Environmental Impact Statement (EIS): Westchester County, 66439-66440 [2019-26181]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 4, 2019 / Notices Modifications to existing bus service to LGA. Group Five—Transportation Demand Management (1 alternative): Use of measures to reduce vehicular travel to and from the Airport. Group Six—Emerging Technologies (2 alternatives): Use of Transportation Network Companies (TNC) or autonomous vehicles. Group Seven—Off-Airport Roadway Expansion (5 alternatives): Increase the capacity of roadways surrounding and providing access to the Airport such as the Grand Central Parkway or providing dedicated bus lanes or an elevated busway. Group Eight—Subway Extension (7 alternatives): Extension of existing subway lines to LGA. Group Nine—Fixed Guideway (20 alternatives): Construction of an elevated fixed guideway APM system to LGA. Group Ten—Rail (3 alternatives): Extension of existing commuter rail or construction of a new commuter rail alignment to LGA. The FAA developed screening criteria to evaluate the 47 alternatives and conducted a screening analysis of all alternatives using those criteria. The purpose of the screening analysis is to assist the FAA in its determination of which of the alternatives to the Proposed Action are reasonable. The public information sessions will provide the public information on the alternatives evaluated, the screening criteria, the alternatives screening process, and the results of the screening evaluation. The FAA has not made a decision regarding the Proposed Action. Two public information sessions for the general public will be held. The public information sessions will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The public information sessions will be conducted at the New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott Hotel at 102–05 Ditmars Boulevard, East Elmhurst, New York. A legal notice will also be placed in newspapers having general circulation in the study area. The newspaper notice will notify the public that information sessions will be held to share the alternatives screening process and results. The public information sessions will be conducted in an open house format with project information displayed and representatives from the FAA and the EIS Team available to answer questions. Translation services, including an assistive listening device, and sign and oral interpretation can be made available at the information VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:17 Dec 03, 2019 Jkt 250001 sessions, if requested 10 calendar days before the sessions. The information sessions will be open to all persons on a space-available basis. There will be no admission fee or other charge, including parking, to attend and participate (parking validation will be available). More information about the LGA Access Improvement Project, the EIS, and the public information sessions can be found at: www.LgaAccessEIS.com. Issued in Jamaica, New York, November 25, 2019. Evelyn Martinez, Manager, New York Airport District Office, Airports Division, Eastern Region. [FR Doc. 2019–26071 Filed 12–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement (EIS): Westchester County Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), United States Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Rescinded notice of intent (NOI). AGENCY: The FHWA is issuing this rescinded NOI to advise the public that the FHWA will not be preparing and issuing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a proposal to improve NYS Route 9A in the Towns of Greenburgh and Mount Pleasant and the Village of Elmsford, Westchester County, New York [New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Project Identification Number (PIN) 8103.22]. The NOI to prepare an EIS was published in the Federal Register on March 11, 2002. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lance MacMillan, Regional Director, New York State Department of Transportation, 4 Burnett Boulevard, Poughkeepsie, New York 12603, Telephone: (845) 431–5750; or Richard Marquis, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, New York Division, Leo W. O’Brien Federal Building, 7th Floor, 11A Clinton Avenue, Albany, New York 12207, Telephone (518) 431–4127. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in coordination with the NYSDOT, previously intended to prepare an EIS to evaluate the effects of a proposal to improve NYS Route 9A in the Towns of Greenburgh and Mount Pleasant and the Village of Elmsford, Westchester County, New York. The proposed improvements involved the reconstruction of approximately 2.5 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66439 miles of the existing route from just south of Route 119 to just north of Route 100C. The objectives of the proposal include ‘‘to mitigate existing vehicular congestion and delays and accommodate future vehicular growth; correct identified safety problems with appropriate accident countermeasures; and provide a safer and convenient multi-modal facility for transit, cyclist, and pedestrian traffic.’’ The project was initiated to address structural deficiencies on the existing Route 100C bridge over Route 9A; deterioration of the Route 9A Portland cement concrete pavement; inadequacies of the existing drainage system along Route 9A; and sidewalk deficiencies along Route 9A within the project limits. As stated in the original NOI, alternatives under consideration included: (1) Taking no actions; (2) widening and reconstructing Route 9A; (3) widening and reconstructing Route 9A and providing a new eastbound Cross Westchester Expressway (I–287) off ramp; (4) widening and reconstructing Route 9A, providing new eastbound Cross Westchester Expressway (I–287) off ramp, and improving access to major industrial/ commercial area; and (5) constructing a bypass on new alignment in association with the widening and reconstruction of Route 9A. These potential alternatives, except for taking no actions, included the common elements of widening