Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the Interstate 495 Express Lanes Northern Extension Project in Fairfax County, Virginia, 54785 [2021-21309]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 189 / Monday, October 4, 2021 / Notices Department of Transportation: Abraham Lerner, Associate Manager of Special Projects Development, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030; Issued in Washington, DC, on September telephone: (804) 259–3345; email: 28, 2021. Abraham.Lerner@vdot.virginia.gov. The Alpha O. Woodson-Smith, Virginia Department of Transportation’s Computer Scientist, Program Manager, Finance and Management (AFN), Information regular office hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). and Technology Services (AIT), Enterprise Program Management Service (AEM–320). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is [FR Doc. 2021–21476 Filed 10–1–21; 8:45 am] hereby given that FHWA and the NPS have taken final agency actions subject BILLING CODE 4910–13–P to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION following project in the State of Virginia: Interstate 495 Express Lanes Federal Highway Administration Northern Extension Project in Fairfax County, Virginia. The project is an Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions extension of the Interstate 495 (I–495) on the Interstate 495 Express Lanes Express Lanes along approximately Northern Extension Project in Fairfax three miles of I–495, also referred to as County, Virginia the Capital Beltway, from their current AGENCY: Federal Highway northern terminus south of the Dulles Administration (FHWA), Department of Toll Road (DTR)/Route 267 interchange Transportation (DOT). to the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP). Although the I–495 ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims Express Lanes would terminate at the for judicial review of actions by FHWA GWMP, improvements would extend and the National Park Service (NPS). approximately 0.3 miles north of the SUMMARY: This notice announces actions GWMP to provide a tie-in to the existing taken by the FHWA and the NPS that road. The project also includes access are final. The actions relate to the ramp improvements and lane Interstate 495 Express Lanes Northern reconfigurations along portions of the Extension Project from the Dulles Toll DTR and the Dulles International Road/Route 267 interchange to the Airport Access Highway, on either side George Washington Memorial Parkway of I–495, from the Spring Hill Road in Fairfax County, Virginia. Those Interchange to the Route 123 actions grant licenses, permits, and interchange. The proposed approvals for the project. improvements entail new and DATES: By this notice, the FHWA is reconfigured I–495 Express Lane ramps advising the public of final agency and general-purpose lane ramps. actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A The actions taken by FHWA, and the claim seeking judicial review of the laws under which such actions were Federal agency actions on the highway taken, are described in the Revised project will be barred unless the claim Environmental Assessment (EA) for the is filed on or before March 3, 2022. If project, approved on February 24, 2020, the Federal law that authorizes judicial in the FHWA Finding of No Significant review of a claim provides a time period Impact (FONSI) issued on June 29, 2021, of less than 150 days for filing such and in other documents in the FHWA claim, then that shorter time period still project records. The FHWA Revised EA, applies. FONSI, and other project records can be viewed and downloaded from the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For project website at FHWA: John Simkins, Planning, www.495northernextension.org and are Environment, Realty, and Freight Team also available by contacting FHWA or Leader, FHWA Virginia Division, 400 the Virginia Department of North 8th Street, Suite 750, Richmond, Transportation at the phone numbers Virginia 23219; telephone: (804) 775– 3347; email: John.Simkins@dot.gov. The and addresses provided above. The NPS FHWA Virginia Division’s regular office FONSI is available by contacting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Tammy Stidham at the address provided above and can be viewed and Time). For NPS: Tammy Stidham, Deputy Associate Area Director—Lands downloaded from www.495northernextension.org. and Planning, 1100 Ohio Drive SW, This notice applies to all Federal Washington, DC 20242; telephone: (202) agency decisions as of the issuance date 619–7474; email: Tammy_Stidham@ of this notice and all laws under which nps.gov. The National Park Service’s regular office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 such actions were taken, including but not limited to: p.m. (Eastern Time). For the Virginia Estimated Total Annual Burden: 13,019 respondents × 0.05 (3/60) = 651 hours. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:52 Oct 01, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54785 1. General: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321– 4347]; Federal-Aid Highway Act (FAHA) [23 U.S.C. 109 and 23 U.S.C. 128]. 2. Air: Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401– 7671(q)]. 3. Land: Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 [49 U.S.C. 303 and 23 U.S.C. 138]. 4. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [54 U.S.C. 306108]. 5. Social and Economic: Farmland Protection Policy Act [7 U.S.C. 4201– 4209]. 6. Executive Orders: Exec. Order. No. 12898—Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Exec. Order No. 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). Thomas Nelson, Jr., Division Administrator, Richmond, Virginia. [FR Doc. 2021–21309 Filed 10–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2006–24647] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that on September 3, 2021, the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum (HVRM) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an extension of a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 219, Control of Alcohol and Drug Use. The relevant FRA Docket Number is FRA–2006–24647. Specifically, HVRM requests an extension of existing relief from 49 CFR part 219, subpart E, Reasonable Cause Testing; subpart G, Random Alcohol and Drug Testing Programs; and subpart K, Referral Programs.1 HVRM is a volunteer-operated, non-profit operating railroad museum, located in North 1 By rule dated June 10, 2016 (81 FR 37894), portions of 49 CFR part 219 were revised, which slightly changes the regulations from which HVRM now seeks relief versus relief sought in the past. E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 189 (Monday, October 4, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Page 54785]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-21309]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the Interstate 495 
Express Lanes Northern Extension Project in Fairfax County, Virginia

