Federal Transit Administration January 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operations
Document Number: 2016-01222
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the random testing rates for employers subject to the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) drug and alcohol rules for 2016.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-00715
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-15
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration invites public comment about its intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval to renew the following information collection:
Notice of Establishment of Emergency Relief Docket for Calendar Year 2016
Document Number: 2016-00422
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
By this notice, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is establishing an Emergency Relief Docket for calendar year 2016 so grantees and subgrantees affected by national or regional emergencies may request temporary relief from FTA administrative and statutory requirements.
Notice of Availability of Southwest Light Rail Transit Project Amended Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation
Document Number: 2016-267
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-11
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of the Southwest Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project Amended Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation, which includes preliminary Section 4(f) de minimis impact determinations for two newly identified Section 4(f) properties.
Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement on NJ Transitgrid Traction Power System in Hudson County, New Jersey
Document Number: 2016-00048
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The FTA, as the federal lead agency, and the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT), as joint lead agency, are planning to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the NJ TRANSITGRID TRACTION POWER SYSTEM, which will provide a reliable electric power generation system (called a microgrid) to provide electricity to operate trains on a portion of the NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak rail systems, including some sections of the Northeast Corridor and Morris & Essex line, and the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail System. The microgrid, which is needed to enhance the resiliency of the public transportation system, will also provide electricity for some signal power and tunnel ventilation, pumping, and lighting on the Main Line and Northeast Corridor. NJ TRANSITGRID consists of two projects with independent utility from each other: The TRACTION POWER SYSTEM and the DISTRIBUTED GENERATION SOLUTIONS, which will provide power to train and bus stations and other transportation facilities in northeastern New Jersey with sustainable energy sources such as fuel cells, photovoltaic panels, and combined heat and power units. The EIS, which will be prepared only for the NJ TRANSITGRID TRACTION POWER SYSTEM, will be in accordance with Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and FTA regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as well as expedited project delivery provisions of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). DISTRIBUTED GENERATIONS SOLUTIONS is a project with independent utility from the TRACTION POWER SYSTEM and will progress in a separate process to comply with NEPA and MAP-21.
Limitation on Claims Against a Proposed Public Transportation Project
Document Number: 2016-00035
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for a project in Los Angeles, CA. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject project and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions.