Environmental Impact Statement: Charleston County, South Carolina; Notice of Intent, 60472-60473 [2019-24327]

Download as PDF 60472 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 217 / Friday, November 8, 2019 / Notices PROCEDURAL SCHEDULE October 10, 2019 ............... October 11, 2019 ............... November 8, 2019 .............. November 25, 2019 ............ December 9, 2019 .............. January 8, 2020 ................. February 21, 2020 .............. March 22, 2020.7 ................ Motion for Protective Order and Motion for Establishment of Procedural Schedule filed. Application (amended) filed. Board notice of acceptance of application served and published in the Federal Register. Notices of intent to participate in this proceeding due. All comments, protests, requests for conditions, and any other evidence and argument in opposition to the application, including filings of DOJ and DOT, due. Responses to comments, protests, requests for conditions, and other opposition due. Rebuttal in support of the application due. Date by which a final decision will be served. 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AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and invites public comment for the release of approximately 297 acres of airport land, otherwise known as Parcel H, at Tucson International Airport (TUS), Tucson, Pima County, Arizona from the aeronautical use provisions of the Grant Agreement Assurances since the land is not needed for airport purposes. The land for proposed release consists of two parcels along the southern boundary of the abandoned Hughes Access Road, adjacent to the main airport airfield sand campus, and a portion of property which is used by Aerospace Parkway. The land will be khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 7 The final decision will become effective 30 days after it is served. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Nov 07, 2019 Jkt 250001 sold to the City of Tucson, to accommodate future expansion of a public roadway, and to permit future compatible development adjacent to United States Air Force Plant 44. The airport will be compensated for the fair market value of the land. The use of the land for a roadway and industrial development represents a compatible land use that will not interfere with the airport or its operation, thereby protecting the interests of civil aviation. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 9, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Comments on the request may be mailed or delivered to the FAA at the following address: Mr. Mike N. Williams, Manager, Phoenix Airports District Office, Federal Register Comment, Federal Aviation Administration, Phoenix Airports District Office, 3800 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1025, Phoenix, Arizona 85012. In addition, one copy of the comment submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Ms. Danette Bewley, Interim President/CEO, Tucson Airport Authority, 7200 S. Tucson Boulevard, Suite 300, Tucson, Arizona 85756. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), Public Law 10–181 (Apr. 5, 2000; 114 Stat. 61), this notice must be published in the Federal Register 30 days before the DOT Secretary may waive any condition imposed on a federally obligated airport by surplus property conveyance deeds or grant agreements. The following is a brief overview of the request: The Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) requested a release from the provisions of the Grant Agreement Assurances to permit the disposal of approximately 297 acres of land, otherwise known as Parcel H, at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona to permit the expansion of a public road (Aerospace Parkway), and to permit future compatible development adjacent to United States Air Force Plant 44. The Tucson Airport Authority will sell the PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 land, obligated by Airport Improvement Program grants, and Passenger Facility Charge funding. In return, TAA will be compensated for the fair market value for the property. An Environmental Impact Statement was completed for Parcel H, and a Record of Decision executed on November 28, 2018. The proposed use of the land is a compatible land use that will not interfere with or impede the operations and development of the airport. Based on the benefits of fair compensation and enhanced public safety, the interests of civil aviation will be properly served. Issued in El Segundo, California, on November 4, 2019. Original signed by Brian Q. Armstrong, Manager, Safety and Standards Branch, Airports Division, Western-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 2019–24452 Filed 11–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Charleston County, South Carolina; Notice of Intent Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). AGENCY: The FHWA is issuing this notice of intent to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared for a proposed highway project in Charleston County, South Carolina. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily O. Lawton, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Strom Thurmond Federal Building, 1835 Assembly Street, Suite 1270, Columbia, South Carolina 29201, Telephone: (803) 765–5411, Email: emily.lawton@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in cooperation with the South SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 217 / Friday, November 8, 2019 / Notices Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), will be preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the I–526 West Lowcountry Corridor Improvements Project. The proposed project would make improvements to the I–526 corridor from Virginia Avenue to Paul Cantrell Boulevard in Charleston County, South Carolina. The purpose of the proposed project is to increase capacity and improve operations at the I–26/526 interchange and along the I– 526 mainline from Virginia Avenue to Paul Cantrell Boulevard. The FHWA intends to issue a single Final EIS and Record of Decision (ROD) document pursuant to the FAST Act Section 1311 requirements, unless FHWA determines statutory criteria or practicability considerations preclude issuance of a combined document. The I–526 and I–26 System-to-System interchange is a vital local connection, linking downtown Charleston, Summerville, West Ashley, and Mount Pleasant. I–26 links the Charleston area with the other major cities to the west like Columbia, Spartanburg, and Asheville, North Carolina, as well as with I–95, I–77, I–20, I–85, I–40, and I– 81. In addition, I–526 provides the only freeway access to two important port terminals, the North Charleston terminal, and the Wando Welch terminal. Thus, I–526 is an important part of a network for transporting freight and commercial goods to and from the Port of Charleston and throughout the region. The Charleston region’s population growth is three times the average of the United States. With the increased population growth, traffic congestion is anticipated to worsen over the next 20 years. SCDOT has currently ranked I– 526 between I–26 and Virginia Avenue as the most congested interstate segment in South Carolina. In addition, I–526 between I–26 and Paul Cantrell Boulevard is currently ranked among the top ten of South Carolina’s most congested interstate corridors. Improvements to the corridor are considered necessary to provide for the existing and projected traffic demand and to address the existing and projected future congestion. Alternatives under consideration will evaluate mainline widening options along with several interchange improvements at I–26/I–526, North Rhett Avenue, and Rivers Avenue in addition to the no-build alternative. The alternatives will be refined during the NEPA scoping process in consideration of agency and public comments received. The FHWA and SCDOT are seeking input as part of the scoping process to VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Nov 07, 2019 Jkt 250001 assist in identifying issues relative to this project and potential solutions. Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments are being sent to appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies, and to private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed an interest in this project. Agency coordination will involve monthly meetings and a public information meeting will be held on November 21, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the North Charleston Convention Center that will allow the public to comment on the scope of the EIS, the purpose and need, the alternatives under evaluation, environmental impacts to be considered, and potential mitigation measures. Further agency and community meetings will be held as the project is developed, and a public hearing will be conducted after the approval of the draft EIS. Public notice will be given of the time and place of the meetings and hearing. Meeting dates and locations will be posted on the project’s website at https://www.526lowcountry corridor.com/west/ and all known interested parties and the public will be notified via postcards. To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action are addressed and all significant issues identified, comments are invited from all interested parties. Comments or questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be directed to the FHWA at the address provided above no later than January 4, 2020. (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.) Dated: November 1, 2019. Yolonda Jordan, Assistant Division Administrator, Columbia, South Carolina. [FR Doc. 2019–24327 Filed 11–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Multiple Fiscal Service Information Collection Requests Departmental Offices, U.S. Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 217 (Friday, November 8, 2019)]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-24327]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Environmental Impact Statement: Charleston County, South 
Carolina; Notice of Intent

