Federal Highway Administration February 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that FHWA will submit the collection of information described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on December 20, 2013. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden.
Notice of Statute of Limitations on Claims; Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
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, US Route 101 from 1.1 mile north of the Mendocino County line to 2.2 miles north of the Mendocino County line in Humboldt County, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Re-evaluation With Respect to the Willits Bypass Project, Willits, CA, and the Use of City Streets During Project Construction
This notice announces that Federal actions taken by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) pursuant to its assigned responsibilities under 23 U.S.C. 327 are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139 (l)(1). FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce that, with respect to the State Route 101 Willits Bypass Project in Willits (Mendocino County), California, a Re-evaluation was prepared in order to determine whether the existing Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) is still valid. Based upon the analyses contained in the Re-evaluation, Caltrans has made the determination that the existing FEIS is still valid and the preparation of a SEIS is not warranted and will therefore not be undertaken.
Notice of Funding Availability for Accelerated Innovation Deployment Demonstration
This final notice announces the availability of funding and requests grant applications for FHWA's Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration authorized within the Technology and Innovation Deployment Program (TIDP) under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). In addition, this final notice addresses comments received on the interim notice of funding availability (Docket No. FHWA-2013-0048), announces selection criteria, application requirements, and technical assistance during the grant solicitation period for the AID Demonstration. The FHWA's response to the comments and revisions made in this final notice are described below in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection
The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Environmental Impact Statement Adoption; Washington, DC
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public of its intent to adopt an existing Final Environmental Impact Statement in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality regulations, 40 CFR 1506.3. The Final EIS has been prepared and approved by the National Park Service (NPS).
The FHWA is revising its regulations related to the use of alternative technical concepts (ATC) in design-build project delivery of highway construction. This final rule eliminates the requirement to submit a base proposal when a contracting agency allows design-build proposers to submit ATCs in their technical and price proposals.
Draft Core Toll Concessions Public Private Partnership Model Contract Guide
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) requires DOT and FHWA to develop public-private partnership (P3) transaction model contracts for the most popular types of P3s for transportation projects. Based on public input on the most prevalent P3 transaction type and the need for an educational, rather than prescriptive contract model, the FHWA has developed a draft Core Toll Concession Model Contract Guide. The FHWA values public input in the development of the model contracts, and seeks continuing input. A draft of the Core Toll Concession Model Contract Guide is provided with this notice so that the general public and interested stakeholders may provide comments. This model contract guide has been prepared solely for informational purposes and should be not construed as a statement of DOT or FHWA policy.