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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Utah

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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 that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to the proposed Mountain View Corridor project in Salt Lake and Utah Counties in the State of Utah. Those actions grant approvals for the project. The project includes both highway and transit components. FHWA has approval authority over the highway components of the project.

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 FHWA actions on the highway project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before June 15, 2009. 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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Edward Woolford, Project Manager, Federal Highway Administration, 2520 West 4700 South, Suite 9A, Salt Lake City, Utah 84118; telephone: (801) 963-0182; e-mail: Edward.Woolford@dot.gov. The FHWA Utah Division Office's normal business hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time). You may also contact Ms. Teri Newell, P.E., Utah Department of Transportation, 2010 South 2760 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84104; telephone: (801) 975-4807.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Notice is hereby given that the FHWA has taken final agency actions by issuing approvals for the highway components of the Mountain View Corridor (“MVC”) project in Salt Lake and Utah Counties, Utah. At full build-out, the highway components of the MVC project will include a 44 mile limited-access freeway with at-grade separations at all intersecting roadways. It will begin at I-80 in Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County at about 5800 West and continue south connecting to I-15 at 2100 North in the city of Lehi in Utah County. The highway will be constructed on new alignment and will be implemented using a phased approach, which is described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and the Record of Decision (ROD). The MVC project will also include a transit component on 5600 West in Salt Lake County being sponsored by the Utah Transit Authority; FHWA does not have approval authority over the transit component of the project. The actions by FHWA, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the FEIS, which was approved on September 3, 2008, in the FHWA Record ROD which was issued on November 17, 2008, 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 Utah Department of Transportation at the addresses provided above. The FHWA FEIS and ROD can be viewed Start Printed Page 76091and downloaded from the project Web site at http://www.udot.utah.gov/​mountainview or viewed at public libraries in the project area.

This notice applies to all FHWA decisions as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken. Laws generally applicable to such actions include but are not limited to:

1. General: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321-4351]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109].

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 [49 U.S.C. 303].

4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531-1544 and Section 1536], Marine Mammal Protection Act [16 U.S.C. 1361], Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661-667(d)], 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.]; Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 U.S.C. 470(aa)-11]; Archeological and Historic 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: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000(d)-2000(d)(1)]; American Indian Religious Freedom Act [42 U.S.C. 1996]; Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. 4201-4209].

7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251-1377 (Section 404, Section 401, Section 319); 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); Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, 33 U.S.C. 401-406; Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, 16 U.S.C. 1271-1287; Emergency Wetlands Resources Act, 16 U.S.C. 3921, 3931; TEA-21 Wetlands Mitigation, 23 U.S.C. 103(b)(6)(m), 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; E.O. 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.)

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

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Issued on: December 9, 2008.

Walter C. Waidelich, Jr.,

Division Administrator, Salt Lake City.

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[FR Doc. E8-29570 Filed 12-12-08; 8:45 am]

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