Federal Highway Administration 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on Proposed Transportation Project in Illinois
Document Number: 2012-30472
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
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 and transit project within the Tier 2 Elgin O'HareWest Bypass project corridor, which is located along the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway/Thorndale Avenue between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (O'Hare) and Lake Street/US Route 20, and on a proposed alignment connecting I-90 and I- 294 along the west side of O'Hare. Those actions grant licenses, permits and approvals for the project.
Notice To Rescind a Notice of Intent and Draft Environmental Impact Statement: I-10 Corridor Improvement Study; Maricopa County, AZ
Document Number: 2012-29918
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-17
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that we are rescinding the Notice of Intent (NOI) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed freeway improvements along Interstate 10 (I-10) from State Route (SR) 51 to the Santan Freeway within Maricopa County, Arizona. A NOI to prepare an EIS for the I-10 Corridor Improvement Study was published in the Federal Register on February 4, 2002, with a subsequent correction to the project limits published in the Federal Register on May 14, 2002.
Review of National Environmental Policy Act Categorical Exclusion Survey Posted on DOT/FHWA Web Site
Document Number: 2012-30085
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
In accordance with section 1318(a)(2) of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) the FHWA and the FTA have surveyed the use of Categorical Exclusions (CE) by the Department in transportation projects since 2005, described the types of actions categorically excluded and any requests previously received by the Secretary for new CEs, and completed a solicitation of requests for new CEs from State departments of transportation (SDOT), transit authorities, metropolitan planning organizations (MPO), or other government agencies. This survey review captures the results of these activities. The FHWA and FTA are issuing this notice to advise the public that the CE survey review is now available on the FHWA Web site, http:// www.fhwa.dot.gov/map21, and FTA Web site, http://www.fta.dot.gov/map21.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2012-29917
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding the FHWA's finding that a public interest Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of American and Canadian steel and iron products in the construction of the New International Trade Crossing (NITC) project.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2012-29330
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-05
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding the FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic Motor and Machinery brakes; 16'' Drum brake, Thruster disk, and 2-Right angle gear reducers for Pasquotnak River Bridge project, Federal-aid project STP-0158(51), in the State of North Carolina.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2012-29329
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-05
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding the FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic Motor and Machinery Brakes; 16''-Diameter Motor Brakes, weight 340 lb, and 13''-Diameter Machinery Brakes, weight 250 lb, for rehabilitation of Murray Morgan Bridge, project STP-STPUL-3268(003), and South Park Bridge Replacement, project TIGERII-BRM-STPL- 1491(002), in the State of Washington.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2012-29328
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-05
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding the FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic Amacan K800400/358XG-S submersible pumps (4 each), and Amacan K800 401/506XG-S submersible pumps (2 each) for rehabilitation of two pump stations in the State of Michigan.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2012-29326
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-05
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding the FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic Main Submersible pumps (3 @ 3,000 gallons/minute), (1 Low Flow Submersible pump @ 1,000 gallons/minute), (1 Low Flow Sump Pump @ 20 gallons/minute) for rehabilitation of a pump station in the State of Illinois.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway and Bridge in the Cities of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Covington, Kentucky
Document Number: 2012-28912
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-29
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice corrects an error in the FHWA notice published on November 2, 2012, at 77 FR 66215. That notice provided an incorrect reference to a statute of limitations timeframe, and an incorrect date.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-28449
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-26
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 August 23, 2012. 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: 2012-28450
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-23
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: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-28448
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-23
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.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2012-28409
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice corrects an error in the FHWA notice published on October 10, 2012, at 77 FR 61654. That notice provided an incorrect reference to a statute of limitations timeframe, and an incorrect date.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Indiana
Document Number: 2012-27617
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-15
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and the USACE that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to proposed highway projects for a 26.7 mile segment of I-69 in the Counties of Greene and Monroe, State of Indiana, and grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2012-27240
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-07
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 within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed local bridge project, the 6th Street Viaduct Seismic Improvement Project in downtown Los Angeles over the Los Angeles River (Bridge No. 53C-1880) and the 6th Street Viaduct Overcrossing, which spans the US 101 Hollywood Freeway (Bridge No. 53-0595) in Los Angeles County, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Environmental Impact Statement, San Diego County, California
Document Number: 2012-27227
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-07
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 State Route 75/282 Transportation Corridor Project in the city of Coronado in San Diego County, California (Federal Register Vol. 72, No 10; FR Doc E7-491) will be withdrawn.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2012-26937
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-05
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 within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, State Route 91 from the cities of Anaheim and Yorba Linda to the City of Riverside, in the counties of Orange and Riverside, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-26917
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-05
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
FHWA is informing the public of their 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.
