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Design Standards for Highways
Document Number: 2015-25931
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-13
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule updates the regulations governing the required design standards to be utilized on Federal-aid highway program (FAHP) projects. In issuing the final rule, FHWA incorporates by reference the latest versions of design standards and standard specifications previously adopted and incorporated by reference, and removes the corresponding outdated or superseded versions of these standards and specifications. This rule also makes technical changes to the regulatory text consistent with updated Federal Register procedures.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Lynnwood Link Extension Project in Washington
Document Number: 2015-25593
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by FHWA that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed transportation project, the Sound Transit Lynnwood Link Extension Project, located in the cities of Seattle, Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, and Lynnwood, WA. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Utah
Document Number: 2015-25549
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by FWHA that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to the proposed Porter Rockwell Boulevard Project in Salt Lake County in the State of Utah. These actions grant approvals for the project.
Draft Availability Payment Concessions Public-Private Partnership Model Contract Guide
Document Number: 2015-25656
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-08
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
On July 17, 2014, the President announced the Build America Investment Initiative, a government-wide effort to increase infrastructure investment and economic growth by engaging with state and local governments and private sector investors to encourage collaboration, expand the market for public-private partnerships (P3s) and put Federal credit programs to greater use. As part of that effort, the Presidential Memorandum tasked the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to establish the Build America Transportation Investment Center (BATIC), a one-stop-shop for state and local governments, public and private developers and investors seeking to utilize innovative financing and P3s to deliver transportation projects. USDOT has made significant progress in its work to expand access to USDOT credit programs, spread innovation through tools that build capacity across the country, and deliver project-focused technical assistance to help high-impact projects develop plans, navigate Federal programs and requirements, and evaluate and pursue financing opportunities. This includes an effort to provide a range of technical assistance tools to project sponsors, including a series of model contract provisions for popular P3 project types. Development of these tools fulfills a requirement under Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) that 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, FHWA is publishing a series of guides describing terms and conditions typically adopted in P3 concession agreements. The FHWA values public input in the development of the model contract guides, and seeks continuing input. All documents in this series share the same Docket Number (FHWA- 2014-0006). To address the most popular types of P3s, FHWA is producing separate guides to the two most common agreements for concessionaire compensation: user tolls and availability payments (APs). For the purpose of public comment, the Toll Concessions Guide was divided into two parts. The first part, addressing the highest profile (``Core'') provisions, was published in final form on September 10, 2014. The second part (the ``Addendum''), addressing additional substantive provisions, was published in draft form on January 16, 2015. As described below, FHWA is deferring publication of the final version of the Addendum in order to obtain public comment on additional material (provided with this announcement) relevant to the concessions guides. With this notice, FHWA publishes a Draft Availability Payment Concessions P3 Model Contract Guide (``AP Concessions Guide'') so that the general public and interested stakeholders may provide comments. The AP Concessions Guide can be found on the Docket (FHWA-2014-0006) and at the following link:http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ipd/pdfs/p3/ apguide.pdf. This model contract guide has been prepared solely for informational purposes and should not be construed as a statement of DOT or FHWA policy. In addition, a separate chapter on Labor Best Practices recommended by the U.S. Department of Labor has been added to the Docket and is available at the following link: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ipd/pdfs/p3/ laborbestpractices.pdf. This chapter discusses labor provisions recommended by the U.S. Department of Labor for all P3 concession agreements, following a collaboration with USDOT, regardless of source of funding (i.e., Federal, State, or private) or form of compensation (i.e., user tolls or APs). The FHWA intends to incorporate this chapter into the final contract guides for both user toll and AP concessions; therefore, FHWA is seeking public comment on this document prior to finalizing the Toll Concession Addendum.
Revision of Thirteen Controlling Criteria for Design; Notice and Request for Comment
Document Number: 2015-25526
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-07
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. 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 policy regarding controlling criteria for design. The current policy identifies 13 controlling criteria for design and requires formal design exceptions when any of the 13 controlling criteria are not met. The FHWA intends to further streamline the controlling criteria, and the application of these criteria, based on the results of recent research that evaluated the safety and operational effects of the 13 controlling criteria. The FHWA also intends to clarify when design exceptions are required and the documentation that is expected to support such requests. This notice solicits comments on the proposed revisions to the 13 controlling criteria for the design of projects on the NHS that require a design exception when adopted design criteria are not met, in accordance with FHWA regulations.
