[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 87 (Friday, May 4, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26601-26602]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10769]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in 
Connecticut

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions 
by FHWA and Other Federal Agencies.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and other 
Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 
139(l)(1). The actions relate to the North Hillside Road Extension in 
Mansfield, Connecticut. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and 
approvals for the project.

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 October 24, 2012. If the Federal 
law that authorizes 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Amy Jackson-Grove, Division 
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, 628-2 Hebron Avenue, 
Suite 303, Glastonbury, Connecticut 06033; telephone: (860) 659-6703; 
email: Amy.Jackson-Grove@dot.gov. The FHWA Connecticut Division 
Office's normal business hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (eastern 
time). You may also contact Mr. Glenn Elliott, Environmental Protection 
Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, 628-2 Hebron Avenue, Suite 
303, Glastonbury, Connecticut 06033; telephone: (860) 494-7577; email: 
Glenn.Elliott@dot.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the FHWA and 
other Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing 
licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in 
the State of Connecticut: North Hillside Road Extension in Mansfield, 
Connecticut.
    Project description: The selected alternative, Roadway Alignment 
Option A and North Campus Development Alternative 2C include the 
construction of an approximately 3,400-foot, 2-lane, 32-foot wide road 
through a portion of land adjacent to the University of Connecticut 
(University) Storrs core academic campus known as the ``North Campus.'' 
The project will provide an alternative entrance to the University, 
relieve traffic on surrounding roads, and facilitate the development of 
the North Campus. Crossing A is designed as a 40-foot precast concrete 
rigid frame with open bottom designed to comply with the Connecticut 
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP, formerly 
the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection) and Army Corps 
of Engineers stream crossing standards. Crossing C is designed as a 76-
foot clear span bridge to completely avoid wetland impacts and maintain 
vernal pool habitat connectivity for semi-aquatic resources and 
terrestrial wildlife.
    The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such 
actions were taken, are described in the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement (FEIS) North Hillside Road Extension, approved on December, 
6, 2011, in the FHWA Record of Decision (ROD) issued on April 4, 2012, 
and in other documents in the FHWA administrative record. The FEIS, 
ROD, and other documents in the FHWA administrative record file are 
available by contacting the FHWA. The FHWA FEIS and ROD can be viewed 
and downloaded from the project Web site at http://www.envpolicy.uconn.edu/eie.html.
    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].
    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 [16 U.S.C. 1531-1544 and 
Section 1536], Marine Mammal Protection Act [16 U.S.C. 1361], Fish and 
Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661-667(d)], Migratory Bird Treaty 
Act [16 U.S.C. 703-712].
    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)]; 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, 33 U.S.C. 1251-
1377 (Section 404, Section 401, Section 319); 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), 133(b)(11); Flood Disaster 
Protection Act, 42 U.S.C. 4001-4128.
    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. 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.)

    Authority:  23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1).

    Issued on: April 26, 2012.
Amy Jackson-Grove,
Division Administrator, Hartford.
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