[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 22 (Thursday, February 2, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5717-5718]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-1388]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: 
A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU); Implementation Guidance

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA, to ensure widespread distribution of implementation 
guidance on the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation 
Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) (Pub. L. 109-59, 119 Stat. 
1144), is announcing the availability of a Web site that contains 
SAFETEA-LU implementation guidance issued by the FHWA. The 
implementation guidance is available at the following URL: http://
www.fhwa.dot.gov/safetealu/reference.htm. This Web site will serve as a 
consolidated location to obtain all SAFETEA-LU implementation guidance 
issued by the agency.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Carolyn Edwards, Office of Policy 
and Intergovernmental Affairs, (202) 366-1442, or Mr. Thomas Holian, 
Office of the Chief Counsel (HCC-10), (202) 366-0761, U.S. Department 
of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, 400 Seventh St., 
SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 
p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 10, 2005, the President signed into law the Safe, 
Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy 
for Users (SAFETEA-LU). Since that time, the FHWA has issued several 
guidance documents to provide stakeholders with a better idea of how to 
implement this statute. In an effort to ensure the widest dissemination 
possible, the FHWA has established a Web site that will serve as the 
consolidated source of all SAFETEA-LU implementation guidance issued by 
the FHWA. This Web site can be found at the following URL:  http://
www.fhwa.dot.gov/safetealu/reference.htm. It is the agency's intent to 
keep this Web site updated with all SAFETEA-LU implementation guidance 
as it is issued. The following is a list of some of the guidance 
documents available on this Web site:
    1. Interim Guidance for Implementing Key SAFETEA-LU Provisions on 
Planning, Environment, and Air Quality for Joint FHWA/FTA Authorities;
    2. Interim Guidance for Implementing SAFETEA-LU Provisions on 
Planning, Environment, and Air Quality for FHWA Authorities;
    3. Surface Transportation Program (STP) Section 1113 of SAFETEA-
LU--Implementing Guidance;
    4. Public Lands Highways Discretionary (PLHD) Program--Implementing 
Guidance under SAFETEA-LU and Requests for FY 2006 Project 
Applications;
    5. Ferry Boat Discretionary (FBD) Program--Request for FY 2006 
Project Applications;
    6. Interim Guidance on Use of 23 U.S.C. 139(l) Limitation on Claims 
Notice;
    7. Guidance for Determining De Minimis Impacts to Section 4(f) 
Resources;
    8. Transition and Implementation of SAFETEA-LU Planning Provisions: 
FHWA/FTA Clarifying Guidance on Implementation of SAFETEA-LU Planning 
Provisions;
    9. Program Guidance: Safe Routes to School;
    10. FHWA Guidance--Transportation Enhancements (with SAFETEA-LU 
updates); and
    11. Guidance for Applying the 4(f) Exemption for the Interstate 
Highway System.
    This list is not an exhaustive list of all the guidance currently 
on the Web site, and the FHWA will continue to issue SAFETEA-LU 
implementation guidance that will be made available on the Web site 
announced in this notice.

Conclusion

    The FHWA will continue to place SAFETEA-LU implementation guidance 
documents on this Web site as it becomes available, and interested 
parties should continue to check this Web site for updates. The FHWA 
issues SAFETEA-LU implementation guidance to provide relevant 
information on

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SAFETEA-LU implementation and intends this guidance to be nonbinding 
except insofar as it references existing statutory or regulatory 
requirements. This guidance should not be construed as rules of general 
applicability and legal effect or notices of proposed rulemaking.

    Authority:  23 U.S.C. 315; 49 CFR 1.48.

    Issued on: January 27, 2006.
J. Richard Capka,
Acting Federal Highway Administrator.
[FR Doc. E6-1388 Filed 2-1-06; 8:45 am]
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