Federal Highway Administration April 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Environmental Impact Statement: Salt Lake County, UT
Document Number: 2010-10178
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-30
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for a proposed transportation improvement project in Salt Lake County, Utah.
National Standards for Traffic Control Devices; the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways; Maintaining Minimum Retroreflectivity of Longitudinal Pavement Markings
Document Number: 2010-9294
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-22
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is incorporated by reference in 23 CFR part 655, subpart F, approved by the Federal Highway Administration, and recognized as the national standard for traffic control devices used on all streets, highways, bikeways, and private roads open to public travel. The FHWA proposes to amend the MUTCD to include standards, guidance, options, and supporting information relating to maintaining minimum levels of retroreflectivity for pavement markings. The proposed revisions would establish a uniform minimum level of nighttime pavement marking performance based on the visibility needs of nighttime drivers. The proposed revisions will promote safety, enhance traffic operations, and facilitate comfort and convenience for all drivers, including older drivers. The proposed revisions described herein would be designated as Revision 1 to the 2009 Edition of the MUTCD.
Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2010-9290
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-22
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed highway project and route adoption study in San Benito and Santa Clara Counties, California.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-9106
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-21
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA has forwarded the information collection request described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew an information collection. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on September 18, 2009. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement: State Route 374 From State Route 149 West of River Road to State Route 76 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, TN
Document Number: 2010-8721
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-21
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Supplemental EIS will be prepared for the extension of SR 374 from SR 149 west of River Road to SR 76 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on a Proposed New Road Connecting I-65 and U.S. 31W in Kentucky
Document Number: 2010-8438
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-15
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project: a new connector road from I-65 to US 31W in Warren County, Kentucky [Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Item No. 3-16.00].
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the I-65 to US 31W Access Improvement Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)
Document Number: 2010-8437
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-15
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) procedures, the FHWA announces the availability of the ROD to implement the I-65 to US 31W Access Improvement project in Warren County, Kentucky. The Division Administrator, FHWA-Kentucky Division signed the ROD on March 23, 2010.
Proposed Memorandum of Understanding Revision (MOU) Assigning Certain Federal Environmental Responsibilities to the State of California, Including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Authority for Certain Categorical Exclusions (CEs)
Document Number: 2010-8481
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-14
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces that the FHWA and the State of California, acting by and through its Department of Transportation (State), propose a time extension with minor changes to the MOU pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 326. The MOU would extend the duration of use by three years, transferring to the State the FHWA's authority and responsibility for determining whether certain designated activities within the geographic boundaries of the State, as specified in the proposed MOU, are categorically excluded from preparation of an environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. (NEPA). Aside from editorial changes to the MOU, the following minor changes would also be incorporated: (1) The State would be required to submit a list of CE determinations annually as opposed to quarterly; (2) the Federal Register notice of availability period would be modified from 45 days to 30 days, where applicable; (3) upon termination of the MOU, reversion of Federal responsibility back to FHWA would become effective in 60 days as opposed to 30 days; (4) FHWA would provide the State 24 hour notice, where practicable, prior to attending meetings whereby another Federal agency has requested FHWA's participation; (5) removal of E.O. 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments from the list of assigned responsibilities.
Environmental Impact Statement: Bexar County, TX
Document Number: 2010-8439
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-13
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (Alamo RMA) issued a notice of intent to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) would be prepared for proposed improvements to Loop 1604 in San Antonio, Texas, within Bexar County limits to enhance mobility and improve safety from FM 1957 to IH 35 North, a distance of approximately 32.35 miles in Bexar County Texas. FHWA, TxDOT and Alamo RMA are issuing this amended notice of intent to advise the public of changes to the aforementioned EIS for proposed Loop 1604 improvements. Specifically, the southwestern limit of the proposed improvements is changing from FM 1957 to U.S. Highway 90 for a total distance of approximately 37 miles. The change to the limits of the proposed improvements is consistent with the updated San Antonio- Bexar County Metropolitan Planning Organization Mobility 2035 Plan (December 2009) and in response to comments received during the first scoping meetings held in October 2009.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2010-8101
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-09
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, State Route 28 between State Route 267 and Chipmunk Street in the community of Kings Beach, in the County of Placer, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Federal Highway Administration
Document Number: 2010-7653
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-08
Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
The FHWA, in coordination with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), is issuing a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for improvement to the U.S. 421 Ohio River Bridge between Milton, KY and Madison, IN. The project is needed to improve the functionally obsolete/structurally deficient bridge; to maintain cross-river mobility and community connectivity between Milton and Madison; and to improve safety.
Rescinding the Notice of Intent for an Environmental Impact Statement: Gilpin, Clear Creek, and Jefferson Counties, CO
Document Number: 2010-7796
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-07
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice rescinds the Notice of Intent for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement that was issued on August 11, 2000, for a proposed transportation improvement project in Gilpin, Clear Creek, and Jefferson Counties, Colorado. The action is being taken because there are no federal or state funds identified to make the proposed transportation improvements in this corridor for the next 20 years. It is not known when federal or state funds may become available for these improvements therefore an Environmental Impact Statement will not be prepared until further notice.
Motorcyclist Advisory Council to the Federal Highway Administration
Document Number: 2010-7777
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-07
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the eighth meeting of the Motorcyclist Advisory Council to the Federal Highway Administration (MAC-FHWA). The purpose of this meeting is to advise the Secretary of Transportation, through the Administrator of the FHWA, on infrastructure issues of concern to motorcyclists, including: (1) Barrier design; (2) road design, construction, and maintenance practices; and (3) the architecture and implementation of intelligent transportation system technologies, pursuant to section 1914 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).
Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement: Clackamas County, OR
Document Number: 2010-7589
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-05
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice of cancellation to advise the public that we are no longer lead Federal Agency for preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Harmony Road project in Clackamas County, Oregon. This is formal cancellation of the notice of intent that was published in the Federal Register, Volume 72, Number 67, on Monday, April 9, 2007. The project is now cancelled; therefore, no further project activities will occur.