[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 98 (Monday, May 21, 2012)]
[Page 30046]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-12052]



Federal Highway Administration

Environmental Impact Statement: Wiscasset and Edgecomb, Lincoln 
County, ME

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Intent to Terminate (Withdraw) EIS.


SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process for a proposed highway 
project in the Towns of Wiscasset and Edgecomb, Lincoln County, Maine 
is terminated. The original Notice of Intent for this EIS process was 
published in the Federal Register on July 29, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Hasselmann, Right of Way and 
Environmental Programs Manager, Federal Highway Administration, Maine 
Division, 40 Western Avenue, Augusta, Maine 04330, Telephone (207) 622-
8350, extension 103; or Gerry Audibert, P.E., Project Manager, Maine 
Department of Transportation, State House Station 16, Augusta, Maine 
04333-0016, Telephone (207) 624-3000.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Maine 
Department of Transportation (MaineDOT), has terminated the EIS process 
begun in 2002. Work on the EIS is being discontinued due to findings 
that were identified during the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA) process. In particular, the preferred alternative could no 
longer be considered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as the 
Least Environmentally Damaging Practicable Alternative (LEDPA) and 
there was a lack of community support. Therefore, the EIS for this 
project has been terminated.

(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. 315; 49 CFR 1.48.

    Issued on: May 14, 2012.
Todd D. Jorgensen,
Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Augusta, Maine.
[FR Doc. 2012-12052 Filed 5-18-12; 8:45 am]