[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 179 (Tuesday, September 16, 2014)]
[Pages 55528-55529]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-22065]



Federal Transit Administration

Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation 

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the 
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for projects in San Francisco, CA; 
Mukilteo, WA; and Santa Clara County, CA. 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 FTA actions announced 
herein for the listed public transportation projects will be barred 
unless the claim is filed on or before February 13, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy-Ellen Zusman, Assistant Chief 
Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, (312) 353-2577 or Terence Plaskon, 
Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Human and Natural 
Environment, (202) 366-0442. FTA is located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 
p.m., 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 the projects, as 
well as the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in 
the documentation issued in connection with the project to comply with 
the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and in other documents in 
the FTA administrative record for the projects. Interested parties may 
contact either the project sponsor or the relevant FTA Regional Office 
for more information on the project. 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 
for challenges of project decisions subject to previous notices 
published in the Federal Register. The projects and actions that are 
the subject of this notice are:
    1. Project name and location: Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal 
Expansion Project, San Francisco, CA. Project sponsor: San Francisco 
Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA). Project 
description: The project is the expansion and improvement of the Ferry 
Terminal at the San Francisco Ferry Building to accommodate the 
existing and future planned water transit service outlined in WETA's 
Implementation and Operations Plan for the San Francisco Bay Area. The 
project includes demolition, removal, repair, and replacement of 
existing facilities, as well as construction of three new gates, 
overwater berthing facilities, and supportive landside improvements 
(such as boarding areas, passenger waiting and queuing areas, and 
circulation improvements). Final agency actions: Section 4(f) de 
minimis impact determination; Section 106 finding of no adverse effect; 
project-level air quality conformity; and a Record of Decision (ROD), 
dated August 22, 2014. Supporting documentation: Final Environmental 
Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report, dated August 22, 2014.
    2. Project name and location: Mukilteo Multimodal Project, 
Mukilteo, WA. Project sponsor: Washington State Department of 
Transportation (WSDOT). Project description: The project is designed to 
improve the operations and facilities serving the mainland terminus of 
the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry route. The project will construct in-water 
and upland facilities for ferry terminal operations, provide a six-bay 
transit center, and improve connections to Sound Transit's Sounder 
commuter rail at Mukilteo Station. The project will also remove the 
existing ferry slip and all of its marine structures, including the 
Port of Everett-owned public fishing pier and day moorage. The project 
will reconstruct the fishing pier and day moorage near the new 
multimodal facility. Final agency actions: Section 4(f) determination; 
a Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement; project-level air quality 
conformity; and a Record of Decision (ROD), dated August 22, 2014. 
Supporting documentation: Final Environmental Impact Statement, dated 
June 2013.
    3. Project name and location: Vasona Corridor Light Rail Transit 
Extension Project, Santa Clara County, CA. Project sponsor: Santa Clara 
Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA). Project description: The FTA 
issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Vasona Corridor Light Rail 
Transit (LRT) project in June 2000. Construction between downtown San 
Jose and Winchester Station in Campbell began in 2001. Passenger 
service started in 2005. The southernmost portion of the project 
between the Winchester Station and the Vasona Junction Station in Los 
Gatos was not constructed due to insufficient funding. The Vasona 
Corridor LRT Extension Project would complete the line as originally 
planned by extending the existing line 11.6 miles from the existing 
Winchester Station to a new Vasona Junction Station. The extension 
includes constructing a double set of LRT tracks; lengthening the six 
existing station platforms along the Vasona Corridor to accommodate 
longer train sets; increasing parking capacity and improving pedestrian 
access at Winchester Station; constructing a new Hacienda Station with 
an optional park-and-ride lot; a new Vasona Junction Station with a 
park-and-ride lot, as well as end-of-the-line facilities. This notice 
only applies to the discrete actions taken by the FTA at this time. 
Nothing in this notice affects the FTA's previous decisions, or notice 
thereof, for this project. Final agency actions: No use determination 
of Section 4(f) resources; Section 106 finding of no adverse effect; 
project-level air quality conformity; and Amended Record of Decision, 
dated August 22, 2014. Supporting documentation: Supplemental 
Environmental Assessment, dated January 2014.

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    Issued on: September 10, 2014.
Lucy Garliauskas,
Associate Administrator Planning and Environment.
[FR Doc. 2014-22065 Filed 9-15-14; 8:45 am]