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Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2016-20234
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
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 submersible pumps; 1,200 GPM, 6'' diameter discharge with 42.4 ft. head compatible, with current well lift station 1 at I-94 in Fargo, North Dakota.
Emergency Route Working Group (ERWG)-Federal Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-20233
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
FHWA announces the establishment of the Emergency Route Working Group (ERWG) for a 2-year period. The ERWG will provide the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, through the Administrator of the FHWA, with advice and recommendations for the implementation of best practices for expeditious State approval of special permits for vehicles involved in emergency response and recovery. The ERWG will provide the U.S. Secretary of Transportation a written report by December 4, 2016, on its findings and recommendation for the implementation of best practices for expeditious State approval of special permits for vehicles involved in emergency response and recovery. The ERWG's advice and recommendations will work within existing legal authorities and not require changes in State or Federal law for DOT to implement.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2016-20230
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
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 iron and steel components of casings, housings, electrical, and mechanical equipment needed for rehabilitation of Isthmus Bridge in the State of Oregon.
Environmental Impact Statement: State Route (S.R.) 30, Cache County, Utah
Document Number: 2016-19827
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for proposed transportation improvements in Cache County, Utah.
Right-of-Way and Real Estate
Document Number: 2016-19475
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is revising its regulations governing the acquisition, management, and disposal of real property for transportation programs and projects receiving funds under title 23, United States Code. The revisions are prompted by enactment of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). Section 1302 of MAP-21 includes new early acquisition flexibilities that can be used by State departments of transportation (SDOT) and other grantees of title 23 Federal-aid highway program funds. This final rule addresses the use of those new early acquisition flexibilities. The FHWA is also updating the real estate regulations to reflect the agency's experience with the Federal-aid highway program since the last comprehensive rulemaking for part 710, which occurred more than a decade ago. The update clarifies the Federal-State partnership, streamlines processes to better meet current Federal-aid highway program needs, and eliminates duplicative and outdated regulatory language. The enactment of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act had a minimal effect on this rule.
Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program; TxDOT Audit Report
Document Number: 2016-19476
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-16
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 presents the findings of the second audit report for the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) participation in accordance to these pre-FAST Act requirements.
Notice To Rescind Notice of Intent To Prepare Environmental Impact Statement/Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation, MD 28/MD 198 Corridor Study, Montgomery and Prince George's County, Maryland
Document Number: 2016-19197
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
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/Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation for a proposed roadway improvement project in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, Maryland (Federal Register Vol. 68, No. 51827; FR Doc. 03-22037) is being withdrawn and an Environmental Assessment (EA), in lieu of an EIS, is being prepared for this proposed project.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2016-18270
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-02
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 49 State projects involving the acquisition of vehicles and equipment on the condition that they be assembled in the U.S.
Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program; Negotiated Rulemaking Proposed Committee Membership and First Meeting
Document Number: 2016-17761
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-27
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
As required by the Negotiated Rulemaking Act, the Secretary of Transportation has selected the proposed members of a committee to develop proposed rules for the Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program (TTSGP). Tribes in each of the 12 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Regions, as well as national and regional tribal organizations were invited to nominate a primary and alternate representative to serve on the committee. After considering the nominations received, the Secretary proposes to appoint the persons named in this document as committee members. Tribes, tribal organizations, and individual tribal members who believe that their interests will not be adequately represented by the persons identified in this document may submit comments on the proposed selection, apply for membership on the committee, or submit other nominations. Additionally, the Agency announces that the first meeting of the TTSGP committee will be held August 16-18, 2016. The meeting is open to the public.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions of Proposed Highway/Interchange Improvement in California; Statute of Limitations on Claims
Document Number: 2016-17645
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
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 interchange improvement project on Interstate 405 (I- 405) from Western Avenue to W. 182nd Street in the City of Torrance within the County of Los Angeles, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Transportation Projects in Florida
Document Number: 2016-17110
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-25
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by FHWA and other Federal Agencies since September 17, 2014, that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to the proposed SR-20 (from US- 301 to CR-315) in Alachua and Putnam Counties; Pensacola Bay Bridge, SR-30 (US-98, from 17th Avenue to Baybridge Drive) in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties; Anna Maria Island Bridge, SR-64 (Manatee Avenue) (from west of SR-789 (East Bay Drive) to east of Perico Bay Blvd.) in Manatee County; Capital Circle SW (SR-263), (from US-319 (SR-61) (Crawfordville Highway) to SR-20 (Blountstown Highway) in Leon County, SR 90/Tamiami Trail (US Highway 41) in Miami-Dade County, Palm Bay Parkway Southern Interchange at I-95 in Brevard County, SR 710 (from SR 76 to Blue Heron Blvd. at I-95) in Martin and Palm Beach Counties, and US 301 (from CR 227 to CR 233) in Starke, Bradford County in the State of Florida. These actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the projects.
Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act-Designation of Alternative Fuel Corridors
Document Number: 2016-17132
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
Section 1413 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act requires the Secretary of Transportation to designate national electric vehicle (EV) charging, hydrogen, propane, and natural gas fueling corridors. The FHWA is issuing this Federal Register Notice to invite nominations from State and local officials to assist in making such designations.
Notice of Statute of Limitations on Claims, Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2016-17116
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-20
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, New River Bike Path [Federal Aid Number HPLUL-5168(015)] in the City of Calexico, in the County of Imperial, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funding
Document Number: 2016-16875
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-18
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a funding opportunity 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 Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The FHWA will distribute these funds as described in this notice on a competitive basis in a manner consistent with the selection criteria.
Environmental Impact Statement: King County, Washington
Document Number: 2016-16204
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-08
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an environmental impact statement (EIS) will be prepared for a proposed project in King County, Washington.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the Interstate 66 Outside the Beltway Project in Virginia
Document Number: 2016-15950
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-06
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 Interstate 66 Outside the Beltway project in Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Virginia. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the Proposed I-395/Route 9 Transportation Study in Brewer, Holden, Eddington, and Clifton, Maine
Document Number: 2016-15685
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-05
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to the proposed I-395/Route 9 Transportation Study Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), located in the City of Brewer, and Towns of Holden, Eddington, and Clifton, Penobscot County, Maine. Those actions grant approvals for the project.
Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform
Document Number: 2016-14854
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-27
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
The FHWA and FTA propose revisions to the transportation planning regulations to promote more effective regional planning by States and metropolitan planning organizations (MPO). The goal of the proposed revisions is to result in unified planning products for each urbanized area (UZA), even if there are multiple MPOs designated within that urbanized area. Specifically it would result in MPOs developing a single metropolitan transportation plan, a single transportation improvement program (TIP), and a jointly established set of performance targets for the entire urbanized area and contiguous area expected to become urbanized within a 20-year forecast period for the transportation plan. If multiple MPOs are designated within that urbanized area, they would jointly prepare these unified planning products. To accomplish this, the proposed revisions clarify that the metropolitan planning area must include the entire urbanized area and contiguous area expected to become urbanized within 20 years. These proposed revisions would better align the planning regulations with statutory provisions concerning the establishment of metropolitan planning area (MPA) boundaries and the designation of MPOs. This includes the statutory requirement for the MPA to include an urbanized area in its entirety, and the exception provision to allow more than one MPO to serve a single MPA if warranted by the size and complexity of the MPA. The rulemaking would establish clearer operating procedures, and reinstate certain coordination and decisionmaking requirements for situations where there is more than one MPO serving an MPA. The proposed rule includes a requirement for unified planning products for the MPA including jointly established performance targets within an MPA, and a single metropolitan transportation plan and TIP for the entire MPA in order to result in planning products that reflect the regional needs of the entire urbanized area. These unified planning products would be jointly developed by the multiple MPOs in such MPAs where more than one MPO is designated. The FHWA and FTA propose to phase in implementation of these proposed coordination requirements and the proposed requirements for MPA boundary and MPO boundaries agreements over 2 years.
Environmental Impact Statement: Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
Document Number: 2016-14583
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a supplement to a final environmental impact statement will be prepared for a proposed highway project in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2016-14393
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-17
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 Voith 21/R5 propulsion units compatible with domestic Caterpillar engine 3512C/1600 rpm in the State of Virginia.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2016-14392
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-17
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 10'' and 19'' Type MBT Lined Brake shoe, 10'' and 19'' Brake bearing assembly kit, 19'' Type MBT for restoration of electrical and mechanical systems of the Metropolitan Avenue Bridge over English Kills in New York City, NY.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2016-14391
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-17
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans, and USFWS, that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project on Interstate 15 from Cajalco Road, Post Mile (PM) 36.8 to State Route 60 (SR-60) PM 51.4 through the cities of Corona, Norco, Eastvale, and Jurupa Valley, and portions of incorporated Riverside County, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2016-14390
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-17
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans, and USFWS, 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 60 (SR-60) between Gilman Springs Road at Post Mile (PM) 22.10 and PM 26.61, located approximately 1.369 miles west of Jack Rabbit Trail, in a portion of unincorporated Riverside County, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2016-14142
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-15
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the re-use of historical U.S. 40 steel bridge truss members for construction of a bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Little Blue River in the City of Grandview in the State of Missouri.
