Federal Highway Administration 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Availability; Washington, DC
Document Number: E8-30773
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-29
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the Final Section 4(f) Evaluation for the proposed roadway improvements proposed in conjunction with the consolidation of the Department of Homeland Security Headquarters at St. Elizabeths in Southeast Washington, DC in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 303.
Notice To Rescind a Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement: State Route 374, From State Route 13 to State Route 76 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, TN
Document Number: E8-30577
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent published on November 12, 1996, at 61 FR 58094, to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed State Route 374, from State Route 13 to State Route 76 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, is being rescinded.
Notice To Rescind a Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement: North Second Street Connector Improvement, From Interstate 40 at North Second Street to U.S. 51/State Route 300, in Memphis, Shelby County, TN
Document Number: E8-30570
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent published on November 7, 2002, at 67 FR 67893, to prepare a Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed North Second Street Connector in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, is being rescinded.
Highway Safety Improvement Program
Document Number: E8-30168
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The purpose of this final rule is to revise Part 924 to incorporate changes to the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) that resulted from the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), as well as to reflect changes in the overall program that have evolved since the FHWA originally published 23 CFR Part 924.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Washington
Document Number: E8-30479
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-23
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 I-405, SR 169 to I-90, Renton to Bellevue Project (the Project) located in Renton, Newcastle, Bellevue and King County in the State of Washington. These actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the Project.
Fair Market Value and Design-Build Amendments
Document Number: E8-30147
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-19
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is revising its regulations to require State departments of transportation (DOT) and other public authorities to obtain fair market value as part of any concession agreement involving a facility acquired or constructed with Federal-aid highway funds. Additionally, the FHWA is revising its regulations to permit public agencies to compete against private entities for the right to obtain a concession agreement involving such facilities. Also, the FHWA is revising its design-build regulations to permit contracting agencies to incorporate unsuccessful offerors' ideas into a design-build contract upon the acceptance of a stipend.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Renewal of Two Previously Approved Information Collections
Document Number: E8-30048
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-18
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 renew two information collections, which are summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on October 30, 2008. 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 State Highway 99 (Segment F-1) in Texas
Document Number: E8-30040
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, Grand Parkway (State Highway 99) Segment F-1, from United States Highway 290 (U.S. 290) to State Highway 249 (S.H. 249) in Harris County, Texas. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Utah
Document Number: E8-29991
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the USACE that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C.139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, I-15 Corridor, from the South Payson Interchange in Utah County, to the 12300 South Interchange in Salt Lake County, State of Utah. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Surface Transportation Project Delivery Pilot Program; Caltrans Audit Report
Document Number: E8-29628
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
Section 6005 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) established the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Pilot Program, codified at 23 U.S.C. 327. Section 327(g) of Title 23, United States Code mandates semiannual audits during each of the first 2 years of State participation to ensure compliance by each State participating in the Pilot Program. This notice announces and solicits comments on the second audit report for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
Environmental Impact Statement: Wayne County, MI
Document Number: E8-29592
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice clarifies the role of the DVD contained in the back cover of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Detroit River International Crossing Study (DRIC). The back cover of the FEIS contains a DVD that is not part of the FEIS and should be disregarded. It has no role in FHWA's NEPA process; and has not and will not be used in FHWA's decision-making process. This action is pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., as amended and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508).
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in the State of Utah
Document Number: E8-29585
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA, and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, State Route (SR)-108 project from SR-127 (Antelope Drive) to SR-126 (1900 West) in the cities of Syracuse, West Point, Clinton, Roy, and West Haven, Utah in the Counties of Davis and Weber, State of Utah. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Utah
Document Number: E8-29570
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to the proposed Mountain View Corridor project in Salt Lake and Utah Counties in the State of Utah. Those actions grant approvals for the project. The project includes both highway and transit components. FHWA has approval authority over the highway components of the project.
Surface Transportation Project Delivery Pilot Program; Caltrans Audit Report
Document Number: E8-29021
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-08
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
Section 6005 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) established the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Pilot Program, codified at 23 U.S.C. 327. Section 327(g) of Title 23, United States Code mandates semiannual audits during each of the first 2 years of State participation to ensure compliance by each State participating in the Pilot Program. This notice announces and solicits comments on the second audit report for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
Environmental Impact Statement: Wayne County, MI
Document Number: E8-28563
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Section 4(f) Evaluation for the Detroit River International Crossing Study (DRIC). This action is pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., as amended and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508). The FEIS identifies the Preferred Alternative for a new border crossing between Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario; describes the environmental impacts of the proposed project and proposed mitigation; and addresses comments received on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Section 4(f) Evaluation issued in February 2008.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report; Mid-County Parkway, Riverside County, CA
Document Number: E8-28429
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Highway Administration is extending the review and comment period for the Mid-County Parkway (MCP) Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for an additional 30 days. Comments on the Draft EIR/EIS may now be submitted until January 8, 2009. The MCP is a proposed 32-mile roadway on new and existing alignment between State Route 79 and Interstate 15 in western Riverside County. A Notice of Availability was previously published in the Federal Register Volume 73, No. 199 on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 (FR Doc. ES-23805 Filed 10-10-08; 8:45 a.m.). The Notice of Availability includes supplemental information describing the project and the alternatives.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highways in Texas
Document Number: E8-28344
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to various proposed highway projects in the State of Texas. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the projects.
