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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Transportation Projects in Florida

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

American Government

Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Transportation Projects in Florida

James C. Christian
Federal Highway Administration
May 8, 2015


[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 89 (Friday, May 8, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26608-26610]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-10431]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Transportation 
Projects in Florida

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration, FHWA, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Limitation of Claims for Judicial Review of Actions 
by FHWA and Other Federal Agencies.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces actions taken by FHWA and other Federal 
Agencies since October 2, 2014, that are final within the meaning of 23 
U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to the proposed CR 388 Segment 2 
(Westbay Parkway) from SR 79 to SR 77 in Bay

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County; SR 9B Extension in St. Johns County; SR 997/SW 177th Avenue/
Krome Avenue South in Miami-Dade County; SR 90/Tamiami Trail, milepost 
13.87 to 24.62 in Miami-Dade County; SR 7 Extension in Palm Beach 
County; Palm Bay Parkway Southern Interchange in Brevard County; and SR 
20 in Alachua and Putman Counties in the State of Florida. These 
actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.

DATES: By this notice, FHWA is advising the public of final agency 
actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A claim seeking judicial review 
of the Federal agency actions on the listed highway projects will be 
barred unless the claim is filed on or before October 5, 2015. If the 
Federal law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time 
period of less than 150 days for filing such claim, then that shorter 
time period still applies.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For FHWA: Ms. Cathy Kendall, AICP, 
Senior Environmental Specialist, FHWA Florida Division, 545 John Knox 
Road, Suite 200, Tallahassee, Florida 32303; telephone: (850) 553-2225; 
email: cathy.kendall@dot.gov. The FHWA Florida Division Office's normal 
business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FHWA and other 
Federal Agencies have taken final agency action by issuing licenses, 
permits, and approvals for the projects listed below. The actions by 
the Federal agencies on a project, and the laws under which such 
actions were taken, are described in the documented environmental 
assessment (EA) or environmental impact statement (EIS) issued in 
connection with the project, and in other project records for the 
listed projects. The EA or FEIS and other documents from the FHWA and 
other Federal Agency project records for the listed projects are 
available by contacting the FHWA or by using the links provided below.
    This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions as of the 
issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were 
taken, including but not limited to:
    1. General: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 
4321-4351; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109 and 23 U.S.C. 128].
    2. Air: Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 U.S.C. 7401-7671(q).
    3. Land: Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 
1966 [49 U.S.C. 303 and 23 U.S.C. 138].
    4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531-1544 and 1536]; 
Marine Mammal Protection Act [16 U.S.C. 1361], Fish and Wildlife 
Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661-667(d); Migratory Bird Treaty Act 
(MBTA) [16 U.S.C. 703-712]; Magnuson-Stevenson Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act of 1976, as amended [16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.].
    5. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National 
Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470(f) et 
seq.]; Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 (ARPA) [16 
U.S.C. 470(aa)-470(II)]; Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act 
(AHPA) [16 U.S.C. 469-469(c)]; Native American Grave Protection and 
Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) [25 U.S.C. 3001-3013].
    6. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 
20009(d)-2000(d)(1)]; American Indian Religious Freedom Act [42 U.S.C. 
1996]; Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. 4201-4209].
    7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act (Section 404, 
Section 401, Section 319) [33 U.S.C. 1251-1377]; Coastal Barriers 
Resources Act (CBRA) [16 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.]; Coastal Zone Management 
Act (CZMA) [16 U.S.C. 1451-1465]; Land and Water Conservation Fund 
(LWCF) [16 U.S.C. 4601-4604]; Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) [42 U.S.C. 
300(f)-300(j)(6)]; Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 [33 U.S.C. 401-406]; 
Wild and Scenic Rivers Act [16 U.S.C. 1271-1287]; Emergency Wetlands 
Resources Act [16 U.S.C. 3921, 3931]; Wetlands Mitigation, [23 U.S.C. 
103(b)(6)(M) and 103(b)(11)]; Flood Disaster Protection Act [42 U.S.C. 
4001-4128].
    8. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988 
Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address 
Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income 
Populations; E.O. 11593 Protection and Enhancement of Cultural 
Resources; E.O. 13287 Preserve America; E.O. 13175 Consultation and 
Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments; E.O. 11514 Protection and 
Enhancement of Environmental Quality; E.O. 13112 Invasive Species.
    The projects subject to this notice are:
    1. Project Location: Bay County, CR 388 Segment 2 (Westbay Parkway) 
from SR 79 to SR 77. Financial Project Number 424464-3-22-01. Project 
type: The project will widen CR 388 (West Bay Parkway, Segment 2) from 
a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane divided roadway, for 
approximately 12.8 miles. The actions by FHWA and the laws under which 
such actions were taken are described in the EA and in the Finding of 
No Significant Impact (FONSI) issued on October 2, 2014, and are 
available at http://westbayparkway.com.
    2. Project Location: St. Johns County, SR 9B Extension. Financial 
Project Number: 431418-2. Project type: The SR 9B Extension proposes a 
2.3-mile extension of State Road (SR) 9B in St. Johns County from the 
Interstate 95 (I-95)/SR 9B interchange to County Road (CR) 2209, and 
also provides a connection to existing Race Track Road. Implementing 
Federal permits that have been issued include SJRWMD Permit #: 102025-
6, 102025-7 and ACOE Permit #: SAJ-2014-01931(SP-AWP). The actions by 
FHWA and the laws under which such actions were taken are described in 
the EA and in the FONSI issued on November 3, 2014, and are available 
at http://www.sr9b.com/Phase3/SiteCollectionDocuments/FONSI_EA%20-%20SR%209B%20Extension%20-%20APPROVED.pdf.
    3. Project Location: Miami-Dade County, Krome Avenue South (SR 
997). Financial Project Number: 249614-4-22-01. Project type: Improve 
SR 997/SW 177th Avenue/Krome Avenue South (located north of Homestead) 
to address safety, capacity and design deficiency needs. The project 
limits are SW 296th Street (Avocado Drive) to SW 136th Street (Howard 
Drive) in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The actions by FHWA and the laws 
under which such actions were taken are described in the EIS and Record 
of Decision (ROD) issued on December 22, 2014, and are available at 
www.kromesouth.com.
    4. Project Location: Miami-Dade County, SR 90/Tamiami Trail (US 
Highway 41), Tamiami Trail Modifications: Next Steps. Project Type: The 
project will implement roadway modifications to restore more natural 
water flow to Everglades National Park and Florida Bay for the purpose 
of restoring habitat within the Park and ecological connectivity 
between the Park and Water Conservation Areas. The project limits are 
between milepost 13.87 and 24.62 (west of Krome Avenue). This project 
will not add through lanes. The project will remove approximately 5.5 
miles of existing 2-lane roadway fill embankment and construct an equal 
length of 2-lane bridging to replace the removed embankment. Remaining 
roadway and fill embankment will be slightly raised in elevation. The 
actions by FHWA and the laws under which such actions were taken are 
described in the adopted National Park Service EIS, ROD issued by FHWA 
on February 9, 2015, and are

