Federal Highway Administration August 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2021-18550
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-30
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. The actions relate to the proposed Road Safety Enhancement Project to enhance roadway safety and reduce collisions to rock barriers on State Route 33 (SR 33) from post-mile (PM) 18.88 to PM 19.04, in Ventura County, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on a Proposed Highway Project in Wisconsin
Document Number: 2021-18522
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to announce actions taken that are final Federal agency actions. The final agency actions relate to a proposed highway project, along United States Highway (US) 51 in Dane County, Wisconsin between Interstate 39/90 east of the city of Stoughton and US 12/18 in the city of Madison. Those actions grant approvals for the project.
Re-Designation of the Primary Highway Freight System (PHFS)
Document Number: 2021-18350
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-26
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is re-designating the PHFS to meet the statutory requirements of the authorizing law. The Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act designated the PHFS and provided for an update to the PHFS every 5 years. Beginning five years after the date of the enactment of the FAST Act, and every 5 years thereafter, using the designation factors described in FAST Act, the FHWA Administrator shall re-designate the primary highway freight system. Each re- designation may increase the mileage on the PHFS by not more than 3 percent of the total mileage of the system. The current PHFS consists of 41,518 centerline miles of roadway and is a component of the National Highway Freight Network (NHFN). The re-designation initiated through this RFI may add up to 1,246 miles of additional mileage to the current PHFS. State Freight Advisory Committees, represented by their States, are invited to submit comments. Other entities are encouraged to engage directly with their State Freight Advisory Committee or the State department of transportation (State DOT). Comments submitted by entities other than a State Freight Advisory Committee will be considered for general input into the process.
Proposed First Renewal of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Assigning Certain Federal Environmental Responsibilities to the State of Nebraska, Including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Authority for Certain Categorical Exclusions (CEs)
Document Number: 2021-17112
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-11
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA and the State of Nebraska, acting by and through its Department of Transportation (State), propose renewing the MOU providing participation of the State in the Categorical Exclusion Assignment program. This program allows FHWA to assign its 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.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Interstate 405 ExpressLanes Project, in Los Angeles County, California
Document Number: 2021-17057
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-11
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 EIS will be prepared for the I-405 ExpressLanes project, a proposed highway project in Los Angeles County, California.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Washington
Document Number: 2021-16320
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA that are final. The actions relate to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) approvals for a proposed highway project, the I-405, SR 522 Vicinity to SR 527 Express Toll Lanes Improvement Project between Mileposts 21.79 and 27.06, located mostly in Bothell, Washington in the Counties of King and Snohomish, State of Washington.