Notice To Rescind the Notice of Intent To Prepare a Limited Scope Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement: Interstate 55 Interchange in Shelby County, Tennessee, 59436-59437 [2019-24031]

Download as PDF 59436 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 213 / Monday, November 4, 2019 / Notices SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. WB19–58] Release of Waybill Data Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2019–24062 Filed 11–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Intent; Environmental Impact Statement: I–285 Top End Express Lanes in Cobb, Fulton, and DeKalb Counties, Georgia Federal Highway Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). AGENCY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for a proposed project on I–285 in Cobb, Fulton, and DeKalb counties, Georgia. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is sponsoring the project to address the substantial congestion in this corridor that results in unreliable travel times and diminished accessibility to employment and activity centers. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Moises Marrero, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, 61 Forsyth Street, Suite 17T100, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, Telephone: (404) 562–3630; email: Moises.Marrero@dot.gov. Tim Matthews, GDOT Project Manager, Georgia Department of Transportation, One Georgia Center, 600 West Peachtree Street NW, 25th Floor, SUMMARY: 20:48 Nov 01, 2019 The FHWA, in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), will prepare an EIS for proposed express lanes across the top end of I–285 roughly between the I–75 and I–85 corridors. The FHWA intends to issue a combined Final EIS/ROD document pursuant to 23 CFR 771.124, unless FHWA determines the regulatory criteria or practicability considerations preclude issuance of a combined document. The proposed I–285 Top End Express Lanes project is being developed to improve mobility and offer predictable travel times along the I–285 corridor and is a product of studies and recommendations included in the Atlanta Region Managed Lanes Systems Plan and Managed Lanes Implementation Plan. The total project length would be approximately 28 miles. An evaluation under Section 4(f) of the DOT Act of 1966 may also be required due to the potential for impacts to public recreational areas and resources eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. A study corridor large enough to incorporate detailed studies for the full range of alternatives to be considered for the project will be evaluated. The EIS will be prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), 23 U.S.C. 139, Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations implementing NEPA (40 CFR 1500–1508), FHWA regulations implementing NEPA (23 CFR 771.101– 771.139) and other applicable Federal, State, and local governmental laws and regulations. In addition, the EIS will fulfill the applicable provisions of the Safe Accountable Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU); Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP– 21); and Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. Ongoing and continuing agency coordination is outlined in the project Agency Coordination Plan (ACP). Additional information, including the project Need and Purpose, the ACP, and the Public Involvement Plan can be found on the project website at https:// majormobilityga.com/projects/topend/. These documents are available for public and agency review and comment. This website also includes project schedules and information about past and upcoming meetings. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Surface Transportation Board (Board) has received a request Neville Peterson LLP on behalf of Trinity Industries, Inc. (WB19–58—10/29/19) for permission to use select data from the Board’s 2018 Masked Carload Waybill Sample. A copy of this request may be obtained from the Board’s website under docket no. WB19–58. The waybill sample contains confidential railroad and shipper data; therefore, if any parties object to these requests, they should file their objections with the Director of the Board’s Office of Economics within 14 calendar days of the date of this notice. The rules for release of waybill data are codified at 49 CFR 1244.9. Contact: Alexander Dusenberry, (202) 245–0319. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Atlanta, Georgia 30308. Telephone: (404) 631–1713; email: tmatthews@ dot.ga.gov. Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Public involvement is also a critical component of NEPA project development. To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action are addressed and all significant issues identified, public outreach and involvement will continue through project development. Comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. A public hearing will be held after the completion of the Draft EIS, and the EIS will be made available for review by federal and state resource agencies and the public. (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. 315; 49 CFR 1.48. Issued on: October 29, 2019. Moises Marrero, Georgia Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–24032 Filed 11–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice To Rescind the Notice of Intent To Prepare a Limited Scope Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement: Interstate 55 Interchange in Shelby County, Tennessee Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice to rescind the Notice of Intent to prepare a Limited Scope Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent (NOI) published on August 31, 2015, to prepare a Limited Scope Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (LSSEIS) for the proposed improvements to the Interstate 55 (I–55) interchange at E.H. Crump Boulevard in the City of Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, is being rescinded. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Theresa Claxton, Program Development Team Leader, Federal Highway Administration, Tennessee Division Office, 404 BNA Drive, Suite 508, Nashville, TN 37217, Telephone: 615– 781–5770. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), is rescinding SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 59437 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 213 / Monday, November 4, 2019 / Notices the NOI to prepare an LSSEIS for proposed improvements to the I–55 interchange at E.H. Crump Boulevard in the City of Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. The Selected Alternative consists of replacing the existing cloverleaf interchange with a new interchange configuration that will provide through lanes for mainline I–55 traffic, eliminating the need for interstate traffic to use single-lane, low speed ramps to continue on I–55. A new multi-lane roundabout interchange will be constructed, replacing the existing cloverleaf interchange, providing improved access to and from I–55 and existing local roadways. The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was approved on June 28, 2011. On January 25, 2012, FHWA issued a Record of Decision (ROD) identifying the Selected Alternative and the reasons for its selection. Following the issuance of the ROD, TDOT determined that a total closure of the I– 55 Bridge over the Mississippi River (Memphis-Arkansas Bridge) for up to 9 months may be necessary. A Reevaluation of the FEIS was initiated to further explore the proposed construction phasing of the project. Through this process, TDOT, in coordination with FHWA, determined that the proposed construction phasing could result in potentially significant impacts not previously assessed and disclosed in the EIS. Therefore, TDOT concluded the Reevaluation with the determination that a LSSEIS should be undertaken. The NOI to develop the LSSEIS was published on August 31, 2015. Since the publication of the NOI, TDOT has taken several major steps to advance the project towards construction including the decision to not pursue the total closure of the I–55 Bridge for up to 9 months during construction of the project. Because the previously proposed option for a total closure of the I–55 Bridge for up to 9 months was the primary reason for developing a LSSEIS, TDOT, in coordination with FHWA has determined that an LSSEIS is no longer warranted and that a Reevaluation of the FEIS will now be prepared. Therefore, the August 31, 2015 NOI is being rescinded. The Reevaluation will fully evaluate impacts to humans and to the natural environment and will evaluate changes to the proposed project since the issuance of the ROD. Comments and questions concerning the proposed action should be directed to the FHWA contact person at the address provided above. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:48 Nov 01, 2019 Jkt 250001 Issued on: October 29, 2019. Pamela M. Kordenbrock, Division Administrator, Nashville, TN. [FR Doc. 2019–24031 Filed 11–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2019–0184] Request for Comments on the Approval of a Previously Approved Information Collection: United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Alumni Survey Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites public comments on our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The purpose of the collection is to conduct alumni survey to document student perceptions about education received at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA). The results from the survey will not be used for any type of forecasting or projecting. The results will be tabulated and documented as indirect evidence for accreditation purposes. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 3, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by Docket No. MARAD– 2019–0028] through one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Search using the above DOT docket number and follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 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. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the Department’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the Department to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. John R. Ballard, (516) 726–5833, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY 11024. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Survey. OMB Control Number: 2133–0542. Type of Request: Renewal of a previously approved collection. Abstract: The United States Merchant Marine Academy is an accredited federal service academy that confers BS and MS degrees. The Academy is expected to assess its educational outcomes and report those findings to its Regional Accreditation authority in order to maintain the institution’s degree granting status. Periodic survey of alumni cohorts and analysis of the data gathered is a routine higher education assessment practice in the United States. Respondents: Respondents are graduates of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Affected Public: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Graduates. Estimated Number of Respondents: 600. Estimated Number of Responses: 600. Estimated Hours per Response: .25 Hrs. Annual Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 150. Frequency of Response: Annually. (Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.93.) * * * * * Dated: October 30, 2019. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–24022 Filed 11–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2019–0182] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel LATITUDE (Sailboat); Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 213 (Monday, November 4, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice To Rescind the Notice of Intent To Prepare a Limited Scope 
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement: Interstate 55 Interchange 
in Shelby County, Tennessee

