[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 177 (Thursday, September 14, 2017)]
[Pages 43281-43282]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-19518]



Federal Highway Administration

Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions of Proposed Highway/
Interchange Improvement in California; Statute of Limitations on Claims

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions 
by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), pursuant to 
23 U.S.C. 327.


SUMMARY: The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to 
announce actions taken by Caltrans, that are final. The actions relate 
to the proposed Improvement Project on State Route 55 (SR-55) between 
Interstate 405

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(I-405) and Interstate 5 (I-5) in the County of Orange, State of 
California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for 
the project.

DATES: By this notice, the FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, 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 February 
12, 2018. If the Federal law that authorizes judicial review of a claim 
provides a time period of less than 150 days for filing such claim, 
then that shorter time period still applies.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For Caltrans: Charles Baker, Branch 
Chief--Specialist Unit, Division of Environmental Analysis, California 
Department of Transportation--District 12, 1750 East 4th Street, Santa 
Ana, California, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., (657) 328-6139, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, the Federal Highway 
Administration (FHWA) assigned, and the California Department of 
Transportation (Caltrans) assumed, environmental responsibilities for 
this project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Notice is hereby given that 
Caltrans, has taken final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) 
by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway 
project in the State of California. Caltrans proposes to add one 
general-purpose lane in the northbound and southbound directions, 
construct a second high-occupancy lane (HOV) in each direction between 
the I-405 and I-5 HOV direct connectors, and restore existing auxiliary 
lanes. Additionally, northbound auxiliary lanes will be constructed 
between the MacArthur Boulevard and Dyer Road, and the Dyer Road and 
Edinger Avenue interchanges. The restored auxiliary lane between the 
Edinger Avenue and McFadden Avenue interchanges would be extended to 
the northbound I-5 connector and the northbound McFadden Avenue onramp 
would be restricted to the northbound I-5 connector only. As a result, 
access from the McFadden Avenue on-ramp to northbound SR-55 and 
southbound I-5 would be eliminated. In the southbound direction, the 
existing auxiliary lane between the McFadden Avenue and Edinger Avenue 
interchanges would be restored to match the existing condition. The 
actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions 
were taken, are described in the Final Initial Study (IS) with Negative 
Declaration (ND)/Environmental Assessment (EA) with Finding of No 
Significant Impact (FONSI), approved on August 31, 2017. The Final IS/
EA with ND/FONSI, and other project records are available by contacting 
Caltrans at the addresses provided above. The Caltrans Final IS/EA with 
ND/FONSI can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at: 
http://www.dot.ca.gov/d12/DEA/55/0J340/index.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) Council on Environmental Quality regulations;
    (2) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA);
    (3) Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21);
    (4) Department of Transportation Act of 1966;
    (5) Federal Aid Highway Act of 1970;
    (6) Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990;
    (7) Noise Control Act of 1970;
    (8) 23 CFR part 772 FHWA Noise Standards, Policies and Procedures;
    (9) Department of Transportation Act of 1966, Section 4(f);
    (10) Clean Water Act of 1977 and 1987;
    (11) Endangered Species Act of 1973;
    (12) Migratory Bird Treaty Act;
    (13) National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended;
    (14) Historic Sites Act of 1935; and,
    (15) Executive Order 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)

Tashia J. Clemons,
Director of Program Development, Federal Highway Administration, 
Sacramento, CA.
[FR Doc. 2017-19518 Filed 9-13-17; 8:45 am]