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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highways in Michigan

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Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.


Notice of Decision by FHWA and Notice of Limitation of Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA and Other Federal Agencies.


This notice announces the availability of a Record of Decision by FHWA pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Protection Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321, as amended and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). In addition, this Notice announces actions taken by FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(1)(1). These actions relate to proposed improvements to US-31, M-104, and construction of a new M-231 route in Ottawa County, Michigan. These actions grant approvals for the project.


By this notice, the FHWA is advising the public of final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 771 and 23 U.S.C. 139(1)(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 November 16, 2010 (180 days from May 20, 2010). If the Federal law that authorizes that 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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Mr. David Williams, Environmental Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration Michigan Division, 315 West Allegan Street, Room 201, Lansing, MI 48933; phone: (517) 702-1820, Fax: (517) 377-1804; and e-mail: Ms. Ruth Hepfer, Area Engineer, Federal Highway Administration Michigan Division, 315 West Allegan Street, Room 201, Lansing, MI 48933; phone: (517) 702-1847, Fax: (517) 377-1844; E-mail:

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Notice is hereby given that the FHWA and other Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing approvals for the following highway project in the State of Michigan: US-31 (Holland to Grand Haven). The Selected alternative will: construct a new north-south M-231 route (between M-45 and I-96), improve M-104 in the vicinity of the M-104/M-231/I-96 junction (including improvements to the 112th Avenue Interchange), improve US-31 in the City of Grand Haven, from south of Franklin Street to north of Jackson Street, and improve US-31 in the City of Holland from Lakewood Boulevard north to Quincy Street. The selected alternative is located in the cities of Holland and Grand Haven, in Ottawa County, Michigan.Start Printed Page 28318

The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the project approved on February 5, 2010; in the FHWA Record of Decision (ROD) issued on April 23, 2010; and in other project records. The FEIS, ROD and other documents in the FHWA project file are available by contacting the FHWA. The FHWA FEIS and ROD can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at:​mdot/​0,1607,7-151-9621_​11058,00.html or viewed at public libraries in the project area.

This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions on the listed projects as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including but not limited to:

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

2. Air: Clean Air Act, as amended [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]; Landscaping and Scenic Enhancement (Wildflowers) [23 U.S.C. 319].

4. Wildlife and Plants: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531-1544].

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)].

6. Social and Economics: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C 2000(d)-2000(d)(1)]; American Indians Religious Freedom Act [42 U.S.C. 1996]; Farmland Protection Act [7 U.S.C. 4201-4209]; the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies of 1970, as amended [42 U.S.C. 61].

7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act [33 U.S.C. 1251-1377 (Section 404, Section 401, Section 319); Coastal Zone Management Act [14 U.S.C. 1451-1465]; Land and Water Conservation fund [16 U.S.C. 4601-4604]; Safe Drinking Water act [42 U.S.C. 300(f)-300(j)(6)]; Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 [42 U.S.C. 401-406]; TEA-21 Wetland Mitigation [23 U.S.C. 103(b)(6)(m), 133(b)(11)]; Flood Disaster Protection Act [42 U.S.C. 4001-4128].

8. Hazardous Materials: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act [42 U.S.C. 9501-9675]; Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 [Pub. L. 99-499]; Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act [42U.S.C. 6901-6992(k)].

9. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990, Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988, Floodplains Management; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority and Low Income Populations; E.O. 11593, Protection and Enhancement of Cultural Resources; E.O. 13007, Indian Sacred Sites; E.O. 13112, Invasive Species; E.O. 13274, Environmental Stewardship and Transportation Infrastructure Project Reviews.

(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(1)(1).

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Issued on: May 13, 2010.

Russell L. Jorgenson,

Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Lansing, Michigan.

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[FR Doc. 2010-11960 Filed 5-19-10; 8:45 am]