Environmental Impact Statement: Proposed Improvements to State Route 126 (Memorial Boulevard) From East Center Street in Kingsport, to Interstate 81, Sullivan County, TN
Document Number: E8-27920
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for a proposed highway project in Sullivan County, Tennessee.
Environmental Impact Statement; Knox County, City of Vincennes, IN and Lawrence County, IL
Document Number: E8-27914
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is issuing this revised notice to advise the public that FHWA will not be preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed relocation of railroad lines in Knox County, Indiana and Lawrence County, Illinois. A ``Notice of Intent'' to prepare an EIS was published in the Federal Register on March 16, 2007.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on US 101 Constitution Way and Weigh Station Project: Curry County, OR
Document Number: E8-27707
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA, USACE, and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, US 101 Constitution Way and Weigh Station, in Curry County, Oregon. This action grants approval for the project.
Worker Visibility
Document Number: E8-27671
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is revising its regulations to address safety concerns raised by the firefighting community regarding high-visibility safety apparel. Due to imminent safety implications to firefighters, the FHWA has determined that there is good cause under the Administrative Procedure Act to dispense with notice and opportunity for comment as it would be contrary to the public interest. Therefore, we are issuing an Interim Final Rule, effective immediately, pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, and revising FHWA regulations accordingly.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: E8-27284
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding the FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for certain steel products used in Federal-aid construction projects in Oregon and the City of San Diego, CA.
National Tunnel Inspection Standards
Document Number: E8-27265
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is soliciting comments concerning the creation of a regulation establishing National Tunnel Inspection Standards (NTIS). The FHWA is considering the establishment of NTIS by adding Subpart E to 23 CFR Part 650. The NTIS would set minimum tunnel inspection standards that apply to all Federal-aid highway tunnels on public roads. The FHWA anticipates that NTIS could be modeled after the existing National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) regulation, found at 23 CFR Part 650, Subpart C, as applicable. The NTIS likely would include requirements for inspection procedures for structural, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and ventilation systems, and other major elements specific to tunnels such as tunnel finishes; the qualification and training of inspectors; and a National Tunnel Inventory.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Michigan
Document Number: E8-26641
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of a Record of Decision by FHWA pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Protection Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321, as amended and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500- 1508). In addition, this notice announces actions taken by FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final with in the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). These actions relate to a proposed highway project, US-131 in St. Joseph County, Michigan. These actions grant approvals for the project.
Fair Market Value and Design-Build Amendments
Document Number: E8-26936
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is re-opening the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and request for comments, which was published on October 8, 2008, at 73 FR 58908. That NPRM proposes to amend existing regulations to clarify that fair market value must be negotiated for and received under a concession agreement, and to amend the design-build regulations to allow contracting agencies to incorporate unsuccessful proposers' ideas into a contract upon payment of a stipend. The original comment period closed on November 7, 2008. The extension is based on the FHWA's desire to receive the fullest and most comprehensive comments possible from the broadest group of stakeholders. During the comment period, the FHWA received requests for additional time to analyze and submit comments regarding the rulemaking. The FHWA recognizes 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 until November 21, 2008, which will provide those interested in commenting additional time to discuss, evaluate, and submit responses to the docket.
Environmental Impact Statement, Los Angeles County, CA
Document Number: E8-26714
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Interstate 5 (I-5) High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and Truck Lanes project in the City of Santa Clarita and the County of Los Angeles (Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 90; FR Doc. E7-8937), California will be withdrawn, and an Environmental Assessment (EA) in lieu of an EIS is being prepared for this proposed highway project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: E8-26695
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the 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 South Stockton Six-Lane Project on State Route 99 beginning at the Arch Road Interchange at post mile 15.0 to the State Route 4 (Crosstown Freeway) Interchange at post mile 18.6 located in the eastern edge of the city of Stockton, in San Joaquin County, State of California. Those actions grant approvals for the project.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E8-26643
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
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) for approval of a new information collection. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on August 4, 2008. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Tier II Environmental Impact Statement: San Diego County, CA
Document Number: E8-26365
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the General Services Administration (GSA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for Tier II of a proposed highway project, international port of entry (POE), and possible Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility (CVEF) in the East Otay Mesa area of San Diego County, California.
