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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Illinois

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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Illinois

Catherine A. Batey
Federal Highway Administration
October 29, 2013


[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 209 (Tuesday, October 29, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 64595]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-24969]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway 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 USC Sec.  
139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, Circle 
Interchange, I-90/I-94 and I-290/Congress Parkway in Cook County, 
Illinois. 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 March 28, 2014. 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: Ms. Catherine A. Batey, Division 
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, 3250 Executive Park 
Drive, Springfield, Illinois 62703, Phone: (217) 492-4640, Email 
address: Catherine.Batey@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 A. Fortmann, P.E., Illinois Department of Transportation, 
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 4:15 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 project in 
the State of Illinois: reconstruct and widen the Circle Interchange, I-
90/I-94 and I-290/Congress Parkway, a total project length of 
approximately 2.7 miles including two new flyover ramps and nine cross 
street bridges. The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under 
which such actions were taken, are described in the Environmental 
Assessment (EA) for the project approved on June 11, 2013 the Finding 
of No Significant Impact (FONSI) issued on September 17, 2013; and in 
other documents in the FHWA administrative record. The EA, FONSI, and 
other documents in the FHWA administrative record file are available by 
contacting the FHWA or the Illinois Department of Transportation at the 
addresses provided above. The EA and FONSI and all other supporting 
documentation can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at 
www.circleinterchange.org.
    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. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 
2000(d)-2000(d)(1)].
    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.]; Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act (AHPA) [16 U.S.C. 
469-469(c)].
    6. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531-1544 and 
Section 1536]; Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703-712].
    7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act (Section 401 and 
404) [33 U.S.C. 1251-1377]; Wild and Scenic Rivers Act [16 U.S.C. 1271-
1287].
    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.

(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: September 25, 2013.
Catherine A. Batey,
Division Administrator, Springfield, Illinois.
[FR Doc. 2013-24969 Filed 10-28-13; 8:45 am]
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