Federal Highway Administration August 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Bridge and Approach Roadways in Nevada and Arizona
Document Number: 2011-22285
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-31
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA, USFWS, and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(I)(1). The actions relate to the proposed Laughlin-Bullhead City Bridge project in Laughlin, Clark County, Nevada; and in Bullhead City, Mohave County, Arizona. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
National Standards for Traffic Control Devices; the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways; Revision
Document Number: 2011-22006
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-31
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The MUTCD is incorporated in our regulations, 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 revise certain information relating to target compliance dates for traffic control devices. Consistent with Executive Order 13563, and in particular its emphasis on burden-reduction and on retrospective analysis of existing rules, the proposed changes are intended to reduce the costs and impacts of compliance dates on State and local highway agencies and to streamline and simplify the information.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2011-22077
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-30
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 bridge widening and rehabilitation project, the North Spring Street Viaduct Widening and Rehabilitation in the County of Los Angeles, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice To Rescind a Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Ada County, ID
Document Number: 2011-21968
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-29
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent (NOI) published on January 13, 2004, at 69 FR 2040, to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed highway project in Ada County, Idaho is being rescinded.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Washington
Document Number: 2011-21965
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-29
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). These actions relate to a proposed highway project, the State Route (SR) 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project, in the State of Washington. These actions provide approval for the project.
Environmental Impact Statement: Hancock County, MS
Document Number: 2011-21837
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an environmental impact statement will be prepared for a proposed highway project in Hancock County, Mississippi. The project study area will extend a distance of approximately six (6) miles from Interstate 10 to the intersection of State Routes 43 and 603 in the vicinity of Kiln, Mississippi.
Rescinding the Notice of Intent for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS): Hancock and Pearl River Counties, MS
Document Number: 2011-21746
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice rescinds the Notice of Intent for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed highway, State Route 603/43, to provide a connection between Interstate 10 south of Kiln and Interstate 59 in the City of Picayune, Hancock and Pearl River Counties, Mississippi. The original Notice of Intent for this EIS process was published in the Federal Register on October 26, 2009.
Temporary Closure of I-395 Just South of Conway Street in the City of Baltimore to Vehicular Traffic To Accommodate the Construction and Operation of the Baltimore Grand Prix
Document Number: 2011-21406
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA has approved a request from Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) to temporarily close a portion of I-395 (just south of Conway Street in Baltimore City) from approximately 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2011, until approximately 6 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. The closure is requested to accommodate the construction and operation of the Baltimore Grand Prix (BGP), which will use the streets of downtown Baltimore as a race course. The approval is granted in accordance with the provisions of 23 CFR 658.11 which authorizes the deletion of segments of the federally designated routes that make up the National Network designated in Appendix A of 23 CFR Part 658. The FHWA published a Notice and Request for Comment on June 28, 2011, seeking comments from the general public on this request submitted by the MDTA for a deletion in accordance with 23 CFR 658.11(d). No public comments were received.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2011-21404
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding the FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic \1/2\'' x 0.008 steel fiber with ultimate tensile strength of 290ksi for experimental use in Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) in Oregon and New York.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2011-21402
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding the FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic 5 \3/8\'' stud link chain for a Recovery Act bridge replacement project in Larose, Louisiana.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Utah
Document Number: 2011-21018
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-18
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. 39(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, Tooele Midvalley Highway, from I-80 to State Route 36 Tooele County, State of Utah. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2011-20667
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-15
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding the FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic (1) Galvanized ground bushing (\3/4\''-4'') for electrical systems; (2) Form 5/Form 7 conduit body assembly (1.5'', 2''); and (3) sealing locknuts (1.5'', 2''), for Federal-aid project X-STP-5900 (212), South Auditorium lighting, phase 1, in Portland, Oregon.
Surface Transportation Environment and Planning Cooperative Research Program (STEP)
Document Number: 2011-20506
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-12
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
Section 5207 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) established the Surface Transportation Environment and Planning Cooperative Research Program (STEP). The FHWA anticipates that the STEP or a similar program to provide resources for national research on issues related to planning, environment, and realty will be included in future surface transportation legislation. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, the FHWA expects to seek partnerships that can leverage limited research funding in the STEP with other stakeholders and partners in order to increase the total amount of resources available to meet the Nation's surface transportation research needs. The purpose of this notice is to announce the STEP implementation strategy for FY 2012 and to request suggested lines of research for the FY 2012 STEP via the STEP Web site at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/hep/step/index.htm in anticipation of future surface transportation legislation.
Environmental Impact Statement; Saint Louis County, MN
Document Number: 2011-20354
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-10
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 to respond to the terms of the existing Trunk Highway (TH) 53 easement across the United Taconite mine.
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement; Cottonwood and Watonwan Counties, Minnesota
Document Number: 2011-20347
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-10
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared to address operational and safety issues on three sections of Trunk Highway (TH) 60.
Environmental Impact Statement: Mendocino County, CA
Document Number: 2011-20135
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-09
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent (NOI) published on September 5, 2002 Federal Register, (Federal Register/Vol. 67, No. 172/Thursday, September 5, 2002/Notices (56872) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed highway project on State Route 101 in Mendocino County is being rescinded.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2011-19737
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-04
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 along State Route 15, San Diego, CA, PM: R3.8-R6.0 in the County of San Diego, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Alaska
Document Number: 2011-19641
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-03
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 action relates to a proposed highway project in Hyder, State of Alaska. Those actions grant approval for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Washington
Document Number: 2011-19558
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-03
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to the I-405, Bellevue to Lynnwood Improvement Project, located in the cities of Bellevue; Kirkland, Bothell, Lynnwood, and the counties of King and Snohomish along Interstate (I)-405 in the State of Washington. These actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2011-19540
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-02
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans, and other Federal agencies, that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to proposed roadway improvements in mid-Solano County between Interstate 80 (I-80) in Vacaville in the north and State Route 12 (SR12) in Suisun City in the south, in the County of Solano, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
National Standards for Traffic Control Devices; the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways; Revision
Document Number: 2011-19511
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-02
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is incorporated in our regulations, 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 revise certain standards, guidance, options, and supporting information relating to traffic control devices in Part 1 (General) of the MUTCD. The proposed changes are intended to clarify the definition of Standard statements in the MUTCD and clarify the use of engineering judgment and studies in the application of traffic control devices.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2011-19509
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-02
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding the FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic RuggCom RS900G, RS900L, and RS930L network controllers for replacement of outdated network controllers on Recovery Act project; X-STP- S000(497) in Oregon State.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Idaho
Document Number: 2011-19480
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-02
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(I)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, Idaho 16, I-84 to Idaho 44 in Ada and Canyon Counties in the State of Idaho [FHWA-ID-EIS-09-01-F, Federal Aid project number A-009(963), and Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), Key Number 009963].
Notice of Statute of Limitations on Claims; Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2011-19463
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-02
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 project to replace the Mt. Vernon Avenue Bridge (State Bridge No. 54C-0066) over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad facilities in the City of San Bernardino, County of San Bernardino, in the State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.