Federal Highway Administration 2022 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Environmental Impact Statement; Interstate 15: Farmington to Salt Lake City, Utah
Document Number: 2022-06449
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
FHWA, on behalf of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), is issuing this notice to advise the public that an EIS will be prepared for proposed transportation improvements on the Interstate 15 corridor from Farmington to Salt Lake City, Utah. Persons or agencies who might be affected by the proposed project are encouraged to comment on the information in this Notice of Intent (NOI). All comments received in response to this NOI will be considered, and any information presented in this NOI, including the preliminary purpose and need, preliminary alternatives, and identified impacts, might be revised in consideration of the comments.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2022-06068
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-22
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, bridge replacement on at Post Mile 31.5 on State Route 1 in Mendocino County, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Roadway in California
Document Number: 2022-06067
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-22
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 roadway project, the I-10 Bypass: Banning to Cabazon Project from the intersection of Hathaway Street and Westward Avenue in the City of Banning to the intersection of Bonita Avenue and Apache Trail in the unincorporated community of Cabazon, for approximately 3.3 miles of new roadway in the County of Riverside, State of California. Those actions grant approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2022-06066
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-22
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 260 (SR-260) between postmiles R0.78 and R1.90 and Interstate 880 (I-880) between postmiles 30.47 and 31.61 in the cities of Oakland and Alameda in the County of Alameda, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway Project in Michigan
Document Number: 2022-05993
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-22
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final. These final agency actions relate to a proposed highway project, I-375, from I-75 South of Mack Avenue to the Detroit Riverfront in the city of Detroit, Wayne County, State of Michigan. The actions issue National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act of 1966 (Section 4(f)) decisions relating to the I-375 improvement project. FHWA's Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) provides details on the Selected Alternative for proposed improvements.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2022-05575
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-17
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 below under Supplementary Information. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for New Information Collection
Document Number: 2022-05356
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
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 to submit one 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2022-05355
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
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 below under Supplementary Information. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed 2022 Renewal of 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: 2022-05332
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA and the State of California, acting by and through its Department of Transportation (Caltrans), propose renewing the MOU authorizing Caltrans' participation in the Categorical Exclusion Assignment program. This program allows FHWA to assign its authority and responsibility for determining whether certain designated activities within the geographic boundaries of the State, as specified in the proposed MOU, are categorically excluded from preparation of an environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement under the National Environmental Policy Act.
Diversion of Highway Revenues; Removal of Obsolete Regulation
Document Number: C1-2022-03173
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-02-24
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Proposed Highway Project; Cities of Chesapeake and Suffolk, Virginia
Document Number: 2022-03397
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-18
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
FHWA, in coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), is issuing this notice of intent to solicit comment and advise the public, agencies, and stakeholders that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared to study potential improvements to seven miles of Interstate 664 (I-664) and the Bowers Hill Interchange area at the confluence of I-664, I-64, I-264, U.S. Route 460, U.S. Route 58, U.S. Route 13 and Jolliff Road in the cities of Chesapeake and Suffolk, Virginia. Persons or agencies who may be affected by the proposed project are encouraged to comment on the information in this notice and the Supplementary Notice of Intent Document. All comments received in response to this Notice of Intent Document will be considered and any information presented herein, including the preliminary purpose and need, preliminary alternatives and identified impacts, may be revised in consideration of the comments.
Drug Offender's Driver's License Suspension
Document Number: 2022-03172
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-02-18
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
FHWA proposes to amend its regulations governing each State's certification of whether they choose to enact and enforce drug offender's driver's license requirements or choose to oppose enacting or enforcing the drug offender's driver's license requirement. The regulations apply to each State and specify the steps that States must take to avoid the withholding of Federal-aid highway funds for noncompliance with the certification requirements. Highway Safety is the top priority of both DOT and FHWA. The changes that FHWA has proposed to the regulations will not negatively impact safety, efforts to combat substance abuse, or the substantive protections provided by the State certification requirements. Rather, they simply update the regulations to align with the wording of relevant statutes, increase clarity, and reduce administrative burden on States. Reducing fatalities and serious injuries resulting from impairment will continue to be a top priority of the Department and FHWA.
