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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on State Highway 99 (Segment G)

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

American Government

Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on State Highway 99 (Segment G)

Gregory S. Punske
Federal Highway Administration
January 11, 2011

[Federal Register: January 11, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 7)]
[Notices]               
[Page 1664-1665]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr11ja11-103]                         

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

 
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on State Highway 99 
(Segment G)

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions 
by FHWA and Other Federal Agencies.

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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, Grand 
Parkway (State Highway 99) Segment G, from Interstate Highway 45 (I-45) 
to US 59 in Harris and Montgomery Counties, Texas. Those actions grant 
licenses, permits, and approvals 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 highway project will be barred 
unless the claim is filed on or before July 10, 2011. If the Federal 
law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time period 
of less than 180 days for filing such

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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 
Friday.
    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 
Friday.

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: Grand Parkway (State Highway 99) Segment G from I-
45 to US 59 in Harris and Montgomery Counties; FHWA Project Reference 
Number: FHWA-TX-EIS-03-03-F. The project will be a 22.05 km (13.7 mi) 
long, four-lane controlled access toll road with intermittent frontage 
roads, grade-separated intersections with exit and entrance ramps at 
eight intersections, while the need for elevated directional 
interchanges will be determined during final design. It will begin in 
northern Harris County at I-45 and then proceed northeast through 
Montgomery County and end at US 59. The purpose of the project is to 
efficiently link the suburban communities and major roadways, enhance 
mobility and safety, and respond to economic growth. 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 January 15, 2009, in the FHWA Record of Decision 
(ROD) issued on December 29, 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 Grand Parkway 
Association Web site at http://www.grandpky.com/segments/g/.
    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 
Quality.

(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: January 4, 2011.
Gregory S. Punske,
District Engineer.
[FR Doc. 2011-336 Filed 1-10-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-22-P

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