Environmental Impact Statement: Stark, Billings, and McKenzie Counties, North Dakota
Document Number: 2015-25405
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-06
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public of its intent to prepare an environmental impact statement, in cooperation with the NDDOT, for a proposed highway project in Stark, Billings, and McKenzie Counties, North Dakota.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Alaska
Document Number: 2015-25229
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-05
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to announce 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 a proposed highway reconstruction project: Knik-Goose Bay Road Reconstruction: MP 0.3 to 6.8, Centaur Avenue to Vine Road, in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2015-24569
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-28
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, the United States (US) 101 Express Lanes Project from Post Miles 16.00 to 52.55 on US 101, and Post Miles 23.0 to 24.1 on State Route 85 in the County of Santa Clara, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Funding Availability for the Ladders of Opportunity Initiative: Pilot On-the-Job-Training Supportive Services Program
Document Number: 2015-24245
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-24
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA announces a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for a Pilot On-the-Job-Training Supportive Services (OJT/SS) Program through the Ladders of Opportunity Initiative in the amount of $3 million. The FHWA seeks to award discretionary grants to State Departments of Transportation (State DOTs), or to other State agencies or local governments applying through their State DOTs as subrecipients, in award amounts of up to $500,000 each. The FHWA may choose to fund the program for more or less than the announced amount, including applying any future appropriated funds toward the projects proposed in response to this NOFA. This NOFA solicits proposals that promote innovative, nationally and regionally significant, highway construction workforce development programs that invest in America's economic growth and build ladders of opportunity into the middle class for American workers. The term ``highway construction workforce'' should be read broadly to encompass the workforce necessary to carry out activities eligible for funding under FHWA's Surface Transportation Program (STP) at section 133(b) of title 23, United States Code (U.S.C.). Applications should outline areas of upcoming demand in the State's highway construction workforce and ensure that proposed programs would train workers in skills to fill specific workforce shortages.
Retrospective Regulatory Review-State Safety Plan Development and Reporting
Document Number: 2015-24154
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-24
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Consistent with Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and in particular its emphasis on burden- reduction and on retrospective analysis of existing rules, a Request for Comments was published on November 28, 2014, to solicit input on State highway safety plan development and reporting requirements, which specifically refers to the development of the State Highway Safety Plan (HSP) and Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP), and the reporting requirements of the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and HSP. Thirty-eight unique letters were received and this document provides a summary of the input from these letters. Given the lack of support for any significant changes in the highway safety plan development and reporting requirements, neither the FHWA nor NHTSA will change the HSP or SHSP development requirements nor change the HSIP or HSP reporting requirements at this time. However, the FHWA and NHTSA will consider the valuable information offered in the responses to inform the agencies' decisions on their respective highway safety programs.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-24206
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-23
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 in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a Revision of a Currently Approved Collection; State Right-of-Way Manuals
Document Number: 2015-24190
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-23
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 revision of a currently approved collection, which is summarized in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Revised Notice of Intent To Prepare a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement With: Dane and Columbia Counties, Wisconsin
Document Number: 2015-24116
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The purpose of this NOI is to update the notice that was issued in the Federal Register Vol. 79 No. 224, Thursday, November 20, 2014, Notices. The FHWA is issuing this revised notice to advise the public that FHWA and WisDOT will be preparing a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed transportation improvements along the Interstate (I)-39/90/94 corridor, from the United States Highway (US) 12/18 Interchange to the I-39/Wisconsin State Highway (WIS) 78 interchange in Dane and Columbia Counties in south-central Wisconsin. A more detailed analysis will be prepared for a 6.6 mile portion of the corridor from Columbia County Highway CS to the I-39/WIS 78 interchange (south of Portage). This analysis could be completed within the Tier 1 EIS, as a separate Tier 2 NEPA document, or with an environmental document outside the tiered process. The NOI is being updated to reflect the current status of the environmental study since the previous NOI was issued in November 2014.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on IH 30 from Cooper Street to SH 161, Including the IH 30/SH 360 Interchange, in Texas
Document Number: 2015-22877
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-21
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 making improvements to Interstate Highway (IH) 30 from Cooper Street to State Highway (SH) 161, in Tarrant County and Dallas County in the State of Texas. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Designation of the Republic of Yemen for Temporary Protected Status
Document Number: 2015-21881
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-03
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Federal Highway Administration
Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has designated the Republic of Yemen (Yemen) for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months, effective September 3, 2015, through March 3, 2017. Under section 244(b)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1254a(b)(1)(A), the Secretary is authorized to designate a foreign state (or any part thereof) for TPS upon finding that there is an ongoing armed conflict within the foreign state and, due to such conflict, requiring the return of nationals of the state would pose a serious threat to their personal safety. This designation allows eligible Yemeni nationals (and aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Yemen) who have continuously resided in the United States since September 3, 2015, and have been continuously physically present in the United States since September 3, 2015 to be granted TPS. This Notice also describes the other eligibility criteria applicants must meet. Individuals who believe they may qualify for TPS under this designation may apply within the 180-day registration period that begins on September 3, 2015, and ends on March 1, 2016. They may also apply for Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) and for travel authorization. Through this Notice, DHS also sets forth the procedures for nationals of Yemen (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Yemen) to apply for TPS, EADs, and travel authorization with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Petition for Alien Fiancé (e), Form I-129F; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2015-21789
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-02
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 July 10, 2015 at 80 FR 39801 allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received one comment in connection with the 60-day notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Nonimmigrant Petition Based on Blanket L Petition, Form I-129S; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection.
