Environmental Impact Statement: Graham County, North Carolina, 39393 [2019-17087]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 154 / Friday, August 9, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Graham County, North Carolina Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Rescinding of Notice of Intent. AGENCY: On Wednesday, July 25, 2007, FHWA issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) to advise the public that a Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement (Supp. FEIS) would be prepared for the proposed relocation of US 74 from US 129 in Robbinsville top NC 28 in Stecoah, Graham County, North Carolina (STIP Project A–0009BC). The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that it is rescinding the public notice to prepare a Supp. FEIS and the Draft Supp. FEIS issued in June 2008 for STIP No. A–0009BC, Graham County, North Carolina. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clarence W. Coleman, P.E., Director of Preconstruction, Federal Highway Administration, 310 New Bern Avenue, Suite 410, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601–1418, Telephone: (919) 747– 7014; or Mr. Brian Burch, P.E., North Carolina Department of Transportation, Division 14 Engineer, 253 Webster Street, Sylva, North Carolina 28779, Telephone: (828) 586–2141. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), is rescinding the NOI to prepare a Supp. FEIS issued on July 25, 2007 (72 FR 40922), for proposed relocation of US 74 from US 129 in Robbinsville to NC 28 in Stecoah, Corridor K of the Appalachian Highway System (ADHS), Graham County, North Carolina. The FHWA is also rescinding the Draft Supp. FEIS released in June 2008. The FHWA and NCDOT are working with local governments, along with federal and state permitting and resource agency partners and the public, to reevaluate the scope for improvements along Corridor K of the ADHS. Following the development of the scope for proposed improvements, FHWA will determine the appropriate action to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Comments or questions concerning this rescinding notice and future activities associated with Corridor K of the ADHS in Cherokee and Graham Counties should be directed to FHWA and NCDOT at the addresses provided above. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Aug 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Issued on: August 2, 2019. Clarence W. Coleman, Director of Preconstruction, Raleigh, North Carolina. [FR Doc. 2019–17087 Filed 8–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2019–0023] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval for a new information collection, which is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on June 5, 2019. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by September 9, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may send comments within 30 days to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, Attention DOT Desk Officer. You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the FHWA’s performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FHWA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized, including the use of electronic technology, without reducing the quality of the collected information. All comments should include the Docket number FHWA– 2016–0013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marthy Kenley, 202–366–8110, Office of Civil Rights, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39393 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Federal-Aid Highway Construction Equal Employment Opportunity. Background: Title 23, part 140(a), requires the FHWA to ensure equal opportunity regarding contractors’ employment practices on Federal-aid highway projects. To carry out this requirement, the contractors must submit to the State Transportation Agencies (STAs) on all work being performed on Federal-aid contracts during the month of July, a report on its employment workforce data. This report provides the employment workforce data on these contracts and includes the number of minorities, women, and nonminorities in specific highway construction job categories. This information is reported on Form PR– 1391, Federal-Aid Highway Construction Contractors Summary of Employment Data. The statute also requires the STAs to submit a report to the FHWA summarizing the data entered on the PR–1391 forms. This summary data is provided on Form PR– 1392, Federal-Aid Highway Construction Contractors Summary of Employment Data. The STAs and FHWA use this data to identify patterns and trends of employment in the highway construction industry, and to determine the adequacy and impact of the STA’s and FHWA’s contract compliance and on-the-job (OJT) training programs. The STAs use this information to monitor the contractorsemployment and training of minorities and women in the traditional highway construction crafts. Additionally, the data is used by FHWA to provide summarization, trend analyses to Congress, DOT, and FHWA officials as well as others who request information relating to the Federal-aid highway construction EEO program. The information is also used in making decisions regarding resource allocation; program emphasis; marketing and promotion activities; training; and compliance efforts. Respondents: 11,077 annual respondents for form PR–1391, and 52 STAs annual respondents for Form PR– 1392, total of 11,129. Frequency: Annually. Estimated Average Burden per Response: FHWA estimates it takes 30 minutes for Federal-aid contractors to complete and submit Form PR–1391 and 8 hours for STAs to complete and submit Form PR–1392. Estimated Total Amount Burden Hours: Form PR–1391—5,539 hours per E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Environmental Impact Statement: Graham County, North Carolina

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Rescinding of Notice of Intent.

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SUMMARY: On Wednesday, July 25, 2007, FHWA issued a Notice of Intent 
(NOI) to advise the public that a Supplemental Final Environmental 
Impact Statement (Supp. FEIS) would be prepared for the proposed 
relocation of US 74 from US 129 in Robbinsville top NC 28 in Stecoah, 
Graham County, North Carolina (STIP Project A-0009BC). The FHWA is 
issuing this notice to advise the public that it is rescinding the 
public notice to prepare a Supp. FEIS and the Draft Supp. FEIS issued 
in June 2008 for STIP No. A-0009BC, Graham County, North Carolina.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clarence W. Coleman, P.E., Director of 
Preconstruction, Federal Highway Administration, 310 New Bern Avenue, 
Suite 410, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-1418, Telephone: (919) 747-
7014; or Mr. Brian Burch, P.E., North Carolina Department of 
Transportation, Division 14 Engineer, 253 Webster Street, Sylva, North 
Carolina 28779, Telephone: (828) 586-2141.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the North 
Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), is rescinding the NOI to 
prepare a Supp. FEIS issued on July 25, 2007 (72 FR 40922), for 
proposed relocation of US 74 from US 129 in Robbinsville to NC 28 in 
Stecoah, Corridor K of the Appalachian Highway System (ADHS), Graham 
County, North Carolina. The FHWA is also rescinding the Draft Supp. 
FEIS released in June 2008. The FHWA and NCDOT are working with local 
governments, along with federal and state permitting and resource 
agency partners and the public, to reevaluate the scope for 
improvements along Corridor K of the ADHS. Following the development of 
the scope for proposed improvements, FHWA will determine the 
appropriate action to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA). Comments or questions concerning this rescinding notice and 
future activities associated with Corridor K of the ADHS in Cherokee 
and Graham Counties should be directed to FHWA and NCDOT at the 
addresses provided above.

(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

    Issued on: August 2, 2019.
Clarence W. Coleman,
Director of Preconstruction, Raleigh, North Carolina.
[FR Doc. 2019-17087 Filed 8-8-19; 8:45 am]
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