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

ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions 
by FHWA and the National Park Service (NPS).

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SUMMARY: This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and the NPS 
that are final. The actions relate to the Interstate 495 Express Lanes 
Northern Extension Project from the Dulles Toll Road/Route 267 
interchange to the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Fairfax 
County, Virginia. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals 
for the project.

DATES: By this notice, the FHWA 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 March 3, 2022. 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: John Simkins, Planning, 
Environment, Realty, and Freight Team Leader, FHWA Virginia Division, 
400 North 8th Street, Suite 750, Richmond, Virginia 23219; telephone: 
(804) 775-3347; email: [email protected]. The FHWA Virginia 
Division's regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern 
Time). For NPS: Tammy Stidham, Deputy Associate Area Director--Lands 
and Planning, 1100 Ohio Drive SW, Washington, DC 20242; telephone: 
(202) 619-7474; email: [email protected]. The National Park 
Service's regular office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern 
Time). For the Virginia Department of Transportation: Abraham Lerner, 
Associate Manager of Special Projects Development, 4975 Alliance Drive, 
Fairfax, Virginia 22030; telephone: (804) 259-3345; email: 
[email protected]. The Virginia Department of 
Transportation's regular office hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
(Eastern Time).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FHWA and the NPS 
have taken final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by 
issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the following project in 
the State of Virginia: Interstate 495 Express Lanes Northern Extension 
Project in Fairfax County, Virginia. The project is an extension of the 
Interstate 495 (I-495) Express Lanes along approximately three miles of 
I-495, also referred to as the Capital Beltway, from their current 
northern terminus south of the Dulles Toll Road (DTR)/Route 267 
interchange to the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP). Although 
the I-495 Express Lanes would terminate at the GWMP, improvements would 
extend approximately 0.3 miles north of the GWMP to provide a tie-in to 
the existing road. The project also includes access ramp improvements 
and lane reconfigurations along portions of the DTR and the Dulles 
International Airport Access Highway, on either side of I-495, from the 
Spring Hill Road Interchange to the Route 123 interchange. The proposed 
improvements entail new and reconfigured I-495 Express Lane ramps and 
general-purpose lane ramps.
    The actions taken by FHWA, and the laws under which such actions 
were taken, are described in the Revised Environmental Assessment (EA) 
for the project, approved on February 24, 2020, in the FHWA Finding of 
No Significant Impact (FONSI) issued on June 29, 2021, and in other 
documents in the FHWA project records. The FHWA Revised EA, FONSI, and 
other project records can be viewed and downloaded from the project 
website at www.495northernextension.org and are also available by 
contacting FHWA or the Virginia Department of Transportation at the 
phone numbers and addresses provided above. The NPS FONSI is available 
by contacting Tammy Stidham at the address provided above and can be 
viewed and downloaded from www.495northernextension.org.
    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. 
4321-4347]; Federal-Aid Highway Act (FAHA) [23 U.S.C. 109 and 23 U.S.C. 
128].
    2. Air: Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401-7671(q)].
    3. Land: Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 
1966 [49 U.S.C. 303 and 23 U.S.C. 138].
    4. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National 
Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [54 U.S.C. 306108].
    5. Social and Economic: Farmland Protection Policy Act [7 U.S.C. 
4201-4209].
    6. Executive Orders: Exec. Order. No. 12898--Federal Actions to 
Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income 
Populations.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, 
Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing 
Exec. Order No. 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on 
Federal programs and activities apply to this program.)

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

Thomas Nelson, Jr.,
Division Administrator, Richmond, Virginia.
[FR Doc. 2021-21309 Filed 10-1-21; 8:45 am]
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