Environmental Impact Statement: San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties, CA
Document Number: 2012-26894
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-05
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for a proposed highway project in San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties, California.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project in New York
Document Number: C1-2012-26799
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-02
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
Limitation of Claims Notice for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA and Other Federal Agencies in the City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH and the City of Covington, Kenton County, KY
Document Number: 2012-26874
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-02
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
By this notice, the FHWA is advising the public of final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed project to improve the Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River, as well as improvements to Interstate Routes 71 and 75 and interchanges in the City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, State of Ohio and City of Covington, Kenton County, Commonwealth of Kentucky, including a new bridge over the Ohio River. This notice covers those Federal agency actions to grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project in New York
Document Number: 2012-26799
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-31
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. Sec. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project located in Rockland and Westchester Counties, New York. Those actions grant approvals for the project.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2012-26797
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-31
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding the FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic Technologie Alpine De Securite (TAS) Gazex[supreg] Avalanche Exploder in the State of Utah and TAS O'Bell Avalanche Initiating Blaster for the State of Wyoming.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highways in Texas
Document Number: 2012-25004
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-11
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 Tarrant, Dallas and Denton Counties, Texas. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the projects.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Illinois
Document Number: 2012-24700
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-11
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, Willow Road (FAP 305) between Illinois Route 43 (Waukegan Road) and Interstate 94 (Edens Expressway) in Cook County, Illinois. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2012-24934
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-10
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 State Route 11 and Otay Mesa East Land Port of Entry in the City and County of San Diego, State of California. These actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-24801
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-09
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 22, 2012. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Environmental Impact Statement: Travis County, TX
Document Number: 2012-24722
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-09
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to 40 CFR 1508.22 and 43 TAC Sec. 2.5(e)(2), the FHWA, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), and Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (Mobility Authority) are issuing this notice to advise the public that an environmental impact statement (EIS) will be prepared for a transportation project in Travis County, Texas. The proposed project would improve US 290 from State Loop 1 (SL1 [Mopac]) to Ranch-to-Market Road (RM) 1826, in Travis County, Texas, a distance of approximately 3.6 miles. The EIS will also include improvements to SH 71 from Silvermine Drive to US 290 in Travis County, a distance of approximately 1.2 miles.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-24422
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-03
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 22, 2012. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Environmental Impact Statement: San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties, CA
Document Number: 2012-24274
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-02
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent (NOI) published on June 03, 2002, to prepare an Environmental Impact statement (EIS) for the proposed highway project in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, California, is being rescinded.
Environmental Impact and Related Procedures
Document Number: 2012-23916
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-10-01
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
This NPRM provides interested parties with the opportunity to comment on proposed changes to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) joint procedures that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The revisions are prompted by enactment of Public Law 112-141, 126 Stat. 405, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). This NPRM proposes to modify an existing categorical exclusion (CE) for emergency repair projects under 23 U.S.C. 125 to include emergency projects as described in Section 1315 of MAP-21. This NPRM also requests comments on whether additional activities ought to be expressly included in the CE, consistent with the principles underlying emergency projects and sound transportation asset management. The FHWA and the FTA seek comments on the proposals contained in this notice.
Environmental Impact Statement: Riverside County, CA; Notice of Intent
Document Number: 2012-23679
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-26
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for a proposed highway project in Riverside County, California. Caltrans will be responsible for production of the EIS in accordance with assignment of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) responsibilities from DOT to Caltrans pursuant to Section 6005 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU, Pub. L. 109-59).
Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on Proposed Bridge Rehabilitation and Restoration in Massachusetts
Document Number: 2012-23331
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces action taken by the FHWA that is final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The action relates to the proposed Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation and Restoration Project in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts. The action grants an approval for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Minnesota
Document Number: 2012-23502
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-24
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 on I-90 over the Mississippi River. The proposed project includes replacement of the Interstate 90 (I-90) Dresbach Bridge over the Mississippi River with a new bridge that meets structural and geometric standards as well as reconstruction of the I-90/U.S. 61 interchange to improve traffic safety, capacity, and access on and between U.S. 61/14 and I-90. Those actions grant approvals for the project.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-23242
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-20
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 22, 2012. 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 Loop 1 in Texas
Document Number: 2012-22331
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-11
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, Loop 1, from Farm-to-Market (FM) 734 to Cesar Chavez Street in Travis County, Texas. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Draft Program Comment for Common Post-1945 Concrete and Steel Bridges
Document Number: 2012-21699
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-05
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is considering issuing a Program Comment at the request of the Federal Highway Administration setting forth the way in which FHWA will comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act with regard to the effects of undertakings on common post-1945 concrete and steel bridges. The FHWA is requesting comments on the proposed Program Comment.
Procurement, Management, and Administration of Engineering and Design Related Services
Document Number: 2012-21520
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-04
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA proposes to update the regulations governing the procurement, management, and administration of engineering and design related services directly related to a highway construction project and reimbursed with Federal-aid highway program (FAHP) funding. The intent is to make the regulations consistent with prior changes in legislation and other applicable regulations. These revisions also address certain findings and recommendations for the oversight of consultant services contained in national review and audit reports.
Annual Materials Report on New Bridge Construction and Bridge Rehabilitation
Document Number: 2012-21537
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-31
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
Section 1114 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) (Pub. L. 109-59; 119 Stat. 1144) continued the highway bridge program to enable States to improve the condition of their highway bridges over waterways, other topographical barriers, other highways, and railroads. Section 1114(f) amended 23 United State Code (U.S.C.) 144 by adding subsection (r), requiring the Secretary of Transportation to publish in the Federal Register a report describing construction materials used in new Federal-aid bridge construction and bridge rehabilitation projects. As part of the SAFETEA-LU Technical Corrections Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-244), 23 U.S.C. 144 subsection (r) became subsection (q), but the reporting requirement remained the same.
2012 Temporary Closure of I-395 Just South of Conway Street in the City of Baltimore to Vehicular Traffic to Accommodate the Construction and Operation of the Baltimore Grand Prix
Document Number: 2012-21396
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-30
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA has approved a request from Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) to temporarily close a portion of I-395 (just south of Conway Street in Baltimore City) from approximately 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, until approximately 6 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4. The closure is requested to accommodate the construction and operation of the Baltimore Grand Prix (BGP), which will use the streets of downtown Baltimore as a race course. The approval is granted in accordance with the provisions of 23 CFR 658.11 which authorizes the deletion of segments of the federally designated routes that make up the National Network designated in Appendix A of 23 CFR part 658. The FHWA published a Notice and Request for Comment on July 9, 2012, seeking comments from the general public on this request submitted by the MDTA for a deletion in accordance with 23 CFR 658.11(d). No public comments were received.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Utah
Document Number: 2012-21191
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-28
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 a proposed highway project, State Route 18 (Bluff Street); from St. George Boulevard to Red Hills Parkway, in Washington County in the State of Utah. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Withdrawal of the Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed Sheep Mountain Parkway Multimodal Transportation Project, Clark County, NV
Document Number: 2012-21190
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-28
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that, effective immediately, the Notice of Intent (NOI) (Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 214; FR Doc. 07-5518) to prepare an EIS for the proposed Sheep Mountain Parkway Transportation Project, which includes highway, transit, and non-motorized trail components in Clark County, Nevada is being withdrawn. The NOI for the EIS was announced on November 6, 2007.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-20679
