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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Gravina Access Project in Alaska

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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Gravina Access Project in Alaska

Sandra A. Garcia-Aline
Federal Highway Administration
7 July 2017


[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 129 (Friday, July 7, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 31680]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-14234]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Gravina Access 
Project in Alaska

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of 
Transportation (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 final actions taken by FWHA. The actions 
relate to the proposed Gravina Access Project in the Ketchikan Gateway 
Borough in the State of Alaska. Those actions grant 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 FHWA actions on the Gravina Access Project will be barred unless the 
claim is filed on or before December 4, 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: Karen Pinell, Assistant Division 
Administrator, Alaska Division Office, FHWA, P.O. Box 21648, Juneau, 
Alaska 99802, Telephone (907) 586-7158. The FHWA Alaska Division 
Office's normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Alaska 
Standard Time), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may 
also contact Kirk Miller, P.E., Project Manager, DOT&PF Southcoast 
Region, 6860 Glacier Highway, Juneau, Alaska 99801-7999, Telephone 
(907) 465-1215. The DOT&PF Southcoast Region's normal business hours 
are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Alaska Standard Time), Monday through 
Friday, except State and Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FHWA has taken 
final agency action subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by issuing licenses, 
permits, and approvals for the Gravina Access Project in the State of 
Alaska. The Gravina Access Project proposes to improve access between 
Revillagigedo Island and Gravina Island in the Ketchikan Gateway 
Borough, Alaska.
    The project includes the following components:
    1. Reconstruction of existing airport ferry berths to meet current 
design standards;
    2. Upgrades and improvements to pedestrian facilities at the 
airport ferry terminals;
    3. A new heavy freight mooring facility and new ferry layup dock on 
Gravina Island;
    4. Shuttle vans to carry pedestrians and their luggage to/from the 
airport;
    5. New toll facilities;
    6. Replacement of the bridge over Airport Creek; and
    7. Reconstruction of Seley Road from Lewis Reef Road to 
approximately the end of the Airport Reserve.
    The actions by FHWA and the laws under which such actions were 
taken are described in the Gravina Access Project Final Environmental 
Impact Statement (SEIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) issued on July 7, 
2017, and in other documents in the project records. The Final SEIS, 
ROD, and other project records are available by contacting FHWA at the 
address provided above. The Final SEIS and ROD can be viewed and 
downloaded from the project Web site at: at: http://dot.alaska.gov/sereg/projects/gravina_access/ or by contacting FHWA at the address 
provided above.
    This notice applies to all FHWA decisions as of the issuance date 
of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken. Laws 
generally applicable to such actions include but are 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].
    2. Wildlife: Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661-
667d; Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703-712], Magnuson-Stevens 
Fisheries Conservation and Management Act of 1976, as amended [16 
U.S.C. 1801-1891d, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act [16 U.S.C. 668-
668d), Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C 1536).
    3. Waters of the U.S.: Section 404 of the Clean Water Act [33 
U.S.C. 1344].
    4. Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National Historic 
Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [54 U.S.C. 306108]; Archaeological 
and Historic Preservation Act [54 U.S.C. 312501-312508]; Archaeological 
Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 U.S.C. 470(aa)-470mm].
    5. Executive Orders: Executive Order 12898, Environmental Justice; 
Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management; Executive Order 11990, 
Protection of Wetlands; Executive Order 13112, Invasive Species; 
Executive Order 13166 Improving Access to Services for Persons with 
Limited English Proficiency; Executive Order 13186 Migratory Birds; 
Executive Order 11593, Protection and Enhancement of the Cultural 
Environment; and Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination 
with Indian Tribal Governments.

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

    Issued On: June 27, 2017.
Sandra A. Garcia-Aline,
Alaska Division Administrator, Juneau, Alaska.
[FR Doc. 2017-14234 Filed 7-6-17; 8:45 am]
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