Environmental Impact Statement: Strafford County, New Hampshire, 15279 [2019-07400]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 72 / Monday, April 15, 2019 / Notices addresses the potential effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by April 19, 2019. The EA will be available to interested persons on the Board’s website, by writing to OEA, or by calling OEA at (202) 245–0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to the public. Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), SGLR shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the Line. If consummation has not been effected by SGLR’s filing of a notice of consummation by April 15, 2020, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: April 9, 2019. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina Contee, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2019–07443 Filed 4–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Strafford County, New Hampshire Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that we are rescinding the Notice of Intent (NOI) for a highway project that was proposed to improve access to and from the Spaulding Turnpike (NH Route 16) to the tri-city areas of Dover, Somersworth and Rochester (Exit 10) in New Hampshire. The NOI was published in the Federal Register on June 5, 1995, with the intent to publish a Draft Environmental Impact Statement. This rescission is based on a lack of available funding and project support within the New Hampshire State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) for the project, as originally proposed. amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Apr 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 Mr. Jamie Sikora, New Hampshire Division, Federal Highway Administration, 53 Pleasant Street, Suite 2200, Concord, New Hampshire 03301, Telephone: (603) 410–4870. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FHWA, in cooperation with the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT), is rescinding the NOI for a proposal to improve access to and from the Spaulding Turnpike (NH Route 16) to the tri-city areas of Dover, Somersworth and Rochester (Exit 10) in New Hampshire. The NOI is being rescinded in large part due to funding constraints, which led to a reduction of scope to focus on the upgrade of NH Route 108 between the Cities of Dover and Rochester through the City of Somersworth. The current proposed actions would improve the capacity along NH Rte. 108 and incorporate community multi transportation needs (bicycle, pedestrian and public transit) within this section of these seacoast communities. NHDOT has recently solicited and engaged a consultant to complete design and environmental services to address the upgrade along NH Rte. 108. Through this process, NHDOT will enter into an expanded public outreach to solicit community input on the smaller scope ‘‘Complete Street Improvements’’ project through the Department’s Project Development process. Given the reduction in scope and the associated potential impacts of the proposed action, FHWA intends to prepare a lower-level NEPA document to determine if the project has the potential to significantly affect the quality of the human environment. If, at a future time, FHWA determines that the proposed action is likely to have a significant impact on the environment, a new NOI to prepare an EIS will be published. SUPPLEMETARY INFORMATION: Issued on: April 9, 2019. Cynthia Vigue, Assistant Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Concord, New Hampshire. 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The Agency has determined that the use of certain alternate cargo securement methods will likely maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than the level of safety achieved without the exemption. This conclusion is based on the results of a comprehensive test program conducted by FMCSA in collaboration with the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the California Trucking Association. DATES: This exemption is effective April 15, 2019 and ending April 15, 2024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Luke W. Loy, Vehicle and Roadside Operations Division, Office of Carrier, Driver, and Vehicle Safety, MC–PSV, (202) 366–0676, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590– 0001. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments submitted to notice requesting public comments on the exemption application, 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 online Federal document management system is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. The docket number is listed at the beginning of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 72 (Monday, April 15, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 15279]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-07400]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Environmental Impact Statement: Strafford County, New Hampshire

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that we 
are rescinding the Notice of Intent (NOI) for a highway project that 
was proposed to improve access to and from the Spaulding Turnpike (NH 
Route 16) to the tri-city areas of Dover, Somersworth and Rochester 
(Exit 10) in New Hampshire. The NOI was published in the Federal 
Register on June 5, 1995, with the intent to publish a Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement. This rescission is based on a lack of 
available funding and project support within the New Hampshire State 
Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) for the project, as originally 
proposed.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jamie Sikora, New Hampshire 
Division, Federal Highway Administration, 53 Pleasant Street, Suite 
2200, Concord, New Hampshire 03301, Telephone: (603) 410-4870.

SUPPLEMETARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the New 
Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT), is rescinding the NOI 
for a proposal to improve access to and from the Spaulding Turnpike (NH 
Route 16) to the tri-city areas of Dover, Somersworth and Rochester 
(Exit 10) in New Hampshire. The NOI is being rescinded in large part 
due to funding constraints, which led to a reduction of scope to focus 
on the upgrade of NH Route 108 between the Cities of Dover and 
Rochester through the City of Somersworth. The current proposed actions 
would improve the capacity along NH Rte. 108 and incorporate community 
multi transportation needs (bicycle, pedestrian and public transit) 
within this section of these seacoast communities. NHDOT has recently 
solicited and engaged a consultant to complete design and environmental 
services to address the upgrade along NH Rte. 108. Through this 
process, NHDOT will enter into an expanded public outreach to solicit 
community input on the smaller scope ``Complete Street Improvements'' 
project through the Department's Project Development process. Given the 
reduction in scope and the associated potential impacts of the proposed 
action, FHWA intends to prepare a lower-level NEPA document to 
determine if the project has the potential to significantly affect the 
quality of the human environment. If, at a future time, FHWA determines 
that the proposed action is likely to have a significant impact on the 
environment, a new NOI to prepare an EIS will be published.

    Issued on: April 9, 2019.
Cynthia Vigue,
Assistant Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, 
Concord, New Hampshire.
[FR Doc. 2019-07400 Filed 4-12-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-22-P