Emergency Deletion of National Network Route-Kentucky Route 151
Document Number: 2016-14129
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-15
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice requests comments on the emergency deletion of Kentucky Route 151 (KY 151) (from US 127 north of Lawrenceburg, KY to Interstate 64 (I-64) Exit 48) from the National Network (NN) based on safety considerations related to numerous truck accidents and route geometric deficiencies. On April 26, 2016, FHWA approved the emergency deletion of KY 151 (from U.S. 127 north of Lawrenceburg to I-64 Exit 48), from the NN based on safety considerations. The deletion is not final and FHWA seeks public comments and information to assist in assessing its impacts.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2016-13877
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-13
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 galvanized steel cable, galvanized cylindrical sockets, galvanized spherical nuts, galvanized open spelter socket, and stainless steel bollard lamps for the San Elijio Lagoon Pedestrian Bridge/I-5 North Bikeway in the State of California.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program
Document Number: 2016-12785
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-31
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is extending the period for submitting applications to the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) published March 29, 2016, for the advanced transportation and congestion management technologies deployment program. The original due date for applications was June 3, 2016. The extension is based on requests from potential eligible entities for additional time to prepare and submit applications.
Categorical Exclusions
Document Number: 2016-12577
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-31
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
This final rule amends FHWA and FTA categorical exclusions (CE) for projects receiving limited Federal assistance to reflect a requirement in the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act to index for inflation the monetary thresholds for these CEs. This final rule also implements a provision in the FAST Act that directs FHWA to amend its rules on programmatic agreements for CEs. The amendments contained in this rule reflect statutory language in the FAST Act.
Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning; Metropolitan Transportation Planning
Document Number: 2016-11964
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-27
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
The FHWA and FTA are jointly issuing this final rule to update the regulations governing the development of metropolitan transportation plans (MTP) and programs for urbanized areas, long-range statewide transportation plans and programs, and the congestion management process as well as revisions related to the use of and reliance on planning products developed during the planning process for project development and the environmental review process. The changes reflect the passage of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The MAP-21 continues many provisions related to transportation planning from prior laws; however, it introduces transformational changes and adds some new provisions. The FAST Act makes minor edits to existing provisions. The changes make the regulations consistent with current statutory requirements and implement the following: A new mandate for State departments of transportation (hereafter referred to simply as ``States'') and metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) to take a performance-based approach to planning and programming; a new emphasis on the nonmetropolitan transportation planning process, by requiring States to have a higher level of involvement with nonmetropolitan local officials and providing a process for the creation of regional transportation planning organizations (RTPO); a structural change to the membership of the larger MPOs; a new framework for voluntary scenario planning; new authority for the integration of the planning and environmental review processes; and a process for programmatic mitigation plans.
Heavy Vehicle Use Tax; Technical Correction
Document Number: 2016-11961
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule makes a technical correction to the regulations that govern the enforcement of the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax. The amendments contained herein make no substantive changes to FHWA regulations, policies, or procedures. The current regulation references a section of the United States Code that was later amended by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).
Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement for Interstate 11 Corridor Between Nogales and Wickenburg, Arizona
Document Number: 2016-11694
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-20
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, as the Federal Lead Agency, and the ADOT, as the Local Project Sponsor, are issuing this notice to advise the public of our intention to prepare a Tier 1 EIS for the Interstate 11 (I-11) Corridor between Nogales and Wickenburg, AZ (I-11 Corridor). The Tier 1 EIS will assess the potential social, economic, and natural environmental impacts of a vehicular transportation facility and potential multimodal facility (rail and utility) opportunities in the designated I-11 Corridor across a range of alternatives, including a ``No Build'' alternative. The Tier 1 EIS will be prepared in accordance with regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and provisions of Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST) Act.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on 183 North Mobility Project, Travis and Williamson Counties, Texas
Document Number: 2016-11060
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-20
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, US 183 North (the ``183 North Mobility Project'') from State Highway (SH) 45/Ranch-to-Market (RM) 620 in Williamson County to State Loop 1 (MoPac) in Travis County in the State of Texas. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2016-11579
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-17
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 34 State projects involving the acquisition of vehicles and equipment on the condition that they be assembled in the U.S.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2016-11578
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-17
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 motor and machinery brakes (maximum torque 100 ft-lb, wheel size 8 inches) for the rehabilitation of a bascule bridge in Port Clinton, Ohio.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-10752
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
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 February 10, 2016. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Revision of Thirteen Controlling Criteria for Design and Documentation of Design Exceptions
Document Number: 2016-10299
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-05
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The geometric design standards for projects on the National Highway System (NHS) are incorporated by reference in FHWA regulations in 23 CFR 625 and apply regardless of funding source. These design standards are comprehensive in nature, covering a multitude of design characteristics, while allowing flexibility in application. Exceptions may be approved on a project basis for designs that do not conform to the minimum or limiting criteria set forth in the standards, policies, and standard specifications. The FHWA is updating its 1985 policy regarding controlling criteria for design, applicable to projects on the NHS, to reduce the number of controlling criteria from 13 to 10, and to apply only 2 of those criteria to low speed roadways. The FHWA is also issuing guidance to clarify when design exceptions are needed and the documentation that is expected to support such requests. The FHWA's guidance memorandum, which is available in the docket (FHWA-2015-0020), transmits this policy to FHWA field offices.
Agency Information Collection Activities: 30 Day Extension of a Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-10296
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-03
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA invited public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of a new information collection that is summarized below under supplementary information. The FHWA also invites public comments on the design of the survey instrument and questions for the National Transportation Performance Management (TPM) Review Survey. A document containing the draft survey and survey design report is available at http:// www.fhwa.dot.gov/tpm/engage/docs/questions.pdf. FHWA has received a request to extend the comment period in order to provide more time to evaluate the proposed revisions. FHWA is extending the comment period to May 31, 2016. 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 Final Federal Agency Actions on Transportation Project in Washington State
Document Number: 2016-10284
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-03
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 the I-5 interchange with NW., 319th Street/La Center Road (La Center Interchange Improvements) Project in the State of Washington. The action by FHWA is the Record of Decision (ROD) that selects improvements to the I-5 La Center Interchange as traffic mitigation measures for construction of the Cowlitz Reservation Development. The Cowlitz Reservation Development was the subject of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) ROD of April 2013. Actions by other Federal agencies include issuing amendments to previously issued permits.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2016-10214
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-02
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 motor and machinery brakes for Southern Boulevard (SR 80) Bascule Bridge Replacement project that meet AASHTO Moveable Highway Bridge Design specifications (MHBDS) 5.5, 5.6, 6.7.13 in the State of Florida.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-09944
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-28
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 are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program
Document Number: 2016-09496
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-25
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is announcing its intent to establish a negotiated rulemaking committee to develop a proposed rule to carry the Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program (TTSGP) as required by Section 1121 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The FHWA will select the tribal representatives for the committee from among elected officials of tribal governments (or their designated employees with authority to act on their behalf), acting in their official capacities and whose tribes have existing Title 23 U.S.C. funding agreements with the Department. To the maximum extent possible, FHWA will consider geographical location, size, and existing transportation and self-governance experience, in selecting tribal committee representatives. Per the FAST Act, the committee will assist in the development of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that contains the proposed regulations needed to implement the TTSGP.
National Performance Management Measures; Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Freight Movement on the Interstate System, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program
Document Number: 2016-08014
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-22
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This NPRM is the third in a series of three related NPRMs that together establishes a set of performance measures for State departments of transportation (State DOT) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) to use as required by Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The measures proposed in this third NPRM would be used by State DOTs and MPOs to assess the performance of the Interstate and non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) for the purpose of carrying out the National Highway Performance Program (NHPP); to assess freight movement on the Interstate System; and to assess traffic congestion and on-road mobile source emissions for the purpose of carrying out the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program. This third performance measure NPRM also includes a discussion that summarizes all three of the national performance management measures proposed rules and the comprehensive regulatory impact analysis (RIA) to include all three NPRMs.
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.