Document Number: 2015-21281
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-28
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 March 24, 2015, at 80 FR 15625, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did receive comments in connection with the 60-day notice.
Extension of the Designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status
Document Number: 2015-21006
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-25
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Federal Highway Administration
Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from January 23, 2016 through July 22, 2017. The extension allows currently eligible TPS beneficiaries to retain TPS through July 22, 2017, so long as they otherwise continue to meet the eligibility requirements for TPS. The Secretary has determined that an extension is warranted because the conditions in Haiti that prompted the TPS designation continue to be met. There continue to be extraordinary and temporary conditions in that country that prevent Haitian nationals (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Haiti) from returning to Haiti in safety. Through this Notice, DHS also sets forth procedures necessary for nationals of Haiti (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Haiti) to re-register for TPS and to apply for renewal of their Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Re-registration is limited to persons who have previously registered for TPS under the designation of Haiti and whose applications have been granted. Certain nationals of Haiti (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Haiti) who have not previously applied for TPS may be eligible to apply under the late initial registration provisions if they meet (1) at least one of the late initial filing criteria, and (2) all TPS eligibility criteria (including continuous residence in the United States since January 12, 2011, and continuous physical presence in the United States since July 23, 2011). For individuals who have already been granted TPS under Haiti's designation, the 60-day re-registration period runs from August 25, 2015 through October 26, 2015. USCIS will issue new EADs with a July 22, 2017 expiration date to eligible Haiti TPS beneficiaries who timely re-register and apply for EADs under this extension. Given the timeframes involved with processing TPS re-registration applications, DHS recognizes that not all re-registrants will receive new EADs before their current EADs expire on January 22, 2016. Accordingly, through this Notice, DHS automatically extends the validity of EADs issued under the TPS designation of Haiti for 6 months, through July 22, 2016, and explains how TPS beneficiaries and their employers may determine which EADs are automatically extended and their impact on Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) and the E-Verify processes.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, Form I-140; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2015-20143
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-17
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Federal Highway Administration
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed extension of a currently approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Genealogy Index Search Request and Genealogy Records Request. Forms G-1041 and G-1041A; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2015-19021
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-04
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Federal Highway Administration
DHS, USCIS invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed revision of a currently approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application to File Declaration of Intention, Form N-300; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2015-19020
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-04
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Federal Highway Administration
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed revision of a currently approved collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Petition for Alien Fiancé (e), Form I-129F; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2015-17775
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-21
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Federal Highway Administration
DHS, USCIS invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed revision of a currently approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2015-17237
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-14
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 152 near the City of Gilroy in Santa Clara County in the State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
National Tunnel Inspection Standards
Document Number: 2015-16896
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-14
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule establishes the National Tunnel Inspection Standards (NTIS) for highway tunnels. The NTIS require tunnel owners to establish a program for the inspection of highway tunnels, to maintain a tunnel inventory, to report the inspection findings to FHWA, and to correct any critical findings found during these inspections.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed SR-126 (Memorial Boulevard) Improvement Project in Tennessee
Document Number: 2015-17028
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-13
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 a proposed highway project, State Route (SR) 126 (Memorial Boulevard) Improvements, from East Center Street to Interstate 81 (I-81) in Sullivan County, Tennessee. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-16175
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-01
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-16166
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-01
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 the Interstate 64 Peninsula Study in Virginia
Document Number: 2015-16024
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-30
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 second section of the Interstate 64 Peninsula Study from approximately Exit 247 in the east to approximately Exit 242 in the west in the City of Newport News and York County, Virginia. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Construction Manager/General Contractor Contracting
Document Number: 2015-15617
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-06-29
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
Section 1303 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) amends 23 U.S.C. 112 to require the Secretary of Transportation to promulgate regulations as necessary to implement the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) contracting method. This NPRM initiates the formal rulemaking process to fulfill the legislative requirement and establish such regulations as are necessary for the FHWA's approval of projects using the CM/GC method of contracting.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2015-15712
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-26
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 within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, Interstate 5 HOV Lanes Improvements (State Route 55 to State Route 57) within the cities of Santa Ana and Orange in the County of Orange, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Funding Availability for the Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funding
Document Number: 2015-15709
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-26
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of funding 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 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP- 21), as extended. The FHWA will distribute these funds as described in this notice on a competitive basis in a manner consistent with the selection criteria.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2015-15613
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-25
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, U.S. 101 in the City of Willits in the County of Mendocino, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, City of Newport News and City of Hampton to the City of Norfolk, City of Portsmouth, City of Suffolk, and City of Chesapeake, Virginia
