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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on US 290/Hempstead Corridor

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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on US 290/Hempstead Corridor

Gregory S. Punske
Federal Highway Administration
September 7, 2010

[Federal Register: September 7, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 172)]
[Page 54420-54421]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Federal Highway Administration

Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on US 290/Hempstead 

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions 
by FHWA.


SUMMARY: This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and other 
Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 
139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, United 
States Highway 290 (US 290), from Farm to Market 2920 (FM 2920) to 
Interstate Highway 610 (IH 610) in Harris County, Texas. Those actions 
grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.

[[Page 54421]]

DATES: By this notice, the 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 highway project will be barred 
unless the claim is filed on or before March 7, 2011. If the Federal 
law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time period 
of less than 180 days for filing such claim, then that shorter time 
period still applies.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gregory Punske, P.E., District 
Engineer, District B (South), Federal Highway Administration, 300 East 
8th Street, Room 826 Austin, Texas 78701; telephone: (512) 536-5960; e-
mail: gregory.punske@dot.gov. The FHWA Texas Division Office's normal 
business hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (central time) Monday through 
    You may also contact Dianna Noble, P.E., Environmental Affairs 
Division, Texas Department of Transportation, 118 E. Riverside Drive, 
Austin, Texas 78704; telephone: (512) 416-2734; e-mail: 
Dianna.Noble@txdot.gov. The Texas Department of Transportation normal 
business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (central time) Monday through 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the FHWA and 
other Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing 
licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in 
the State of Texas: US 290 from FM 2920 to IH 610 in Harris County; 
FHWA Project Reference Number: FHWA-TX-EIS-07-01-F. The project will be 
a 61.2 km (38 mi) long, six to twelve main lanes, two- or three-lane 
frontage roads in each direction, a controlled access managed-lane 
(toll) facility along Hempstead Road between Bauer Road and IH 610, an 
advanced high-capacity transit reserved corridor, grade-separated 
intersections with exit and entrance ramps at intersecting roadways, 
and elevated directional interchanges at IH 610 and Sam Houston 
Tollway. It will begin in northwestern Harris County at FM 2920 near 
Waller, TX. It will then proceed southeast through Harris County and 
end at IH 610 north of Interstate Highway 10 (IH10). The purpose of the 
project is to reduce congestion in the US 290 corridor, enhance 
mobility and safety, and bring the roadway up to current design 
standards. The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under 
which such actions were taken, are described in the Final Environmental 
Impact Statement (FEIS) for the project, approved on March 30, 2010, in 
the FHWA Record of Decision (ROD) issued on August 25, 2010, and in 
other documents in the FHWA administrative record. The FEIS, ROD, and 
other documents in the FHWA administrative record file are available by 
contacting the FHWA or the Texas Department of Transportation at the 
addresses provided above. The FHWA FEIS and ROD can be viewed and 
downloaded from the project Web site at http://www.my290.com/. 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 et seq.]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109].
    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 [23 U.S.C. 138 and 49 U.S.C. 303].
    4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531-1544]; Fish and 
Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661-667(d)]; and, 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]; 
Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 [16 U.S.C. 470]; 
Archaeological and Historical Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 469].
    6. Social and Economic: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 
[42 U.S.C. 2000(d) et seq.]; Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 
U.S.C. 4201-4209].
    7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act [33 U.S.C. 1251-
1342]; Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) [16 U.S.C. 4601-4604].
    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. 11514 Protection and Enhancement of Environmental 

(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: August 27, 2010.
Gregory S. Punske,
District Engineer.
[FR Doc. 2010-22146 Filed 9-3-10; 8:45 am]

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