Federal Highway Administration May 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2014-12580
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-30
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, the Fresno Fulton Mall Reconstruction Project, located on the pedestrian mall segments of Fulton, Merced, Mariposa and Kern Streets in the City of Fresno in the County Fresno, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Renewed and Amended Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Assigning Environmental Responsibilities to the State of Utah
Document Number: 2014-12271
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-28
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces that the FHWA and the Utah Department of Transportation (State) plan to renew and amend an existing MOU established pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 326 under which the FHWA has assigned 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 proposed amendments include removal of language referring to existing programmatic agreements between the State and FHWA concerning categorical exclusions. This change is proposed to make the processing of these documents more clearly defined. The public is invited to comment on any aspect of the proposed MOU, including the scope of environmental review, consultation, and other activities which are assigned.
National Performance Management Measures; Highway Safety Improvement Program
Document Number: 2014-12162
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-28
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is extending the comment period for a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and request for comments, which was published on March 11, 2014, at 79 FR 13846. The original comment period is set to close on June 9, 2014. The extension is based the FHWA's desire to allow interested parties sufficient time to review and provide comprehensive comments on this NPRM and the related FHWA/FTA Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning; Metropolitan Transportation Planning NPRM (FHWA RIN 2125-AF52; FTA RIN 2132-AB10). Therefore, the closing date for comments is changed to June 30, 2014, which will provide those interested in commenting additional time to discuss, evaluate, and submit responses to the docket.
Highway Safety Improvement Program
Document Number: 2014-12153
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-28
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is extending the comment period for a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and request for comments, which was published on March 28, 2014. The original comment period is set to close on May 27, 2014. The extension is based on concern expressed by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) that the May 27 closing date does not provide sufficient time to review and provide comprehensive comments on the HSIP NPRM, considering all related rulemaking activities including the FHWA/FTA Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning; Metropolitan Transportation Planning NPRM (FHWA RIN 2125-AF52; FTA RIN 2132-AB10). The FHWA recognizes that others interested in commenting may have similar concerns and agrees that the comment period should be extended. Therefore, the closing date for comments is changed to June 30, 2014, which will provide AASHTO and others interested in commenting additional time to discuss, evaluate, and submit responses to the docket.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in the City of Cleveland, Ohio
Document Number: 2014-11758
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-23
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(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed project to connect Interstate 480 (I-480) to University Circle area in Cleveland, Ohio, Cuyahoga County, with a new boulevard. Those actions grant approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the Interstate 64 Peninsula Study in Virginia
Document Number: 2014-11761
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-21
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 construction of one additional highway lane in each direction on Interstate 64 from approximately Exit 255 in the east to approximately Exit 247 in the west in the City of Newport News, Virginia. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Environmental Impact Statement: Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pulaski, and Union Counties, Illinois; Ballard and McCracken Counties, Kentucky; and Cape Girardeau, Scott and Mississippi Counties, Missouri
Document Number: 2014-11699
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-21
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for the 66 Corridor Project in Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pulaski, and Union Counties, Illinois; Ballard, and McCracken Counties, Kentucky; and Cape Girardeau, Mississippi and Scott Counties, Missouri.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-11623
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-20
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that FHWA will submit the collection of information described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on March 14, 2014. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-11546
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-19
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 renewal of an existing information collection that 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 Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-11544
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-19
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 renewal of an existing information collection that 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 Funding Availability for the Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds
Document Number: 2014-11074
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-14
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of funding and requests grant applications for FHWA's Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds (TTPSF). In addition, this notice identifies selection criteria, application requirements, and technical assistance during the grant solicitation period for the TTPSF. The TTPSF is authorized within the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP- 21). The FHWA will distribute these funds as described in this notice on a competitive basis in a manner consistent with the selection criteria.
National Bridge Inspection Standards Review Process; Notice
Document Number: 2014-10800
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-12
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This Notice finalizes guidance that describes the FHWA internal procedures for review of State compliance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards. It also describes how the FHWA will implement the related statutory penalties against noncompliant States. The FHWA proposed this guidance in a Notice on June 7, 2013. Here, the FHWA updates and finalizes the guidance and responds to the 12 commenters.
Environmental Impact Statement: Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford Counties, Illinois
Document Number: 2014-10566
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-08
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared for the Eastern Bypass Study in Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford Counties in Illinois.
Environmental Impact Statement: Cook County, Illinois
Document Number: 2014-10563
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-08
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an environmental impact statement will be prepared for a proposed highway project in Cook County, Illinois.