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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highways in Alaska

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

American Government

Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highways in Alaska

David C. Miller
Federal Highway Administration
November 17, 2010

[Federal Register: November 17, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 221)]
[Notices]               
[Page 70349]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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[[Page 70349]]

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

 
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highways in 
Alaska

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

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

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SUMMARY: This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA that are final 
within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The action relates to a 
proposed highway project on the Parks Highway from Lucus Road to Big 
Lake Road, in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, State of Alaska. Those 
actions grant approval for the project.

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 listed highway project will be 
barred unless the claim is filed on or before May 16, 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. Alex Viteri, Central Region Area 
Engineer, FHWA Alaska Division, P.O. Box 21648, Juneau, Alaska 99802-
1648; office hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (AST), phone (907) 586-7544; e-
mail Alex.Viteri@dot.gov. You may also contact Brian Elliott, DOT&PF 
Central Region, Regional Environmental Manager, Alaska Department of 
Transportation and Public Facilities, 4111 Aviation Drive, P.O. Box 
196900, Anchorage, Alaska 99519-6900; office hours 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
(AST), phone (907) 269-0539, e-mail brian.elliott@alaska.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the FHWA has 
taken final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(I)(1) by issuing 
approvals for the following highway project in the State of Alaska: 
Project No. IM-0A4-1(23)/57178; Project Location: Project begins within 
the City of Wasilla, extends through Meadow Lakes and ends within the 
City of Houston, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska. Project type: Road 
improvements between Lucus Road and Big Lake Road, a distance of 
approximately eight miles. The five-lane section east of the project 
would be extended one mile west from Lucus Road to Church Road and the 
existing two-lane section west of Church Road would be upgraded to a 
four-lane divided highway with a depressed grass median from Church 
Road west to Big Lake Road. Existing frontage roads would be improved, 
and the existing 10-foot wide pedestrian pathway would be reconstructed 
and/or relocated as necessary. The project also includes construction 
of two bridges, drainage improvements, and continuous illumination.
    The actions by the Federal agency on the project, and the laws 
under which such actions were taken, are described in the Environmental 
Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) issued for 
the project, approved on September 12, 2010 and in other documents in 
the FHWA project files or the State of Alaska Department of 
Transportation & Public Facilities. The EA, FONSI, and other documents 
from the FHWA project records files are available by contacting the 
FHWA or the State of Alaska Department of Transportation & Public 
Facilities at the addresses provided above. The EA and FONSI documents 
can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at http://
www.parkshighway44-52.info/ or viewed at 4111 Aviation Avenue, 
Anchorage, Alaska 99519.
    This notice applies to all FHWA decisions and approvals on the 
project as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws and 
Executive Orders 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 [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 of 1973 [16 U.S.C. 1531-1544 
and Section 1536]; Anadromous Fish Conservation Act [16 U.S.C. 757(a)-
757(g)]; Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661-667(d)], 
Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703-712]; Magnuson-Stevenson 
Fishery Conservation and Management Act 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 [16 U.S.C. 470(f) et 
seq.]; Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 U.S.C. 
470(aa)-470(II)]; Archeological and Historic Preservation Act [16 
U.S.C. 469-469(c)].
    6. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 
2000(d)-2000(d)(1)]; 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 Zone Management 
Act [16 U.S.C. 1451-1465]; Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) [16 
U.S.C. 4601-4604]; 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].
    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. 13186 Migratory Birds; 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)

    Issued on: November 2, 2010.
David C. Miller,
Division Administrator, Juneau, Alaska.
[FR Doc. 2010-28942 Filed 11-16-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-RY-P

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