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Notice To Rescind Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement: Polk County, IA

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Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Iowa DOT, Polk County.


Rescind Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement


The FHWA, Iowa DOT and Polk County are issuing this notice to advise the public that the NOI to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for improvements for a proposed roadway project in Polk County, Iowa.

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Michael La Pietra, Environment and Realty Manager, FHWA Iowa Division Office, 105 Sixth Street, Ames, IA 50010, Phone 515-233-7302; or James P. Rost, Director, Office of Location and Environment, Iowa Department of Transportation, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010, Phone 515-239-1798.

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The FHWA, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) and Polk County had a NOI published in the Federal Register on May 5, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 87) to complete an environmental impact statement for roadway improvements in Polk County, Iowa. On June 1, 2009 a second NOI was published in the Federal Register (Volume 74, Number 103) modifying the EIS to a tiered document.

Due to issues pertaining to cost and scheduling of the project, the above mentioned notices will be rescinded, and a corridor study will be completed instead. Appropriate environmental documents will be completed in the future when and if the project proceeds.

(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. 315; 49 CFR 1.48).

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Dated: December 14, 2009.

Lubin M. Quinones,

Division Administrator, FHWA, Iowa Division.

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[FR Doc. E9-30223 Filed 12-18-09; 8:45 am]