[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 67 (Thursday, April 7, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19522-19523]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-8225]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration


Notice of Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public 
Transportation Projects

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the 
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the following projects: (1) 
Hatcher Pass Recreational Area Access, Trails, and Transit Facilities 
Project, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Hatcher Pass, AK; (2) Bus Rapid 
Transit Project, Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, Pitkin, Eagle, 
and Garfield Counties, CO; (3) Second Avenue Subway Project, 
Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York, NY; and (4) Sugar 
House Streetcar Project, Utah Transit Authority, South Salt Lake and 
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, UT. The purpose of this notice is to 
announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject 
projects and to activate the limitation on any claims that may 
challenge these final environmental actions.

DATES: By this notice, FTA is advising the public of final agency 
actions subject to Section 139(l) of Title 23, United States Code 
(U.S.C.). A claim seeking judicial review of the FTA actions announced 
herein for the listed public transportation projects will be barred 
unless the claim is filed on or before September 30, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katie Grasty, Environmental Protection 
Specialist, Office of Planning and Environment, 202-366-9139, or 
Christopher Van Wyk, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Chief Counsel, 202-
366-1733. FTA is located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 
20590. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., EST, Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FTA has taken 
final agency actions by issuing certain approvals for the public 
transportation projects listed below. The actions on these projects, as 
well as the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in 
the documentation issued in connection with each project to comply with 
the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and in other documents in 
the FTA administrative record for the project. Interested parties may 
contact either the project sponsor or the relevant FTA Regional Office 
for more information on these projects. Contact information for FTA's 
Regional Offices may be found at http://www.fta.dot.gov.
    This notice applies to all FTA 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, NEPA [42 U.S.C. 
4321-4375], Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 
1966 [49 U.S.C. 303], Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation 
Act [16 U.S.C. 470f], and the Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401-7671q]. 
This notice does not, however, alter or extend the limitation period of 
180 days for challenges of project decisions subject to previous 
notices published in the Federal Register. For example, this notice 
does not extend the limitation on claims announced for earlier 
decisions on the Second Avenue Subway project.
    The projects and actions that are the subject of this notice are:
    1. Project name and location: Hatcher Pass Recreational Area 
Access, Trails, and Transit Facilities Project, Hatcher Pass, AK. 
Project sponsor: Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Project description: The 
project consists of the development of transportation access and 
transit-related infrastructure to improve access

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to the Government Peak Subunit of Hatcher Pass. The proposed actions 
include the construction of access roads, parking lots, and enclosed 
transit facilities. Final agency actions: Section 106 finding of no 
historic properties affected; Section 4(f) determination; and a Record 
of Decision dated January 2011. Supporting documentation: Final 
Environmental Impact Statement dated November 2010.
    2. Project name and location: Bus Rapid Transit Project, Pitkin, 
Eagle, and Garfield Counties, CO. Project sponsor: Roaring Fork 
Transportation Authority. Project description: The project consists of 
a Bus Rapid Transit project with service along approximately 40 miles 
of Colorado State Highway 82 from Glenwood Springs to Aspen, CO. The 
project includes 18 buses, nine stations, and five park and ride lots. 
Final agency actions: Section 106 finding of no historic properties 
affected; no use of Section 4(f) properties; project-level air quality 
conformity; and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) dated 
November 2010. Supporting documentation: Environmental Assessment dated 
August 2010.
    3. Project name and location: Second Avenue Subway, New York, NY. 
Project sponsor: Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Project 
description: The Second Avenue Subway project is the phased 
construction of a new 8.5-mile subway line under Second Avenue in 
Manhattan from 125th Street to Hanover Square in Lower Manhattan. It 
includes sixteen new stations which will be accessible by persons with 
disabilities. FTA has agreed to partially fund the first phase of the 
project which will run between 105th Street and 62nd Street and will 
connect to the existing F line at 63rd Street, so that Phase 1 can be 
operated before the other phases are built. Various changes to Phase 1 
have been evaluated in a number of technical memorandums. Final agency 
actions: FTA determination that neither a supplemental environmental 
impact statement nor a supplemental environmental assessment is 
necessary. Supporting documentation: Technical Memorandum No. 8 
assessing design changes for the 86th Street Station Ancillary Facility 
2 dated January 2011.
    4. Project name and location: Sugar House Streetcar Project, South 
Salt Lake and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, UT. Project sponsor: 
Utah Transit Authority. Project description: The project is a 2-mile 
streetcar line on an existing railroad right-of-way between 1700 South 
and Interstate 80 in Salt Lake County, UT. The streetcar will connect a 
commercial center to the existing TRAX light rail system. Final agency 
actions: Section 4(f) determination; Section 106 finding of no adverse 
effect; project-level air quality conformity; and a Finding of No 
Significant Impact (FONSI) signed February 2011. Supporting 
documentation: Environmental Assessment dated November 2010.

     Issued on: April 1, 2011.
Elizabeth S. Riklin,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Planning and Environment, 
Washington, DC.
[FR Doc. 2011-8225 Filed 4-6-11; 8:45 am]
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