Environmental Impact Statement: San Diego and Orange Counties, California, 66268-66269 [2019-26117]

Download as PDF 66268 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 3, 2019 / Notices lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES for the proposed modifications to the rail line—Modification 1B for Segment 1 and Modification 2C for Segment 2 (incorporating design changes the Port proposed in comments on the Draft Supplemental EA) 6—based on the entire environmental record, including the comments received on the Draft Supplemental EA and the final recommended mitigation measures. (Final Supp. EA 5–1 to 5–2.) OEA considered and responded to the five comments received on the Draft Supplemental EA, which raised issues pertaining to fish, wildlife, and vegetation; hazardous materials; socioeconomics and environmental justice; traffic and transportation; water resources; and wetlands. (Id. at 3–1 to 3–11.) OEA also responded to Mr. Piercy’s comment on the Port’s petition to reopen, which raised issues pertaining to alternatives and traffic and transportation. (Id. at 3–1 to 3–2.) Lastly, OEA set forth its final recommended mitigation measures in Chapter 6 of the Final Supplemental EA. (Id. at 6–1 to 6–12.) The Board’s Analysis of the Environmental Issues. The Board adopts the analysis and conclusions in both the Draft Supplemental EA and Final Supplemental EA, and the final recommended mitigation measures. The Board is satisfied that OEA, together with the FRA, has taken the requisite hard look at the potential environmental impacts associated with the Port’s proposal and properly determined that, with the recommended environmental mitigation in the Final Supplemental EA, the proposed project will not have potentially significant environmental impacts, and that preparation of an EIS is unnecessary. Conclusion In conclusion, after weighing the transportation merits and environmental issues, and considering the entire record, the Board authorizes the proposed route modifications to the Port’s project that have been assessed in the Draft and Final Supplemental EAs, subject to compliance with the mitigation measures listed in Chapter 6 of the Final Supplemental EA. This action, as conditioned, will not significantly impact the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources. It is ordered: 1. Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, the Board exempts construction of the Port’s proposed route modifications from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10901. 6 Final Supp. EA 1–3 to 1–6, 5–1 to 5–6. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Dec 02, 2019 Jkt 250001 2. The Board adopts the environmental mitigation measures set forth in the Final Supplemental EA and imposes them as conditions to the exemption granted here. 3. Notice will be published in the Federal Register on December 3, 2019. 4. Petitions for reconsideration must be filed by December 23, 2019. 5. This decision is effective January 2, 2020. Decided: November 26, 2019. By the Board, Board Members Begeman, Fuchs, and Oberman. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2019–26089 Filed 12–2–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: San Diego and Orange Counties, California Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), on behalf of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) will be prepared for a proposed highway project in Orange County and San Diego County, California. DATES: The formal scoping period has been extended and will occur from November 8, 2019 through January 8, 2020. The deadline for comments is now 5:00 p.m. on January 8, 2020. One scoping meeting was held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the second one will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The Wednesday, November 20, 2019 public scoping meeting was held at Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692. The Wednesday, December 4, 2019 public scoping meeting will be held at the Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caltrans District 12, 1750 East 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705, Attn: Env/ SCTRE Scoping. Formal scoping comments can also be submitted via email at scoping@SCTRE.org. More information can also be found at the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 project website at http:// www.SCTRE.org. Effective July 1, 2007, the FHWA assigned, and Caltrans assumed, environmental responsibilities for this project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Caltrans as the assigned National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) agency, in cooperation with the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (F/ETCA), will prepare a Draft EIS on a proposal for a highway improvement project in Orange County and San Diego County, California. The proposed improvements intended to address north-south regional mobility and accommodation of travel demand include the extension of the tolled State Route (SR) 241 lanes to Interstate (I) 5, the extension of Crown Valley Parkway to SR 241, new connections between Ortega Highway, Antonio Parkway, Avery Parkway, and SR–73, new general purpose lanes on I–5, new managed lanes on I–5, or combinations of these preliminary alternatives. Currently, the following alternatives are being considered, ranging from approximately 4 to 22 miles in length: • Alternative 1/No Build Alternative; taking no action. • Alternative 13; connect SR 241 to I– 5 via a connection from Los Patrones Parkway to La Novia Avenue, I–5 widening and improvements, and the addition of HOT lanes in each direction on I–5 • Alternative 17; connect SR 241 to I– 5 via a