Document Number: 2015-15419
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to evaluate the Hampton Roads Crossing Study Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). The purpose of the SEIS is to evaluate new information regarding environmental impacts and the alternatives described in the March 2001 FEIS.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highways in Colorado
Document Number: 2015-15395
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-23
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 State Highway 82, Grand Avenue Bridge project located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Those actions grant approvals for the project.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-15371
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-23
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 of a new information collection that is summarized below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-15369
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-23
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for New Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-14933
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-18
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 August 1, 2014. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
MAP-21 Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study Public Meeting and Solicitation of Comments
Document Number: 2015-14693
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-15
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces an upcoming public briefing and the continued collection of comments regarding the technical reports for the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study (CTSWLS). On June 5, 2015, DOT released the five technical reports to the public and to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for peer review.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Minnesota
Document Number: 2015-14080
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-12
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by FHWA and other Federal Agencies that are final in the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project corridor connecting Trunk Highway 169 and United States Highway 212 in the vicinity of Trunk Highway 41 in the Counties of Scott and Carver, State of Minnesota. The Federal decisions 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 and 40 CFR 1508.28, determined certain issues relating to the proposed action. Those Tier I decisions will be used by Federal agencies in subsequent proceedings, including decisions whether to grant licenses, permits, and approvals for highway project(s).
Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2015-14264
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-11
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 Federal actions taken by Caltrans pursuant to its assigned responsibilities under 23 U.S.C. 327, as well as actions by other Federal agencies, are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed Interstate 5 Bus/Carpool Lanes Project (Post Miles 9.7 to 22.5), south of Elk Grove Blvd. to United States (US) Highway 50 in Sacramento County, State of California. This action grants approval for the project.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Renewal of Two Previously Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-13757
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-05
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 November 12, 2014. 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: 2015-13625
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-04
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, San Diego Freeway (I-405) Improvement Project from State Route (SR) 73 to Interstate 605 (I-605). Work is proposed as follows:
Design Standards for Highways
Document Number: 2015-13097
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-06-02
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA requests comments on a proposed revision to design standards and standard specifications that applies to new construction, reconstruction, resurfacing (except for maintenance resurfacing), restoration, and rehabilitation projects on the National Highway System (NHS). The proposed rule would incorporate by reference the latest versions of design standards and standard specifications previously adopted and incorporated by reference under 23 CFR part 625, and would remove the corresponding outdated or superseded versions of these standards and specifications. The proposed rule also would make technical changes to the regulatory text consistent with updated Federal Register procedures.
Notice to Rescind Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement: Polk County, IA
Document Number: 2015-12846
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-28
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, the Iowa DOT and Polk County are issuing this notice to rescind the NOI published on October 13, 2006 and to advise the public that studies for the environmental impact statement (EIS) will cease for the proposed transportation project in Polk County, Iowa.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2015-12759
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-27
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 21 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: 2015-12456
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-22
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding the FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic Cargo Cranes with minimum capacity of 92.5 US tons for Cleveland- Cuyahoga Ports Authority in the State of Ohio.
Procurement, Management, and Administration of Engineering and Design Related Services
Document Number: 2015-12024
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-22
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule updates the regulations governing the procurement, management, and administration of engineering and design related services directly related to a highway construction project and reimbursed with Federal-aid highway program (FAHP) funding. In issuing the final rule, FHWA revises the regulations to conform to changes in legislation and other applicable regulations [including the DOT's recent adoption of the revised ``Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards,'' and removal of outdated references] and addresses certain findings and recommendations for the oversight of consultant services contained in national review and audit reports.
Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) Transition
Document Number: 2015-12021
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-19
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
In issuing Federal-aid eligibility letters for roadside safety hardware, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) currently makes determinations of continued eligibility for modifications to devices tested to the National Cooperative Highway Research Program Report 350 (NCHRP 350). In an effort to facilitate the implementation of the Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH), FHWA intends to discontinue issuing eligibility letters for requests received after December 31, 2015, for modified NCHRP 350-tested devices that do not involve full scale crash testing to the MASH. Modifications to NCHRP 350-tested devices that have, in the past, been based on engineering analysis or finite element modeling will no longer receive FHWA eligibility letters. Effective January 1, 2016, all changes to NCHRP 350-tested devices will require testing under MASH in order to receive a Federal-aid eligibility letter from FHWA.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2015-11909
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-18
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, US 50/Rancho Cordova Parkway, Sacramento County, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2015-11905
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-18
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 steel cable nets for truck escape ramps used in a dragnet impact absorption system on State route (SR) 431, US550, and SR163 in the State of Nevada.