Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California, 36258-36259 [2020-12863]

Download as PDF 36258 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 115 / Monday, June 15, 2020 / Notices This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including but not limited to: 1. Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1599; 23 CFR part 771); 2. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4351 et seq.); 3. Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (Map-21, Pub. L. 112– 141); 4. Noise Control Act of 1979 (42 U.S.C. 4901 et seq.); 3. Clean Air Act of 1963, as amended (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.); 4. Farmland Protection Policy Act (7 U.S.C. 4201–4209); 5. Department of Transportation Act of 1966, Section 4(f) (49 U.S.C. 303); 6. Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703–712); 7. National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (54 U.S.C. 306108 et seq.); 8. Federal Highway Act of 1970 (23 U.S.C. 109); 9. FHWA Noise Standards, Policies, and Procedures (23 CFR part 772); 10. Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531–1543); (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(l)(1). Issued on: June 9, 2020. Rodney Whitfield, Director, Financial Services, Federal Highway Administration, California Division. [FR Doc. 2020–12862 Filed 6–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans that are final. The actions relate to a proposed highway project, improving the curved alignment of State Route 20 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Jun 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 in the County of Nevada, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project. DATES: By this notice, the FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is advising the public of final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A claim seeking judicial review of the Federal agency actions on the highway project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before November 12, 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 Caltrans: Kelly McNally, Branch Chief, Caltrans Office of Environmental Management, M–2 California Department of Transportation—District 3, 703 B Street, Marysville, California 95901. Office hours: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, telephone: 916–947–1097 or email Kelly.mcnally@ dot.ca.gov. For FHWA, contact David Tedrick at 916–498–5024 or email david.tedrick@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, the FHWA assigned, and Caltrans assumed, environmental responsibilities for this project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Notice is hereby given that Caltrans has taken final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in the State of California: Caltrans proposes to improve two non-contiguous segments of the alignment of State Route (SR) 20 in Nevada County between post miles (PM) 29.7–30.9 and 36.8–39.8 by modifying the existing horizontal and vertical curves of the roadway and adding turnouts. This project will update the roadway to current standards by increasing the curve radii, widening shoulders to 8 feet, adding turnouts for both directions, and improving the vertical profile grade. Additionally, this project will improve the clear recovery zone (CRZ) by removing obstacles and flattening slopes close to the traveled way. The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Final Environmental Assessment (FEA)/ Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the project, issued on April 28, 2020, and in other documents in Caltrans’ project records. The FEA, FONSI, and other project records are available by contacting Caltrans at the addresses provided above. This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 such actions were taken, including but not limited to: 1. Council on Environmental Quality Regulations 2. National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. 3. Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1970, 23 U.S.C. 109 4. MAP–21, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (Pub. L. 112–141) 5. Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA) 6. Clean Water Act of 1977 and 1987 7. Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972 (see Clean Water Act of 1977 & 1987) 8. Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (Paleontological Resources) 9. Noise Control Act of 1972 10. Safe Drinking Water Act of 1944, as amended 11. Endangered Species Act of 1973 12. Executive Order 11990, Protection of Wetlands 13. Executive Order 13112, Invasive Species 14. Executive Order 13186, Migratory Birds 15. Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1934, as amended 16. Migratory Bird Treaty Act 17. Water Bank Act Wetlands Mitigation Banks, ISTEA 1991, Sections 1006– 1007 18. Wildflowers, Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Act of 1987 Section 130 19. Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 20. Coastal Zone Management Act Reauthorization Amendments Of 1990 21. Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management 22. Department of Transportation (DOT) Executive Order 5650.2— Floodplain Management and Protection (April 23, 1979) 23. Rivers and Harbors Appropriation Act of 1899, Sections 9 and 10 24. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended 25. Executive Order 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice and Low-Income Populations (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(l)(1). E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 115 / Monday, June 15, 2020 / Notices Issued on: June 9, 2020. Rodney Whitfield, Director, Financial Services, Federal Highway Administration, California Division. [FR Doc. 2020–12863 Filed 6–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2020–0039] Environmental Impact Statement for the Western Rail Yard Infrastructure Project in New York County, New York Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). AGENCY: Through this NOI, FRA announces its intent to prepare an EIS for the Western Rail Yard Infrastructure Project (Project) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). WRY Tenant LLC (an affiliate of The Related Companies, LP) and the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) are partnering in a joint venture to seek Federal financial assistance through the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) Program, which is administered by the Build America Bureau (Bureau). FRA is conducting the environmental