Federal Highway Administration August 23, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Environmental Impact Statement: State Route (S.R.) 30, Cache County, Utah
Document Number: 2016-19827
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for proposed transportation improvements in Cache County, Utah.
Right-of-Way and Real Estate
Document Number: 2016-19475
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is revising its regulations governing the acquisition, management, and disposal of real property for transportation programs and projects receiving funds under title 23, United States Code. The revisions are prompted by enactment of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). Section 1302 of MAP-21 includes new early acquisition flexibilities that can be used by State departments of transportation (SDOT) and other grantees of title 23 Federal-aid highway program funds. This final rule addresses the use of those new early acquisition flexibilities. The FHWA is also updating the real estate regulations to reflect the agency's experience with the Federal-aid highway program since the last comprehensive rulemaking for part 710, which occurred more than a decade ago. The update clarifies the Federal-State partnership, streamlines processes to better meet current Federal-aid highway program needs, and eliminates duplicative and outdated regulatory language. The enactment of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act had a minimal effect on this rule.