Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in North Carolina, 12017-12018 [2019-06006]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 61 / Friday, March 29, 2019 / Notices Currituck Bridge project, which proposes to create a second crossing of Currituck Sound—north of the Wright Memorial Bridge—to help alleviate [FR Doc. 2019–06117 Filed 3–28–19; 8:45 am] congestion and improve the flow of BILLING CODE 4910–13–P evacuation traffic in the event of a hurricane or severe storm. The 7-mile toll project includes a twoDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION lane bridge that spans Currituck Sound and connects the Currituck County Federal Highway Administration mainland to the Outer Banks. It also Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions includes a second two-lane bridge that on Proposed Highway in North spans Maple Swamp on the Currituck Carolina County mainland, connecting Aydlett to U.S. 158. AGENCY: Federal Highway The actions by the Federal agencies, Administration (FHWA), DOT. and the laws under which such actions ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims were taken, are described in the Final for Judicial Review of actions by FHWA Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and other Federal Agencies. for the project, approved on January 12, SUMMARY: This notice announces actions 2012, and the FHWA ROD issued on March 7, 2019 approving the Midtaken by FHWA and the other Federal Currituck Bridge project, and in other agencies that are final. The actions documents in the project records. The relate to a proposed new crossing of Final EIS, ROD, and other documents in Currituck Sound along the North the project file are available by Carolina Coast in Currituck and Dare contacting FHWA or the NCDOT Counties, North Carolina. This project, Turnpike Authority at the addresses known as the Mid-Currituck Bridge provided above. The Final EIS and ROD Project, is also known as State along with referenced technical Transportation Improvement Program documents can be viewed and Project R–2576. Those actions grant downloaded from the project website at licenses, permits, and approvals for the https://www.ncdot.gov/projects/midproject. currituck-bridge/Pages/default.aspx or DATES: A claim seeking judicial review viewed at the Turnpike Authority office of the Federal agency actions on the at 1 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh, highway project will be barred unless North Carolina, 27601. the claim is filled on or before August The actions by the Federal agencies, 26, 2019. If the Federal law that and the laws under which such actions authorizes judicial review of a claim were taken, are described in the ROD for provides a time period of less than 150 the project and in other documents in days for filing such claim, then that the project file. The ROD and other shorter time period still applies. documents in the project file are FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. available by contacting FHWA or Clarence W. Coleman, P. E., NCDOT at the addresses provided Preconstruction and Environment above. This notice applies to all Federal Director, Federal Highway agency decisions as of the issuance date Administration, 310 New Bern Avenue, of this notice and all laws under which Suite 410, Raleigh, North Carolina, such actions were taken, including but 27601–1418; Telephone: (919) 747– not limited to: 7014; email: clarence.coleman@dot.gov. 1. General: National Environmental FHWA North Carolina Division Office’s Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321– normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 4351]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 p.m. (Eastern Time). Mr. Roger D. U.S.C. 109]. Rochelle, P.E., Chief Engineer2. Air: Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401– Innovative Delivery, North Carolina 7671(q)]. Turnpike Authority (NCTA), 1578 Mail 3. Land: Section 4(f) of the Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina Department of Transportation Act of 27699–1578; Telephone (919) 707–2710, 1966 [49 U.S.C. 303]; Landscaping and email: rdrochelle@dot.state.nc.us. Scenic Enhancement (Wildflowers) [23 NCTA’s normal business hours are 8 U.S.C. 319]. a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time). 4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531–1544 and Section SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is 1536], Marine Mammal Protection Act hereby given that FHWA and other Federal agencies have taken final agency [16 U.S.C. 1361], Anadromous Fish Conservation Act [16 U.S.C. 757(a)– actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by 757(g)], Fish and Wildlife Coordination issuing a Record of Decision (ROD) for Act [16 U.S.C. 661–667(d)], Migratory the following highway project in the Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703–712], State of North Carolina: the Mid- jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES positioning booster seat, during all phases of flight while on board a U.S.certificated aircraft. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Mar 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12017 Magnuson-Stevenson Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976, as amended [16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.]. 5. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470(f) et seq.]; Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 U.S.C. 470(aa)–11]; Archeological and Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 469–469(c)]; Native American Grave 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]; Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. 4201–4209]. 7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act [33 U.S.C. 1251–1377 (Section 404, Section 401, Section 319)]; Coastal Barrier Resources Act [16 U.S.C. 3501–3510]; Coastal Zone Management Act [16 U.S.C. 1451–1465]; Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) [16 U.S.C. 4601–4604]; Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) [42 U.S.C. 300(f)–300(j)(6)]; Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 [33 U.S.C. 401–406]; Wild and Scenic Rivers Act [16 U.S.C. 1271–1287]; Emergency Wetlands Resources Act [16 U.S.C. 3921, 3931]; TEA–21 Wetlands Mitigation [23 U.S.C. 103(b)(6)(m), 133(b)(11)]; Flood Disaster Protection Act [42 U.S.C. 4001–4128]. 8. Hazardous Materials: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) [42 U.S.C. 9601–9675]; Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA); Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) [42 U.S.C. 6901–6992(k)]. 9. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988 Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations; E.O. 11593 Protection and Enhancement of Cultural Resources; E.O. 13007 Indian Sacred Sites; E.O. 13287 Preserve America; E.O. 13175 Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments; E.O. 11514 Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality; E.O. 13112 Invasive Species. (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) E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 12018 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 61 / Friday, March 29, 2019 / Notices Issued on: March 20, 2019. Clarence W. Coleman, Preconstruction and Environment Director, Raleigh, North Carolina. [FR Doc. 2019–06006 Filed 3–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2019–0079] Hours of Service of Drivers: PJ Helicopters, Inc.; Application for Exemption Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of application for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces that it has received an application from PJ Helicopters, Inc. (PJH) requesting an exemption from two provisions of the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for its ground support equipment operators. PJH requested relief from the 14-hour rule and the requirement that drivers have 10 consecutive hours off-duty at the end of the work shift. The exemption would allow PJH’s ground support equipment operators a 16-hour window within which to complete all driving, and enable these operators to use an 8-consecutive hour off duty break, combined with at least two other off duty hours during the 16-hour window within which driving would be completed, in lieu of taking 10 consecutive hours off duty. If granted, the exemption would cover PJH’s CMV operators only when they are responding to or returning from an active incident as requested by an officer of a public agency or public utility. PJH believes that granting these exemptions will have no adverse safety impacts while its ground support equipment operators are responding to said incidents. FMCSA requests public comment on PJH’s application for exemptions. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before April 29, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Number FMCSA–2019–0079 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. See the Public Participation and Request for Comments section below for further information. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Mar 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12– 140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number for this notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without change to www.regulations.gov, including any personal information included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to www.regulations.gov at any time or visit Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The on-line FDMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information concerning this notice, please contact Mr. Richard Clemente, FMCSA Driver and Carrier Operations Division; Telephone: (202) 366–2722; Email: MCPSD@dot.gov. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Participation and Request for Comments FMCSA encourages you to participate by submitting comments and related materials. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice (FMCSA–2019–0079), indicate the specific section of this document to which the comment applies, and provide a reason for suggestions or recommendations. You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. FMCSA recommends that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a phone number in the PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 body of your document so the Agency can contact you if it has questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to www.regulations.gov and put the docket number, ‘‘FMCSA–2019–0079’’ in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ When the new screen appears, click on ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button and type your comment into the text box in the following screen. Choose whether you are submitting your comment as an individual or on behalf of a third party and then submit. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the facility, please enclose a stamped, selfaddressed postcard or envelope. FMCSA will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may grant or not grant this application based on your comments. II. Legal Basis FMCSA has authority under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 to grant exemptions from certain Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). FMCSA must publish a notice of each exemption request in the Federal Register (49 CFR 381.315(a)). The Agency must provide the public 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 safety analyses and public comments submitted, 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)) with the reasons for denying or granting the application and, if granted, the name of the person or class of persons receiving the exemption, and the regulatory provision from which the exemption is granted. The notice must also specify the effective period (up to 5 years) and explain the terms and conditions of the exemption. The exemption may be renewed (49 CFR 381.300(b)). III. Request for Exemption The exemption application from PJ Helicopters, Inc. (PJH) states that the company has been serving the utility helicopter industry as an emergency response company for over 45 years. Most of its customers are firefighting E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 61 (Friday, March 29, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12017-12018]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-06006]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in 
North Carolina

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 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 actions taken by FHWA and the other 
Federal agencies that are final. The actions relate to a proposed new 
crossing of Currituck Sound along the North Carolina Coast in Currituck 
and Dare Counties, North Carolina. This project, known as the Mid-
Currituck Bridge Project, is also known as State Transportation 
Improvement Program Project R-2576. Those actions grant licenses, 
permits, and approvals for the project.