Environmental Impact Statement, San Bernardino, CA
Document Number: E8-25889
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is providing this notice to advise the public that the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is withdrawing the Notice of Intent (NOI) published in the Federal Register (Vol. 71, No. 128) on Wednesday, July 5, 2006. That notice addressed the intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed U.S. 395 Realignment Freeway/Expressway project on U.S. 395 from Interstate 15 (I-15/U.S. 395 interchange) to Farmington Road. The original NOI was published by FHWA. Pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327, environmental responsibilities for this project have been assigned to Caltrans.
Environmental Impact Statement: Outagamie County, WI
Document Number: E8-25592
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement is being prepared for a proposed highway improvement project on State Trunk Highway 15 in Outagamie County, Wisconsin, to be conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The Notice of Intent (NOI) was originally prepared in 2003 but was inadvertently overlooked for submittal to the Federal Register for publication. Environmental activities, including involvement of state and federal agencies and other stakeholders, proceeded since the initiation of the project in 2003. Over five years have passed, and the process is now at the final Environmental Impact Statement stage. FHWA acknowledges the oversight and has now begun activities to recover from the inadvertent omission. The Environmental process will be brought up to date and made compliant with the 2005 SAFETEA-LU Environmental Review process, including development of a coordination plan and impact assessment methodologies. In the event other items in the process need to be updated to comply with SAFETEA- LU, the FHWA and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will ensure those items are revised, as well.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Transportation Project in Washington State
Document Number: E8-25497
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the 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 90 (I-90) Snoqualmie Pass East Project, located between Hyak and Easton (Milepost 55.1 to 70.3) in the County of Kittitas, within the State of Washington. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project. The project will add one additional lane eastbound and westbound within a 15-mile section of I-90. Specific actions include acquiring additional easement and right-of-way, replacing the existing snowshed, replacing and adding new bridges and culverts, adding snow support structures (avalanche control), extending chain up/off areas, adding wildlife overcrossings, removing and placing fill, removing vegetations and trees, and providing stormwater treatment for both new and existing surfaces. The project also includes extensive mitigation and restoration actions which are compatible with land use plans.
Projects of National and Regional Significance Evaluation and Rating
Document Number: E8-25382
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
Section 1301 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) (Pub. L. 109-59; 119 Stat. 1144) established a program to provide grants to States for Projects of National and Regional Significance (PNRS) to improve the safe, secure, and efficient movement of people and goods throughout the United States and to improve the health and welfare of the national economy. Section 1301 requires the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) to establish regulations on the manner in which the proposed projects will be evaluated and rated, in order to determine which projects shall receive grant funding. This rule establishes the required evaluation and rating guidelines for proposed projects. Under this rule, a proposed project would be eligible for funding under the PNRS Program (Program) only if the Secretary finds that the project meets the eligibility requirements of the rule. The Secretary will then evaluate and rate each project as ``highly recommended,'' ``recommended,'' or ``not recommended'' based on the results of preliminary engineering, the project justification criteria, and the degree of non-Federal financial commitment. All funds authorized by section 1101(a)(15) of SAFETEA-LU for the Program are fully designated to the 25 projects listed in section 1301(m) of SAFETEA-LU. For the duration of SAFETEA-LU there are no additional funds available for distribution beyond those already designated, and there are no assurances that any additional funds will become available. Funding in future highway reauthorization bills is at the discretion of Congress.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Virginia
Document Number: E8-25161
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(1)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project on new location, Route 460, between the Route 58 Bypass in Suffolk and Interstate 295 in Prince George County, in the City of Suffolk, Isle of Wight County, Town of Waverly, Southampton County, Sussex County, and Prince George County, State of Virginia. Those actions grant approvals for the project.
Environmental Impact Statement: Lake County, IL
Document Number: E8-25125
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an environmental impact statement will not be prepared for the Lake County, Illinois, Transportation Improvement Project.
Publication of Final Guidance on the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program
Document Number: E8-24704
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The purpose of this notice is to announce the publication of CMAQ final guidance. Sections 1101, 1103 and 1808 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) (Pub. L. 109-59, Aug. 10, 2005) \1\ amend the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program, and authorize $8.6 billion to support the CMAQ program in 2005-2009. The interim guidance went into effect October 31, 2006; however, we solicited comments on the interim guidance on December 19, 2006, at 71 FR 76038. This notice describes and discusses comments we received and announces the publication of the final CMAQ guidance. The notice also describes the effect of a provision of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Pub. L. 110-140 that affects CMAQ funding. This provision became effective on December 20, 2007, beyond the time for submitting comments on the interim guidance.
