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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions of Proposed Highway in California

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

American Government

Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions of Proposed Highway in California

Tashia Clemons
Federal Highway Administration
17 May 2017


[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 94 (Wednesday, May 17, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22719-22720]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-09969]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions of Proposed Highway in 
California

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions 
by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), pursuant to 
23 U.S.C. 327, and the United States National Park Service, Death 
Valley National Park (NPS).

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SUMMARY: The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to 
announce actions taken by Caltrans and NPS, that are final. The actions 
relate to a proposed highway project, State Route

[[Page 22720]]

(SR) 190 in Death Valley National Park near Towne Pass, along 0.6 mile 
of SR 190 in County of Inyo, State of California. Those actions grant 
licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.

DATES: By this notice, the FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, 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 highway 
project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before October 
16, 2017. 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 Caltrans: Angela Calloway, Office 
Chief, District 9 Environmental; Caltrans District 9; 500 S. Main St., 
Bishop, CA 93514; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; (760) 872-2424; 
Angie.calloway@dot.ca.gov.
    For NPS: Jonathan Penman-Brotzman, Compliance Program Manager, 
Office of Environmental Compliance; National Park Service, Death Valley 
National Park; P.O. Box 579, Death Valley, CA 92328; Tuesday-Friday 8 
a.m.-5 p.m.; (760) 786-3227; jonathan_brotzman@nps.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, the Federal Highway 
Administration (FHWA) assigned, and the California Department of 
Transportation (Caltrans) assumed, environmental responsibilities for 
this project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Notice is hereby given that the 
Caltrans and NPS have taken final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 
139(l)(1) by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the following 
highway project in the State of California: The project proposes to 
realign approximately 0.6 mile of SR 190 to the east of the current 
alignment near Towne Pass in Death Valley National Park. A new highway 
easement will be acquired from Death Valley National Park. The current 
six curves will be reduced to three. The realignment will improve both 
vertical and horizontal curves to meet a minimum design speed of 55 
miles per hour and increase stopping sight distance to 600 feet. Paved 
shoulders will be constructed throughout the project area and side 
slopes will be flattened or stabilized to create a catchment adjacent 
to the roadway, thus reducing the potential for rockfall. Federal 
Project Number 00PE014. The actions by the Federal agencies, and the 
laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Final 
Environmental Assessment (EA) for the project, approved on May 3, 2017, 
in the Caltrans' Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) issued on May 
3, 2017 and in other documents in the FHWA project records. The EA, 
FONSI, and other project records are available by contacting Caltrans 
at the address provided above. The Caltrans EA and FONSI can also be 
viewed and downloaded from the internet at http://www.dot.ca.gov/d9/environmental/index.html.
    The NPS concurred that the proposed project would result in a de 
minimis impact to Death Valley National Park as a publicly owned park 
of national, state, or local significance pursuant to the requirements 
of Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act (49 U.S.C. 303, 
23 CFR 774). The NPS also participated as a cooperating agency and 
anticipates adopting the EA/FONSI to provide additional project 
licenses, permits, and/or approvals.
    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. Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR 1500 et seq.; 
23 CFR 771)
2. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4351 et 
seq.)
3. Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21, Pub. L. 
112-141)
4. Clean Air Act of 1963, as amended (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.)
5. Noise Control Act of 1979 (42 U.S.C. 4901 et seq.)
6. FHWA Noise Standards, Policies, and Procedures (23 CFR 772)
7. Department of Transportation Act of 1966, Section 4(f) (49 U.S.C. 
303)
8. Clean Water Act of 1977 and 1987 (33 U.S.C. 1344)
9. Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531-1543)
10. Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703-712)
11. National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (54 U.S.C. 
306108 et seq.)
12. Executive Order 11990, Protection of Wetlands
13. Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management
14. Executive Order 13112, Invasive Species
15. Executive Order 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental 
Justice and Low-Income Populations
16. Title VI of Civil Rights Act 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.), as 
amended

(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).

Tashia Clemons,
Director, Program Development, Federal Highway Administration, 
Sacramento, California.
[FR Doc. 2017-09969 Filed 5-16-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-RY-P

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