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AGENCY:

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION:

Notice of limitations on claims for judicial review of actions by FHWA, and other federal agencies.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces action taken by the FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final. This final agency action relates to a proposed highway project, improvements to I-440 (Raleigh Beltline), from Walnut Street in Cary to Wade Avenue in Raleigh, Wake County, State of North Carolina. The FHWA's Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) provides details on the Selected Alternative for the proposed improvements.

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 Federal agency actions on the highway project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before December 10, 2018. 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 FHWA: Clarence W. Coleman, P. E., Director of Preconstruction and Environment, Federal Highway Administration, North Carolina Division, 310 New Bern Avenue, Suite 410, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601-1418; Telephone: (919) 747-7014; email: clarence.coleman@dot.gov. FHWA North Carolina Division Office's normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time). For the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT): Christopher M. Werner, P. E., Director of Technical Services, North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), 1 South Wilmington Street (Delivery), 1548 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1548; Telephone (919) 707-2540, cmwerner@ncdot.gov, NCDOT Technical Services Division Office's normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Notice is hereby given that FHWA has taken a final agency action by issuing a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the following highway project in the State of North Carolina: Improvements to I-440 (Raleigh Beltline), from Walnut Street in the Town of Cary to Wade Avenue in the City of Raleigh, Wake County. The length of the project is approximately 6.0 miles.

The project proposes to widen I-440/US 1-64 from four lanes to six lanes, reconstruct interchanges, replace structures, and repair pavement conditions. The project is included in NCDOT's adopted 2018-2027 State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) as project number U-2719 and is scheduled for right of way acquisition and construction to begin in fiscal year 2019, being let as a design-build contract. The project is also included in the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Organization's (CAMPO) 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) (April 2013) and 2045 MTP (February 19, 2018).

The FHWA's action, related actions by other Federal agencies and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Environmental Assessment (EA) approved on June 23, 2017, and the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) approved on May 24, 2018, and other documents in the project file. The EA and FONSI are available for review by contacting FHWA or NCDOT at the addresses provided above. In addition, these documents can be viewed and downloaded from the project website at https://www.ncdot.gov/​projects/​i-440improvements/​. 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]; Landscaping and Scenic Enhancement (Wildflowers) [23 U.S.C. 319].

4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act (ESA) [16 U.S.C. 1531-1544 and Section 1536], Marine Mammal Protection Act [16 U.S.C. 1361], Anadromous Fish Conservation Act [16 U.S.C. 757(a)-757(g)], Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661-667(d)], Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703-712], Magnuson-Stevenson Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976, as amended [16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.].

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)-470(ll)]; 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 (Section 404, Section 401, Section 319)[33 U.S.C. 1251-1377]; Coastal Barrier Resources Act [16 U.S.C. 3501-3510]; Coastal Zone Management Act [16 U.S.C. 1451-1465]; 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, Start Printed Page 32708133(b)(11)]; Flood Disaster Protection Act [42 U.S.C. 4001-4128].

8. Hazardous Materials: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) [42 U.S.C. 9601-9675]; Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA); Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) [42 U.S.C. 6901-6992(k)].

9. 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: July 3, 2018.

Clarence W. Coleman,

Preconstruction and Environment Director, Raleigh, North Carolina.

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[FR Doc. 2018-14805 Filed 7-12-18; 8:45 am]

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