Federal Highway Administration September 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Regulatory Update of Transfer and Sanction Programs
Document Number: 2016-23788
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-30
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This action revises the Federal implementing regulations for the Section 154 (Open Container) and Section 164 (Repeat Intoxicated Driver) programs as a result of enactment of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. It incorporates the new compliance criteria for the Section 164 program and updates the regulations to reflect current practice. This document is being issued as an interim final rule to ensure that States receive instructions that are important to upcoming compliance determinations to be made on October 1, 2016. The agencies request comments on this rule. The agencies will publish a document responding to any comments received and, if appropriate, will amend provisions of the regulations.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2016-23641
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-30
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 highway project, located on Interstate 80 between post miles 1.9 to 6.1 and on State Route 65 between post miles R4.8 to R7.3 in the County of Placer, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Environmental Impact Statement; Hartford County, Connecticut
Document Number: 2016-23119
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-30
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 Hartford County, Connecticut.
Commercial Activities on Interstate Rest Areas
Document Number: 2016-23269
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-27
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is interested in gathering public comments on how certain provisions of the current law surrounding commercial activities in rest areas should be interpreted and applied in consideration of advancements in technology and the interests of the States.
Notice To Rescind a Notice of Intent for an Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Highway and Light Rail Improvements in the Sr 32 Corridor Between Us 50 and Ir 275 in Hamilton and Clermont Counties, Ohio
Document Number: 2016-22910
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
A Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement was published in the Federal Register on May 9, 2012. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is issuing this notice to advise the public that ODOT will no longer prepare a Tier 2 EIS for proposed improvements to SR 32 from US 50 in Hamilton County east to IR 275 in Clermont County, because of potential significant environmental impacts and public controversy.
Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform
Document Number: 2016-22907
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
The FHWA and FTA are reopening the comment period for the NPRM that was published on June 27, 2016, at 81 FR 41473, in order to receive additional public comment on targeted issues. The NPRM proposes revisions to the transportation planning regulations to promote more effective regional planning by States and metropolitan planning organizations (MPO). The original comment period closed on August 26, 2016. The FHWA and FTA received a number of requests to extend the comment period. The FHWA and FTA recognize that those interested in commenting on this important program may not have had the opportunity to provide comments and that the comment period should be reopened. Therefore, the comment period is being reopened.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Interstate 495 (Long Island Expressway) Rest Area Upgrade Project Between Exits 51 & 52 (Eastbound) in the Town of Huntington, Suffolk County, New York
Document Number: 2016-22700
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-23
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 proposed Interstate 495 (Long Island Expressway) Rest Area Upgrade Project between Exits 51 & 52 (eastbound) in the Town of Huntington, Suffolk County, New York (NYSDOT Project Identification Number: 0229.14). Those actions rescind the Record of Decision (ROD) and the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) dated May 21, 2007. The ROD was signed by FHWA on August 6, 2007.
Environmental Impact Statement: Suffolk County, New York
Document Number: 2016-22698
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Record of Decision (ROD) and the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Interstate 495 (Long Island Expressway) Rest Area Upgrade Project between Exits 51 & 52 (eastbound) in the Town of Huntington, Suffolk County, New York (NYSDOT Project Identification Number: 0229.14) are being rescinded.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2016-22305
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic iron and steel components of electric vehicle DC fast charging stations with maximum power (50 kw), voltage range (200-500 VDC), and current output (165 ADC) in the State of Massachusetts.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2016-22301
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the obligation of Federal-aid funds for 21 State projects involving the acquisition of vehicles and equipment on the condition that they be assembled in the U.S.
Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program; Negotiated Rulemaking Second Meeting
Document Number: 2016-22128
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-14
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the second meeting of the Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program (TTSGP) Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. This notice also announces additional alternate committee members.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on I-35 Improvements From Rundberg Lane to US 290 East in Austin, Travis County, Texas
Document Number: 2016-21406
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-13
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by TxDOT and Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 16, 2014 and executed by FHWA and TxDOT. The actions relate to a proposed highway project, I-35 Improvements from Rundberg Lane to US 290 East in Austin, Travis County, in the State of Texas. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project. Under MAP-21 section 1319, TxDOT has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact for this action.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2016-21601
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-08
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans, NMFS, and USFWS that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed Local Agency (off-highway) project funded under the Highway Bridge Program (HBP), that proposes a bridge replacement located along Davis Road between Blanco Road to Reservation Road, in the County of Monterey, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2016-21600
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-08
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans, NMFS, and USFWS that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed Local Agency (off-highway) project funded under the Highway Bridge Program (HBP), that proposes a bridge replacement located along Davis Road between Blanco Road to Reservation Road, in the County of Monterey, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2016-21599
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-08
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 1 Gleason Beach Roadway Realignment Project, District 04-SON-1 p.m. 15.1/15.7 located between Bodega Bay and Jenner in the County of Sonoma, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2016-21073
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-01
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic iron and steel components in thruster brakes and bearings assemblies for restoration of electrical and mechanical control systems for 12 moveable bridges in the State of New York.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for Accelerated Innovation Deployment Demonstration
Document Number: 2016-21063
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-01
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a funding opportunity and requests grant applications from eligible entities as FHWA continues the Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration authorized within the Technology and Innovation Deployment Program (TIDP) under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The AID Demonstration provides incentive funding for activities eligible for assistance in any phase of a highway transportation project between project planning and project delivery including: Planning, financing, operation, structures, materials, pavements, environment, and construction that address the TIDP goals. The FHWA expects approximately $10 million to be made available for AID Demonstration in each of Fiscal Years (FY) 2016 through 2020 from amounts authorized under section 6002 of the FAST Act.