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

Environmental Impact Statement in Buncombe County, NC
Document Number: 2014-22626
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that we are rescinding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for proposed I-26 Connector from I-40 to US 19-23-70 in Buncombe County, North Carolina. A notice of availability for the DEIS was published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2008.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2014-22140
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-17
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, replacement of the 5th Street Bridge (No. 18C-0012) over the Feather River and improvement of approach roadways to the bridge, in the Counties of Sutter and Yuba, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program Application Requirements
Document Number: 2014-22080
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Transit Administration
This final rule amends the application requirements for the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program (Program). This rulemaking is prompted by enactment of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), which converted the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Pilot Program into a permanent program, allowed any State to apply for the Program, created a renewal process for Program participation, and expanded the scope of the Secretary's responsibilities that may be assigned and assumed under the Program to environmental review responsibilities for railroad, public transportation, and multimodal projects, in addition to highway projects.
Final Core Toll Concessions Public-Private Partnership Model Contract Guide
Document Number: 2014-21049
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-10
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) requires DOT and FHWA to develop public-private partnership (P3) transaction model contracts for the most popular type of P3s for transportation projects. Based on public input favoring an educational, rather than prescriptive, contract model, on February 6, 2014, FHWA published a draft of the Core Toll Concession Model Contract Guide (Guide) (Docket No. FHWA-2014- 0006), requesting comments by March 10, 2014. The FHWA received a total of 133 public comments regarding different aspects of the Guide and of P3s in general. With this notice, FHWA publishes a revised Guide reflecting these comments. In coming months, FHWA will publish additional draft guides for public comment: An Addendum to the Core Toll Concession Model Contract Guide that will address additional contract provisions, and an Availability Payment Concession Model Contract Guide that will cover this popular type of P3 arrangement. The revised Core Toll Concession Model Contract Guide can be found on the Docket (FHWA-2014-0006) and at the following link: https:// www.fhwa.dot.gov/ipd/pdfs/p3/ modelp3coretollconcessions.pdf.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2014-21437
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project known as South Coast 101 HOV Lanes that adds one lane in each direction on U.S. 101 between Bailard Avenue in the City of Carpinteria and Cabrillo Boulevard in the City of Santa Barbara, in the County of Santa Barbara, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Value Engineering
Document Number: 2014-21020
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-05
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is updating the existing value engineering (VE) regulations to make them consistent with the statutory changes in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and to make other non-substantive changes for clarity.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2014-21022
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the obligation of Federal-aid funds for 50 State projects involving the purchase or retrofit of vehicles or vehicle components on the condition that they be assembled in the U.S.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in West Virginia and Maryland
Document Number: 2014-20919
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
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, US 220 NHS Corridor between Interstate 68 (I-68) and Corridor H in Allegany County, Maryland and Grant, Hardy, Hampshire and Mineral Counties, West Virginia. The Federal actions, taken as a result of a tiered environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. 4321-4351 (NEPA), and implementing regulations on tiering, 40 CFR 1502.20, 40 CFR 1508.28, and 23 CFR Part 771, determined certain issues relating to the proposed projects. Those Tier 1 decisions will be used by Federal agencies in subsequent proceedings, including decisions whether to grant licenses, permits, and approvals for highway and transit projects. Tier 1 decisions also may be relied upon by State and local agencies in proceedings on the proposed projects.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-20909
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
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.
Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning; Metropolitan Transportation Planning
Document Number: 2014-20885
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
The FHWA and FTA are extending the comment period for a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and request for comments, which was published on June 2, 2014. The original comment period is set to close on September 2, 2014. The extension is based on concern expressed by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) that the September 2 closing date does not provide sufficient time to review and provide comprehensive comments on the NPRM. The FHWA and FTA recognize 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 October 2, 2014, which will provide AASHTO and others interested in commenting additional time to discuss, evaluate, and submit responses to the docket.