Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the El Camino Real Roadway Renewal Project on State Route 82, in San Mateo County, California, 79258-79259 [2020-27032]

Download as PDF 79258 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 237 / Wednesday, December 9, 2020 / Notices Estimated annual collection activity for one new medium Part 121 air carrier. Summary (annual numbers) GAP analysis Implementation plan SMS Medium Air Carrier Number of Respondents ............................................................................................................ Number of Responses per respondent ..................................................................................... Time per Response ................................................................................................................... Total number of responses ........................................................................................................ Total burden (hours) .................................................................................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden: Total annual burden for existing Part 121 certificate holders 123,400 hours. Total annual burden for new Part 121 certificate applicant 2,732 hours. Issued in Washington, DC. Robert C. Carty, Deputy Executive Director, Flight Standards Service. [FR Doc. 2020–27000 Filed 12–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the El Camino Real Roadway Renewal Project on State Route 82, in San Mateo County, California Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for the El Camino Real Roadway Renewal Project. AGENCY: The FHWA on behalf of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Draft EIS will be prepared for the El Camino Real Roadway Renewal Project (Project), a proposed highway project on State Route 82 in San Mateo County, California. DATES: This notice will be accompanied by a 30-day public scoping comment period from Monday, November 16, 2020, to December 17, 2020. The deadline for public comments is 5:00 p.m. (PST) on December 17, 2020. Because COVID–19 social distancing advisories are still in effect, no physical public meetings will be held during the public scoping comment period. However, Caltrans will be making project information available on the internet at www.ECRalternatives.com throughout the entire public comment period. A link to the above website is jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:16 Dec 08, 2020 Jkt 253001 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ accessible through the project website at www.ElCaminoRealProject.com or https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/ district-4/d4-projects/d4-san-mateo-82el-camino-real-project. Project materials will be posted on the www.ECRalternatives.com website and will include project background, project schedule, frequently asked questions, archival information from prior public outreach presentations, the El Camino Real Task Force effort 2017–2018, newly developed narrated presentation slides about the ECR Project’s purpose and need, the alternatives being considered, tree survey information, and information regarding the HowardRalston Eucalyptus Tree Rows, a resource on the National Register of Historic Places, and other historic resources in the project area. A poster gallery will also be available that features project alternatives and key slide content. The virtual public information tour will also include a virtual public forum for the public to share thoughts on the project material, the project alternatives under consideration, suggest other alternatives, and read what other members of the public are saying about the project. All comments offered through the virtual public forum will be moderated to maintain respectful discourse. Comments shared through the virtual public forum will become part of the public record. In addition, the public can submit formal scoping comments through the www.ECRalternatives.com website via an electronic comment submission form, via email at ECRproject@ dot.ca.gov, or via USPS at the contact information listed below. In addition to email notifications, Caltrans has mailed notification postcards via USPS to the public, based on information collected from early pubic outreach efforts, and to city, county and state officials with jurisdiction in the project area. Postcards provide contact information for requesting information in alternative formats or alternative language translation services. PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1 1 2,732 1 2,732 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ More information can also be found at the project website at www.ElCaminoRealProject.com or https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/ district-4/d4-projects/d4-san-mateo-82el-camino-real-project. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yolanda Rivas, Senior Environmental Planner, Caltrans District 4, P.O. Box 23660, MS–8B, Oakland, CA 94623– 0660, telephone (510) 506–1461, or email Yolanda.rivas@dot.ca.gov. For FHWA, contact David Tedrick, telephone (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. Caltrans as the assigned National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) agency, will prepare a Draft EIS on a proposal for 3.6-mile roadway rehabilitation project in San Mateo County, California. The project limits extend from East Santa Inez Avenue in the City of San Mateo to Millbrae Avenue in the City of Millbrae. The project is needed to address the overall condition of the existing roadway by correcting the following deficiencies: The pavement is currently rated as poor, with moderate alligator cracking and very poor ride quality indicating roadway structural inadequacy; water ponding and frequent localized flooding occurs due to uneven roadway surfaces and inadequate or impacted drainage systems; pedestrian access is impaired due to lack of updated curb ramps and uneven sidewalks; pedestrian infrastructure is not compliant with state and federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements; existing sidewalks lack accessible pedestrian signals systems, countdown pedestrian systems, highvisibility striping, or current devices; and pavement