and reconstructing Route 9A and replacing the Route 100C bridge over Route 9A. The project would have required the removal of 18 buildings (one residence and 17 commercial structures). In 2002 dollars, the total estimated cost of the action was between 37 and 79 million dollars. Due to the effects of the rightof-way acquisitions and insufficient funding for the project, the project was not advanced as originally envisioned. In addition, the widening of Route 9A and the construction of a new I–287 eastbound exit ramp are no longer being considered. The identified operational deficiencies at the Route 9A intersection with Route 119 have been addressed as part of a separate, independent action to improve vehicle capacity, improve pedestrian safety, maintain parking, and improve intersection geometrics via provision of left turn lanes and protected left turn signal phases (NYSDOT PIN 8103.37). The existing Route 100C over Route 9A bridge has also been replaced as part of a separate, independent action to address numerous structural deficiencies (NYSDOT PIN 8025.00). The NYSDOT will be evaluating improvements to provide access from E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 66440 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 4, 2019 / Notices Route 119 and the eastbound Cross Westchester Expressway (I–287) to the Warehouse Lane/Route 9A intersection (NYSDOT PIN 8103.52). This independent action will have a unique project purpose and objectives. Comments and questions concerning the proposed action should be directed to the FHWA contact person at the address provided above. Issued on: November 25, 2019. Richard Marquis, New York Division Administrator, Albany, New York. [FR Doc. 2019–26181 Filed 12–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0389; FMCSA– 2013–0107; FMCSA–2016–0011; FMCSA– 2017–0181] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES I. Public Participation FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for seven individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ‘‘no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.’’ The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: Each group of renewed exemptions were applicable on the dates stated in the discussions below and will expire on the dates stated in the discussions below. Comments must be received on or before January 3, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0389, Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0107, Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0011, or Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0181 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:17 Dec 03, 2019 Jkt 250001 • Mail: Docket Operations; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. See the ‘‘Public Participation’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for instructions on submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division, 202–366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W64–224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have questions regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Operations, (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice (Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0389, FMCSA–2013–0107, FMCSA–2016– 0011, or FMCSA–2017–0181), indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material 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 the body of your document so that FMCSA can contact you if there are questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, put the docket number, FMCSA–2011–0389, FMCSA–2013–0107, FMCSA–2016– 0011, or FMCSA–2017–0181, in the keyword box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ When the new screen appears, click on the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button and type your comment into the text box on the following screen. Choose whether you are submitting your comment as an individual or on behalf of a third party and then submit. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. FMCSA will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. B. Viewing Documents and Comments To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Insert the docket number, FMCSA–2011–0389, FMCSA–2013–0107, FMCSA–2016– 0011, or FMCSA–2017–0181, in the keyword box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click the ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ button and choose the document to review. If you do not have access to the internet, you may view the docket online by visiting Docket Operations in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. C. 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 any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. II. Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), FMCSA may grant an exemption from the FMCSRs for no longer than a 5-year period if it finds such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption. The statute also allows the Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the 5-year period. FMCSA grants medical exemptions from the FMCSRs for a 2year period to align with the maximum duration of a driver’s medical certification. The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding epilepsy found in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(8) states that a person is physically qualified to drive a CMV if that person has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause the loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV. E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 233 (Wednesday, December 4, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66439-66440]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-26181]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Environmental Impact Statement (EIS): Westchester County

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), United States Department 
of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Rescinded notice of intent (NOI).