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available at http://www.efl.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/tamiami-trail.aspx.
    5. Project Location: Palm Beach County, SR 7 Extension. Federal Aid 
No: 4752(030)P. Project Type: The project will extend SR 7 for 8.5 
miles from SR704 (Okeechobee Boulevard) to SR809A (Northlake 
Boulevard). The actions by FHWA and the laws under which such actions 
were taken are described in the EA and in the FONSI issued on February 
19, 2015, and are available at http://www.sr7extension.com/home.htm.
    6. Project Location: Brevard County, Palm Bay Parkway Southern 
Interchange at I-95. Financial Project No: 426904-1-22-01 and 426904-1-
22-02 Project Type: The project builds a new interchange that will 
directly connect the Palm Bay Parkway and Micco Road to I-95 just south 
of the City of Palm Bay in Brevard County. The actions by FHWA and the 
laws under which such actions were taken are described in the EA and in 
the FONSI issued on February 25, 2015, and are available at 
www.palmbayinterchange.com.
    7. Project Location: Alachua and Putnam Counties, SR 20. Financial 
Project No: 207818-1 and 210024-1. Project Type: The project will widen 
SR-20 from a two-lane rural roadway to a four-lane urban divided 
roadway with a raised median from US-301 to CR-315. The actions by FHWA 
and the laws under which such actions were taken are described in the 
EA and in the FONSI issued on March 17, 2015, and are available at 
http://www.nflroads.com/_layouts/FDOT%20D2%20Northeast%20Florida%20Road%20Construction/ProjectDetails.aspx?pid=12&sid=All.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, 
Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing 
Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on 
Federal programs and activities apply to this program.)

    Authority:  23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1).

    Dated: April 23, 2015.
James C. Christian,
Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Tallahassee, 
Florida.
[FR Doc. 2015-10431 Filed 5-7-15; 8:45 am]
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