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

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

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SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice of intent to advise the public 
that an Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared for a proposed 
highway project in Charleston County, South Carolina.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily O. Lawton, Division 
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Strom Thurmond Federal 
Building, 1835 Assembly Street, Suite 1270, Columbia, South Carolina 
29201, Telephone: (803) 765-5411, Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 
in cooperation with the South

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Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), will be preparing an 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the I-526 West Lowcountry 
Corridor Improvements Project. The proposed project would make 
improvements to the I-526 corridor from Virginia Avenue to Paul 
Cantrell Boulevard in Charleston County, South Carolina. The purpose of 
the proposed project is to increase capacity and improve operations at 
the I-26/526 interchange and along the I-526 mainline from Virginia 
Avenue to Paul Cantrell Boulevard. The FHWA intends to issue a single 
Final EIS and Record of Decision (ROD) document pursuant to the FAST 
Act Section 1311 requirements, unless FHWA determines statutory 
criteria or practicability considerations preclude issuance of a 
combined document.
    The I-526 and I-26 System-to-System interchange is a vital local 
connection, linking downtown Charleston, Summerville, West Ashley, and 
Mount Pleasant. I-26 links the Charleston area with the other major 
cities to the west like Columbia, Spartanburg, and Asheville, North 
Carolina, as well as with I-95, I-77, I-20, I-85, I-40, and I-81. In 
addition, I-526 provides the only freeway access to two important port 
terminals, the North Charleston terminal, and the Wando Welch terminal. 
Thus, I-526 is an important part of a network for transporting freight 
and commercial goods to and from the Port of Charleston and throughout 
the region.
    The Charleston region's population growth is three times the 
average of the United States. With the increased population growth, 
traffic congestion is anticipated to worsen over the next 20 years. 
SCDOT has currently ranked I-526 between I-26 and Virginia Avenue as 
the most congested interstate segment in South Carolina. In addition, 
I-526 between I-26 and Paul Cantrell Boulevard is currently ranked 
among the top ten of South Carolina's most congested interstate 
corridors. Improvements to the corridor are considered necessary to 
provide for the existing and projected traffic demand and to address 
the existing and projected future congestion.
    Alternatives under consideration will evaluate mainline widening 
options along with several interchange improvements at I-26/I-526, 
North Rhett Avenue, and Rivers Avenue in addition to the no-build 
alternative. The alternatives will be refined during the NEPA scoping 
process in consideration of agency and public comments received.
    The FHWA and SCDOT are seeking input as part of the scoping process 
to assist in identifying issues relative to this project and potential 
solutions. Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting 
comments are being sent to appropriate Federal, State, and local 
agencies, and to private organizations and citizens who have previously 
expressed an interest in this project. Agency coordination will involve 
monthly meetings and a public information meeting will be held on 
November 21, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the North Charleston 
Convention Center that will allow the public to comment on the scope of 
the EIS, the purpose and need, the alternatives under evaluation, 
environmental impacts to be considered, and potential mitigation 
measures.
    Further agency and community meetings will be held as the project 
is developed, and a public hearing will be conducted after the approval 
of the draft EIS. Public notice will be given of the time and place of 
the meetings and hearing. Meeting dates and locations will be posted on 
the project's website at https://www.526lowcountrycorridor.com/west/ 
and all known interested parties and the public will be notified via 
postcards.
    To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed 
action are addressed and all significant issues identified, comments 
are invited from all interested parties. Comments or questions 
concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be directed to the 
FHWA at the address provided above no later than January 4, 2020.

(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.)

    Dated: November 1, 2019.
Yolonda Jordan,
Assistant Division Administrator, Columbia, South Carolina.
[FR Doc. 2019-24327 Filed 11-7-19; 8:45 am]
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