markings. The purpose of the project is to preserve and extend the life of the roadway and improve ride quality, improve drainage efficiency to reduce localized flooding, improve visibility for E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 237 / Wednesday, December 9, 2020 / Notices all users, and enhance pedestrian infrastructure by bringing it into compliance with Title II of the ADA. Currently, the range of alternatives being considered includes either taking no action on the 3.6-mile segment of El Camino Real, or proceeding with one of several potential build alternatives. The build alternatives would all involve performing roadway rehabilitation with upgrades to drainage, pedestrian, and roadway infrastructure to achieve the purpose and need of the project. The roadway rehabilitation alternatives may include the following: Rehabilitation while keeping utilities overhead; rehabilitation while relocating utilities underground; rehabilitation while reducing the number of travel lanes from 4 to 2 and including a 12-foot center-turning lane while keeping utilities overhead; and rehabilitation while reducing the number of travel lanes from 4 to 2 and including a 12-foot center-turning lane while relocating utilities underground. Varying roadway widths (ranging 44–46 feet), travel lane widths (ranging 10–11 feet), and sidewalk widths (ranging 4–6 feet) are being considered to avoid and minimize impacts to the Howard-Ralston Eucalyptus Tree Rows, where feasible. Avoidance and minimization measures will be studied and implemented depending upon the limits of state right of way, Caltrans’ ability to meet state highway design and safety provisions, and/or other factors. The only anticipated Federal approval includes a permit under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). Other Federal administrative activities include coordination with the Department of the Interior under Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act (1966) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (1966). Notices describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will be sent to appropriate Federal cooperating and participating agencies. Since June 2019, Caltrans has been in consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act to evaluate potential effects to the HowardRalston Eucalyptus Tree Rows, a historic property listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), and to evaluate potential effects to other historic properties determined eligible for the NRHP. Notifications have been sent to appropriate State, tribal governments, local agencies, private organizations, and citizens who have previously expressed or are known to have interest in this proposal. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:16 Dec 08, 2020 Jkt 253001 The project team anticipates reviewing all public comments received during the public scoping period and circulating a Draft EIS. A public hearing will be held once the Draft EIS is completed. Public notice will be given of the time and place of the meeting and hearing. The Draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to the public hearing to ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action are addressed and all significant issues are identified, and comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or questions concerning this proposed action and the Draft EIS should be directed to Caltrans at the address provided above. (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.) Issued on: November 19, 2020. Rodney Whitfield, Director, Financial Services, Federal Highway Administration, California Division. [FR Doc. 2020–27032 Filed 12–8–20; 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). 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, bridge replacement on US Route 101 in Del Norte County, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project. DATES: By this notice, 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 May 10, 2021. If the Federal law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time period of less than 150 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79259 days for filing such claim, then that shorter time period still applies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For Caltrans: Brandon Larsen, Environmental Branch Chief, 1656 Union Street, Eureka, CA, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., (707) 441–5730, brandon.larsen@ dot.ca.gov. For FHWA, contact David Tedrick at (916) 498–5024 or email david.tedrick@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, FHWA assigned, and the Caltrans assumed, environmental responsibilities for this project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Notice is hereby given that the 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: Replace the Dr. Fine Bridge over the Smith River on Route 101 north of Crescent City. Built in 1940, the existing bridge is near the end of its useful life. A new bridge will better accommodate vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists. The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Final Environmental Assessment (FEA) for the project, approved on March 19, 2020, in the FHWA Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) issued on March 19, 2020, and in other documents in the FHWA project records. The FEA, NOD, and other project records are available by contacting Caltrans at the addresses provided above. The Caltrans FEA and FONSI can be viewed at public libraries in the project area or an electronic document can be requested. Contact information for requesting digital copies can be found at https:// dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-1/ d1-projects/d1-dr-fine-bridgereplacement. 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. 4332(2)(c) 3. 49 U.S.C. 303 for Section 4(f) 4. Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1970, 23 U.S.C 109 5. MAP–21, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (Pub. L. 112–141) 6. Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA) 7. Clean Water Act of 1977 and 1987 8. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement for the El Camino Real Roadway Renewal Project on State Route 
82, in San Mateo County, California