analysis to ensure compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and other applicable environmental laws. FRA invites the public and all interested parties to provide comments on the scope of the EIS, including the proposed purpose and need, the Proposed Action and alternatives, methodologies to be used to assess potential environmental impacts, and the approach for public and agency involvement. Due to the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID–19) public health emergency, and consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance regarding large events and mass gatherings, FRA will conduct a virtual public scoping for the Project. FRA will also hold other Project meetings virtually, including Section 106 Consulting Party meetings, and encourages submission of scoping comments for the project and other documents electronically. DATES: Persons interested in providing written comments on the scope of the EIS must do so by July 31, 2020. All comments will also be placed on the file jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Jun 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 at Regulations.gov. The Docket No. for this project is FRA–2020–0039. Please submit comments via email, mail, or by filling out a comment form on the Project website, using the contact information provided below in the ‘‘ADDRESSES’’ section. The public can review information about the Proposed Action and formally submit comments to the FRA. Project materials will also be available in Spanish. If you need special accommodations, please contact Andrea Poole prior to the close of the scoping period. ADDRESSES: The public and other interested parties are encouraged to comment by filling out a comment form accessible via the Project’s website at: www.westernrailyardinfrastructure.com and using the comment link provided, or at Regulations.gov, Docket Number: FRA–2020–0039. You can also send written comments by mail to the following address: Western Rail Yard Infrastructure Project, c/o Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc., 416 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT 06103. All comments will also be placed on file at Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrea Poole, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Railroad Policy and Development, U.S. DOT Federal Railroad Administration, via email at info@westernrailyardinfrasturcture.com. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: WRY Tenant, LLC and Amtrak (Project Sponsors) are seeking financial assistance to fund the construction of a Platform and Tunnel Encasement (the Proposed Action) at the 13-acre Western Rail Yard site (Block 676, Lot 3) between West 30th and 33rd Streets and Eleventh and Twelfth Avenues in Manhattan, New York County, New York. The 9.8-acre structural steel and concrete Platform will serve as the roof above the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Western Rail Yard, which is used and operated by the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) as a commuter railroad storage yard and maintenance facility. The Platform would also house other infrastructure, including critical life safety and mechanical, electrical and plumbing support services for the yard, including new lighting, sprinklers, and an extensive platform ventilation system. The Tunnel Encasement would be constructed of concrete below street level in Western Rail Yard. The Tunnel Encasement would be between 50 and 65 feet wide and between 27 and 38 feet high beneath Western Rail Yard. The Tunnel Encasement in Western Rail Yard would start at the western edge of Eleventh Avenue, and extend below the project site to the northern edge of 30th Street. Together, the Tunnel Encasement PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36259 below both rail yards (Eastern and Western Rail Yards) would preserve a total ROW approximately 1,400 feet long. No permanent operational components, such as tracks, lighting, ventilation, or electrical system, would be constructed within the Tunnel Encasement as part of the Proposed Action. The Platform would also support the privately-funded Mixed-Use Development (Overbuild) approved by the New York City Planning Commission (CPC), and adopted by the New York City Council as zoning text and map amendments to the New York City Zoning Resolution, for redevelopment of the Western Rail Yard site. This construction also supports MTA’s overall business plan to generate revenue to support their operations. FRA will prepare the EIS in compliance with NEPA, 23 U.S.C. 139, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and 23 CFR part 771. After release and circulation of a Draft EIS for public comment, FRA intends to issue a single document that consists of the Final EIS and Record of Decision, unless it determines statutory criteria or practicability considerations preclude issuing a combined document. The EIS will also document FRA’s compliance with other applicable environmental laws and regulations, including Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) (54 U.S.C. 306108); the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.); the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531); Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 (Section 4(f) 49 U.S.C. 303) and FRA’s implementing regulations at 23 CFR part 774; U.S. DOT Order 5650.2 on Floodplain Management; the Coastal Zone Management Act; and Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice. The EIS will provide FRA, participating agencies, and the public with information about alternatives that meet the Proposed Action’s purpose and need, including their environmental impacts and appropriate measures to avoid, minimize, and mitigate those impacts. The Proposed Action may affect historic properties and will be subject to the requirements of Section 106 of the NHPA. Consistent with regulations issued by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (36 CFR part 800), FRA intends to coordinate compliance with Section 106 of the NHPA with the preparation of the EIS. In response to this NOI, the public and interested parties may also provide input relevant to FRA’s Section 106 review process, including providing information that E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 115 (Monday, June 15, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36258-36259]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-12863]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in 
California

