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

Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on the I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project in Alabama
Document Number: 2019-18699
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA that are final. The action relates to the proposed project to increase the capacity of Interstate Route 10 (I-10) by constructing a new six-lane bridge across the Mobile River and replacing the existing four-lane I- 10 bridges across Mobile Bay with eight lanes above the 100-year storm elevation. The proposed project is located in Mobile and Baldwin Counties, Alabama. Those actions grant approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway Realignment in California and Nevada
Document Number: 2019-18224
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by FHWA that are final. This notice announces to the public that FHWA, as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) lead agency, circulated a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Section De Minimis Determination (October 19, 2018) for the US 50/South Shore Community Revitalization Project (project) and issued a Record of Decision (ROD) (August 2, 2019). The actions relate to a proposed highway realignment project on US Highway 50 (US 50) in the City of South Lake Tahoe, California and Stateline, Nevada. The project would realign US 50 in the Stateline casino corridor area (postmile 79.00 to postmile 80.44) and convert the existing US 50 roadway, between a location southwest of Pioneer Trail in the City of South Lake Tahoe, California and Lake Parkway in Stateline, Nevada, into a two[hyphen]lane local street (one travel lane in each direction). Realigned US 50 would be four lanes (two travel lanes in each direction) with left-turn pockets at intersections; it would begin at a relocated Pioneer Trail intersection to the west of the existing intersection, and proceed south along existing Moss and Echo Roads. The realigned highway would then turn east onto the Montreal Road alignment, passing behind (southeast of) the Heavenly Village Center shopping complex, and continuing along the existing Montreal Road and Lake Parkway alignments. The proposed action includes a new, two-lane roundabout at the intersection of US 50 and Lake Parkway in Stateline, Nevada. The affected segment of existing US 50 is approximately 1.1 miles long. The existing right-of-way of the segment of US 50 between Pioneer Trail and Lake Parkwaythe new ``Main Street''would be relinquished to the City of South Lake Tahoe in California, and Douglas County in Nevada. Realigned US 50 would become California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) right-of-way. Between Park Avenue and Lake Parkway, the new ``Main Street'' would be reduced to one travel lane in each direction, with landscaped medians, and turn pockets at major intersections and driveways. Expanded sidewalks, a Class IV bicycle route (i.e., cycle track), and a transit circulator are proposed to be implemented in this section within the tourist core to improve pedestrian safety and encourage use of alternative transportation modes. A pedestrian bridge would be constructed over realigned US 50 approximately 250 feet south of the proposed new intersection at the Harrah's entrance driveway near the California/Nevada state line connecting Van Sickle Bi-State Park to the Stateline area. The proposed action would result in displacing residents and would construct replacement housing for those residents before removing existing housing and constructing the roadway improvements in California so that residents displaced by the project may be relocated to the newly constructed housing if they so choose during the relocation process. The action taken by FHWA includes approval of the project.
FAST Act Section 5516 “Additional State Authority” Implementation
Document Number: 2019-18093
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-22
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule implements Section 5516, ``Additional State Authority,'' of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which provides the State of South Dakota with the opportunity to update and revise the routes for Longer Combination Vehicles (LCV) and commercial motor vehicles (CMV) with two or more cargo-carrying units.
Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program; Florida DOT Audit #2 Report
Document Number: 2019-18092
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-22
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 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 is the second audit of the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) performance of its responsibilities under the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program (National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Assignment Program). This notice announces and solicits comments on the second audit report for the FDOT.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2019-17639
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-16
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, the San Antonio Creek Bridge Scour Mitigation Project located approximately 12 miles north of the City of Lompoc in the County of Santa Barbara, California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Environmental Impact Statement: Graham County, North Carolina
Document Number: 2019-17087
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-09
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
On Wednesday, July 25, 2007, FHWA issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) to advise the public that a Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement (Supp. FEIS) would be prepared for the proposed relocation of US 74 from US 129 in Robbinsville top NC 28 in Stecoah, Graham County, North Carolina (STIP Project A-0009BC). The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that it is rescinding the public notice to prepare a Supp. FEIS and the Draft Supp. FEIS issued in June 2008 for STIP No. A-0009BC, Graham County, North Carolina.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2019-17086
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-09
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
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 below under Supplementary Information. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on June 5, 2019. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway Projects in Texas
Document Number: 2019-16397
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-07
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by TxDOT and Federal agencies that are final. The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for these projects are being, or have been, carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to an assignment agreement executed by FHWA and TxDOT. The actions relate to various proposed highway projects in the State of Texas. These actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the projects.