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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the New York I-87 Access Improvement Project, Albany County, New York

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American Government Topics:  Interstate Highway System

Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the New York I-87 Access Improvement Project, Albany County, New York

Jonathan D. McDade
Federal Highway Administration
November 17, 2014


[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 221 (Monday, November 17, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68503-68504]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27106]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[4910-RY]


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the New York I-87 
Access Improvement Project, Albany County, New York

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), New York State 
Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).

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 the New York: I-87 Access Improvement 
Project. Those actions grant 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 April 16, 2015. 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: Jonathan D. McDade, Division 
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Leo W. O'Brien Federal 
Building, Albany, New York 12207, Telephone (518) 431-4127.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the FHWA and 
other Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing 
approvals for the following highway project in the State of New York: 
I-87 Access Improvement Project, Town of Colonie, Albany County, New 
York. The New York I-87 Access Improvement Project will consist of the 
construction of new Exit 4 ramps to complement the existing Exit 4 
interchange, construction of new ramps to connect I-87 NB and SB to 
Albany-Shaker Road, replacement of the I-87 bridges over Albany-Shaker 
Road; removal of the existing Exit 4 SB Exit Ramp, existing SB C-D road 
between Exit 5 and Exit 4, and the Exit 4 SB Entrance Ramp; replacement 
of the existing Exit 5 SB Entrance Ramp; pavement widening on I-87 NB 
to construct an auxiliary lane between the existing Exit 4 NB Exit Ramp 
and Exit 5 NB Exit Ramp, and pavement widening and restriping for 
additional turn lanes and medians on Albany-Shaker Road.
    The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such 
actions were taken, are described in the FHWA Final Environmental 
Impact Statement (FEIS) for the project, approved by FHWA in the Record 
of Decision (ROD) issued on September 15, 2014, and in other documents 
in the FHWA administrative record. The FEIS, ROD, and other documents 
in the FHWA administrative record file are available by contacting the 
FHWA at the addresses provided above. The FEIS and ROD can be viewed 
and downloaded from the project Web site at http://www.dot.ny.gov/i87exit4.
    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 (42 U.S.C. 4321-
4355); Federal-Aid Highway Act (23 U.S.C. 109); Economic, social, and

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environmental effects (23 U.S.C. 109(h)); Uniform Relocation Assistance 
and Real Property Acquisition Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C. 4601); Public 
Hearings (23 U.S.C. 128).
    2. Air: Clean Air Act (23 U.S.C. 109(j), 42 U.S.C. 7521(a)).
    3. Noise: Standards [23 U.S.C. 109(i)].
    4. Land: Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 
1966 (49 U.S.C. 303).
    5. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531-1544 and 
Section 1536), Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (16 U.S.C. 661-
667(d)), Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703-712).
    6. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National 
Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 470(f) et 
seq.); Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 (16 U.S.C. 
470(aa)-11); Archeological and Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 
469-469(c)); Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (25 
U.S.C. 3001-3013).
    7. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 
2000(d)-2000(d)(1)); American Indian Religious Freedom Act (42 U.S.C. 
1996).
    8. Wetlands and Water Resources: Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 
300(f)-300(j)(6)); Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972, as 
amended by the Clean Water Act of 1977 & 1987 (33 U.S.C. 1251-1376).
    9. Hazardous Materials: Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 9601-9675).
    10. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11593 
Protection and Enhancement of Cultural Resources; E.O. 13007 Indian 
Sacred Sites; 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.

(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: October 30, 2014.
Jonathan D. McDade,
Division Administrator, Albany, NY.
[FR Doc. 2014-27106 Filed 11-14-14; 8:45 am]
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