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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California

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AGENCY:

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION:

Notice of limitation on claims for Judicial Review of Actions by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327, and other federal agencies.

SUMMARY:

The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans, that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, on State Route 29, in the County of Lake, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.

DATES:

By this notice, the FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is advising the public of final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 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 14, 2017. If the Federal law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time period of less than 150 days for filing such claim, then that shorter time period still applies.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For Caltrans: Chris Quiney, Branch Chief R-1, Caltrans Environmental Planning Office—District 2, 1657 Riverside Drive, Redding, CA 96001, regular office hours 7:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Monday-Friday, telephone: (530) 225-3174, email: chris.quiney@dot.ca.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Effective July 1, 2007, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) assigned, and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) assumed, environmental responsibilities for this project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Notice is hereby given that the Caltrans has taken final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in the State of California: Widening and improvement of an eight-mile segment of State Route (SR) 29, beginning 0.2 miles east of Diener Drive and ending 0.6 miles west of the SR 175 intersection, in Lake County. The project will widen and improve the existing two-lane highway to a four-lane divided expressway with access control to provide a modern transportation facility that will provide adequate capacity to accommodate anticipated traffic growth and improve safety and operation of SR 29. The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the project, approved on November 23, 2016, in the FHWA Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) issued on November 23, 2016, and in other documents in the FHWA project records. The EA, FONSI, and other project records are available by contacting Caltrans at the addresses provided above. The Caltrans EA and FONSI can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at http://www.dot.ca.gov/​dist1/​d1projects/​lake29/​.

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. General: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321-4351]; Federal Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109 and 23 U.S.C. 128]

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]; Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703-712]

5. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National Historic Start Printed Page 10628Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470(f) et seq.]

6. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000(d)-2000(d)(1)]

7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act (Section 404, Section 401, Section 319) [33 U.S.C. 1251-1377]

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. 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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Matthew Schmitz,

Director, Project Delivery, Federal Highway Administration Sacramento, California.

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[FR Doc. 2017-02928 Filed 2-13-17; 8:45 am]

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