Rescinding the Notice of Intent To Prepare Environmental Impact Statement: South Kohala, Hawaii, 34714 [2020-12115]

Download as PDF 34714 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 109 / Friday, June 5, 2020 / Notices Environmental Quality; E.O. 13112 Invasive Species. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction.) Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). Issued on: May 29, 2020. Karla S. Petty, Arizona Division Administrator, Phoenix, Arizona. [FR Doc. 2020–11999 Filed 6–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Rescinding the Notice of Intent To Prepare Environmental Impact Statement: South Kohala, Hawaii (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.) (Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139, 23 CFR 771, and 40 CFR 1500–1508) Issued on: May 29, 2020. Ralph Rizzo, Division Administrator, Honolulu, HI. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice to rescind notice of intent (NOI) to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS). [FR Doc. 2020–12115 Filed 6–4–20; 8:45 am] The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the FHWA is rescinding its NOI and will not be preparing an EIS to evaluate alternatives to realign and/or widen an existing highway in South Kohala in the County of Hawaii. An NOI to prepare an EIS was published in the Federal Register on November 29, 2002. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ralph Rizzo, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, 300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Box 50206, Honolulu, Hawaii 96850, Telephone: (808) 541–2700. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), initiated an EIS with an NOI published in the Federal Register on November 29, 2002, at 67 FR 71231, to prepare an EIS. The study area begins near the intersection of Mud Lane and the Hawaii Belt Road (State Route 19) and terminates along Mamalahoa Highway (State Route 190) near the WaimeaKohala Airport. The study also included a 1.7 mile spur to connect with Lindsey Road. Improvements were considered necessary to improve highway safety and reduce congestion, while preserving the character and ambience of the historic Waimea village. The Project would impact a sizable number of historic and archaeological resources due to the sheer number of archaeological sites identified during the survey. Avoidance of all these sites would be difficult and may not be Federal Highway Administration AGENCY: SUMMARY: lotter on DSK9F5VC42PROD with NOTICES feasible. Also, the County recently completed intersection improvements on the existing highway that improved congestion. Finally, the cost for the estimated right-of-way and construction would likely be substantial because of limited funding availability. Therefore, HDOT has decided not to proceed with the project and the preparation of the EIS is being terminated. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Jun 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Utah Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of limitations on claims for judicial review of actions by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. AGENCY: The FHWA, on behalf of UDOT, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) that are final Federal agency actions. The final agency actions relate to a proposed highway project, the West Davis Corridor project in Davis County, Utah. Those actions grant licenses, permits and/or approvals for the project. DATES: By this notice, FHWA, on behalf of UDOT, is advising the public of final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A claim seeking judicial review of these Federal agency actions on the highway project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before November 2, 2020. If the Federal law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time period of less than 150 days for filing such claim, then that shorter time period still applies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For UDOT: Randy Jefferies, Project Manager, UDOT Region 1, 166 W Southwell Street, Ogden, UT 84404; (801) 791– 1059; email: rjefferies@utah.gov. UDOT’s normal business hours are 8 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mountain Time Zone), Monday through Friday, except State and Federal holidays. For USACE: Jason Gipson, Nevada/Utah Regulatory Section Chief; USACE Bountiful Regulatory Field Office, 533 West 2600 South, Suite 150, Bountiful, UT 84010; (801) 295–8380 x8314; email: Jason.a.gipson@usace.army.mil. USACE’s normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mountain Time Zone), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective January 17, 2017, FHWA assigned to UDOT certain responsibilities of FHWA for environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws and regulations for highway projects in Utah, pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. FHWA maintained responsibility to publish documents proposed by UDOT to be published in the Federal Register, including notices of final agency action under 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). FHWA also maintained responsibility of the environmental review process of the West Davis Corridor project until its issuance of a Record of Decision (FHWA ROD), which occurred on September 29, 2017. Since that time UDOT has been responsible for conducting any additional environmental reviews that are required for the West Davis Corridor project. On behalf of UDOT, notice is hereby given that the USACE has taken final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. § 139(l)(1) by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the West Davis Corridor project in the State of Utah. The West Davis Corridor project is a proposed highway approximately 19 miles long and would be a four-lane divided highway with an average rightof-way width of 250 feet from I–15 in Farmington to Antelope Drive in Davis County, Utah. From Antelope Drive to 1800 North in West Point the project would be a 146-foot-wide, limitedaccess two-lane highway. A Final Environmental Impact Statement and Section 4(f) Evaluation for the West Davis Corridor project (FEIS) was approved by FHWA on June 23, 2017, and the FHWA ROD for the project was issued on September 29, 2017. The FEIS, FHWA ROD, and other project records are available by contacting UDOT at the address provided above. The FEIS and FHWA ROD can also be viewed and downloaded from the project website at https://westdavis.udot.utah.gov/finaleis-and-rod/. FHWA published a notice of final federal agency action under 23 U.S.C. 139(1)(l) for the FEIS, FHWA ROD and all other then-final federal E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 109 (Friday, June 5, 2020)]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-12115]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Rescinding the Notice of Intent To Prepare Environmental Impact 
Statement: South Kohala, Hawaii

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice to 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 
FHWA is rescinding its NOI and will not be preparing an EIS to evaluate 
alternatives to realign and/or widen an existing highway in South 
Kohala in the County of Hawaii. An NOI to prepare an EIS was published 
in the Federal Register on November 29, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ralph Rizzo, Division Administrator, 
Federal Highway Administration, 300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Box 50206, 
Honolulu, Hawaii 96850, Telephone: (808) 541-2700.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the State of 
Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), initiated an EIS with an 
NOI published in the Federal Register on November 29, 2002, at 67 FR 
71231, to prepare an EIS.
    The study area begins near the intersection of Mud Lane and the 
Hawaii Belt Road (State Route 19) and terminates along Mamalahoa 
Highway (State Route 190) near the Waimea-Kohala Airport. The study 
also included a 1.7 mile spur to connect with Lindsey Road. 
Improvements were considered necessary to improve highway safety and 
reduce congestion, while preserving the character and ambience of the 
historic Waimea village. The Project would impact a sizable number of 
historic and archaeological resources due to the sheer number of 
archaeological sites identified during the survey. Avoidance of all 
these sites would be difficult and may not be feasible. Also, the 
County recently completed intersection improvements on the existing 
highway that improved congestion. Finally, the cost for the estimated 
right-of-way and construction would likely be substantial because of 
limited funding availability. Therefore, HDOT has decided not to 
proceed with the project and the preparation of the EIS is being 
terminated.

(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.)

(Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139, 23 CFR 771, and 40 CFR 1500-1508)

    Issued on: May 29, 2020.
Ralph Rizzo,
Division Administrator, Honolulu, HI.
[FR Doc. 2020-12115 Filed 6-4-20; 8:45 am]
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