Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on Proposed Highway Project in Georgia, the I-285/I-20 East Interchange Project, DeKalb County, Georgia (Atlanta Metropolitan Area), 76148-76149 [2020-25851]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 76148 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 229 / Friday, November 27, 2020 / Notices by S&S Shortline Leasing, LLC (S&S). Great Basin states that it anticipates reaching an agreement with the City and the Foundation in the near future for rights to operate over the Line. According to Great Basin, it will replace S&S as the operator of the Line, and S&S has agreed to discontinue its service over the Line concurrent with its replacement by Great Basin. Great Basin states that the Line is a segment of a longer rail line running from milepost 0.0 at or near Cobre, Nev., to and beyond McGill Junction. In addition to the Line, S&S currently operates the portion of the longer line from milepost 0.0 to milepost 127.0. See S&S Shortline Leasing, LLC—Operation Exemption—City of Ely, Nev., et al., FD 35284 (STB served Aug. 14, 2009). Great Basin states that it operates the remaining portion of the line from milepost 127.9 to milepost 146.1 at or near Keystone, Nev., and two branch lines connecting to this line segment. See Great Basin & N.R.R.—Change in Operators Exemption—City of Ely, et al., FD 34506 (STB served June 7, 2004) (addressing the portion of the line from milepost 127.9 to milepost 146.1). Great Basin certifies that the proposed transaction does not involve a provision or agreement that may limit future interchange with a third-party connecting carrier. Great Basin also certifies that its projected revenues as a result of the transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class I rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million. Under 49 CFR 1150.42(b), a change in operator requires that notice be given to shippers. Great Basin states that no active rail shippers are on or served by the Line. The transaction may be consummated on or after December 13, 2020, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice was filed). If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than December 4, 2020 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36459, should be filed with the Surface Transportation Board via efiling on the Board’s website. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Great Basin’s representative, Jeffrey O. Moreno, Thompson Hine LLP, 1919 M Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:29 Nov 25, 2020 Jkt 253001 According to Great Basin, this action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and from historic preservation reporting requirements under 49 CFR 1105.8(b). Transportation (GDOT): Mr. Eric Duff, State Environmental Administrator, Georgia Department of Transportation, 600 West Peachtree Street NW, 16th Floor, Atlanta, Georgia 30308; telephone (404) 631–1100; email: eduff@ dot.ga.gov. The GDOT Office of Decided: November 20, 2020. Environmental Service’s normal By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Office of Proceedings. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Tammy Lowery, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is Clearance Clerk. hereby given that FHWA has taken a [FR Doc. 2020–26201 Filed 11–25–20; 8:45 am] final agency action by issuing a FONSI BILLING CODE 4915–01–P for the following highway project in the State of Georgia: The I–285/I–20 East Interchange Project located in DeKalb DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION County, Georgia. The proposed project will improve safety and operational Federal Highway Administration efficiency at the I–285/I–20 east interchange through the reconstruction Notice of Final Federal Agency Action of two directional ramps that on Proposed Highway Project in accommodate higher design speeds, and Georgia, the I–285/I–20 East through geometric improvements at Interchange Project, DeKalb County, each of the other ramps within the Georgia (Atlanta Metropolitan Area) interchange. This project also includes AGENCY: Federal Highway the extension and/or addition of Administration (FHWA), Department of auxiliary and collector-distributor lanes Transportation (DOT). along the heavily travelled 6.3-mile ACTION: Notice of limitations on claims stretch of I–20 between Lithonia for judicial review of action by FHWA Industrial Boulevard and the I–285/I–20 and other Federal agencies. east interchange and along I–285 north of the interchange to Glenwood Road. SUMMARY: This notice announces actions The facility will include improvements taken by FHWA and other Federal to approximately 6.6 miles along I–20 agencies that are final. This final agency and 2.8 miles along I–285. The purpose action relates to the reconstruction of of the project is to reduce crashes and the I–285/I–20 east interchange and improve traffic flow within the I–285/I– improvements along I–20 east of the 20 east interchange and along portions interchange and I–285 north of the of I–20 east of the interchange. interchange in DeKalb County. The The FHWA’s action, related actions FHWA’s Finding of No Significant by other Federal agencies, and the laws Impact (FONSI) provides details on the under which such actions were taken Selected Alternative for the proposed are described in the Environmental improvements. Assessment (EA) approved on July 29, DATES: By this notice, FHWA is advising 2020, in FHWA’s FONSI issued on the public of the final agency actions November 17, 2020, and other subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A claim documents in the project file. The EA, seeking judicial review of the Federal FONSI, and other project records are agency actions on the highway project available by contacting FHWA or the will be barred unless the claim is filed Georgia Department of Transportation at on or before April 26, 2021. If the the addresses listed above. The EA and Federal law that authorizes judicial FONSI can also be reviewed and review of a claim provides a time period downloaded from the