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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Transportation Projects in Florida

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

American Government

Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Transportation Projects in Florida

James C. Christian
Federal Highway Administration
June 9, 2014


[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 110 (Monday, June 9, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33035-33036]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-13321]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Transportation 
Projects in Florida

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Limitation of 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 since January 1, 2013, that are final within the 
meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to the proposed SR 
40 (from 1 mile W of SR 326 to US 17/SR 15) in Marion, Lake and Volusia 
Counties; SR 200/US 301 Baldwin Bypass in Duval County; PJ Adams 
Parkway in Okaloosa County; SR 710 (from SR 76 to Blue Heron Blvd. at 
I-95) in Martin and Palm Beach Counties; SR 968/SW 1st Street Bridge 
over Miami River (from SW 5th Avenue to SW 2nd Avenue) in Miami-Dade 
County; Starke Bypass US 301 (from CR 227 to CR 233) in Bradford 
County; Crosstown Parkway (from Manth Lane to US 1) in St. Lucie 
County, and St. Johns River Crossing in Clay and St. Johns Counties in 
the State of Florida. These 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 listed highway projects will be 
barred unless the claim is filed on or before November 6, 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: Mr. Benito Cunill, Environmental 
Coordinator, FHWA Florida Division, 545 John Knox Road, Suite 200, 
Tallahassee, Florida 32303; telephone: 850-553-2224; email: 
benito.cunill@dot.gov. The FHWA Florida Division Office's normal 
business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the FHWA has 
taken final agency action subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by issuing 
licenses, permits, and approvals for the projects listed below. The 
actions by the Federal agencies on a project, and the laws under which 
such actions were taken, are described in the documented environmental 
assessment (EA) and environmental impact statement (EIS) issued in 
connection with the project, and in other project records for the 
listed projects. The EA and FEIS and other documents from the FHWA 
project records for the listed projects are available by contacting the 
FHWA or by using the links provided below.
    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. Pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 139(l) laws generally applicable to such 
actions include but are 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 1536]; 
Marine Mammal Protection Act [16 U.S.C. 1361], Fish and Wildlife 
Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661-667(d); Migratory Bird Treaty Act 
(MBTA) [16 U.S.C. 703-712]; Magnuson-Stevenson Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act of 1976, as amended [16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.].
    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 Resources Protection Act of 1977 (ARPA) [16 
U.S.C. 470(aa)-470(II)]; Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act 
(AHPA) [16 U.S.C. 469-469(c)]; Native American Grave Protection and 
Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) [25 U.S.C. 3001-3013].
    6. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 
20009(d)-2000(d)(1)]; American Indian Religious Freedom Act [42 U.S.C. 
1996]; Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. 4201-4209].
    7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act (Section 404, 
Section 401, Section 319) [33 U.S.C. 1251-1377]; Coastal Barriers 
Resources Act (CBRA) [16 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.]; Coastal Zone Management 
Act (CZMA) [16 U.S.C. 1451-1465]; Land and Water Conservation Fund 
(LWCF) [16 U.S.C. 4601-4604]; Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) [42 U.S.C. 
300(f)-300(j)(6)]; Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 [33 U.S.C. 401-406]; 
Wild and Scenic Rivers Act [16 U.S.C. 1271-1287]; Emergency Wetlands 
Resources Act [16 U.S.C. 3921, 3931]; Wetlands Mitigation, [23 U.S.C. 
103(b)(6)(M) and 103(b)(11)]; Flood Disaster Protection Act [42 U.S.C. 
4001-4128].
    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; E.O. 11593 Protection and Enhancement of Cultural 
Resources; E.O. 13287 Preserve America; E.O. 13175 Consultation and 
Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments; E.O. 11514 Protection and 
Enhancement of Environmental Quality; E.O. 13112 Invasive Species.
    The projects subject to this notice are:
    1. Project Location: Marion, Lake, and Volusia Counties, SR 40. 
Financial Project Number 410674, 410675, and 410676. Project type: The 
SR 40 project proposes improving the existing two-lane roadway to a 
four-lane divided roadway from the beginning of the study area near 
Silver Springs to SE 183rd Avenue Road (Levy Hammock Road) and is 
called the Capacity Improvement Area in the Environmental Assessment.

