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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Pennsylvania

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Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.


Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA.


This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 USC 139(1)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, Mon/Fayette Expressway, PA Route 51 in Large PA to I-376 in Monroeville and Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.


By this notice, the FHWA is advising the public of final agency actions subject to 23 USC 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 21, 2006. 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.

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Karyn Vandervoort, Environmental Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration, 228 Walnut Street, Room 508, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1720, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., (717) 221-2276, or David Willis, Environmental Manager, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, P.O. Box 67676, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7676 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., (717) 939-9551,

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Notice is hereby given that the FHWA have taken final agency actions by issuing licenses, permits and approvals for the following highway project in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: a four-lane, limited access, tolled highway extending approximately 24 miles from PA 51 in Large, Pennsylvania north to the Parkway East (I-376) in the Municipality of Monroeville and west along the north shore of the Monongahela River to a connection with the Parkway East at Bates Street and Second Avenue (PA Route 885) in the City of Pittsburgh. The highway will improve access to neighborhoods, emergency providers and economic redevelopment areas; relieve existing and future congestion; improve major highway linkages, and improve vehicular and pedestrian safety. 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 8, 2004, in the FHWA Record of Decision (ROD) issued on December 7, 2004, 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 Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission at the addresses provided above. The FHWA ROD can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at

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. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321-4351].

2. Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109].

3. Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 [49 U.S.C. 303].

4. Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7401-7671(q).

5. Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470(f) et seq.].

(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.)

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Authority: 23 USC § 139(l)(1).

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Issued on: January 10, 2006.

James A. Cheatham,

Division Administrator, Harrisburg.

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[FR Doc. 06-367 Filed 1-13-06; 8:45 am]