project website at of less than 150 days for filing such https://majormobilityga.com/projects/ claim, then that shorter time period still eastsideic/. applies. This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions as of the issuance date FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For of this notice and all laws under which FHWA: Mr. Aaron Hernandez, such actions were taken, including but Environmental Coordinator, Federal not limited to: Highway Administration Georgia 1. General: National Environmental Division, 61 Forsyth Street, Suite Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321– 17T100, Atlanta, Georgia 30303; 4351]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 telephone (404) 562–3584; email: U.S.C. 109 and 23 U.S.C. 128]. aaron.hernandez@dot.gov. The FHWA 2. Air: Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401– Georgia Division Office’s normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 7671(q)]. 3. Noise: Noise Control Act of 1972 (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. [42 U.S.C. 4901–4918]; 23 CFR part 772. For Georgia Department of PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 229 / Friday, November 27, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 4. Land: Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 [49 U.S.C. 303]. 5. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act (ESA) [16 U.S.C. 1531–1544 and Section 1536]; Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661–667d]; Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703–712]. 6. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470(f) et seq.]; Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 U.S.C. 470(aa)–470(ll)]; Archeological and Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 469–469c]; Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) [25 U.S.C. 3001–3013]. 7. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000(d)– 2000(d)(1)]; American Indian Religious Freedom Act [42 U.S.C. 1996]; Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. 4201–4209]. 8. Wetlands and Water Resources: Coastal Zone Management Act [16 U.S.C. 1451–1465]; Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) [16 U.S.C. 4601–4604]; Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) [42 U.S.C. 300(f)–300(j)(6)]; Wild and Scenic Rivers Act [16 U.S.C. 1271–1287]; Flood Disaster Protection Act [42 U.S.C. 4001–4128]. 9. Hazardous Materials: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) [42 U.S.C. 9601–9675]; Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA); Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) [42 U.S.C. 6901–6992(k)]. 10. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988 Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations; E.O. 11593 Protection and Enhancement of Cultural Resources; E.O. 13007 Indian Sacred Sites; E.O. 13287 Preserve America; E.O. 13175 Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments; E.O. 11514 Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality; E.O. 13045 Protection of Children From Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks; E.O. 13112 Invasive Species. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing E.O. 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:29 Nov 25, 2020 Jkt 253001 Issued on: November 18, 2020. Moises Marrero, Division Administrator, Atlanta, Georgia. [FR Doc. 2020–25851 Filed 11–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [FMCSA Docket No. FMCSA–2020–0050] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to exempt six 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 operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: The exemptions were applicable on October 16, 2020. The exemptions expire on October 16, 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 Dockets 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 https://www.regulations.gov/ docket?D=FMCSA-2020-0050 and choose the document to review. If you do not have access to the internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the Dockets 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 00146 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76149 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 366–9317 or (202) 366– 9826 before visiting Dockets Operations. 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. II. Background On September 16, 2020, FMCSA published a notice announcing receipt of applications from six individuals requesting an exemption from the epilepsy and seizure disorders prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(8) and requested comments from the public (85 FR 57926). The public comment period ended on October 16, 2020, and no comments were received. FMCSA has evaluated the eligibility of these applicants and determined that granting 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)(8). The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding epilepsy found in § 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. In addition to the regulations, FMCSA has published advisory criteria 1 to assist medical examiners (MEs) in determining whether drivers with certain medical conditions are qualified to operate a CMV in interstate commerce. III. Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in this proceeding. 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 such exemption would likely achieve a 1 These criteria may be found in Appendix A to Part 391—Medical Advisory Criteria, section H. Epilepsy: § 391.41(b)(8), paragraphs 3, 4, and 5, which is available on the internet at https:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2015-title49-vol5/pdf/ CFR-2015-title49-vol5-part391-appA.pdf. E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 229 (Friday, November 27, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76148-76149]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-25851]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on Proposed Highway Project 
in Georgia, the I-285/I-20 East Interchange Project, DeKalb County, 
Georgia (Atlanta Metropolitan Area)

