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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California

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American Government

Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California

Tashia Clemons
Federal Highway Administration
23 October 2017

[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 203 (Monday, October 23, 2017)]
[Pages 49074-49075]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-22954]



Federal Highway Administration

Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in 

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions 
by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), pursuant to 
23 U.S.C. 327.


SUMMARY: The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to 
announce actions taken by Caltrans, that are final. The actions relate 
to a proposed highway project, located on

[[Page 49075]]

State Route 20 between post miles R18.07/20.25 in the County of Yuba, 
State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and 
approvals for the project.

DATES: By this notice, the FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, 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 22, 
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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For Caltrans: Laura Loeffler, Senior 
Environmental Planner, California Department of Transportation- 
District 3, 703 B Street, Marysville, California 95901, during normal 
business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., telephone (530) 741-4592 or 
email laura.loeffler@dot.ca.gov or Darla Tate at (530) 740-4839 email 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, the Federal Highway 
Administration (FHWA) assigned, and the California Department of 
Transportation (Caltrans) assumed, environmental responsibilities for 
this project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Notice is hereby given that 
Caltrans, has taken final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) 
by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway 
project in the State of California: The project will improve state 
route 20 in Yuba County, California. The total length of the project is 
2 miles from post miles R18.07 to 20.25. The scope of this safety 
project will: improve horizontal and vertical alignment, widen 
shoulders and add left turn pockets, realign portions of the existing 
highway to correct non-standard curves and improve sight distance to a 
55 mph design speed, widen the highway shoulders, construct a new 800-
foot bridge and re-align a section between PM R18.4 and 18.9, add a 
left turn pockets to two public roads (Timbuctoo Place, PM 19.83) and 
Smartsville Road, (PM 20.00), construct new drainage systems as 
necessary for new alignment segments, and lastly place new roadway 
signs and strips.
    The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such 
actions were taken, are described in the Final Environmental Assessment 
(FEA) for the project, approved on 8/31/2017, in the FHWA Finding of No 
Significant Impact (FONSI) issued on 8/31/2017, and in other documents 
in the FHWA project records. The FEA, FONSI and other project records 
are available by contacting Caltrans at the addresses provided above. 
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. Council on Environmental Quality Regulations
2. National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 
4321 et seq.
3. Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1970, 23 U.S.C 109
4. MAP-21, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (Pub. 
L. 112-141)
5. Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA)
6. Clean Water Act of 1977 and 1987
7. Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972 (see Clean Water Act of 
1977 & 1987)
8. Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (Paleontological 
9. Noise Control Act of 1972
10. Safe Drinking Water Act of 1944, as amended
11. Endangered Species Act of 1973
12. Executive Order 11990, Protection of Wetlands
13. Executive Order 13112, Invasive Species
14. Executive Order 13186, Migratory Birds
15. Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1934, as amended
16. Migratory Bird Treaty Act
17. Water Bank Act Wetlands Mitigation Banks, ISTEA 1991, Sections 
18. Wildflowers, Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Act of 
1987 Section 130
19. Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972
20. Coastal Zone Management Act Reauthorization Amendments Of 1990
21. Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management
22. Department of Transportation (DOT) Executive Order 5650.2--
Floodplain Management and Protection (April 23, 1979)
23. Rivers and Harbors Appropriation Act of 1899, Sections 9 and 10
24. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended
25. Executive Order 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental 
Justice and Low-Income Populations

(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).

Tashia Clemons,
Director, Program Development, Federal Highway Administration, 
Sacramento, California.
[FR Doc. 2017-22954 Filed 10-20-17; 8:45 am]

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