Environmental Impact Statement: Christian, Shelby, Fayette, Marion, Clinton, Jefferson and Washington Counties, Illinois, 8334 [2020-02920]

Download as PDF 8334 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 30 / Thursday, February 13, 2020 / Notices Dated: January 28, 2020. Stephen E. Biegun, Deputy Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2020–02879 Filed 2–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–26–P Federal programs and activities apply to this program). a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Dated: February 7, 2020. Arlene K. Kocher, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Springfield, Illinois. B. 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.transportation.gov/privacy. [FR Doc. 2020–02920 Filed 2–12–20; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BILLING CODE 4910–22–P Federal Highway Administration DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Environmental Impact Statement: Christian, Shelby, Fayette, Marion, Clinton, Jefferson and Washington Counties, Illinois Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2019–0018] Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice to rescind a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an environmental impact statement will not be prepared for the US 51 Project, a proposed transportation improvement project in Christian, Shelby, Fayette, Marion, Clinton, Jefferson and Washington Counties in Illinois. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlene K. Kocher, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, 3250 Executive Park Drive, Springfield, Illinois 62703. Phone: (217) 492–4600. Jeffrey P. Meyers, P.E., Region 4 Engineer, Illinois Department of Transportation, 400 West Wabash, Effingham, Illinois 62401, Phone: 217– 342–8201. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), issued a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on November 26, 2007 (72 FR 67779). The project proposal was to address potential increases in traffic volumes, operational issues, and State economic initiatives of the existing 70-mile roadway facility south of Pana to east of Irvington, Illinois. The FHWA is rescinding the notice of intent because IDOT has no plans to advance the project and no further activities will occur in its development. Comments or questions concerning this notice should be directed to FHWA or the Illinois Department of Transportation at the addresses provided above. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Authority: 23 U.S.C. 315; 23 CFR 771.123; 49 CFR 1.48. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Research, Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:34 Feb 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 11 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye. DATES: The exemptions were applicable on January 22, 2020. The exemptions expire on January 22, 2022. 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: SUMMARY: I. Public Participation A. 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/ docket?D=FMCSA-2019-0018 and choose the document to review. If you do not have access to the internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the 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 PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. Background On December 19, 2019, FMCSA published a notice announcing receipt of applications from 11 individuals requesting an exemption from vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) and requested comments from the public (84 FR 69814). The public comment period ended on January 21, 2020, and one comment was received. FMCSA has evaluated the eligibility of these applicants and determined that granting the exemptions to these individuals would achieve a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved by complying with § 391.41(b)(10). The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding vision found in § 391.41(b)(10) states that a person is physically qualified to drive a CMV if that person has distant visual acuity of at least 20/40 (Snellen) in each eye without corrective lenses or visual acuity separately corrected to 20/40 (Snellen) or better with corrective lenses, distant binocular acuity of a least 20/40 (Snellen) in both eyes with or without corrective lenses, field of vision of at least 70° in the horizontal meridian in each eye, and the ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing red, green, and amber. III. Discussion of Comments FMCSA received one comment in this proceeding. Matthew W submitted a comment that asks for clarification on the current process is by which individuals who are not U.S. Citizens may be able to acquire a license, and suggests that such individuals be required to hold an Operator’s License for some period of time prior to being eligible to operate a CMV. This comment is not related to Vision Exemptions and is outside the scope of the current notice. IV. Basis for Exemption Determination 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 E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Environmental Impact Statement: Christian, Shelby, Fayette, 
Marion, Clinton, Jefferson and Washington Counties, Illinois

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice to rescind a Notice of Intent to prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an 
environmental impact statement will not be prepared for the US 51 
Project, a proposed transportation improvement project in Christian, 
Shelby, Fayette, Marion, Clinton, Jefferson and Washington Counties in 
Illinois.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlene K. Kocher, Division 
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, 3250 Executive Park 
Drive, Springfield, Illinois 62703. Phone: (217) 492-4600.
    Jeffrey P. Meyers, P.E., Region 4 Engineer, Illinois Department of 
Transportation, 400 West Wabash, Effingham, Illinois 62401, Phone: 217-
342-8201.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Illinois 
Department of Transportation (IDOT), issued a notice of intent to 
prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on November 26, 2007 
(72 FR 67779). The project proposal was to address potential increases 
in traffic volumes, operational issues, and State economic initiatives 
of the existing 70-mile roadway facility south of Pana to east of 
Irvington, Illinois.
    The FHWA is rescinding the notice of intent because IDOT has no 
plans to advance the project and no further activities will occur in 
its development.
    Comments or questions concerning this notice should be directed to 
FHWA or the Illinois Department of Transportation at the addresses 
provided above.

    Authority:  23 U.S.C. 315; 23 CFR 771.123; 49 CFR 1.48.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, 
Highway Research, Planning and Construction. The regulations 
implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental 
consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this 
program).

    Dated: February 7, 2020.
Arlene K. Kocher,
Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Springfield, 
Illinois.
[FR Doc. 2020-02920 Filed 2-12-20; 8:45 am]
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