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The remainder of the project is referred to as the No Capacity 
Improvement Area. The total project length is approximately 40 miles. 
The actions by the FHWA and the laws under which such actions were 
taken are described in the Environmental Assessment (EA) and in the 
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) issued on April 18, 2013, and 
are available at http://sr40pde.com/.
    2. Project Location: Baldwin, Duval County, SR 200/US 301. Federal-
Aid Project Number: 3115-025-P. Project type: The SR 200/US 301 Baldwin 
Bypass proposes a 4.1 mile four-lane divided highway on new alignment 
to serve as an alternate route for S.R. 200/U.S. 301 to bypass the Town 
of Baldwin. The project includes two railroad overpasses and one Rails-
to-Trails overpass. The project will connect with the existing U.S. 301 
on the south and the north sides of Baldwin and will intersect with 
U.S. 90. The actions by the FHWA and the laws under which such actions 
were taken are described in the Environmental Assessment (EA) and in 
the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) issued on May 24, 2013, 
and are available at http://www.us301northflorida.com/Pages/Home.aspx.
    3. Project Location: Crestview, Okaloosa County, PJ Adams Parkway. 
Financial Project Number: 421997-1-28-01. Project type: The PJ Adams 
Parkway, on existing and new alignment, will provide system linkage, 
needed capacity, and safety improvements from SR 85 to US 90 as a 
western route around the City of Crestview, FL. The actions by the FHWA 
and the laws under which such actions were taken are described in the 
Environmental Assessment (EA) and in the Finding of No Significant 
Impact (FONSI) issued on August 28, 2013, and are available by 
contacting Peggy Kelley, with the FDOT Environmental Management Office 
at (850) 330-1517, or peggy.kelley@dot.state.fl.us.
    4. Project Location: Martin and Palm Beach Counties, SR 710. 
Financial Project Number: 419348-2-22-01 and 419348-1-22-01. Project 
type: The SR 710 project proposes to add capacity to SR 710 in Martin 
and Palm Beach Counties, and provide a new urban interchange at 
Northlake Boulevard. The actions by the FHWA and the laws under which 
such actions were taken are described in the Environmental Assessment 
(EA) and in the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) issued on 
January 6, 2014, and are available at https://etdmpub.fla-etat.org/est/
, ETDM 7151.
    5. Project Location: Miami, Miami-Dade County, SR 968/SW 1st 
Street. Federal-Aid Project Number: 6158011U. Project type: The SR 968/
SW 1st Street Bridge project proposes bridge replacement with improved 
clearance from underlying roads, improved travel lines for boat 
traffic, improved bumper widths at boat travel lane, improved height 
over mean high water level, and updated bascule mechanisms. The actions 
by the FHWA and the laws under which such actions were taken are 
described in the Environmental Assessment (EA) and in the Finding of No 
Significant Impact (FONSI) issued on December 9, 2013, and are 
available at https://etdmpub.fla-etat.org/est/, ETDM 11240.
    6. Project Location: Starke, Bradford County, US 301. Federal-Aid 
Project Number: 3114-018-P. Project type: The Starke Bypass US 301 
project proposes to provide a 4 lane limited-access highway facility 
that will provide a 7.3 mile bypass around the City of Starke in 
Bradford County. The actions by the FHWA and the laws under which such 
actions were taken are described in the EIS and Record of Decision 
(ROD) issued on February 12, 2014, and available at http://www.us301northflorida.com/Pages/Home.aspx.
    7. Project Location: Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie County, Crosstown 
Parkway. Federal-Aid Project Number: 7777-087-A. Project type: The 
Crosstown Parkway project proposes to provide a New Bridge Crossing of 
the North Fork of the St. Lucie River on the Crosstown Parkway from 
Manth Lane to US 1. The actions by the FHWA and the laws under which 
such actions were taken are described in the EIS and Record of Decision 
(ROD) issued on February 24, 2014, and are available at https://etdmpub.fla-etat.org/est/, ETDM 8247.
    8. Project Location: Clay and St. Johns Counties, new road--St. 
Johns River Crossing. Federal-Aid Project Number: SFTL 264 R. Project 
Type: The first segment starts as a four-lane facility at the 
intersection of Brannan Field-Chaffee Road and SR 21 in Clay County, 
crosses Black Creek, and continues southeast to US 17, where it becomes 
as a 6-lane facility crossing the St. Johns River with a replacement of 
the Shands Bridge. The project continues east to 16A where it 
transitions back to a 4-lane facility in St. Johns County to its 
terminus at I-95. The actions by the FHWA and the laws under which such 
actions were taken are described in the EIS and Record of Decision 
(ROD) issued on April 7, 2014, and are available at http://firstcoastexpressway.com/SJRBridge/documents-and-publications.shtml.

(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: May 28, 2014.
James C. Christian,
Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-13321 Filed 6-6-14; 8:45 am]
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