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-23
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 are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Renewed and Amended Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Assigning Environmental Responsibilities to the State of Alaska
Document Number: 2012-20401
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-20
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces that the FHWA and the State of Alaska, acting by and through its Department of Transportation (State), propose to renew and amend a MOU between the parties dated September 22, 2009, pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 326. The MOU would extend the duration of the agreement by three years, continuing the assignment to the State of the FHWA's 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 of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. (NEPA). Aside from editorial changes to the MOU, the following minor changes would also be incorporated: (1) The State would be required to submit a list of CE determinations semi-annually as opposed to quarterly, including Section 4(f) decisions; (2) the Federal Register notice of availability period would be modified from 45 days to 30 days, where applicable; (3) language would be included clarifying that the presence of unusual circumstances and significant environmental impacts must be considered in CE findings; (4) inclusion of language to clarify that the State coordinate with the Department of Justice and FHWA in the event of litigation, (5) at least a 12-month period between FHWA program reviews would be included in order to give the State adequate time to implement corrective action plans; (6) future changes to 23 CFR 771.117(c) and (d) resulting from rulemaking would be automatically incorporated into the MOU; (7) the termination provisions of the MOU would be changed to comply with the provisions of Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21).
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Project: I-5: Glendale-Hugo Paving/Sexton Climbing Lane: Douglas and Josephine Counties, OR
Document Number: 2012-20363
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-20
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, I-5: Glendale-Hugo Paving/Sexton Climbing Lane, in Douglas and Josephine Counties, Oregon. Those actions grant licenses, permits and approval for the project.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-19872
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-15
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.
Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in North Carolina
Document Number: 2012-19814
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-13
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 (I)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, I-77 High Occupancy/Toll (HOT) lanes, from I-277 (Brookshire Freeway) to West Catawba Avenue (Exit 28), Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Environmental Impact Statement: Dane County, WI
Document Number: 2012-19090
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-06
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The purpose of this NOI is to update the notice issued in the Federal Register, Vol. 71, No. 112, Monday, June 12, 2006, Notices. The FHWA and WisDOT are updating this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is continuing to be prepared for proposed transportation improvements on the United States Highway (US) 51 corridor in the Madison Urban Area, Dane County, Wisconsin. The general location is between U.S. 12/18 (Madison South Beltline Highway) and Wisconsin State Highway (WIS) 19. The EIS is being prepared in conformance with 40 CFR 1500 and FHWA regulations. The NOI is being updated to reflect the current status of the environmental study, changes in contact information, and significant coordination efforts etc that have been completed since the revised NOI was issued in June 2006. The project was placed on ``Hold'' by the WisDOT in the Summer of 2010 because it was determined the type and cost of the improvements being considered met the revised definition of a WisDOT ``Major Project'' requiring approval by the Wisconsin Legislature's Transportation Projects Commission (TPC). In November 2011, the TPC approved the EIS study for the project as part of WisDOT's Majors Program, and efforts to continue with the EIS study were initiated in April 2012. The Project limits, Purpose & Need, and Range of Alternatives being evaluated have not changed
Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review; Re-Evaluation With Respect to the Willits Bypass Project, Willits, CA
Document Number: 2012-17875
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces that Federal actions taken by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) pursuant to its assigned responsibilities under 23 U.S.C. 327 are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce that, with respect to the State Route 101 Willits Bypass Project in Willits (Mendocino County), California, two Re-evaluations were prepared in order to determine whether a supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) should be undertaken. Based upon the analyses contained in the Re-evaluations, Caltrans has made the determination that preparation of a SEIS is not warranted and will therefore not be undertaken.
Section 4(f) Policy Paper
Document Number: 2012-17461
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-20
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides notice of the availability of the final Section 4(f) Policy Paper that will provide guidance on the procedures FHWA will follow when approving the use of land from publicly owned public parks, recreation areas, wildlife and waterfowl refuges, and public or private historic sites for Federal highway projects.