Diversion of Highway Revenues; Removal of Obsolete Regulation
Document Number: 2022-03173
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-02-15
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
Through this final rule, FHWA will remove a regulation from the CFR that has been rendered obsolete by the passage of subsequent legislation. The FHWA believes that because the underlying statutory authority for this regulation has substantially changed since adopted, this final rule eliminates any confusion that may be caused by its existence in the CFR.
Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program; Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Third Audit Report
Document Number: 2022-03171
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-15
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) and related environmental authorities 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. This program mandates annual audits during each of the first four years of State participation to ensure compliance with program requirements. This notice announces the availability of the third audit report for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF).
Enhancing Highway Workforce Development Opportunities Contracting Initiative
Document Number: 2022-02974
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-11
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The recently enacted Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), enacted as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, authorizes a recipient or subrecipient of a grant provided by the DOT Secretary under Title 23 or 49, United States Code, to implement a local or other geographical or economic hiring preference relating to the use of labor for construction of a project funded by the grant subject to any applicable State and local laws, policies, and procedures. Based on this statutory authorization, FHWA is announcing a transition from its initiative announced in May 2021, which permitted, on an experimental basis, recipients and subrecipients of Federal funds for Federal-aid highway projects to utilize geographic, economic, or other hiring preferences or innovative contracting approaches not otherwise authorized by law. The May 2021 initiative was carried out as a pilot program under FHWA's existing experimental contracting authority and the legal authority in the Section 199B of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, authorizing such hiring preferences ``not otherwise authorized by law.'' Now that BIL creates the legal authority for local or other geographical or economic hiring preferences, an experimental pilot program for such hiring preferences is no longer needed. In Addition, the use of such preferences going forward are subject to Section 25019 of the BIL, not Section 199B of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.
Rescission of Finding of No Significant Impact for the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project in Portland, Oregon
Document Number: 2022-02528
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-08
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that it has rescinded the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project, a proposed highway project on Interstate 5 in Portland, Oregon.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2022-02449
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-07
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding FHWA's finding that it is appropriate to grant a Buy America waiver to the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District (District) for procurement of foreign iron and steel components for the maintenance traveler system, which is needed to allow continued inspections and routine maintenance operations after the Golden Gate Bridge Physical Suicide Deterrent System Project (Project) is constructed. The non-domestic parts include: (i) Electric motors; (ii) speed reducers; (iii) wheel chocks; (iv) a chain stopper; (v) rail clamps with hydraulic power units; (vi) pneumatic brakes; (vii) air compressors; (viii) gas cylinder stands; (ix) bearings (of various types specified in the request); (x) electric cabinet switches and handles; (xi) electrical cabinet shafts; (xii) grounding shoes; and (xiii) scissor lifts.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Alaska
Document Number: 2022-00747
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of DOT&PF, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by DOT&PF that are final. The actions relate to a proposed highway project, Sterling Safety Corridor Improvements Milepost (MP) 82.5 to 94, in the Kenai Peninsula Borough and the Cities of Soldotna and Kenai, Alaska. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Design Standards for Highways
Document Number: 2021-28236
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-03
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
FHWA amends its regulations governing design standards and standard specifications applicable to new construction, reconstruction, resurfacing (except for maintenance resurfacing), restoration, and rehabilitation projects on the National Highway System (NHS). In issuing this final rule, FHWA will allow State departments of transportation (State DOT) to adopt procedures or design criteria, as approved by FHWA, that enable the State to undertake resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation (RRR) projects on freeways, including Interstate highways, without utilizing design exceptions as long as the RRR procedures or criteria are met. In addition, FHWA incorporates by reference the latest versions of design standards and standard specifications previously adopted and incorporated by reference and removes from its regulations the corresponding outdated or superseded versions of these standards and specifications.