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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Loop 1 in Texas

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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Loop 1 in Texas

Salvador Deocampo
Federal Highway Administration
September 11, 2012

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 176 (Tuesday, September 11, 2012)]
[Pages 55896-55897]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22331]



Federal Highway Administration

Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Loop 1 in Texas

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

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


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, Loop 1, 
from Farm-to-Market (FM) 734 to Cesar Chavez Street in Travis County, 
Texas. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the 

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 10, 2013. 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. Salvador Deocampo, District 
Engineer, Texas Division, Federal Highway Administration, 300 East 8th 
Street, Room 826, Austin, Texas 78701; telephone: (512) 536-5950; 
email: Salvador.Deocampo@dot.gov. The FHWA Texas Division Office's 
normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (central time) Monday 
through Friday. You may also contact Carlos Swonke, Director 
Environmental Affairs Division, Texas Department of Transportation 
(TxDOT), 118 E. Riverside Drive, Austin, Texas 78704; telephone: (512) 
416-2734; email: carlos.swonke@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: Loop 1 from Farm-to-Market (FM) 734 to Cesar Chavez 
Street in Travis County; Project Reference Number: TxDOT CSJ: 3136-01-
107. The proposed improvements would consist of upgrading Loop 1 by 
adding a new express (tolled) travel lane in each direction. The 
actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under

[[Page 55897]]

which such actions were taken, are described in the documented 
Environmental Assessment (EA), with a Finding of No Significant Impact 
(FONSI) issued August 23, 2012 and in other documents in the FHWA 
administrative record. The EA, FONSI, and other documents in the FHWA 
administrative record file are available by contacting the FHWA or the 
TxDOT at the addresses provided above. The FHWA EA and FONSI can be 
viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at http://www.mopacexpress.com/ or viewed at public libraries in the project 
    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, 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 [23 U.S.C. 138 and 49 U.S.C. 303]; Landscaping and Scenic 
Enhancement (Wildflowers) [23 U.S.C. 319].
    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(f) et 
seq.]; Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 U.S.C. 
470(aa)--470(ll)]; Archaeological and Historical Preservation Act [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: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 
[42 U.S.C. 2000(d) et seq.]; American Indian Religious Freedom Act [42 
U.S.C. 1996]; Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. 4201-
    7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act (Section 404, 
Section 401, Section 319) [33 U.S.C. 1251-1342]; 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); 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. 11593 Protection and Enhancement of Cultural 
Resources; E.O. 13007 Indian Sacred Sites; E.O. 13287 Preserve America; 
13175 Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments; 
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: September 5, 2012.
Salvador Deocampo,
District Engineer, Austin, Texas.
[FR Doc. 2012-22331 Filed 9-10-12; 8:45 am]

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