
    7. Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (Paleontological 
Resources);
    8. Safe Drinking Water Act of 1944, as amended;
    9. Noise Control Act of 1979 (42 U.S.C. 4901 et seq.);
    10. FHWA Noise Standards, Policies, and Procedures (23 CFR 772);
    11. Department of Transportation Act of 1966, Section 4(f) (49 
U.S.C. 303);
    12. Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531-1543);
    13. Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703-712);
    14. National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (54 
U.S.C. 306108 et seq.);
    15. Executive Order 11990, Protection of Wetlands;
    16. Executive Order 13112, Invasive Species;
    17. Executive Order 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental 
Justice and Low-Income Populations;
    18. Title VI of Civil Rights Act 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.), as 
amended.

(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.)


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    Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1).

Maiser Khaled,
Director, Technical Services Team, Federal Highway Administration, 
Sacramento, California .
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