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

Development of Guidance for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Deployment
Document Number: 2021-25868
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-29
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The recently enacted Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests in the deployment of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure as one of many important ways to confront the climate crisis. Through a National Electric Vehicle Formula Program (EV Charging Program), the law provides funding to States to strategically deploy EV charging infrastructure and to establish an interconnected network to facilitate data collection, access, and reliability. The law also establishes a discretionary grant program for Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Program) to strategically deploy publicly accessible EV charging infrastructure and hydrogen, propane, and natural gas fueling infrastructure along designated alternative fuel corridors or in certain other locations that are accessible to all drivers of such vehicles. The law directs DOT, in coordination or consultation with the Department of Energy (DOE), to develop guidance for both programs. Through this notice, FHWA invites public comments to inform the development of the guidance. FHWA is especially interested in comments suggesting ways that the guidance could promote equity in the deployment of EV charging infrastructure under these programs.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the Interstate-11 (I-11), Nogales to Wickenburg, in Santa Cruz, Pima, Pinal, Maricopa and Yavapai Counties, AZ
Document Number: 2021-25363
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-22
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by FHWA that are final. The actions relate to the Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) for the Interstate-11 (I-11), Nogales to Wickenburg, in Santa Cruz, Pima, Pinal, Maricopa and Yavapai Counties, AZ. The actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Roadway in California
Document Number: 2021-25033
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-17
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. The actions relate to a proposed roadway project, the I-10 Bypass: Banning to Cabazon Project from the intersection of Hathaway Street and Westward Avenue in the City of Banning, to the intersection of Bonita Avenue and Apache Trail in the unincorporated community of Cabazon, for approximately 3.3 miles of new roadway in the County of Riverside, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Actions for the Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Sonoran Corridor Between Interstate 19 (I-19) and Interstate 10 (I-10), South of the Tucson International Airport in Pima County, Arizona
Document Number: 2021-24627
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) that are final. The actions relate to the Tier 1 EIS study associated with the Sonoran Corridor between I-19 and I-10, south of the Tucson International Airport in Pima County, Arizona. The public is advised that FHWA issued a ROD which signifies the conclusion of the Sonoran Corridor Tier 1 EIS study. The ROD is combined with the Tier 1 Final EIS prepared by FHWA and ADOT.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Transportation Project in Florida
Document Number: 2021-24622
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of the FDOT, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by FDOT and other Federal Agencies that are final agency actions. These actions relate to the proposed SR-9/I-95 from south of SW 10th Street to north of Hillsboro Boulevard Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study (Financial Management Number 436964-1-22-01). The proposed improvements include direct connect ramps from SW 10th Street to I-95 general use and express lanes. Operational improvements at the SW 10th Street and Hillsboro Boulevard ramp terminal intersections, are also included in the project. These actions grant licenses, permits, or approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the North Coast Rail Trail Project in Santa Cruz County, California
Document Number: 2021-24618
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final. This final agency action relates to a proposed development of 7.5-mile multi-use bicycle and pedestrian trail along the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC)-owned railroad corridor and parking lot improvements at two locations along Highway 1, in unincorporated Santa Cruz County, California. The FHWA's Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) provides details on the Selected Alternative for the proposed improvements.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the Blue Hill Falls Bridge Project
Document Number: 2021-24499
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA that are final. The actions relate to a proposed Blue Hill Falls Bridge project on Route 172 located in Blue Hill, Hancock County, State of Maine. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program; Arizona Department of Transportation Final FHWA Audit Report
Document Number: 2021-24215
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) established the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program that allows a State to assume FHWA's environmental responsibilities for environmental review, consultation, and compliance under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for Federal 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. This program mandates annual audits during each of the first four years of State participation to ensure compliance with program requirements. This is the first audit of the Arizona Department of Transportation's (ADOT) performance of its responsibilities under the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program (NEPA Assignment Program). This notice finalizes the first audit report for ADOT.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Last Chance Grade Permanent Restoration Project on Interstate 101, in Del Norte County, California
Document Number: 2021-23910
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-03
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 Last Chance Grade Permanent Restoration Project (Project), a proposed roadway improvement project on I-101, in Del Norte County, California. A separate Notice of Preparation of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) has been issued by Caltrans to meet the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).