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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 June 2020

[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 114 (Friday, June 12, 2020)]
[Page 35984]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-12747]

[[Page 35984]]



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 November 
9, 2020.

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 
    The project and actions that are the subject of this notice follow: 
Project name and location: West Valley Corridor Connector (WVCC) 
Project, City of Pomona (Los Angeles County) and Cities of Montclair, 
Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Fontana (San Bernardino County), 
California. Project Sponsor: San Bernardino County Transportation 
Authority (SBCTA). Project description: The WVCC project involves 
construction of a 35-mile-long bus rapid transit (BRT) that would 
decrease travel times and improve the existing public transit system 
within the corridor. The project includes up to 60 station platforms at 
33 locations/major intersections and associated improvements. A new 
operation and maintenance facility for light maintenance activities 
will be constructed. The project will be constructed in two phases: 
WVCC--Phase I will include the 19-mile-long Milliken Alignment, from 
the eastern boundary limit in Pomona to Victoria Gardens in Rancho 
Cucamonga; WVCC--Phase II will include the 16-mile-long Haven 
Alignment, from Ontario International Airport to Kaiser Permanente 
Medical Center in Fontana. Final agency action: Section 4(f) de minimis 
impact determination; Section 106 No Adverse Effect Determination dated 
March 19, 2020; The WVCC Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) dated 
May 12, 2020. Supporting Documentation: The WVCC Environmental 
Assessment (EA) dated June 14, 2019. The WVCC FONSI, EA and associated 
documents can be viewed and downloaded from: https://www.gosbcta.com/project/west-valley-connector-brt/.

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

Mark A. Ferroni,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Planning and Environment.
[FR Doc. 2020-12747 Filed 6-11-20; 8:45 am]

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