Motorcyclist Advisory Council to the Federal Highway Administration
Document Number: E8-24606
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-16
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the fifth meeting of the Motorcyclist Advisory Council to the Federal Highway Administration (MAC-FHWA). The purpose of this meeting is to advise the Secretary of Transportation, through the Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, on infrastructure issues of concern to motorcyclists, including: (1) Barrier design; (2) road design, construction, and maintenance practices; and (3) the architecture and implementation of intelligent transportation system technologies, pursuant to section 1914 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on a Proposed Highway Project in California
Document Number: E8-24578
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-16
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(1)(1). These actions relate to a proposed Highway project on these actions grants approval for the project.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: E8-24529
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding the FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for certain steel products used in Federal-aid bridge construction projects in North Carolina.
Environmental Impact Statement: San Diego, CA
Document Number: E8-24254
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for the proposed State Route 76 (SR-76) South Mission Road to the Interstate 15 (I-15) interchange highway improvement project in San Diego County, California.
Proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Assigning Environmental Responsibilities to the State of Alaska
Document Number: E8-24249
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces that the FHWA and the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (State) have developed a proposed MOU, pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 326, under which the FHWA would assign to the State the FHWA's responsibility for determining whether a project is categorically excluded from preparation of an environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. (NEPA), and for carrying out certain other responsibilities for conducting environmental reviews, consultations, and related activities for Federal-aid highway projects. The public is invited to comment on any aspect of the proposed MOU, including the proposed designations of categorical exclusions and scope of environmental review, consultation and other activities to be assigned.
Notice of Availability of the Mid County Parkway Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E8-23805
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announce the availability of the Mid County Parkway (MCP) Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) that evaluates the environmental effects of the proposed MCP project. The MCP project will construct a new west-east parkway between Interstate 15 (I-15) on the west and State Route 79 (SR-79) on the east which will provide a direct and continuous route connecting existing and planned major population/employment centers in the County of Riverside and the cities of Corona, Perris, and San Jacinto, a distance of approximately 51 kilometers (km) (32 miles [mi]). The project alternatives consist of five Build Alternatives (4, 5, 6, 7 and 9) and two No Build Alternatives (1A and 1B).
Environmental Impact Statement: Otter Tail and Wadena Counties, MN
Document Number: E8-23992
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process for proposed highway improvements to Trunk Highway (TH) 10 in Otter Tail and Wadena Counties, Minnesota is terminated. The original Notice of Intent for this EIS process was published in the Federal Register on March 27, 2003.
Environmental Impact Statement: Olmsted County, MN
Document Number: E8-23991
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process for proposed highway improvements to Trunk Highway (TH) 14 in Olmsted County, Minnesota is terminated. The original Notice of Intent for this EIS process was published in the Federal Register on October 7, 2002.
Environmental Impact Statement: Sherburne County, MN
Document Number: E8-23988
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Tier I Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process for proposed highway improvements to Trunk Highway (TH) 10 in Sherburne County, Minnesota is terminated. The original Notice of Intent for this Tier I EIS process was published in the Federal Register on July 28, 2003.
Fair Market Value and Design-Build Amendments
Document Number: E8-23729
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-08
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This NPRM proposes to amend FHWA regulations, to require State departments of transportation (DOT) and other public authorities to negotiate for and obtain fair market value as part of any concession agreement involving a facility acquired or constructed with Federal-aid highway funds. Additionally, this NPRM proposes to amend FHWA regulations to permit public agencies to compete against private entities for the right to obtain a concession agreement involving such facilities. Also, this notice proposes to amend the design-build regulations to permit contracting agencies to incorporate unsuccessful offerors' ideas into a design-build contract upon the acceptance of a stipend.
Environmental Impact Statement: Sussex County, DE
Document Number: E8-23669
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-08
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is updating a previous notice of intent (issued on Friday, June 3, 2005) to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for a proposed highway improvement project along US 113 in south central Sussex County, Delaware.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: E8-23574
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding the FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for certain steel products used in Federal-aid construction projects in New York and Rhode Island.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: E8-23571
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding the FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for certain steel products used in Federal-aid construction projects in Maine, California, and Oregon.
Mississippi Division; Notice To Rescind a Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS): Hinds and Madison Counties, MS
Document Number: E8-23124
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent published on August 10, 2007 to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed Interstate type facility connecting I-55 with I-20 through Hinds and Madison counties is being rescinded.