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Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-09273
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-21
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 June 23, 2015. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice To Rescind a Notice of Intent for an Environmental Impact Statement for the Kake Access Project in Southeast Alaska
Document Number: 2016-08456
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-13
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
A Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was published in the Federal Register on January 22, 2013. The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that FHWA and the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) will no longer prepare an EIS for the Kake Access project. The purpose of the Kake Access project was to provide Kake residents with more frequent, faster and cost effective surface transportation access to medical facilities, goods and services, education facilities, and economic opportunities not available in Kake.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Modified Collector Street in California; Statute of Limitations on Claims
Document Number: 2016-08243
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-11
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 the proposed extension of Century Boulevard from Grape Street to Alameda Street within the City of Los Angeles in the County of Los Angeles, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Proposed Third Renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Revision Assigning Certain Federal Environmental Responsibilities to the State of California, Including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Authority for Certain Categorical Exclusions (CEs)
Document Number: 2016-08242
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-11
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA and the State of California acting by and through its Department of Transportation (Caltrans), propose a renewal of the State's participation in the 23 U.S.C. 326 program. This program allows FHWA to assign to States its authority and responsibility for determining whether certain designated activities within the geographic boundaries of the State, as specified in the proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), are categorically excluded from preparation of an Environmental Assessment or an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act. An amended MOU would renew the State's participation in the program. The MOU will be amended by incorporating the following change: FHWA may terminate the State's participation in this program if FHWA provides the State a notification of non-compliance, and a period of not less than 120 days to take corrective action as FHWA determines necessary, and if the State fails to take satisfactory corrective action as determined by FHWA.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2016-07800
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-05
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 48 State projects involving the acquisition of vehicles and equipment on the condition that they be assembled in the U.S.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Idaho
Document Number: 2016-07412
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-01
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 highway project, US-95 Thorncreek Road to Moscow in the County of Latah in the State of Idaho, FHWA Project # DHP-NH-4110(156); Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) Key #9294.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-07169
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-30
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 June 23, 2015. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program
Document Number: 2016-07051
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-29
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act directs the DOT to establish an advanced transportation and congestion management technologies deployment (ATCMTD) initiative. The initiative provides grants to eligible entities to develop model deployment sites for large scale installation and operation of advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, efficiency, system performance, and infrastructure return on investment. The ATCMTD program is funded for fiscal years (FY) 2016 through 2020 at $60 million per FY from amounts authorized under sections 6002(a)(1), 6002(a)(2), and 6002(a)(4) of the FAST Act. This notice is the first of annual solicitations for the ATCMTD program and seeks applications from eligible entities to establish the initial set of model technology deployment sites. The DOT intends for these model technology deployments to help demonstrate how emerging transportation technologies, data, and their applications, which also link to Beyond Traffic 2045, can be effectively deployed and integrated with existing systems to provide access to essential services and other destinations. This also includes efforts to increase connectivity to employment, education, services and other opportunities; support workforce development; and contribute to community revitalization, particularly for disadvantaged groups (e.g., low income groups, persons with visible or hidden disabilities, elderly individuals, and minority populations). The DOT will make no fewer than five and no more than 10 awards of up to $12 million each depending on the number of awards and amounts set aside for DOT administrative expenses.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives Program
Document Number: 2016-07045
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-29
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
Section 6020 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act directs the DOT to establish the Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives (STSFA) program to provide grants to States to demonstrate user-based alternative revenue mechanisms that utilize a user fee structure to maintain the long-term solvency of the Federal Highway Trust Fund. Section 6020 provides $15 million for fiscal year (FY) 2016 and $20 million for each of FYs 2017-2020 out of funds set aside in section 6002(a)(1), which authorizes funds for the Highway Research and Development Program. These grants shall make up no more than 50 percent of total proposed project costs, with the remainder coming from non-Federal sources. This Notice of Funding Opportunity for the STSFA program seeks applications from States or groups of States.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-06958
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
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 published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on January 21, 2016. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program; TxDOT Audit Report
Document Number: 2016-06819
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program (23 U.S.C. 327) allows a State to assume FHWA's environmental responsibilities for review, consultation, and compliance for Federal-aid highway projects. When a State assumes these Federal responsibilities, the State becomes solely responsible and liable for carrying out the responsibilities it has assumed, in lieu of FHWA. Prior to the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015, the program required semiannual audits during each of the first 2 years of State participation to ensure compliance by each State participating in the program. This notice announces and solicits comments on the second audit report for the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) participation in accordance to these pre-FAST Act requirements.
National Performance Management Measures: Highway Safety Improvement Program
Document Number: 2016-05202
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-15
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The purpose of this final rule is to establish performance measures for State departments of transportation (State DOT) to use to carry out the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and to assess the: Number of motor vehicle crash-related serious injuries and fatalities; number of serious injuries and fatalities of non-motorized users; and serious injuries and fatalities per vehicle miles traveled (VMT). The FHWA issues this final rule based on section 1203 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), which identifies national transportation goals and requires the Secretary to promulgate a rulemaking to establish performance measures and standards in specified Federal-aid highway program areas. The FHWA also considered the provisions in the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) in the development of this final rule. The HSIP is a Federal-aid highway program with the purpose of achieving a significant reduction in fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads, including non- State-owned public roads and roads on tribal lands.
