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Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on Proposed Transportation Project in Illinois

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Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on Proposed Transportation Project in Illinois

Norman R. Stoner
Federal Highway Administration
December 19, 2012


[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 244 (Wednesday, December 19, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75254-75255]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-30472]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on Proposed Transportation 
Project in Illinois

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 a proposed highway and transit project 
within the Tier 2 Elgin O'Hare--West Bypass project corridor, which is 
located along the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway/Thorndale

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Avenue between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (O'Hare) and Lake 
Street/US Route 20, and on a proposed alignment connecting I-90 and I-
294 along the west side of O'Hare. 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 Tier 2 Federal agency actions of the proposed highway and 
transit project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before 
May 18, 2013. 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: Mr. Norman R. Stoner, P.E., Division 
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, 3250 Executive Park 
Drive, Springfield, Illinois 62703, Phone: (217) 492-4600, Email 
address: Norman.Stoner@dot.gov. The FHWA Illinois Division Office's 
normal business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. You may also contact 
Mr. John Fortmann, P.E., Illinois Department of Transportation, Acting 
Deputy Director of Highways, Region One Engineer, 201 West Center 
Court, Schaumburg, Illinois 60196, Phone: (847) 705-4000. The Illinois 
Department of Transportation Region One's normal business hours are 
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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 and transit 
project in the State of Illinois: improving the Elgin-O'Hare 
Expressway/Thorndale Avenue corridor to a toll road with three basic 
lanes in each direction and space reserved in the median for transit 
accommodations; construction of a new toll road between I-90 and I-294 
(known as the West Bypass) with two basic lanes in each direction and 
space reserved on the east side of the north leg of the West Bypass for 
transit accommodations; and lane additions on I-90, I-290, and I-294. 
The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such 
actions were taken, are described in the Tier 2 Final Environmental 
Impact Statement (FEIS) for the project approved on October 30, 2012; 
and Record of Decision (ROD) issued on December 12, 2012; and other 
documents in the FHWA administrative record. The FEIS, ROD and other 
documents in the FHWA administrative record are available by contacting 
FHWA or the Illinois Department of Transportation at the addresses 
above. Project information can be viewed and downloaded from the 
project Web site http://www.elginohare-westbypass.org. The FEIS can 
also be downloaded from http://www.dot.il.gov/desenv/env.html, or hard 
copies of the FEIS and the ROD are available upon request.
    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 and 23 U.S.C. 128].
    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 and 23 U.S.C. 138].
    4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531-1544 and 
Section 1536]; 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].
    6. Water Resources: Safe Drinking Water Act [42 U.S.C. 300(f)-
300(j)(6)]; Wild and Scenic Rivers Act [16 U.S.C. 1271-1287].
    7. 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.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, 
Highway Research, 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: December 12, 2012.
Norman R. Stoner,
Division Administrator, Springfield, Illinois.
[FR Doc. 2012-30472 Filed 12-18-12; 8:45 am]
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