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

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

David Hawk
Federal Highway Administration
13 September 2017

[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 176 (Wednesday, September 13, 2017)]
[Pages 43077-43078]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-19309]



Federal Highway Administration

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

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), USDOT.

ACTION: Notice of Limitation of Claims for Judicial Review of Actions 
by the FHWA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Other Federal 


SUMMARY: The FHWA, on behalf of the Florida Department of 
Transportation (FDOT), is issuing this notice to announce actions taken 
by FHWA and other Federal Agencies, since May 8, 2015, that are final 
within the meaning of Federal law. These actions relate to a proposed 
highway project, the State Road (SR) 7 extension from SR 704/Okeechobee 
Boulevard to County Road (CR) 809/North Lake Boulevard, Federal Project 
No: 4752-030-P, in Palm Beach County, State of Florida. These actions 
grant license, permits, and approvals for the project.

DATES: By this notice, the FHWA, on behalf of the FDOT, 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 February 
5, 2018. 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.

Environmental Administrator, Florida Department of Transportation, 
District 4, 3400 Commercial Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33309; 
telephone: (954) 777-4325; email: Ann.Broadwell@dot.state.fl.us. For 
FHWA: Ms. Cathy Kendall, AICP, Senior Environmental Specialist, FHWA 
Florida Division, 3500 Financial Plaza, Suite 400, Tallahassee, Florida 
32312; telephone: (850) 553-2225; email: cathy.kendall@dot.gov. For 
USACE: Mr. Randy Turner, SAJ Regulatory Division, U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers, 701 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207; telephone: 904-
232-1670; email: Randy.L.Turner@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective December 14, 2016, the Federal 
Highway Administration (FHWA) assigned, and the Florida Department of 
Transportation (FDOT) assumed, environmental responsibilities for this 
project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Notice is hereby given that FHWA, 
USACE and other Federal Agencies have taken final agency action subject 
to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for 
the project listed below. The actions by the Federal agencies on a 
project, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are 
described in the Environmental Assessment (EA) with Finding of No 
Significant Impact (FONSI) issued on February 19, 2015, in connection 
with the project. The EA/FONSI is available by contacting the FDOT or 
by using the link provided below.
    This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions by issuing 
licenses, permits, and approvals 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 (FAHA) [23 U.S.C. 109 and 23 U.S.C. 
    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 (4f) [49 U.S.C. 303 and 23 U.S.C. 138].
    4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act (ESA) [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 (106) [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 (Civil Rights) [42 
U.S.C. 20009(d)-2000(d)(1)]; American Indian Religious Freedom Act [42 
U.S.C. 1996];

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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. 
    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 project subject to this notice is:
    Project Location: Palm Beach County, Florida--SR-7 extension from 
SR 704/Okeechobee Boulevard to CR-809/North Lake Boulevard, Federal 
Project No: 4752-030-P. The highway project consists of two segments. 
Segment 1 (FDOT Financial Project Number 229664-3-32-01) will extend 
SR7 from 60th Street North to CR-809/North Lake Boulevard through 
construction of a new four lane road, including two bridges. Segment 2 
(FDOT Financial Project Number 229664-4-32-01) will widen an existing 
extent of SR 7 from a two-lane roadway to a four lane divided roadway 
from SR-704/Okeechobee Boulevard to 60th Street North. The Army Corps 
of Engineers issued Permit #SAJ-2015-01094(SP-RLT) for the project on 
July 20, 2017. The EA/FONSI is available at: http://www.sr7extension.com/SR7_Documents_and_Publications.html.

(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).

    Issued on: September 5, 2017.
David Hawk,
Acting Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, 
Tallahassee, Florida.
[FR Doc. 2017-19309 Filed 9-12-17; 8:45 am]

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