Highway Safety Improvement Program
Document Number: 2016-05190
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-15
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The purpose of this final rule is to incorporate changes to the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) regulations to address provisions in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) as well as to incorporate clarifications to better explain existing regulatory language. The DOT also considered the HSIP provisions in the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) in the development of the HSIP final rule. Specifically, this rule removes the requirement for States to prepare a Transparency Report that describes not less than 5 percent of locations that exhibit the most severe safety needs, removes the High Risk Rural Roads (HRRR) set- aside, and removes the 10 percent flexibility provision for States to use safety funding in accordance with Federal law. This rule also establishes a subset of roadway data elements, and creates procedures to ensure that States adopt and use the subset. Finally, this rule adds State Strategic Highway Safety Plan update requirements and requires States to report HSIP performance targets.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Washington, District of Columbia
Document Number: 2016-04546
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-04
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, South Capitol Street Project, the reconstruction of South Capitol Street from Firth Sterling Avenue SE. to D Street and Suitland Parkway from Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE. to South Capitol Street; replacement of the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge; and streetscape improvements to New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Environmental Impact Statement; Collier County, Florida
Document Number: 2016-04135
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-26
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice of cancellation to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed SR 29 from Oil Well Road to SR 82 in Collier County, Florida will no longer be prepared due to changes in the proposed project. This is formal cancellation of the Notice of Intent that was published in the Federal Register on August 17, 2007.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on MoPac (Loop 1) Intersections, Travis County, Texas
Document Number: 2016-03033
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-19
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, MoPac (Loop 1) Intersections from north of Slaughter Lane to south of La Crosse Avenue, Travis County, Texas. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on SH 249, From South of FM 1774/FM 149 in Pinehurst to FM 1774 North of Todd Mission, Montgomery and Grimes Counties, Texas
Document Number: 2016-03031
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-19
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by TxDOT and Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried- out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 16, 2014 and executed by FHWA and TxDOT. The actions relate to a proposed highway project, SH 249, from south of FM 1774/FM 149 in Pinehurst to FM 1774 north of Todd Mission, in Montgomery and Grimes Counties in the State of Texas. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project. Under MAP-21 section 1319, TxDOT has issued a combined Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) for this action.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2016-03306
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
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, Centennial Corridor Project on State Route 58 from Cottonwood Road to Interstate 5 and State Route 99 from Wilson Road to Gilmore Avenue in the County of Kern, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice To Rescind Notice of Intent To Prepare Environmental Impact Statement, U.S. 219 Project, Garrett County, Maryland and Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2016-03247
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-17
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Highway Administration is issuing this notice to advise the public that FHWA is rescinding its Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the U.S. 219 project in Garrett County, Maryland and Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
Environmental Impact Statement: Cherokee and Forsyth Counties, Georgia.
Document Number: 2016-02766
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-11
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent (NOI) for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to study the proposed transportation project (State Route 20) located in Cherokee and Forsyth Counties, Georgia, is being rescinded. The NOI was published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2013. A Draft EIS was not released. The rescission is based on federal aid funding has been eliminated from the on the SR 20 project. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will fund the project using state transportation funding.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-02715
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-10
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: 2016-02660
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-10
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 safety improvement project along State Route 20, in the Counties of Yuba and Nevada, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2016-02655
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-10
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic Ferryboat Propulsion System (propeller, shafting, and reducing gear) for MV Matanuska ferry in the State of Alaska.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Collection of Qualitative Feedback Through Focus Groups; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2016-02409
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Federal Highway Administration
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice was previously published in the Federal Register on November 17, 2015, at 80 FR 71817, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did receive one comment in connection with the 60-day notice.
Notice of Statute of Limitations on Claims; Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2016-01970
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
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, widening of White Rock Road in the City of Rancho Cordova, County of Sacramento, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California; Statute of Limitations on Claims
Document Number: 2016-01965
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
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, on State Route 94 and State Route 125 in the City of La Mesa, in the County of San Diego, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
National Standards for Traffic Control Devices; the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways; Notice of Termination of Interim Approval IA-5
Document Number: 2016-01383
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-25
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD) is incorporated in our regulations, approved by FHWA, and recognized as the national standard for traffic control devices used on all streets, highways, bikeways, and private roads open to public travel. This notice terminates the Interim Approval for Use of Clearview Font for Positive Contrast Legends on Guide Signs (IA-5), issued September 2, 2004, as authorized by Section 1A.10 of the MUTCD, and discontinues the provisional use of an alternative lettering style in traffic control device applications. The result of this termination rescinds the use of letter styles other than the FHWA Standard Alphabets on traffic control devices, except as provided otherwise in the MUTCD. Existing signs that use the provisional letter style and comply with the Interim Approval are unaffected by this action and may remain as long as they are in serviceable condition. This action does not create a mandate for the removal or installation of any sign. This action does not amend any provision of the MUTCD.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Utah
Document Number: 2016-00956
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FWHA that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to the proposed 1800 North (SR-37) 2000 West to I-15, Davis County improvements in the State of Utah. These actions grant approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Transportation Project in and Between the States of New York and New Jersey: Cross Harbor Freight Program, Tier 1 Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2016-00687
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
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 the Cross Harbor Freight Program (CHFP) Tier I Final Environmental Impact Statement (Tier I FEIS), and consist of the issuance by FHWA of a record of decision (ROD), dated December 9, 2015, with respect to the Tier I FEIS . The Federal actions, taken as a result of a tiered environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321- 4351) 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, rail, and transit projects. Tier 1 decisions may also be relied upon by State and local agencies in proceedings on the proposed projects.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-01153
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
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 new 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 Final Federal Agency Actions on United States Highway 181 (U.S. 181), Harbor Bridge Project in Texas
Document Number: 2016-00811
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-19
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)(l). The actions relate to the U.S. 181 Harbor Bridge Project in the City of Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in North Carolina
Document Number: 2016-00497
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-14
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 (TIP# U- 5526A, Federal-Aid Project No. FSTRNHPP-0074(153)), U.S. 74 (Independence Boulevard) Managed Toll Lanes, from I-277 (Brookshire/ Belk Freeway) to Wallace Lane, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.