connection from Los Patrones Parkway to Avenida Vaquero, I–5 widening and improvements, and the addition of HOT lanes in each direction on I–5 • Alternative 14; connect SR 241 to I– 5 via a connection from Los Patrones Parkway to Avenida Pico, I–5 widening and improvements, and the addition of HOT lanes in each direction on I–5 • Alternative 11; add I–5 general purpose lanes from I–405 to San Diego County • Alternative 12; add I–5 HOT/toll lanes from I–405 to San Diego County • Alternative 9; connect Ortega Highway and Antonio Parkway to Avery Parkway and SR 73 • Alternative 18; connect SR–241 to SR–73 and extend Crown Valley Parkway to SR 241 • Alternative 21; extend Los Patrones Parkway to Avenida La Pata and add HOT lanes in each direction on I–5 • Alternative 22; extend Los Patrones Parkway to Avenida La Pata • Alternative 23; extend I–5 managed lanes from SR 73 to Basilone Road or from Avenida Pico to Basilone Road (depending on the design option) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 3, 2019 / Notices Anticipated Federal approvals include permits under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 Water Quality, CWA Section 404 Nationwide Permit from the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), CWA Section 10 Permit from the USACE, California Fish and Game Code Section 1602 Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Section 7 Consultation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for listed species under the Federal Endangered Species Act (FESA), CDFW 2080.1 Consistency Determination for listed species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA), and Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) Consistency Determination from the California Coastal Commission (CCC). Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will be sent to appropriate Federal, State, Participating Agencies, tribal governments, and local agencies, and to private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed or are known to have interest in this proposal. The public scoping process will officially begin in November 2019. In addition, a public hearing will be held once the Draft EIS is completed. Public notice will be given of the time and place of the meeting and hearing. The Draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to the public hearing to ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action are addressed and all significant issues are identified, and comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be directed to Caltrans at the address 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.) lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Maiser Khaled, Director, Technical Services, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2019–26117 Filed 12–2–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Dec 02, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0369] Hours of Service of Drivers: Republic Services; Application for Exemption Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of application for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces that it has received an application from Republic Services requesting an exemption from the requirement that drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) qualifying for the ‘‘short-haul’’ exception must return to the original work reporting location and be released within 12 hours of coming on duty. Republic Services asks that its shorthaul CMV drivers be permitted to return within 14 hours without losing their short-haul status. Furthermore, Republic Services requests relief from the current electronic logging device (ELD) regulations for its affiliated companies. FMCSA requests public comment on the Republic Services application for exemption. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before January 2, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System Number FMCSA– 2018–0369 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. See the Public Participation and Request for Comments section below for further information. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12– 140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number of this notice. DOT posts all comments received without change to www.regulations.gov, including personal information in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: To read background documents or comments, go to www.regulations.gov or visit Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66269 SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The on-line FDMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS) at www.dot.gov/privacy. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information concerning this notice, please contact Mr. Richard Clemente, FMCSA Driver and Carrier Operations Division; Telephone: (202) 366–2722; Email: MCPSD@dot.gov. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Participation and Request for Comments FMCSA encourages you to participate by submitting comments and related materials. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice (FMCSA–2018–0369), the specific section of this document to which the comment applies, and provide reasons for suggestions or recommendations. You may submit online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. FMCSA recommends that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a phone number in your document so the Agency can contact you if it has questions about your submission. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 232 (Tuesday, December 3, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Environmental Impact Statement: San Diego and Orange Counties, 
California