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SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this rescinded NOI to advise the public 
that the FHWA will not be preparing and issuing an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) on a proposal to improve NYS Route 9A in the Towns of 
Greenburgh and Mount Pleasant and the Village of Elmsford, Westchester 
County, New York [New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) 
Project Identification Number (PIN) 8103.22]. The NOI to prepare an EIS 
was published in the Federal Register on March 11, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lance MacMillan, Regional Director, 
New York State Department of Transportation, 4 Burnett Boulevard, 
Poughkeepsie, New York 12603, Telephone: (845) 431-5750; or Richard 
Marquis, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, New 
York Division, Leo W. O'Brien Federal Building, 7th Floor, 11A Clinton 
Avenue, Albany, New York 12207, Telephone (518) 431-4127.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in coordination with the NYSDOT, 
previously intended to prepare an EIS to evaluate the effects of a 
proposal to improve NYS Route 9A in the Towns of Greenburgh and Mount 
Pleasant and the Village of Elmsford, Westchester County, New York. The 
proposed improvements involved the reconstruction of approximately 2.5 
miles of the existing route from just south of Route 119 to just north 
of Route 100C. The objectives of the proposal include ``to mitigate 
existing vehicular congestion and delays and accommodate future 
vehicular growth; correct identified safety problems with appropriate 
accident countermeasures; and provide a safer and convenient multi-
modal facility for transit, cyclist, and pedestrian traffic.''
    The project was initiated to address structural deficiencies on the 
existing Route 100C bridge over Route 9A; deterioration of the Route 9A 
Portland cement concrete pavement; inadequacies of the existing 
drainage system along Route 9A; and sidewalk deficiencies along Route 
9A within the project limits. As stated in the original NOI, 
alternatives under consideration included: (1) Taking no actions; (2) 
widening and reconstructing Route 9A; (3) widening and reconstructing 
Route 9A and providing a new eastbound Cross Westchester Expressway (I-
287) off ramp; (4) widening and reconstructing Route 9A, providing new 
eastbound Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287) off ramp, and improving 
access to major industrial/commercial area; and (5) constructing a 
bypass on new alignment in association with the widening and 
reconstruction of Route 9A. These potential alternatives, except for 
taking no actions, included the common elements of widening and 
reconstructing Route 9A and replacing the Route 100C bridge over Route 
9A. The project would have required the removal of 18 buildings (one 
residence and 17 commercial structures). In 2002 dollars, the total 
estimated cost of the action was between 37 and 79 million dollars. Due 
to the effects of the right-of-way acquisitions and insufficient 
funding for the project, the project was not advanced as originally 
envisioned. In addition, the widening of Route 9A and the construction 
of a new I-287 eastbound exit ramp are no longer being considered.
    The identified operational deficiencies at the Route 9A 
intersection with Route 119 have been addressed as part of a separate, 
independent action to improve vehicle capacity, improve pedestrian 
safety, maintain parking, and improve intersection geometrics via 
provision of left turn lanes and protected left turn signal phases 
(NYSDOT PIN 8103.37). The existing Route 100C over Route 9A bridge has 
also been replaced as part of a separate, independent action to address 
numerous structural deficiencies (NYSDOT PIN 8025.00).
    The NYSDOT will be evaluating improvements to provide access from

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Route 119 and the eastbound Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287) to the 
Warehouse Lane/Route 9A intersection (NYSDOT PIN 8103.52). This 
independent action will have a unique project purpose and objectives.
    Comments and questions concerning the proposed action should be 
directed to the FHWA contact person at the address provided above.

    Issued on: November 25, 2019.
Richard Marquis,
New York Division Administrator, Albany, New York.
[FR Doc. 2019-26181 Filed 12-3-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-RY-P