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Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on Proposed Highway in California

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Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on Proposed Highway in California

Cesar Perez
Federal Highway Administration
June 11, 2015

[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 112 (Thursday, June 11, 2015)]
[Pages 33323-33324]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-14264]



Federal Highway Administration

Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on Proposed Highway in 

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions 
by FHWA and other Federal agencies.


SUMMARY: 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.

DATES: By this notice, FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is advising the 
public of final actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). These actions 
have been taken by Caltrans pursuant to its assigned responsibilities 
under 23 U.S.C. 327, as well as by other Federal agencies. A claim 
seeking judicial review of the Federal agency actions on the highway 
project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before November 
9, 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: Kendall Schinke, Senior Environmental 
Planner, California Department of Transportation, 2379 Gateway Oaks 
Dr., Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95833, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 
p.m., (916) 274-0610, kendall_schinke@dot.ca.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that Caltrans, and 
other Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing 
licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in 
the State of California. The Interstate 5 Bus/Carpool Lanes Project 
would improve operations and safety of Interstate 5 in Sacramento 
County, California. This would be accomplished by adding bus/carpool 
lanes in the median the entire length of the project. The actions by 
Caltrans and other Federal agencies, and the laws under which such 
actions were taken, are described in the Environmental Assessment (EA)/
Finding of No significant Impact (FONSI) for the project, approved by 
Caltrans on June 2, 2015. The EA/FONSI and other project records are 
available by contacting Caltrans at the address provided above. 
Comments or questions concerning this proposed action should be 
directed to Caltrans at the address provided above.
    This notice applies to Caltrans and other 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 the following Federal 
environmental statutes and Executive orders:

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 [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]; Landscaping and Scenic Enhancement (Wildflowers) [23 
U.S.C. 319].
4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531-1544 and Section 
1536]; Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661-667(d)]; 
Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703-712].
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.]; Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 U.S.C. 
470(aa)-470(ll)]; Archeological and Historic Preservation Act [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. 2000(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]; The Uniform 
Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Act of 1970, as 
7. Hazardous Materials: Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9601-9675; 
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA); Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 U.S.C. 6901-6992(k).
8. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act (Section 404, Section 
401, Section 319) [33 U.S.C. 1251-1377]; 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 133(b)(11)]; Flood Disaster Protection Act, 42 
U.S.C. 4001-4128.
9. 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

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Populations; E.O. 11593 Protection and Enhancement of Cultural 
Resources; E.O. 13007 Indian Sacred Sites; 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.

(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).

Cesar Perez,
Senior Transportation Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, 
Sacramento, California.
[FR Doc. 2015-14264 Filed 6-10-15; 8:45 am]

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