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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Minnesota

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American Government

Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Minnesota

David J. Scott
Federal Highway Administration
December 29, 2015


[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 249 (Tuesday, December 29, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 81414-81415]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-32520]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in 
Minnesota

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions 
by FHWA.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA that are final 
within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a 
proposed highway project, Trunk Highway (TH) 1/169 in the vicinity of 
Eagles Nest Lake from approximately 0.1 miles west of Sixmile Road to 
approximately 0.1 mile east of Bradach Road in the County of St. Louis, 
Minnesota. 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 May 27, 2016. 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 FHWA: William Lohr, FHWA Minnesota 
Division Office, 380 Jackson Street, Suite 500, Saint Paul, MN 55101, 
telephone at 651-291-6100, or via email at william.lohr@dot.gov. 
Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 
c.t. For the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT): Michael 
Kalnbach, Project Manager, MnDOT District 1 Duluth, 1123 Mesaba Ave, 
Duluth, MN 55811, telephone 218-725-2700, email at 
michael.kalnbach@state.mn.us. Regular office hours are Monday through 
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., c.t.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FHWA 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 Minnesota: The proposed project will address deteriorating 
pavement conditions and provide safety improvements to a 5.7-mile long 
segment of TH 1/169 in the vicinity of Eagles Nest lake from 
approximately 0.1 mile west of Sixmile Road to approximately 0.1 mile 
east of Bradach Road in rural Saint Louis County, Minnesota. 
Approximately 3.5

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miles of the roadway at the east end of the project will be 
reconstructed on or directly adjacent to the existing roadway 
alignment, while the western approximately 2.2 miles will be 
constructed on new alignment south of the existing roadway.
    The actions by the agencies, and the laws under which such actions 
were taken, are described in the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the 
project, approved on December 11, 2014, in the FHWA Finding of No 
Significant Impact (FONSI) issued on November 3, 2015, and in other 
documents in the project records. The EA, FONSI, and other project 
records are available by contacting FHWA or the MnDOT at the addresses 
provided above. The Environmental Assessment (EA) can be viewed and 
downloaded from the project Web site at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d1/projects/Hwy169eagles/EA-EAW.html, or obtained from any contact listed 
above. The FONSI may be obtained from any of the contacts listed above.
    This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions that are final 
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 128).
    2. Air: Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401-7671q).
    3. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531-1544).
    4. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National 
Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 470f); 
Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 (16 U.S.C. 470aa-470mm).
    5. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act (Sections 319, 
401, and 404 (33 U.S.C. 1251-1387); Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 
U.S.C. 401-406); Wetlands Mitigation (23 U.S.C. 119(g) and 133(b)(14)).
    6. Executive Orders (E.O.): 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. 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; and 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: December 16, 2015.
David J. Scott,
Assistant Division Administrator, FHWA, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
[FR Doc. 2015-32520 Filed 12-28-15; 8:45 am]
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