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

ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions 
by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

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SUMMARY: The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to 
announce actions taken by Caltrans that are final. The actions relate 
to a proposed highway project, improving the curved alignment of State 
Route 20 in the County of Nevada, State of California. Those actions 
grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.

DATES: By this notice, the FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is advising the 
public of final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A claim 
seeking judicial review of the Federal agency actions on the highway 
project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before November 
12, 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 Caltrans: Kelly McNally, Branch 
Chief, Caltrans Office of Environmental Management, M-2 California 
Department of Transportation--District 3, 703 B Street, Marysville, 
California 95901. Office hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard 
Time, telephone: 916-947-1097 or email [email protected]. For 
FHWA, contact David Tedrick at 916-498-5024 or email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, the FHWA assigned, 
and Caltrans assumed, environmental responsibilities for this project 
pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Notice is hereby given that Caltrans has 
taken final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by issuing 
licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in 
the State of California:
    Caltrans proposes to improve two non-contiguous segments of the 
alignment of State Route (SR) 20 in Nevada County between post miles 
(PM) 29.7-30.9 and 36.8-39.8 by modifying the existing horizontal and 
vertical curves of the roadway and adding turnouts. This project will 
update the roadway to current standards by increasing the curve radii, 
widening shoulders to 8 feet, adding turnouts for both directions, and 
improving the vertical profile grade. Additionally, this project will 
improve the clear recovery zone (CRZ) by removing obstacles and 
flattening slopes close to the traveled way.
    The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such 
actions were taken, are described in the Final Environmental Assessment 
(FEA)/Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the project, issued 
on April 28, 2020, and in other documents in Caltrans' project records. 
The FEA, FONSI, and other project records are available by contacting 
Caltrans at the addresses provided above.
    This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions as of the 
issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were 
taken, including but not limited to:

1. Council on Environmental Quality Regulations
2. National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 
4321 et seq.
3. Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1970, 23 U.S.C. 109
4. MAP-21, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (Pub. 
L. 112-141)
5. Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA)
6. Clean Water Act of 1977 and 1987
7. Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972 (see Clean Water Act of 
1977 & 1987)
8. Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (Paleontological 
Resources)
9. Noise Control Act of 1972
10. Safe Drinking Water Act of 1944, as amended
11. Endangered Species Act of 1973
12. Executive Order 11990, Protection of Wetlands
13. Executive Order 13112, Invasive Species
14. Executive Order 13186, Migratory Birds
15. Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1934, as amended
16. Migratory Bird Treaty Act
17. Water Bank Act Wetlands Mitigation Banks, ISTEA 1991, Sections 
1006-1007
18. Wildflowers, Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Act of 
1987 Section 130
19. Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972
20. Coastal Zone Management Act Reauthorization Amendments Of 1990
21. Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management
22. Department of Transportation (DOT) Executive Order 5650.2--
Floodplain Management and Protection (April 23, 1979)
23. Rivers and Harbors Appropriation Act of 1899, Sections 9 and 10
24. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended
25. Executive Order 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental 
Justice and Low-Income Populations

(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(l)(1).


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    Issued on: June 9, 2020.
Rodney Whitfield,
Director, Financial Services, Federal Highway Administration, 
California Division.
[FR Doc. 2020-12863 Filed 6-12-20; 8:45 am]
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