Notice of Intent; Environmental Impact Statement: I-285 Top End Express Lanes in Cobb, Fulton, and DeKalb Counties, Georgia, 59436 [2019-24032]

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

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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

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS).

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SUMMARY: 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: [email protected].
    Tim Matthews, GDOT Project Manager, Georgia Department of 
Transportation, One Georgia Center, 600 West Peachtree Street NW, 25th 
Floor, Atlanta, Georgia 30308. Telephone: (404) 631-1713; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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.
    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]
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