DATES: A claim seeking judicial review of the Federal agency actions on 
the highway project will be barred unless the claim is filled on or 
before August 26, 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: Mr. Clarence W. Coleman, P. E., 
Preconstruction and Environment Director, Federal Highway 
Administration, 310 New Bern Avenue, Suite 410, Raleigh, North 
Carolina, 27601-1418; Telephone: (919) 747-7014; email: 
[email protected]. FHWA North Carolina Division Office's normal 
business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time). Mr. Roger D. 
Rochelle, P.E., Chief Engineer-Innovative Delivery, North Carolina 
Turnpike Authority (NCTA), 1578 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North 
Carolina 27699-1578; Telephone (919) 707-2710, email: 
[email protected]. NCTA's normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 
5 p.m. (Eastern Time).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FHWA and other 
Federal agencies have taken final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 
139(l)(1) by issuing a Record of Decision (ROD) for the following 
highway project in the State of North Carolina: the Mid-Currituck 
Bridge project, which proposes to create a second crossing of Currituck 
Sound--north of the Wright Memorial Bridge--to help alleviate 
congestion and improve the flow of evacuation traffic in the event of a 
hurricane or severe storm.
    The 7-mile toll project includes a two-lane bridge that spans 
Currituck Sound and connects the Currituck County mainland to the Outer 
Banks. It also includes a second two-lane bridge that spans Maple Swamp 
on the Currituck County mainland, connecting Aydlett to U.S. 158.
    The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such 
actions were taken, are described in the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) for the project, approved on January 12, 2012, and the 
FHWA ROD issued on March 7, 2019 approving the Mid-Currituck Bridge 
project, and in other documents in the project records. The Final EIS, 
ROD, and other documents in the project file are available by 
contacting FHWA or the NCDOT Turnpike Authority at the addresses 
provided above. The Final EIS and ROD along with referenced technical 
documents can be viewed and downloaded from the project website at 
https://www.ncdot.gov/projects/mid-currituck-bridge/Pages/default.aspx 
or viewed at the Turnpike Authority office at 1 South Wilmington 
Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601.
    The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such 
actions were taken, are described in the ROD for the project and in 
other documents in the project file. The ROD and other documents in the 
project file are available by contacting FHWA or NCDOT at the addresses 
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. General: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 
4321-4351]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109].
    2. Air: Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401-7671(q)].
    3. Land: Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 
1966 [49 U.S.C. 303]; Landscaping and Scenic Enhancement (Wildflowers) 
[23 U.S.C. 319].
    4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531-1544 and 
Section 1536], Marine Mammal Protection Act [16 U.S.C. 1361], 
Anadromous Fish Conservation Act [16 U.S.C. 757(a)-757(g)], Fish and 
Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661-667(d)], Migratory Bird Treaty 
Act [16 U.S.C. 703-712], Magnuson-Stevenson Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act of 1976, as amended [16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.].
    5. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National 
Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470(f) et 
seq.]; Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 U.S.C. 
470(aa)-11]; Archeological and Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 
469-469(c)]; Native American Grave 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]; Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. 4201-4209].
    7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act [33 U.S.C. 1251-
1377 (Section 404, Section 401, Section 319)]; Coastal Barrier 
Resources Act [16 U.S.C. 3501-3510]; Coastal Zone Management Act [16 
U.S.C. 1451-1465]; Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) [16 U.S.C. 
4601-4604]; Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) [42 U.S.C. 300(f)-
300(j)(6)]; Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 [33 U.S.C. 401-406]; Wild 
and Scenic Rivers Act [16 U.S.C. 1271-1287]; Emergency Wetlands 
Resources Act [16 U.S.C. 3921, 3931]; TEA-21 Wetlands Mitigation [23 
U.S.C. 103(b)(6)(m), 133(b)(11)]; Flood Disaster Protection Act [42 
U.S.C. 4001-4128].
    8. Hazardous Materials: Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) [42 U.S.C. 9601-9675]; 
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA); Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) [42 U.S.C. 6901-6992(k)].
    9. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988 
Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address 
Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income 
Populations; E.O. 11593 Protection and Enhancement of Cultural 
Resources; E.O. 13007 Indian Sacred Sites; E.O. 13287 Preserve America; 
E.O. 13175 Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments; E.O. 11514 Protection and Enhancement of Environmental 
Quality; E.O. 13112 Invasive Species.

(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)


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    Issued on: March 20, 2019.
Clarence W. Coleman,
Preconstruction and Environment Director, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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