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

ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement (Draft EIS) for the El Camino Real Roadway Renewal Project.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA on behalf of the California Department of 
Transportation (Caltrans), is issuing this notice to advise the public 
that a Draft EIS will be prepared for the El Camino Real Roadway 
Renewal Project (Project), a proposed highway project on State Route 82 
in San Mateo County, California.

DATES: This notice will be accompanied by a 30-day public scoping 
comment period from Monday, November 16, 2020, to December 17, 2020. 
The deadline for public comments is 5:00 p.m. (PST) on December 17, 
2020. Because COVID-19 social distancing advisories are still in 
effect, no physical public meetings will be held during the public 
scoping comment period. However, Caltrans will be making project 
information available on the internet at www.ECRalternatives.com 
throughout the entire public comment period. A link to the above 
website is accessible through the project website at 
www.ElCaminoRealProject.com or https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-4/d4-projects/d4-san-mateo-82-el-camino-real-project. Project 
materials will be posted on the www.ECRalternatives.com website and 
will include project background, project schedule, frequently asked 
questions, archival information from prior public outreach 
presentations, the El Camino Real Task Force effort 2017-2018, newly 
developed narrated presentation slides about the ECR Project's purpose 
and need, the alternatives being considered, tree survey information, 
and information regarding the Howard-Ralston Eucalyptus Tree Rows, a 
resource on the National Register of Historic Places, and other 
historic resources in the project area. A poster gallery will also be 
available that features project alternatives and key slide content.
    The virtual public information tour will also include a virtual 
public forum for the public to share thoughts on the project material, 
the project alternatives under consideration, suggest other 
alternatives, and read what other members of the public are saying 
about the project. All comments offered through the virtual public 
forum will be moderated to maintain respectful discourse. Comments 
shared through the virtual public forum will become part of the public 
record.
    In addition, the public can submit formal scoping comments through 
the www.ECRalternatives.com website via an electronic comment 
submission form, via email at [email protected], or via USPS at the 
contact information listed below. In addition to email notifications, 
Caltrans has mailed notification postcards via USPS to the public, 
based on information collected from early pubic outreach efforts, and 
to city, county and state officials with jurisdiction in the project 
area. Postcards provide contact information for requesting information 
in alternative formats or alternative language translation services.
    More information can also be found at the project website at 
www.ElCaminoRealProject.com or https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-4/d4-projects/d4-san-mateo-82-el-camino-real-project.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yolanda Rivas, Senior Environmental 
Planner, Caltrans District 4, P.O. Box 23660, MS-8B, Oakland, CA 94623-
0660, telephone (510) 506-1461, or email [email protected]. For 
FHWA, contact David Tedrick, telephone (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. Caltrans as the assigned National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) agency, will prepare a Draft EIS on a 
proposal for 3.6-mile roadway rehabilitation project in San Mateo 
County, California. The project limits extend from East Santa Inez 
Avenue in the City of San Mateo to Millbrae Avenue in the City of 
Millbrae.
    The project is needed to address the overall condition of the 
existing roadway by correcting the following deficiencies: The pavement 
is currently rated as poor, with moderate alligator cracking and very 
poor ride quality indicating roadway structural inadequacy; water 
ponding and frequent localized flooding occurs due to uneven roadway 
surfaces and inadequate or impacted drainage systems; pedestrian access 
is impaired due to lack of updated curb ramps and uneven sidewalks; 
pedestrian infrastructure is not compliant with state and federal 
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements; existing sidewalks 
lack accessible pedestrian signals systems, countdown pedestrian 
systems, high-visibility striping, or current devices; and pavement 
markings.
    The purpose of the project is to preserve and extend the life of 
the roadway and improve ride quality, improve drainage efficiency to 
reduce localized flooding, improve visibility for

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all users, and enhance pedestrian infrastructure by bringing it into 
compliance with Title II of the ADA. Currently, the range of 
alternatives being considered includes either taking no action on the 
3.6-mile segment of El Camino Real, or proceeding with one of several 
potential build alternatives. The build alternatives would all involve 
performing roadway rehabilitation with upgrades to drainage, 
pedestrian, and roadway infrastructure to achieve the purpose and need 
of the project. The roadway rehabilitation alternatives may include the 
following: Rehabilitation while keeping utilities overhead; 
rehabilitation while relocating utilities underground; rehabilitation 
while reducing the number of travel lanes from 4 to 2 and including a 
12-foot center-turning lane while keeping utilities overhead; and 
rehabilitation while reducing the number of travel lanes from 4 to 2 
and including a 12-foot center-turning lane while relocating utilities 
underground. Varying roadway widths (ranging 44-46 feet), travel lane 
widths (ranging 10-11 feet), and sidewalk widths (ranging 4-6 feet) are 
being considered to avoid and minimize impacts to the Howard-Ralston 
Eucalyptus Tree Rows, where feasible. Avoidance and minimization 
measures will be studied and implemented depending upon the limits of 
state right of way, Caltrans' ability to meet state highway design and 
safety provisions, and/or other factors.
    The only anticipated Federal approval includes a permit under the 
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). Other Federal 
administrative activities include coordination with the Department of 
the Interior under Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act 
(1966) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation under Section 
106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (1966). Notices 
describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will be sent to 
appropriate Federal cooperating and participating agencies.
    Since June 2019, Caltrans has been in consultation under Section 
106 of the National Historic Preservation Act to evaluate potential 
effects to the Howard-Ralston Eucalyptus Tree Rows, a historic property 
listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), and to 
evaluate potential effects to other historic properties determined 
eligible for the NRHP. Notifications have been sent to appropriate 
State, tribal governments, local agencies, private organizations, and 
citizens who have previously expressed or are known to have interest in 
this proposal.
    The project team anticipates reviewing all public comments received 
during the public scoping period and circulating a Draft EIS. A public 
hearing will be held once the Draft EIS is completed. Public notice 
will be given of the time and place of the meeting and hearing. The 
Draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment 
prior to the public hearing to ensure that the full range of issues 
related to this proposed action are addressed and all significant 
issues are identified, and comments and suggestions are invited from 
all interested parties. Comments or questions concerning this proposed 
action and the Draft EIS should be directed to Caltrans at the address 
provided above.

(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.)

    Issued on: November 19, 2020.
Rodney Whitfield,
Director, Financial Services, Federal Highway Administration, 
California Division.
[FR Doc. 2020-27032 Filed 12-8-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-RY-P