Federal Highway Administration September 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2015-24569
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-28
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, the United States (US) 101 Express Lanes Project from Post Miles 16.00 to 52.55 on US 101, and Post Miles 23.0 to 24.1 on State Route 85 in the County of Santa Clara, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Funding Availability for the Ladders of Opportunity Initiative: Pilot On-the-Job-Training Supportive Services Program
Document Number: 2015-24245
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-24
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA announces a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for a Pilot On-the-Job-Training Supportive Services (OJT/SS) Program through the Ladders of Opportunity Initiative in the amount of $3 million. The FHWA seeks to award discretionary grants to State Departments of Transportation (State DOTs), or to other State agencies or local governments applying through their State DOTs as subrecipients, in award amounts of up to $500,000 each. The FHWA may choose to fund the program for more or less than the announced amount, including applying any future appropriated funds toward the projects proposed in response to this NOFA. This NOFA solicits proposals that promote innovative, nationally and regionally significant, highway construction workforce development programs that invest in America's economic growth and build ladders of opportunity into the middle class for American workers. The term ``highway construction workforce'' should be read broadly to encompass the workforce necessary to carry out activities eligible for funding under FHWA's Surface Transportation Program (STP) at section 133(b) of title 23, United States Code (U.S.C.). Applications should outline areas of upcoming demand in the State's highway construction workforce and ensure that proposed programs would train workers in skills to fill specific workforce shortages.
Retrospective Regulatory Review-State Safety Plan Development and Reporting
Document Number: 2015-24154
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-24
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Consistent with Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and in particular its emphasis on burden- reduction and on retrospective analysis of existing rules, a Request for Comments was published on November 28, 2014, to solicit input on State highway safety plan development and reporting requirements, which specifically refers to the development of the State Highway Safety Plan (HSP) and Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP), and the reporting requirements of the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and HSP. Thirty-eight unique letters were received and this document provides a summary of the input from these letters. Given the lack of support for any significant changes in the highway safety plan development and reporting requirements, neither the FHWA nor NHTSA will change the HSP or SHSP development requirements nor change the HSIP or HSP reporting requirements at this time. However, the FHWA and NHTSA will consider the valuable information offered in the responses to inform the agencies' decisions on their respective highway safety programs.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-24206
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for a new information collection, which is summarized in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a Revision of a Currently Approved Collection; State Right-of-Way Manuals
Document Number: 2015-24190
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for a revision of a currently approved collection, which is summarized in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Revised Notice of Intent To Prepare a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement With: Dane and Columbia Counties, Wisconsin
Document Number: 2015-24116
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The purpose of this NOI is to update the notice that was issued in the Federal Register Vol. 79 No. 224, Thursday, November 20, 2014, Notices. The FHWA is issuing this revised notice to advise the public that FHWA and WisDOT will be preparing a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed transportation improvements along the Interstate (I)-39/90/94 corridor, from the United States Highway (US) 12/18 Interchange to the I-39/Wisconsin State Highway (WIS) 78 interchange in Dane and Columbia Counties in south-central Wisconsin. A more detailed analysis will be prepared for a 6.6 mile portion of the corridor from Columbia County Highway CS to the I-39/WIS 78 interchange (south of Portage). This analysis could be completed within the Tier 1 EIS, as a separate Tier 2 NEPA document, or with an environmental document outside the tiered process. The NOI is being updated to reflect the current status of the environmental study since the previous NOI was issued in November 2014.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on IH 30 from Cooper Street to SH 161, Including the IH 30/SH 360 Interchange, in Texas
Document Number: 2015-22877
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-21
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project making improvements to Interstate Highway (IH) 30 from Cooper Street to State Highway (SH) 161, in Tarrant County and Dallas County in the State of Texas. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.