Federal Highway Administration February 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2019-03250
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-26
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. The actions relate to a proposed highway project on State Route 91 (Post Miles 16.9-19.8) and on Interstate 605 (Post Miles 5.0-5.8) in the Cities of Cerritos and Artesia, in the County of Los Angeles, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Assigning Certain Federal Environmental Responsibilities to the State of California, Including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Authority for Certain Categorical Exclusions (CEs)
Document Number: 2019-01810
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-11
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA and the State of California acting by and through its Department of Transportation (Caltrans), propose renew the MOU authorizing the State's participation in the Categorical Exclusion Assignment Program. This program allows FHWA to assign to States its authority and responsibility for determining whether certain designated activities within the geographic boundaries of the State are categorically excluded from preparation of an Environmental Assessment or an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act.
Application From the State of Arizona to the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program and Proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Assigning Environmental Responsibilities to the State
Document Number: 2019-01808
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-11
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces that FHWA has received and reviewed an application from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) requesting participation in the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program (Program). This Program allows for FHWA to assign, and States to assume, responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), and all or part of FHWA's responsibilities for environmental review, consultation, or other actions required under any Federal environmental law with respect to one or more Federal highway projects within the State. The FHWA has determined the application to be complete and developed a draft MOU with ADOT outlining how the State would implement the program with FHWA oversight. The FHWA invites the public to comment on ADOT's request, including its application and the proposed MOU, which includes the proposed assignments and assumptions of environmental review, consultation, and other activities.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in New Mexico
Document Number: 2019-01631
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-11
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA that are final. The actions relate to a proposed highway project, Sunport Boulevard Extension and Woodward Road from Interstate 25 extending west to NM 303 (2nd Street SW), in the County of Bernalillo, State of New Mexico. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highways in Nevada
Document Number: 2019-01630
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-11
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final. The actions relate to the Pyramid Highway/US 395 Connection Project located in Washoe County, Nevada. These actions grant licenses, permits, and approval of the project.
Transfer and Sanction Programs
Document Number: 2019-01647
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This final rule responds to comments received on the interim final rule published September 30, 2016, and makes minor clarifications to the Federal implementing regulations for the Section 154 (Open Container) and Section 164 (Repeat Intoxicated Driver) programs.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Utah
Document Number: 2019-01169
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces certain actions taken by UDOT that are final Federal agency actions within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). These actions relate to a proposed highway project on Interstate 15 (I- 15) Northbound, from Bangerter Highway to Interstate 215 (I-215), in the County of Salt Lake, State of Utah. Those actions grant licenses, permits and/or approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway Project in Rhode Island
Document Number: 2019-01062
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA that are final pursuant to the statute. The actions relate to a proposed highway project, Toll Locations 3,4 & 6 through 13 in the Cities/Towns of Warwick, Providence, Pawtucket, Cranston, Johnston, Cumberland, East Providence, Lincoln and North Smithfield in the State of Rhode Island, FHWA Project Number T0LL002, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Contract Number 2017-OT-002.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2019-01473
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-07
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA has forwarded the information collection request described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew an information collection. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on August 10, 2018. 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 New Information Collection Request
Document Number: 2019-01472
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-07
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new information collection, which is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program; TxDOT Audit #5 Report
Document Number: 2019-01250
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-06
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program allows a State to assume FHWA's environmental responsibilities for review, consultation, and compliance for Federal highway projects. When a State assumes these Federal responsibilities, the State becomes solely responsible and liable for carrying out the responsibilities it has assumed, in lieu of FHWA. Prior to the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the Program required semiannual audits during each of the first 2 years of State participation to ensure compliance by each State participating in the Program. This notice announces and solicits comments on the fifth and last audit report for the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) participation in accordance to these pre-FAST Act requirements.
FAST Act Section 5516 “Additional State Authority” Implementation
Document Number: 2019-01170
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-06
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA requests comments on implementation of Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act Section 5516 ``Additional State Authority,'' which provides the State of South Dakota the opportunity to update and revise its routes for Longer Combination Vehicles (LCVs), and commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) with 2 or more cargo-carrying units.
Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program; Alaska Department of Transportation Audit Report
Document Number: 2019-01061
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-05
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) established the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program that allows a State to assume FHWA's environmental responsibilities for environmental review, consultation, and compliance under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for Federal highway projects. When a State assumes these Federal responsibilities, the State becomes solely responsible and liable for the responsibilities it has assumed, in lieu of FHWA. This program mandates annual audits during each of the first 4 years to ensure the State's compliance with program requirements. This notice makes available the final report of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) first audit under the program.