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of 
Transportation.

ACTION: Notice of Intent.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), on behalf of the 
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is issuing this 
notice to advise the public that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement 
(Draft EIS) will be prepared for a proposed highway project in Orange 
County and San Diego County, California.

DATES: The formal scoping period has been extended and will occur from 
November 8, 2019 through January 8, 2020. The deadline for comments is 
now 5:00 p.m. on January 8, 2020. One scoping meeting was held on 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the 
second one will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. 
to 8:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Wednesday, November 20, 2019 public scoping meeting was 
held at Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission 
Viejo, CA 92692. The Wednesday, December 4, 2019 public scoping meeting 
will be held at the Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, 
Dana Point, CA 92629.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caltrans District 12, 1750 East 4th 
Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705, Attn: Env/SCTRE Scoping. Formal scoping 
comments can also be submitted via email at [email protected]. More 
information can also be found at the project website at http://www.SCTRE.org.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, the FHWA assigned, 
and Caltrans assumed, environmental responsibilities for this project 
pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Caltrans as the assigned National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) agency, in cooperation with the 
Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (F/ETCA), will prepare 
a Draft EIS on a proposal for a highway improvement project in Orange 
County and San Diego County, California. The proposed improvements 
intended to address north-south regional mobility and accommodation of 
travel demand include the extension of the tolled State Route (SR) 241 
lanes to Interstate (I) 5, the extension of Crown Valley Parkway to SR 
241, new connections between Ortega Highway, Antonio Parkway, Avery 
Parkway, and SR-73, new general purpose lanes on I-5, new managed lanes 
on I-5, or combinations of these preliminary alternatives. Currently, 
the following alternatives are being considered, ranging from 
approximately 4 to 22 miles in length:

 Alternative 1/No Build Alternative; taking no action.
 Alternative 13; connect SR 241 to I-5 via a connection from 
Los Patrones Parkway to La Novia Avenue, I-5 widening and improvements, 
and the addition of HOT lanes in each direction on I-5
 Alternative 17; connect SR 241 to I-5 via a connection from 
Los Patrones Parkway to Avenida Vaquero, I-5 widening and improvements, 
and the addition of HOT lanes in each direction on I-5
 Alternative 14; connect SR 241 to I-5 via a connection from 
Los Patrones Parkway to Avenida Pico, I-5 widening and improvements, 
and the addition of HOT lanes in each direction on I-5
 Alternative 11; add I-5 general purpose lanes from I-405 to 
San Diego County
 Alternative 12; add I-5 HOT/toll lanes from I-405 to San Diego 
County
 Alternative 9; connect Ortega Highway and Antonio Parkway to 
Avery Parkway and SR 73
 Alternative 18; connect SR-241 to SR-73 and extend Crown 
Valley Parkway to SR 241
 Alternative 21; extend Los Patrones Parkway to Avenida La Pata 
and add HOT lanes in each direction on I-5
 Alternative 22; extend Los Patrones Parkway to Avenida La Pata
 Alternative 23; extend I-5 managed lanes from SR 73 to 
Basilone Road or from Avenida Pico to Basilone Road (depending on the 
design option)


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    Anticipated Federal approvals include permits under the National 
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), Clean Water Act (CWA) 
Section 401 Water Quality, CWA Section 404 Nationwide Permit from the 
United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), CWA Section 10 Permit 
from the USACE, California Fish and Game Code Section 1602 Lake or 
Streambed Alteration Agreement from the California Department of Fish 
and Wildlife (CDFW), Section 7 Consultation with the United States Fish 
and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for listed species under the Federal 
Endangered Species Act (FESA), CDFW 2080.1 Consistency Determination 
for listed species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA), 
and Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) Consistency Determination from 
the California Coastal Commission (CCC).
    Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will 
be sent to appropriate Federal, State, Participating Agencies, tribal 
governments, and local agencies, and to private organizations and 
citizens who have previously expressed or are known to have interest in 
this proposal. The public scoping process will officially begin in 
November 2019. In addition, a public hearing will be held once the 
Draft EIS is completed. Public notice will be given of the time and 
place of the meeting and hearing. The Draft EIS will be available for 
public and agency review and comment prior to the public hearing to 
ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action 
are addressed and all significant issues are identified, and comments 
and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or 
questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be 
directed to Caltrans at the address 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.)

Maiser Khaled,
Director, Technical Services, Federal Highway Administration, 
Sacramento, California.
[FR Doc. 2019-26117 Filed 12-2-19; 8:45 am]
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