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

ACTION: Notice of limitations on claims for judicial review of action 
by FHWA and other Federal agencies.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces actions taken by FHWA and other Federal 
agencies that are final. This final agency action relates to the 
reconstruction of the I-285/I-20 east interchange and improvements 
along I-20 east of the interchange and I-285 north of the interchange 
in DeKalb County. The FHWA's Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) 
provides details on the Selected Alternative for the proposed 
improvements.

DATES: By this notice, FHWA is advising the public of the 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 April 26, 2021. 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 FHWA: Mr. Aaron Hernandez, 
Environmental Coordinator, Federal Highway Administration Georgia 
Division, 61 Forsyth Street, Suite 17T100, Atlanta, Georgia 30303; 
telephone (404) 562-3584; email: [email protected]. The FHWA 
Georgia Division Office's normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 
p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. For Georgia Department of 
Transportation (GDOT): Mr. Eric Duff, State Environmental 
Administrator, Georgia Department of Transportation, 600 West Peachtree 
Street NW, 16th Floor, Atlanta, Georgia 30308; telephone (404) 631-
1100; email: [email protected]. The GDOT Office of Environmental 
Service's normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time) 
Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FHWA has taken a 
final agency action by issuing a FONSI for the following highway 
project in the State of Georgia: The I-285/I-20 East Interchange 
Project located in DeKalb County, Georgia. The proposed project will 
improve safety and operational efficiency at the I-285/I-20 east 
interchange through the reconstruction of two directional ramps that 
accommodate higher design speeds, and through geometric improvements at 
each of the other ramps within the interchange. This project also 
includes the extension and/or addition of auxiliary and collector-
distributor lanes along the heavily travelled 6.3-mile stretch of I-20 
between Lithonia Industrial Boulevard and the I-285/I-20 east 
interchange and along I-285 north of the interchange to Glenwood Road. 
The facility will include improvements to approximately 6.6 miles along 
I-20 and 2.8 miles along I-285. The purpose of the project is to reduce 
crashes and improve traffic flow within the I-285/I-20 east interchange 
and along portions of I-20 east of the interchange.
    The FHWA's action, related actions by other Federal agencies, and 
the laws under which such actions were taken are described in the 
Environmental Assessment (EA) approved on July 29, 2020, in FHWA's 
FONSI issued on November 17, 2020, and other documents in the project 
file. The EA, FONSI, and other project records are available by 
contacting FHWA or the Georgia Department of Transportation at the 
addresses listed above. The EA and FONSI can also be reviewed and 
downloaded from the project website at https://majormobilityga.com/projects/eastsideic/.
    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. General: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 
4321-4351]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109 and 23 U.S.C. 128].
    2. Air: Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401-7671(q)].
    3. Noise: Noise Control Act of 1972 [42 U.S.C. 4901-4918]; 23 CFR 
part 772.

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    4. Land: Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 
1966 [49 U.S.C. 303].
    5. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act (ESA) [16 U.S.C. 1531-1544 and 
Section 1536]; Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661-667d]; 
Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703-712].
    6. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National 
Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470(f) et 
seq.]; Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 U.S.C. 
470(aa)-470(ll)]; Archeological and Historic Preservation Act [16 
U.S.C. 469-469c]; Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act 
(NAGPRA) [25 U.S.C. 3001-3013].
    7. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 
2000(d)-2000(d)(1)]; American Indian Religious Freedom Act [42 U.S.C. 
1996]; Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. 4201-4209].
    8. Wetlands and Water Resources: Coastal Zone Management Act [16 
U.S.C. 1451-1465]; Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) [16 U.S.C. 
4601-4604]; Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) [42 U.S.C. 300(f)-
300(j)(6)]; Wild and Scenic Rivers Act [16 U.S.C. 1271-1287]; Flood 
Disaster Protection Act [42 U.S.C. 4001-4128].
    9. Hazardous Materials: Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) [42 U.S.C. 9601-9675]; 
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA); Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) [42 U.S.C. 6901-6992(k)].
    10. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988 
Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address 
Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income 
Populations; E.O. 11593 Protection and Enhancement of Cultural 
Resources; E.O. 13007 Indian Sacred Sites; E.O. 13287 Preserve America; 
E.O. 13175 Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments; E.O. 11514 Protection and Enhancement of Environmental 
Quality; E.O. 13045 Protection of Children From Environmental Health 
Risks and Safety Risks; E.O. 13112 Invasive Species.

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

    Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1).

    Issued on: November 18, 2020.
Moises Marrero,
Division Administrator, Atlanta, Georgia.
[FR Doc. 2020-25851 Filed 11-25-20; 8:45 am]
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