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice to rescind the Notice of Intent to prepare a Limited 
Scope Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the 
Notice of Intent (NOI) published on August 31, 2015, to prepare a 
Limited Scope Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (LSSEIS) for 
the proposed improvements to the Interstate 55 (I-55) interchange at 
E.H. Crump Boulevard in the City of Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, 
is being rescinded.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Theresa Claxton, Program 
Development Team Leader, Federal Highway Administration, Tennessee 
Division Office, 404 BNA Drive, Suite 508, Nashville, TN 37217, 
Telephone: 615-781-5770.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Tennessee 
Department of Transportation (TDOT), is rescinding

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the NOI to prepare an LSSEIS for proposed improvements to the I-55 
interchange at E.H. Crump Boulevard in the City of Memphis, Shelby 
County, Tennessee. The Selected Alternative consists of replacing the 
existing cloverleaf interchange with a new interchange configuration 
that will provide through lanes for mainline I-55 traffic, eliminating 
the need for interstate traffic to use single-lane, low speed ramps to 
continue on I-55. A new multi-lane roundabout interchange will be 
constructed, replacing the existing cloverleaf interchange, providing 
improved access to and from I-55 and existing local roadways.
    The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was approved on 
June 28, 2011. On January 25, 2012, FHWA issued a Record of Decision 
(ROD) identifying the Selected Alternative and the reasons for its 
selection. Following the issuance of the ROD, TDOT determined that a 
total closure of the I-55 Bridge over the Mississippi River (Memphis-
Arkansas Bridge) for up to 9 months may be necessary. A Reevaluation of 
the FEIS was initiated to further explore the proposed construction 
phasing of the project. Through this process, TDOT, in coordination 
with FHWA, determined that the proposed construction phasing could 
result in potentially significant impacts not previously assessed and 
disclosed in the EIS. Therefore, TDOT concluded the Reevaluation with 
the determination that a LSSEIS should be undertaken. The NOI to 
develop the LSSEIS was published on August 31, 2015.
    Since the publication of the NOI, TDOT has taken several major 
steps to advance the project towards construction including the 
decision to not pursue the total closure of the I-55 Bridge for up to 9 
months during construction of the project. Because the previously 
proposed option for a total closure of the I-55 Bridge for up to 9 
months was the primary reason for developing a LSSEIS, TDOT, in 
coordination with FHWA has determined that an LSSEIS is no longer 
warranted and that a Reevaluation of the FEIS will now be prepared. 
Therefore, the August 31, 2015 NOI is being rescinded.
    The Reevaluation will fully evaluate impacts to humans and to the 
natural environment and will evaluate changes to the proposed project 
since the issuance of the ROD.
    Comments and questions concerning the proposed action should be 
directed to the FHWA contact person at the address provided above.

    Issued on: October 29, 2019.
Pamela M. Kordenbrock,
Division Administrator, Nashville, TN.
[FR Doc. 2019-24031 Filed 11-1-19; 8:45 am]
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