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Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects

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Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects

Mark A. Ferroni
Federal Transit Administration
12 February 2020

[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 29 (Wednesday, February 12, 2020)]
[Page 8095]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02726]



Federal Transit Administration

Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation 

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the 
Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The purpose of this notice is to 
announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject 
project and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge 
these final environmental actions.

DATES: By this notice, FTA is advising the public of final agency 
actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l). A claim seeking judicial review of 
FTA actions announced herein for the listed public transportation 
project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before July 13, 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy-Ellen Zusman, Assistant Chief 
Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, (312) 353-2577 or Saadat Khan, 
Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Environmental Programs, 
(202) 366-9647. FTA is located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, 
Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FTA has taken 
final agency actions by issuing certain approvals for the public 
transportation project listed below. The actions on the project, as 
well as the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in 
the documentation issued in connection with the project to comply with 
the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and in other documents in 
the FTA environmental project file for the project. Interested parties 
may contact either the project sponsor or the relevant FTA Regional 
Office for more information. Contact information for FTA's Regional 
Offices may be found at https://www.fta.dot.gov.
    This notice applies to all FTA decisions on the listed project as 
of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such 
actions were taken, including, but not limited to, NEPA [42 U.S.C. 
4321-4375], Section 4(f) requirements [23 U.S.C. 138, 49 U.S.C. 303], 
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act [54 U.S.C. 
306108], and the Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401-7671q]. This notice does 
not, however, alter or extend the limitation period for challenges of 
project decisions subject to previous notices published in the Federal 
Register. The project and actions that are the subject of this notice 
follow. Project name and location: METRO Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit 
(BRT) Project, Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, Minnesota. Project 
Sponsor: The Metropolitan Council, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Project 
description: The project consists of a 10-mile bus transitway in Ramsey 
and Washington counties in the eastern part of the Twin Cities 
Metropolitan Area. The Project will operate parallel to I-94 and 
connect downtown Saint Paul with the suburban cities of Maplewood, 
Landfall, Oakdale and Woodbury. The Project will use 8 existing 
stations in downtown Saint Paul, two new stations at Union Depot, and 
11 existing stations located along the remainder of the alignment. The 
Project will operate in a guideway dedicated to BRT for 66 percent of 
its route (new road construction) and in mixed traffic for 34 percent. 
Final agency action: Section 4(f) de minimis impact determination; 
executed Section 106 Programmatic Agreement, dated January 07, 2020; 
METRO Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit Project Finding of No Significant 
Impact, dated January 17, 2020. Supporting Documentation: METRO Gold 
Line Bus Rapid Transit Environmental Assessment, September 26, 2019.

    Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1).

Mark A. Ferroni,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Planning and Environment.
[FR Doc. 2020-02726 Filed 2-11-20; 8:45 am]

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