Rescinding the Notice of Intent for an Environmental Impact Statement: Washington and Benton Counties, Arkansas, 3469 [2020-00900]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 13 / Tuesday, January 21, 2020 / Notices Mahan Air Also Known As: Mahan Air Co. Location: (a) No. 21, Mahan Air Tower, Azadegan Street, Jenah Expressway, Beginning of Sheykh Fazlollah Exp. Way, First of Karaj High Way, Tehran, 1481655761, Iran (Islamic Republic of) (b) Mahan Air Tower, 21st Floor, Azadeghan Street, Karaj Highway, P.O. Box 14515–411, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of) (c) Mahan Air Tower, Azadegan St., Karaj Highway, P.O. Box 411–14515, Tehran, 1481655761, Iran (Islamic Republic of) Gonzalo O. Suarez, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Security and Non-Proliferation, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2020–00815 Filed 1–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–27–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Rescind Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). AGENCY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the NOI for the preparation of an EIS to study a proposed intermodal highway project in Washington and Benton Counties, Arkansas is being rescinded. The NOI was published in the Federal Register on February 4, 2000, and a draft EIS was released in October 2012. This rescission is based on important changes in the existing infrastructure that allows for a substantially reduced scope of work. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter A. Jilek, FHWA—Acting Division Administrator, Arkansas Division Office, 700 West Capitol Ave., Rm. 3130, Little Rock, AR 72201–3298; 501– 324–5625; fax: 501–324–6423. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA in cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Transportation and the Northwest Regional Airport Authority, initiated a study to identify a new intermodal access road to the Northwest Regional Airport. The project was studied as a toll facility connecting the Northwest Regional Airport to either US 71 (currently I–49) or US 412 for jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Jan 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 Authority: 23 U.S.C. 315; 49 CFR 1.48 rescind. Issued on: January 9, 2010. Peter A. Jilek, Acting Division Administrator, Little Rock, AR. [FR Doc. 2020–00900 Filed 1–17–20; 8:45 am] Rescinding the Notice of Intent for an Environmental Impact Statement: Washington and Benton Counties, Arkansas SUMMARY: approximately eight to twelve miles. A preferred alternative was not determined. The NOI for the previously notified EIS is being rescinded due to important infrastructure changes affecting the originally proposed alternatives. With the upgrade of US 71 to I–49 and the construction of the Northern Springdale Bypass the scale of the project, the range of alternatives, and the potential for significant impacts is substantially reduced. The reduced scope allows for a separate project to be completed that will satisfy the purpose and need and would likely be studied as an Environmental Assessment. Comments and questions concerning the proposed action should be directed to the FHWA contact person at the address provided above. BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2019–0048] California’s Meal and Rest Break Rules for Drivers of Passenger-Carrying Commercial Motor Vehicles; Petition for Determination of Preemption Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Order; grant of petition for determination of preemption. AGENCY: The FMCSA grants the petition submitted by the American Bus Association (ABA) requesting a determination that the State of California’s Meal and Rest Break rules (MRB rules) are preempted under 49 U.S.C. 31141 as applied to passengercarrying commercial motor vehicle drivers subject to FMCSA’s hours of service regulations. Federal law provides for preemption of State laws on commercial motor vehicle safety that are additional to or more stringent than Federal regulations if they (1) have no safety benefit; (2) are incompatible with Federal regulations; or (3) would cause an unreasonable burden on interstate commerce. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 13 (Tuesday, January 21, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Rescinding the Notice of Intent for an Environmental Impact 
Statement: Washington and Benton Counties, Arkansas

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Rescind Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental 
Impact Statement (EIS).

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SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the 
NOI for the preparation of an EIS to study a proposed intermodal 
highway project in Washington and Benton Counties, Arkansas is being 
rescinded. The NOI was published in the Federal Register on February 4, 
2000, and a draft EIS was released in October 2012. This rescission is 
based on important changes in the existing infrastructure that allows 
for a substantially reduced scope of work.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter A. Jilek, FHWA--Acting Division 
Administrator, Arkansas Division Office, 700 West Capitol Ave., Rm. 
3130, Little Rock, AR 72201-3298; 501-324-5625; fax: 501-324-6423.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA in cooperation with the Arkansas 
Department of Transportation and the Northwest Regional Airport 
Authority, initiated a study to identify a new intermodal access road 
to the Northwest Regional Airport. The project was studied as a toll 
facility connecting the Northwest Regional Airport to either US 71 
(currently I-49) or US 412 for approximately eight to twelve miles. A 
preferred alternative was not determined. The NOI for the previously 
notified EIS is being rescinded due to important infrastructure changes 
affecting the originally proposed alternatives. With the upgrade of US 
71 to I-49 and the construction of the Northern Springdale Bypass the 
scale of the project, the range of alternatives, and the potential for 
significant impacts is substantially reduced. The reduced scope allows 
for a separate project to be completed that will satisfy the purpose 
and need and would likely be studied as an Environmental Assessment.
    Comments and questions concerning the proposed action should be 
directed to the FHWA contact person at the address provided above.

    Authority: 23 U.S.C. 315; 49 CFR 1.48 rescind.

    Issued on: January 9, 2010.
Peter A. Jilek,
Acting Division Administrator, Little Rock, AR.
[FR Doc. 2020-00900 Filed 1-17-20; 8:45 am]
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